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Subject: Star Trek original fiction - recommendations please
Date Posted: 6/7/2009 11:29 PM ET
Member Since: 10/8/2007
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I think I was bitten by the bug - and now I want to pick the brains of PBS Star Trek fiction fans (of any and all series) about what novels (original fiction only) are their favorites. 

Could you spare me a top 5 (you get bonus points for top 10)?

Has anyone read anything about the ST2009 (movie label being batted around) effect?  Whether or not the relaunch/alternate timeline may affect New Frontier, Titan or any of the post TOS spin-off series?

I think my preference will stay highest for TNG fiction - but I'm open to being proven wrong (hardcore fans seem to have a lot of good things to say about DS9 fiction, if you go by Amazon lists).

Subject: plays Price Is Right 'sorry you didn't win' song
Date Posted: 6/11/2009 9:29 AM ET
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Aw - the time limit for the secret bonus prize has expired, a real shame because I'm sure somebody would have loved that all-expenses-paid trip for 4 to Aruba.  Now I'll just have to give it to the first person to tell me my fly is down (must be present to win).

Good news is that there are a lot of fans posting these books on PBS - and that the turnover rate is relatively fast. This wiki is a helpful guide for navigating the ST fiction output (trusting Amazon and LibraryThing reviews for recommendations works well enough).  Fortunately, I've been a fan of Doctor Who fiction for so long that wrapping my head around Star Trek output is a walk in the park.

BTW - LibraryThing is an even better resource now, with their 'collections' options it is very easy to catalog genre and sub-genre fiction. (link)