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John Jackson Miller Penning Trek novella Absent Enemies
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  Alan Skywalker V
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Heard this in July, but forgot about it until now. How do you think Miller will fare in his Star Trek debut? I enjoyed Lost Tribe of the Sith and am curious to see what he will bring to the Titan miniseries.

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I'll definitely check it out. I liked his original sci-fi novel Overdraft: The Orion Offensive. While I'm not a huge Trek fan (I've never watched New Generation), I'll still give it a go.
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I've already pre-ordered it. I've loved what JJM has done in Star Wars, and Titan has been in need of a better author for a while.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
I'll definitely check it out. I liked his original sci-fi novel Overdraft: The Orion Offensive. While I'm not a huge Trek fan (I've never watched New Generation), I'll still give it a go.


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Grandmaster, what's your opinion of the series' books that take place within the shows' run? I'm heading to the bookstore Wednesday and will likely pick up an ST book or two.

Right now I'm only intending to do the TNG, DS9, and VOY relaunch novels with Titan, The Typhon Pact, The Fall, A Time to ..., and The Lost Era since Pocket Books has maintained a tighter continuity with these novels. Are the numbered Pocket Books novels and the various unnumbered ones before the reluanch novels worth getting, too, or should I skip them?


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Alan Skywalker V wrote:
Grandmaster, what's your opinion of the series' books that take place within the shows' run? I'm heading to the bookstore Wednesday and will likely pick up an ST book or two.

Right now I'm only intending to do the TNG, DS9, and VOY relaunch novels with Titan, The Typhon Pact, The Fall, A Time to ..., and The Lost Era since Pocket Books has maintained a tighter continuity with these novels. Are the numbered Pocket Books novels and the various unnumbered ones before the reluanch novels worth getting, too, or should I skip them?


The numbered ones are rather uneven - the first few of each series were written before the show ever went to air, and as such are working off of old drafts, so there can be a lot of differences in how the characters act. I haven't read many numbered ones, but I would recommend DS9 #27: A Stitch in Time, which is in some ways the "pre"-relaunch book for DS9.

I haven't read many of the unnumbered books before the relaunches, but I don't think any of them are crucial to understanding the relaunches, so you can check out what seems interesting to you.

I would also recommend you read Articles of the Federation (which had a small printing and might be hard to find), which is a follow-up to A Time to... and is often described as the ST West Wing, and I recommend the series Vanguard if you're interested in a darker and grittier take on the Kirk era (it also has some connections to later books, but is not essential for understanding).

The current continuity came about in 2003 or so, so anything before that might not line up with the rest.
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"Shaken, not stirred, will get you cold water with a dash of gin and dry vermouth. The reason you stir it with a special spoon is so not to chip the ice. James is ordering a weak martini and being snooty about it."


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