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Instead of using "discussion board" for a generic catch-all topic for this group, I thought I would use "IDIC" since "Infinite Diversity, Infinite Combinations" fits the general concept, and is more appropriate for us.
Some of the more unusual items in my Trek library include a French translation of a TOS novel by Howard Weinstein, a book of poetry by Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and a novel entitled Buck Alice and the Actor Robot by Walter Koenig (Pavel Chekov).
My favorite author of Trek novels has to be Peter David. I even went so far as to buy the first three Academy novels, even though I had long passed the age group they were meant for. And I wasn't disappointed.
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I will say, I finished volumne 1 of Left Hand of Destiny and found it to be rather interesting, and still have the day of honor omnibus to read. (I'm a klingon fan, but no I don't speak the language... yet.)
Diane Carey's First Frontier
Crispin's Yesterday's Son & Time for Yesterday
Margaret Wander Bonanno's Strangers From The Sky
round out the Star Trek books I've given 5 stars - (all rated 4.80, oddly enough).
I can't be the only one who noticed "Ishmael" uses of characters from period sitcom "Here Come the Brides," as well as cameos from "Bonanza" and "Paladdin" - a master stroke that stayed true to both series.
The felinoid characters in "Uhura's Song" are terrific; headstrong, compassionate, mischievous, stubborn, and heroic.
Maybe I just don't have the gene for pure slapstick. Or haven't watched enough old movies. XD By contrast, the final reflection by the same author is *amazing*, even though it's been pretty thoroughly jossed.
Q-in-law was excellently funny though, in a much more comedy-of-manners way, and I quite liked I, Q although I think I like his comics work (in ST and out) better than any of his novels.
Diane Carey and Diane Duane have got to be my absolute favorites, though. Anything by either of them is gold, especially in the continuities they created, though if I had to pick one of each it'd be Best Destiny for Carey and Star Trek: Doctor's Orders for Duane.
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Diane Carey I like the best overall though. Her style's hard to pin down, but her books tend to be more ship-centric, I gues you can say, than others.