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# 1 Book Recommendations
09-12-2012, 08:06 PM
I have been playing STO for a few weeks now.
Love the game. Its my first experience with online gaming.

Does anyone have any recommendations for which Startrek books might be a good read. I am looking for books that go along with the STO timeline and history.
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# 2
09-12-2012, 08:16 PM
There's a STO book called "The Needs of the Many". I haven't read it, though.
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# 3
09-12-2012, 09:05 PM
Peter David's "New Frontier" series is great.
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# 4
09-12-2012, 11:20 PM
I highly recommend the Vanguard series of TOS stories. Incredible characterizations and plausible political conflicts overlapping the events of Kirk's original five-year mission.
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# 5
09-12-2012, 11:52 PM
I recommend the Destiny Series by David Mack, it is based on all three late TV episodes. It ties in Enterprise, TNG, DSP, and Voyager(not as much).
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# 6
09-13-2012, 01:03 AM
I liked Avatar part 1 and 2. its a continuation of DS9 with a bunch of books after that act as a season 8.

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# 7
09-13-2012, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by psiameese View Post
I highly recommend the Vanguard series of TOS stories. Incredible characterizations and plausible political conflicts overlapping the events of Kirk's original five-year mission.
I second this recommendation, and I'm even rereading through it atm.
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# 8
09-13-2012, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by psycoticvulcan View Post
There's a STO book called "The Needs of the Many". I haven't read it, though.
I've read through this a several years ago. I thought it was interesting, especially given the format it was set up in.

One of my favorite mini-series of books is the 6-part New Earth set within the TOS line of books.
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# 9
09-13-2012, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by psiameese View Post
I highly recommend the Vanguard series of TOS stories. Incredible characterizations and plausible political conflicts overlapping the events of Kirk's original five-year mission.
I third this recommendation. The series ended with me really wanting more!! plus pocket books really made it hard to jump into the current TNG/DS9/VOY timeline because they are just sooo interconnected now with the exception of the new frontier series.

However if you want to make a start in the current timeline I would advise either Star trek Titan "Taking wing" or Star Trek "Articles of the Federation" you will be lost for some of it but memory beta is your friend there.

A must read stand alone novel is "Cast No Shadow" set after Star Trek 6

Stay away from the Star Trek Enterprise novels they could have been great but bad writing just ruined them

Last edited by rheatitan; 09-13-2012 at 06:02 AM.
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# 10
09-13-2012, 06:59 AM
Anything written by Peter David
"Best Destiny"
"Final Frontier"
"Strangers from the sky" (darn Vulcans keep crashing on our planets before official First Contact Day)
"Uhura's Song"
"Flag Full of Stars"
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