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    #1
    TNG and DS9 are my favorite live action series. Any authors you guys recommend?
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    I have always like Diane Carey's novels regarding DS9.
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     –  Last edited by Montross Farlander; Sun 05 Nov, 2017 6:50 AM.
    The Destiny Trilogy is really good too. I would recommend starting with Resistance then go to Before Dishonor then Greater Than the Sum and then to the Trilogy. Following that order will make it a very good read.
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    #5
    Well I admit I'm much more a fan of the Trek TV Series and Movies... I'd honestly love to see someone write a novel or series of novels that advance the timeline rather than always looking back.

    Perhaps there are a few limited Novel's that take place after the TNG Movies... I just wish we had a Trek Series that was brave enough to go there.
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    Star Trek The Fall is a series of novels that encompasses characters from both TNG and DS9. It's really rather good.
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    I'm a big fan of the "A Time to..." series. Does a great job of filling in the time of the Post-Dominion War and set between the TNG movies of "Insurrection" and "Nemesis". Goes into wonderful detail of the various characters of the Enterprise (main and others) that gives you some new perspective on the people.

    TNG A Time to Be Born ISBN 0743491491
    TNG A Time to Die ISBN 0743467663
    TNG A Time to Sow ISBN 0743482999
    TNG A Time to Harvest ISBN 0743482980
    TNG A Time to Love ISBN 0743462858
    TNG A Time to Hate ISBN 0743462890
    TNG A Time to Kill ISBN 0743491777
    TNG A Time to Heal ISBN 0743491785
    TNG A Time for War, A Time for Peace ISBN 0743491793
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    I'm a big fan of the "DS9 Relaunch" books. They start with "Avatar Book One" and continue through "Unity", before turning in to crossover territory with other series. I've only read up to about midway through the DS9 exclusive part, but they were all at least entertaining.

    Also good was the "Double Helix" cross-over series, as well as the "Section 31" cross-over, one of which is part of the DS9 relaunch.
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     –  Last edited by aceman67; Mon 05 Mar, 2018 9:43 AM.
    I'm a big fan of the "A Time to..." series. --snip--
    A good book to read as a follow up (as it takes place right after A Time To and during the events of ST Titan Taking Wing/The Red King and before TNG A Death In Winter) is "Articles of the Federation" by Keith R.A. DeCandido.

    He's one of my favourite Trek Authors, and the book reads like a "West Wing" episode, but in SPAAAACE! It does an amazing job of explaining how the Federation Government works, from elections to how the Office of The President deals with a diplomatic incident or how it interacts with the Federation Council.

    It also deals with the aftermath of the events in the final books of the A Time To series and sets up the political climate of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants in all Trek books to come.

    As Lore books go, this is one of the most dense of them all, as it touches on so many different things and shapes everything that comes after it.

    An Absolute Must Read.

    Also, if you're a political drama junkie (like me), this book is right up your alley.

    The Destiny Trilogy is really good too. I would recommend starting with Resistance then go to Before Dishonor then Greater Than the Sum and then to the Trilogy. Following that order will make it a very good read.
    That would make it a good read... it's also the chronological order (and publish order as well Wink )

    Before Dishonor though is a slog to read. I love Peter David, his work on Spider-Man and other Marvel titles are amazing, but he's not that good a trek author...
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