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22. It’s Not A Novel, It’s An Experience (formative Star Trek novels)

We’re talking about the Star Trek tie-ins of our formative years — the ones we read until they fell apart. And it doesn’t quite turn into a Diane Duane book club, but… 

Well. Novels we discuss in detail: 

  • The Romulan Way by Diane Duane
  • How Much For Just The Planet? by John M. Ford
  • Survivors by Jean Lorrah
  • The Pandora Principle by Carolyn Clowes
  • The Devil’s Heart by Carmen Carter
  • Dark Mirror by Diane Duane (coming full circle!)

You don’t need to be familiar with these novels to listen to the podcast! How Much For Just The Planet is a classic, but it’s also out of print, and retailing for a couple of hundred dollars on Amazon Marketplace — or, as it turns out, just a couple of bucks on eBay. (Treat yourself. It’s amazing.)

We also talk about the different needs filled by tie-in novels versus fan fiction, and why more recent Star Trek fiction just isn’t doing it for us.