I love reading the Star Trek novels. As you can see from the photo above I have a lot of books on the shelves (I need to get them organized). I’ve been trying to catch up on my reading, but that time is often rare. Lately I’ve discovered that if I have soft copies of books and comics I can pull them upon with the Kindle app on my Fire tablet at any time. When I purchase the Star Wars comics, they come with a code I can put into their website and get digital copies of the books that get imported into Kindle. When I reviewed the first Star Trek: Picard novel “Last Best Hope”, I read it on my tablet. I was able to highlight great quotes and tidbits that I might want to look up later.
Owning a large number of the dead tree versions of the books makes me very hesitant to re-buy electronic versions of books. But I love finding items that I could pick up at a bargain price. Pocket Books has been running a special sale on a handful of Star Trek novels each month for 99 cents each. Some months Amazon would even give me a $1.00 credit if I selected certain shipping options on other purchases. There were several months I already had 3-5 bucks in credit waiting when the next month rolled around. Free books baby.
So while there was one Star Trek book that I still refused to buy (another topic for another blog post later) I’ve been gathering my eBook copies of various titles. This has helped me build up a library of books to read when time allows. Even if I’ve read the book before in the dead tree version, there are still a few that I like to re-visit.
Here are the books that are on the 99 cent sale for May 2022 which includes several sets.
Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions by David Mack
Star Trek: The Fall: Revelation and Dust (Book 1) by David R. George III
Star Trek: The Fall: The Crimson Shadow (Book 2) by Una McCormack
Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses (Book 3) by David Mack
Star Trek: The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice (Book 4) by James Swallow
Star Trek: The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms (Book 5) by Dayton Ward
Feel free to tell me which book you picked up so we can compare notes about them later. I’m interested in seeing if others thought of the books in the same way that I have.