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elevatormusic

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#1 12 years ago

Recently finished reading the DS9 Millenium trilogy(The Fall of Terok Nor, The War of the Prophets and Inferno) which was pretty good, nice bit of alternate/future timeline speculation fitting in characters from the various series. Definitely would suggest those, along with the Gateway novels(8 in total regarding the Iconian Gateways)... especially the TNG and DS9 ones, as who wouldn't want to see a Jem'Hadar fight a Hirogen... Currently finishing up the Eugenics Wars, volume two... the Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh and really, gotta love it. A two volume series regarding Khan's 'birth' and rise to power, again featuring and referencing elements from all the other series(Benny Russel, Spock, the Borg to name a few). Anybody else currently working their way through some of the 'expanded universe'? Any other suggested reads?




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#2 12 years ago

Burning Dreams 200px-Burning_dreams_cover.jpg or the Strange New Worlds books.These are basically made up of fan stories submitted and those judged the best make it in the book.Many stories varying all eras and series'




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#3 12 years ago

Jim The Boy. :nodding:




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#4 12 years ago

If you like TNG you should read the A Time To ... Series, there are 9 books in total, A Time to Be Born; John Vornholt A Time to Die; John Vornholt A Time to Sow; Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore A Time to Harvest; Dayton Ward& Kevin Dilmore A Time to Love; Robert Greenberger A Time to Hate; Robert Greenberger A Time to Kill; David Mack A Time to Heal; David Mack A Time for War, A Time for Peace; Keith R. A. DeCandido you should also read Articles of the Federation by Keith R. A. Decandido as it continues the political aspect of A Time for War, A Time for Peace...




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#5 12 years ago
elevatormusicRecently finished reading the DS9 Millenium trilogy(The Fall of Terok Nor, The War of the Prophets and Inferno) which was pretty good, nice bit of alternate/future timeline speculation fitting in characters from the various series.

What's it about? I've been holding it my hand many times when I've been down to my local sci-fi bookstore but each time I've been put off by the 'alternate timeline' thing. Tell me about it.




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#6 12 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion Lord_Trekie... I've got 'em all in eBook format, probably start 'em soon. DK, I really have no idea where to start... But basically it involves: - the Cardassian withdrawl from Bajor, a murder investigation and the discovery of three Red Orbs which when brought together create another (red) wormhole which destroys the station and flings those who made it to the Defiant 25 years into the future(The Fall of Terok Nor) - those who managed to board the Defiant get thrown forward to just before the year 2400, where they wind up in the middle of a good/evil religious war between what remains of Starfleet and the Bajoran Ascendency, which is led by Kai Weyoun... whose goal is to unite the two wormholes, which will end existence. Features Admiral Picard and various future versions of other characters.(The War of the Prophets) - Don't want to ruin too much of Inferno... so I'll just say it involves A LOT of jumping through time as the crew of DS9(plus Quark and Garak) attempt to save existence by preventing the formation of the red wormhole... without negating the actions that would've led to them to being able to stop it... gets a bit ridiculous with the time travel at points. I mainly dug a lot of the future, really dystopian and interesting to see the different takes on how certain characters turned out.




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#7 12 years ago

Dreadnaught, if you've got the cash to spare you might as well pick them up, they are well worth it, I've read them at least 4 times in the past years. If cash may be an issue even pick up the first book, at worst you are out what? 7 dollars... but I think that after reading the first one you wouldn't want to stop reading...




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#8 12 years ago

*Heads off to the bookstore*




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#9 12 years ago

Some more good stuff... the Q-Continuum triology, features Q, the female Q and their son when he's a baby, along with 3 of the godlike creatures encountered in TOS... explains how they(Gorgan, The One("God" from STV) and the Beta XII-A entity) got into the Universe and the purpose of the Great Barrier and the one surrounding the Galactic core(that they breached in STV). Starts off with the Enterprise-E trying to breach the Great Barrier using an artificial wormhole... in short order they wind up under attack by the Calamarain(the gas cloud that tried to kill Q when he was made human) and Q takes Picard on a journey through the Continuum and Q's own past... Features A LOT of tying in with other series' and previous TNG episodes, ie; the new tactical officer/security chief is a female Angosian who's been enhanced like Roga Danar from the TNG episode "The Hunted". A really good read overall, except the ending wraps up pretty quickly... but the amount of Q/Picard banter has it's moments.




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#10 12 years ago

I never read them, I like Q just as much as the next guy but I think that the VOY String Theory books are a bit better...