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Bruce, Caroline

The Joy of Star Trek Novels

I know not everyone likes Star Trek novels, and that's fine, I don't
like all the books that everyone else likes either. But I do love Star
Trek novels.

The first Star Trek novel I ever experienced was, oddly enough, the
first original Star Trek novel ever written: Spock Must Die by
James Blish. My high school band instructor found it at a second-hand
bookstore in 1987, and lent it to me.My dad read it to me. After that, I
listened to a bunch of the Simon & Schuster Audio abridgements. Then NLS
finally started getting into the act - this was back when NLS would sell
books to our library here in Canada. I ate up every Star Trek book I
could find. And I still do, whatever the source. If it's text, I much
prefer reading it in braille, as I don't much like listening to
synthesized speech for leisure. Thank goodness for braille displays.

Did I have a point in posting this? Apparently not.


I just got done reading a Star Trek book myself but I usually listen to mine on tape. I hate listening to Synthesized speech for leisure too but I do like the NeoSpeech or Scansoft voices a lot! I listened to about 30 Doctor Who books that way. I'm always looking for a good place to find more sci-fi goodness. Let me know if you have any leads for downloadable goodness.

If you are a US citizen you can go to
and sign up to get all of Baen Books etexts--past present and futre--at no charge. Oh you have to be a US resident and disabled. The signup process is really easy.
It's sad that everything requires one to be a US resident.
Well, you don't have to be a US citizen to access the free stuff. Plus there's a site wher eyou can download all of their CDs that they give away,m too. Ithink it's

There's a ton of books there, and they are all free.

And i fyou want,I can use some Braille translation software and turnm the text into braille-ready files for you; .brl files.
Star Trek books are the awesome. I just wouldn't recommend any of the William Shatner books set post-Generations. Holy frackin' ego trip, Batman!