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Best Star Trek Books You Should Enjoy

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Star Trek books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Available Light (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (2019)

 Best Star Trek Books You Should EnjoySection 31, the covert organization which has operated without accountability in the shadows for more than two centuries, has been exposed. Throughout the Federation, the rogue group’s agents and leaders are being taken into custody as the sheer scope of its misdeeds comes to light.
Author(s): Dayton Ward

The Captain’s Oath (Star Trek: The Original Series) (2019)

 Best Star Trek Books You Should EnjoyThe saga of James T. Kirk’s historic command of the U.S.S. Enterprise is known throughout the galaxy. But one part of the legend has barely been touched upon until now: the story of Kirk’s first starship command and the remarkable achievements by which Starfleet’s youngest captain earned the right to succeed Christopher Pike as the commander of the famous Enterprise.
Author(s): Christopher L. Bennett

Collateral Damage (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (2019)

 Best Star Trek Books You Should EnjoyThe past returns to haunt Captain Jean-Luc Picard—a crime he thought long buried has been exposed, and he must return to Earth to answer for his role in a conspiracy that some call treason. Meanwhile, the U.S.S. Enterprise is sent to apprehend pirates who have stolen vital technology from a fragile Federation colony. But acting captain Commander Worf discovers that the pirates’ motives are not what they seem, and that sometimes standing for justice means defying the law….
Author(s): David Mack

Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope (2020)

 Best Star Trek Books You Should EnjoyA thrilling novel leading into the new CBS series, Una McCormack’s The Last Best Hope introduces you to brand new characters featured in the life of beloved Star Trek captain Jean-Luc Picard—widely considered to be one of the most popular and recognizable characters in all of science fiction.
Author(s): Una McCormack

Star Trek: Discovery: The Enterprise War (5) (2019)

 Best Star Trek Books You Should EnjoyA shattered ship, a divided crew—trapped in the infernal nightmare of conflict! Hearing of the outbreak of hostilities between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire, Captain Christopher Pike attempts to bring the U.S.S. Enterprise home to join in the fight.
Author(s): John Jackson Miller

Star Trek: Year Five – Odyssey’s End (Book 1) (2020)

 Best Star Trek Books You Should EnjoyThe crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise left Earth four years ago. They’ve traveled to strange new worlds, defeated impossible foes, and made universe-changing decisions. But now, with the end in sight, they’ll have to face their biggest challenge yet.
Author(s): Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, et al.

The Antares Maelstrom (Star Trek: The Original Series) (2019)

 Best Star Trek Books You Should EnjoyThe final frontier erupts into chaos as vast quantities of a rare energy source are discovered beneath the surface of Baldur-3, a remote planet beyond the outer fringes of Federation space. Now an old-fashioned “gold rush” is underway as a flood of would-be prospectors, from countless worlds and species, races toward the planet to stake their claim.
Author(s): Greg Cox

Star Trek: Discovery: Dead Endless (6) (2019)

 Best Star Trek Books You Should EnjoyThe U.S.S. Discovery’s specialty is using its spore-based hub drive to jump great distances faster than any warp-faring vessel in Starfleet. To do this, Lieutenant Paul Stamets navigates the ship through the recently revealed mycelial network, a subspace domain Discovery can briefly transit but in which it cannot remain.
Author(s): Dave Galanter

The Higher Frontier (Star Trek: The Original Series) (2020)

 Best Star Trek Books You Should EnjoyInvestigating the massacre of a telepathic minority, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise confront a terrifying new threat: faceless, armored hunters whose extradimensional technology makes them seemingly unstoppable. Kirk must team with the powerful telepath Miranda Jones and the enigmatic Medusans to take on these merciless killers in an epic battle that will reveal the true faces of both enemy and ally!
Author(s): Christopher L. Bennett

Best Star Trek Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some star trek books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Science of Star Trek: The Scientific Facts Behind the Voyages in Space and Time

Author(s): Mark Brake
ID: 3248866, Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2022, Size: 1002 Kb, Format: epub

The Routledge Handbook of Star Trek

Author(s): Leimar Garcia-Siino, Sabrina Mittermeier, Stefan Rabitsch (eds.)
ID: 3340539, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 66 Mb, Format: pdf

Phasers on Stun!: How the Making (and Remaking) of Star Trek Changed the World

Author(s): Ryan Britt
ID: 3381645, Publisher: Penguin, Year: 2022, Size: 25 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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