1. The Entropy Effect by Vonda N McIntyre (1981)
The first of the Pocket Books line, McEntyre’s book was infamous before release for being the book that kills Kirk. Don’t worry fanboys; he gets better.
2. Destiny by David Mack (2008)
Mass destruction like you’ve never seen (read) before, these three books are the definite word on the Borg.
3. Before Dishonor by Peter David (2007)
4. Avatar by SD Perry (2001)
The book that began the Deep Space 9 relaunch, and introduced immediate fan favourite Elias Vaugh.
5. Cold Equations by David Mack (2012)
Mack resurrects a character who never should have died, as well as one who should have stayed gone: that’s right, Wesley Crusher is back.
6. Typhon Pact by David R George III (2012)
The Romulans, Gorn and other antagonists join together to found their own alliance in this trilogy, the ‘Typhon Pact’.
7. How Much For Just The Planet? by John M Ford (1987)
This sees Kirk et al belting out musical numbers before engaging in a pie-fight, while they somehow stay in character.
8. My Enemy, My Ally by Diane Duane (1984)
The premise was obliterated by later canon, but it remains a fascinating insight into the Romulan culture.
9. Enterprise: The First Adventure by Vonda N McIntyre (1986)
If you disliked JJ Abrams’ re-telling of Kirk’s first mission dip into this alternate take.
10. The Return by William Shatner, Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
When a Borg/Romulan team-up allows Kirk to be resurrected by nanites, he jumps at the chance.
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