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« on: 03 14, 2004, 04:26: PM »

I believe this thread was originally created to identify all sources of Klingon culture within literature and identify those that were the most promising resources.  From my own personal library I have the following:

     The Final Reflection - John M. Ford
     Rules of Engagement - Peter Morwood
     In the Name of Honor - Dayton Ward
     Star Trek Klingon - Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
     Kahless - Michael Jan Friedman
     The Day of Honor Klingon Saga (6-volumes various authors)
     The Klingon Way: A Warrior's Guide - Marc Okrand
     Klingon for the Galactic Traveler - Marc Okrand
     The Left Hand of Destiny (2 volumes) - J.G. Hertzler and Jeffrey Lang
     I.K.S. Gorkon - (a new paperback series) - Keith R.A. DeCondido
          Two volumes at this point:  A Good Day To Die and Honor Bound

I personally still need to obtain copies of the following resources:

     Faces of Fire - Michael Jan Friedman
     Pawns & Symbols - Majliss Larson
     The IDIC Epidemic - Jean Lorrah
     Sarek - A.C. Crispin
     Star Trek Log 4 - Alan Dean Foster
     Star Trek 3: The Search For Spock - Vonda McIntyre
     Enterprise: The First Adventure - Vonda McIntyre
     Diplomatic Implausibility

And two early stories surrounding the crew of the I.K.S. Gorkon:

     Diplomatic Implausibility - Keith R.A. DeCondido
     The Brave and The Bold: Book 2  - Keith R.A. DeCondido

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« Reply #1 on: 03 15, 2004, 06:16: PM »

You may also like to add A Flag Full of Stars by Brad Ferguson to that list.  It is about a Klingon teaching in a Terran school.  He invents something that both the Klingons and Kirk want.  

There is another book, Star Trek: Lost Era #3: The Art of the Impossible, that seems to feature Klingons, though I have yet to read it.

Does anyone know what Sarek is about?

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« Reply #2 on: 04 16, 2004, 04:56: AM »

I agree, Flag full of stars was an excelent book. It showed a non-military Klingon, who had two or three PhD's and one higher degree that only the vulcans had an equivilent to. That was to me the pinacle of Klingon arroganceas an art form. I based the attitude of my 110 year old Klingon Cleric character after Dr. G'Darth (I think I remembered that name right).

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« Reply #3 on: 06 21, 2004, 09:52: PM »

Does anyone know what Sarek is about?
According to one of the reviews at Amazon.com:

The novel begins after the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country™. Spock's mother, Amanda Grayson, is dying, and Spock returns to the planet Vulcan where he and Sarek enjoy a rare moment of rapprochement. But just as his wife's illness grows worse, duty calls Sarek away -- once again sowing seeds of conflict between father and son. Yet soon, Sarek and Spock must put aside their differences and work together to foil a far-reaching plot to destroy the Federation -- a plot that Sarek has seen in the making for nearly his entire career.

The epic story will take the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise™ to the heart of the Klingon Empire, where Captain Kirk's last surviving relative has become a pawn in a battle to divide the Federation...and conquer it. With Sarek's help, the crew of the Starship Enterprise™ learns that all is not as it seems. Before they can prevent the Federation's destruction, they must see the face of their hidden enemy -- an enemy more insidious and more dangerous than any they have faced before...


The Klingon sub-plot involves Kirk's nephew Peter and a young Klingon woman. I think that she is the niece of Ambassador Kamarag. I do remember that she was a young woman coming into her own, and finding her own strength. It gave some nice insights into Klingon culture and society, especially as it regards females.

I'd definitely recommend it if you get a chance to pick up this book; you can often get used copies of books for as low as $1 online. Let us know what you thought of it if you get a chance to read it.

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« Reply #4 on: 05 14, 2005, 05:03: PM »

Would it be a good idea to have the above list, after perhaps consensus on these forums, added to the KIDC site, so that people, who want to know about Klingon Culture  in Human literature get presented with sources?

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« Reply #5 on: 05 14, 2005, 09:25: PM »

There is also a Next Gen Era Book Called War Drums, by John Vornholt... Not The Greatest book over all, but Worth Taking a look at.

And Of Course, I Happen to be a FASA Fan, So I Always Reccomend that any time Someone Comes across Klingon Anything From FASA Grab it!

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