Day 3 of the 12 Days of Bookmas! Today's rec is the Starfleet Academy series. I'm a *HUGE* Trekkie (TOS and Next Gen all the way) and if I had my way, everyone would be, but let's be real - there's a LOT of ST content to choose from and if you happen to start in a bad spot (translation: "Spock's Brain"), it can sour the whole thing for you and that would be a huge shame. I know the 2016 reboots were disliked by a lot of fans, but I personally loved them. I feel like they gave The Original Series a fresh, exciting look that made it more accessible and interesting for Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike. Sure, they changed some stuff (*cough cough* SPOCK/UHURA ROMANCE *cough cough*) and it doesn't feel quite the same as before, but I think it's a great place to start for people who are interested in getting interested in Star Trek, but aren't ready to go the whole nine yards yet. That being said, these books are from the same Trek as the reboots, but focus specifically on Kirk and the gang's Academy days. They all have laugh-out-loud moments and are just fun, light sci-fi reads. The Delta Anomaly and The Assassination Game are my favorites, but the others are still a solid 4 stars for me. Even if you don't give two, or even one, hoot about Star Trek, give them a chance! And please, for the love of all that is Trekkie, do NOT start your journey into this fabulous world by watching Spock's Brain first. You'll never recover.

Posted by a.abbott513 at 2022-12-15 13:23:11 UTC