Returning to Strange New Worlds

Friday, March 06, 2009
What I'm Reading Now: Death in Winter by Michael Jan Friedman

They've done an interesting thing over at Simon & Shuster with the Star Trek series of books. Previously, other than for the occasional trilogy, most of the books tended to be completely standalone, like extended written episodes from the various incarnations of the television series. Recently, though, they've become a much more connected set of novel, with a connected series of backstories.

While it is possible to read them independently, there are definitely nuances and inferences that readers might not fully grasp the significance of. Some readers might complain, but I'm finding it a more compelling reason to go back and read some of the books in the series that I might have otherwise missed so that I can have a greater appreciation and understanding of the new books published in the future.
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