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Trek: The Printed Adventures


From the book jacket
The complete guide to the printed adventures of the world's most popular characters, the heroes of Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, both the professionally published stories and the myriad worlds of the fan magazines.
Explains the differences between alternate universe, Mary-Sue, slash and other types of stories.
A complete guide to the hundreds of books – which are worth reading and which are better skipped.
Addresses for hundreds of fan magazines printing thousands of stories.
Exclusive interviews with both professional and fan authors.
Guidelines on how to have your Star Trek story accepted for publication.
And much, much more.

Excerpts of copyrighted sources are included for review purposes only, without any intention of infringement.


  • Introduction: 20th Century Odyssey
  • Star Trek Novels
  • The Bantam Star Trek
  • Profile: Greg Bear
  • The Pocket Books
  • Profile: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Pocket Specials
  • Next Gen & Deep Space
  • Next Gen Specials
  • Profile: Ann Crispin
  • A Brief History
  • Star Trek Fanfict
  • Legendary Fan Writer
  • Is Fan Fiction Legal?
  • Special Section: Directory of Fanzines