Star Trek: TNG — A Call to Darkness

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{4.5/5} “There were no benefits to being the first driver in the line… Mostly, it was a burden. But Picard had taken it up without hesitation. It gave him a measure of control over what happened to him. If he couldn’t dredge up his past, at least he could take an active part in preserving […]

Star Trek

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Here’s an update to this list. The Original Series I don’t read all of these but I do pick up the ones that are written by authors I know or look particularly interesting. I’ve also reread a few of the best older ones. The Entropy Effect by Vonda N. McIntyre 1981 -> 4.5/5 Yesterday’s Son […]

Best tie-in novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2018 Dayton Ward DISCO: Drastic Measures James Swallow DISCO: Fear Itself 2017 David A. Goodman The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard Christopher L. Bennett TOS: The Face of the Unknown       Christopher L. Bennett ENT: Rise of the Federation […]

Tie-in books

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Here’s an update to this list. Novels Best of the best ENT: Rise of the Federation — Live by the Code by Christopher L. Bennett B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #2 — Summoning Light by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Q-in-Law

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{4.5/5} “‘A bubbling over of the repressed anger I sensed earlier, Captain,’ Troi said. ‘At the same time, I sensed a degree of confusion, even regret, that matters had come to this. No one is truly happy about this turn of events, but there is too much pride involved for anyone to turn back now.’” […]

Star Trek: TNG — A Rock and a Hard Place

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{4.5/5} “I’ve seen suns going nova and suns being born. I’ve stood on planets with life just beginning to crawl out of the primordial ooze. knowing that millions of years into the future, something great and majestic might be there, and I’ve rejoiced. I’ve stood on planets where the only things remaining were vast radioactive […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 2)

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{4.5/5} “You’re a droid and I’m a noid.” — Guinan, to Data Star Trek: The Next Generation season 2, aired in 1988-89 Geordi has become the Chief Engineer, Worf is Chief of Security, and Dr. Pulaski has replaced Dr. Crusher. Guinan, who has known Captain Picard a long time, joins the ship as a bartender […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 1)

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{3.5/5} “There can be no justice so long as laws are absolute. Even life itself is an exercise in exceptions.” Star Trek: The Next Generation season 1, aired in 1987-88 Captain Picard and the Enterprise-D are put on trial by Q for humanity’s barbarity — meanwhile, they must figure out how the Bandi have built […]

Star Trek: TNG — The Buried Age

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{4.5/5} “We must learn to accept that we were simply not meant to succeed at everything. We must accept our failures… and we must forgive ourselves for them. Otherwise… we may become so obsessed with our efforts to repair our mistakes that we are blinded to other priorities and end up causing more harm.” Star […]

Star Trek: The Lost Era — Catalyst of Sorrows

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{4.5/5} “She had been offworld often enough to know that it wasn’t the universe that was gray, but only those things touched by Romulans. We left Vulcan because it was nothing but sand and logic, she thought grimly. Now we have become nothing but dust and deviousness!” Star Trek: The Lost Era — Catalyst of […]