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Subject: Best Star Trek novels?
Date Posted: 6/10/2009 11:47 AM ET
Member Since: 4/13/2009
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I'm a moderate fan of Star Trek.  I watched all the orginal episodes several times while growing up and loved them (but I can't bring myself to watch them now without cringing), and I've seen most of the movies based on the original series.   I've also seen a few seasons worth of most of the other Star Trek series and liked them but not obsessively so.

Now the new movie has me remembering that childhood love for the original series and I was wondering if any of the Star Trek novels might be worth reading?   Obviously there's a lot of titles to wade through - any advice on books or authors would be helpful.

Thanks!

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 2:28 PM ET
Member Since: 6/1/2007
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Diane Duane's TOS novels are great--I especially like The Wounded Sky and Spock's World. Her books really create the sense of a universe full of wonders, and her characterization of both the series characters and her original characters is vivid and insightful.

I also highly recommend Margaret Wander Bonanno's Strangers From the Sky (clever and intriguing plot, a great friendship story for Kirk and Spock), Barbara Hambly's Crossroads (Lovecraftian monsters and time travellers from a scary future) and John Ford's How Much for Just the Planet (very, very funny).

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 9:44 AM ET
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Thanks, Candace!   I've ordered Spock's World, and will put your other recommendations on my reminder list.  I enjoyed Diane Duane's "Wizards" novels so I'm looking forward to reading her Star Trek novels.