With upwards of 500 novels in publication, it’s no surprise that many people are confused about the continuity of theÂ Star Trek novels. With the help ofÂ Â TrekBBS user Thrawn, there is now a fantastic aid called theÂ Star Trek Lit-Verse Reading Order Flowchart. Click the image below to see it in full size.
Don’t know where to begin? Here are some suggested jumping off points from The Trek Collective themselves:
- If you want to get straight into the modern prose continuity theÂ DestinyÂ crossover trilogy is a great place to jump in, leading to stories from several series set after it. One step back fromDestinyÂ isÂ Articles of the Federation, which is the perfect introduction to the world of Federation politics which becomes prominent inÂ DestinyÂ and beyond.
- DS9Â was the first series to enjoy a post-TV relaunch; the main newÂ DS9Â adventures start fromÂ Avatar. If you’d prefer to jump ahead to theÂ more recentÂ DS9Â storiesÂ they have a good jumping on point comes afterÂ Destiny, inÂ Rough Beasts of Empire.
- The ongoingÂ TNGÂ narrative really starts from theÂ A Time toâ€¦Â series, but you could jump on from the first book set afterÂ Nemesis,Â Death in Winter. The other branch ofÂ TNG,Â Titan, gets going fromÂ Taking Wing.
- Voyager‘s first post-EndgameÂ stories start fromÂ Homecoming, but the series got something of a second start later withÂ Full Circle.
- Enterprise‘s post finale adventures begin fromÂ The Good That Men Do. This series also has secondary relaunch with the postÂ Romulan WarÂ era inÂ A Choice of Futures.
- While there isnâ€™t such a solid ongoing narrative forÂ TOS, 23rd century fans can startÂ VanguardÂ fromÂ Harbinger. There is also a small run ofÂ TOSÂ stories set afterÂ The Motion Picture, those start fromÂ Ex Machina.