We boldly go to the 10 best books that non-canon Star Trek has to offer. published 1979, avg rating 4.04 — Enterprise Ncc-1701-D Blueprints: Star Trek : The Next Generation, Inside Trek: My Secret Life with Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek: A Cultural History: A Cultural History, Best of Star Trek: Volume 2 - Fifty Years of Star Trek, NASA/TREK: Popular Science and Sex in America, Star Trek - All Good Things: A Next Generation Companion, To Seek Out New Worlds: Exploring Links between Science Fiction and World Politics, Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years, Star Trek Costumes: Five Decades of Fashion from the Final Frontier, Star Trek Phase II: The Making of the Lost Series, Living with Star Trek: American Culture and the Star Trek Universe, Gender and Sexuality in Star Trek: Allegories of Desire in the Television Series and Films, The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy: The Search for Socrates (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series), Literary Galaxy of Star Trek: An Analysis of References and Themes in the Television Series and Films, The Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, The Star Trek Encyclopedia, Revised and Expanded Edition: A Reference Guide to the Future, 32 Short, New Books to Help You CRUSH Your Reading Challenge. Great fun. In any case, here are some truly rewarding Star Trek novels — including quite a few written by Hugo or Nebula winners. 1,292 ratings — Cox does a fantastic job of fleshing out the already rich character of Khan Noonien Singh — but this is also great as a near-future story of genetic engineering gone wrong, in its own right. Some of science-fiction's greatest writers have stepped into ready-made universes and created media, Literary scifi authors from Vonda McIntyre to Jeff VanderMeer and Thomas Disch have written "works. published 2005, avg rating 3.82 — 494 ratings — published 2002, avg rating 3.67 — published, avg rating 3.56 — 5,236 ratings — The Entropy Effect was the first original novel published by Pocket Books, and here's McIntyre's account of how that happened. published 1995, avg rating 4.00 — For fans of later Star Treks who've never quite understood why the Kirk/Spock/McCoy relationship is so important to the series, McIntyre does a great job of establishing and developing that relationship, and showing just why that particular trio are so epic. And comedy is king. Here…. published 1985, avg rating 3.69 — 931 ratings — 81 ratings — 229 ratings — 12 ratings — 790 ratings — The Hugo Award-winning author wrote the books that adapted every single original Star Trek episode into short stories, and then went on to write the first Star Trek novel for adults, in 1970. The Forever War author wrote two Star Trek novels in the late 1970s, and by all accounts this is the better of the two. published 1980, avg rating 3.91 — But when Riker discovers evidence that Troi's death was actually the result of time-travel interference, he goes back in time to save her. 11 ratings — published 2016, avg rating 4.17 — Read 423 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. All of Duane's Rihannsu novels are worth reading, even if you're not a Trek maniac, because they create a believable alien culture and put it alongside the Federation. Dr. McCoy has to become a fictitious space pirate, and Sulu and Chekov become Orion smugglers. 30 ratings — published 1993, avg rating 3.57 — 581 ratings — published 1981, avg rating 3.74 — published 1968, avg rating 3.89 — 29 ratings — And Blish dives right into one of the most baffling aspects of Star Trek continuity: the Organians, that race of godlike beings who forced the Federation to make peace with the Klingons and then were never seen again. published 2008, avg rating 4.10 — published 1995, avg rating 3.66 — published 1987, avg rating 3.58 — published 1976, avg rating 3.00 — List them below! 9,318 ratings — published 1984, avg rating 3.75 — Luckily, there are tons of Star Trek novels that have been published since the Original Series went off the air — and many of them are shockingly good. The other must-read Peter David Star Trek novel, this one fleshes out the oft-overlooked character of Hikaru Sulu (who only got his first name, thanks to Vonda McIntyre's Entropy Effect.) Although Star Trek has traditionally dismissed tie-in content as non-canon, Star Trek: Discovery writer Kirsten Beyer - an accomplished in her own right - took a different approach. by. It's a completely over-the-top adventure novel, but it also manages to sell you on the idea that Kirk's goose might really be cooked this time. published, avg rating 4.01 — Planet of Judgment has a lot of the great Star Trek staples, including super-powerful aliens putting the Enterprise crew on trial, and some big philosophical questions. 103 ratings — 134 ratings — And this is one of the most adult of the Star Trek novels, with the redshirts getting their faces ripped off and the Enterprise crew actually talking about sex. The Reeves-Stevenses have had a long and varied career with Star Trek, including a stint working on Enterprise and a long stretch ghost-writing William Shatner's bizarre "Shatner-verse" novels. Andrew Robinson's Garak was one of the most fascinating characters Star Trek has ever given us — a former spy who claims to be just a simple tailor, Garak was always willing to do what needed to be done. 24 ratings — published 1998, avg rating 4.50 — So what are your choices for the most essential Star Trek novels? 198 ratings — 1. 1,065 ratings — And finally, there's the one must-read Deep Space Nine novel. The Enterprise travels to a Dilithium-rich planet, where the Federation is competing with the Klingons for the mining rights. Refresh and try again. Leaving the future Data no choice but to go back in time to try and stop Riker. 4 ratings — published 1982, avg rating 3.77 — 1,196 ratings — For those of you who look down on media tie-in novels — you should know that these tie-in novels have a long and sometimes illustrious history. 4 ratings — published 1990, avg rating 4.00 — Plus lots of huge space-opera action, including an impossible planet orbiting a stable black hole. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 731 ratings — And for her first original Trek novel, McIntyre pulls out all the stops, with a twisty story of time travel in which it actually causes physical damage to the fabric of the universe. The Entropy Effect by Vonda N McIntyre (1981) The Hugo Award-winning author wrote the books that adapted every single original Star Trek episode into short stories, and then went on to write the first Star Trek novel for adults, in 1970. 2 ratings — published 1984, avg rating 3.62 — 319 ratings — Kirk is shamed and drummed out of Starfleet in disgrace, and the rest of the Enterprise bridge crew has to scatter and go into hiding, enacting an elaborate plan to bring Kirk back. Thanks to editors like David G. Hartwell and John Ordover, the Star Trek novels have regularly attracted some of the best authors out there. the large number of great science fiction and fantasy authors, a winged horse in the Enterprise cargo bay. Read 423 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. published 1976, avg rating 4.14 — (There Goes the Internet): Life, the Internet and Everything, New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics, House of Collectibles Price Guide to Star Trek Collectibles, Star Trek: The Next Generation: On Board the U.S.S. published 1980, avg rating 3.91 —