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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?

1. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (2019)

Best Star Trek Books You Should EnjoyThe original five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise to explore strange new worlds and to seek out new life and new civilizations has ended. Now James T. Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy, and the rest of the crew of the Enterprise have separated to follow their own career paths and different lives. But now, an overwhelming alien threat—one that is ignoring all attempts at communication and annihilating all opposition in its path—is on a collision course with Earth, the very heart of the United Federation of Planets. And the only vessel that Starfleet can send in time to intercept this menace is a…
Author(s): Gene Roddenberry

2. 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. Now Starfleet Command must decide the consequences for numerous officers caught up in the scandal—including Admirals William Ross, Edward Jellico, Alynna Nechayev, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard who, along with many others, are implicated in the forced removal of a Federation…
Author(s): Dayton Ward

3. 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. From his early battles with the Klingons to the rescue of endangered civilizations, Kirk grapples with difficult questions: Is he a warrior or a peacemaker? Should he obey…
Author(s): Christopher L. Bennett

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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. But in the hellish nebula known as the Pergamum, the stalwart commander instead finds an epic battle of his own, pitting ancient enemies against one another—with not just the Enterprise, but her crew as the spoils of war. Lost and out of contact with Earth for an entire year, Pike and his trusted first officer, Number One, struggle to find and reunite the…
Author(s): John Jackson Miller

7. 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. Step aboard the Enterprise with Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura, Sulu, Scotty, and Chekov as they begin the end of their original Five Year Mission and boldly go into an uncertain future in this new continuing Star Trek series! Collects issues #1-6….
Author(s): Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, et al.

8. 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. The galactic stampede threatens the stability of neighboring planets and space stations, as widespread strife and sabotage and all-around pandemonium result in a desperate need for Starfleet assistance. Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the…
Author(s): Greg Cox

9. 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. After responding to a startling distress call originating from within the network, the Discovery crew find themselves trapped in an inescapable realm where they will surely perish unless their missing mycelial fuel is found or restored. Is the seemingly human man…
Author(s): Dave Galanter

10. 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

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Star Trek and the Politics of Globalism

Author(s): George A. Gonzalez
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2252408

The Geeky Chef Drinks: Unofficial Cocktail Recipes from Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, and More

Author(s): Cassandra Reeder
Publisher: Race Point Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2288831

Star Trek: The Next Generation Cats

Author(s): Jenny Parks
Publisher: Chronicle Books, Year: 2018, Size: 24 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2326619

The Absolute and Star Trek

Author(s): George A. Gonzalez
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1625613

The Realization of Star Trek Technologies: The Science, Not Fiction, Behind Brain Implants, Plasma Shields, Quantum Computing, and More

Author(s): Mark E. Lasbury
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1675968

Star Trek: The Book of Lists

Author(s): Chip Carter
Publisher: Harper Design, Year: 2017, Size: 104 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2333194

Star Trek: Discovery: The Official Collector’s Edition

Author(s): Titan Magazines
Publisher: Titan Magazines, Year: 2017, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2333218

Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive

Author(s): Ethan Siegel
Publisher: Voyageur Press, Year: 2017, Size: 32 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2333238

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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