Every book reviewed on the site is compiled here, broken down by year. Click on the picture of the book to go to its review. Review scores (out of 5) are in bold red.

1979

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (TOS #1). Kirk gets the band back together to stop a giant cloud from destroying Earth. (Reviewed 10/20/2017.) 2.5

 

1981

The Entropy Effect (TOS #2). Spock travels back in time to prevent accelerated entropy from destroying the universe, but settles for a Band-Aid. Meanwhile, Sulu must choose between boinking the new security chief or beefing up his résumé. (Reviewed 10/27/2017.) 4

The Klingon Gambit (TOS #3). All the Vulcans vanish from a research station near the planet Alnath II. Could it have something to do with how everyone starts acting really weird once they begin orbiting the planet? No, it’s probably Klingons, because Klingons. (Reviewed 11/3/17.) 2

The Covenant of the Crown (TOS #4). McCoy’s birthday makes him acutely aware of his ever-encroaching oldness, but there’s nothing like an escort mission with a young princess who wants to jump the Bones to put a little pep back in his step. (Reviewed 11/10/17.) 3.5

1982

The Prometheus Design (TOS #5). Beings from another universe test our own to see if greatness can be achieved without aggression. Can Kirk’s maverick command style win over a bigoted Vulcan admiral who relieves him of command and a distressingly cruel post-Kolinahr Spock? (Reviewed 11/17/17.) 2

The Abode of Life (TOS #6). The Enterprise, stranded in unexplored space, must rely for repairs on a people who don’t believe anything exists outside their world yet have somehow independently mastered transporter technology, all while not breaking the Prime Directive. (Reviewed 11/24/17.) 3

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (TOS #7). Khan exacts his revenge on Kirk for dumping him and his crew on an inhospitable planet fifteen years prior. (Reviewed 12/1/17.) 3.5

 

1983

Black Fire (TOS #8). Spock once again goes behind Starfleet’s backs to investigate a savage warrior race that threatens the galaxy at large. Warning: this book could awaken some extremely specific, vaguely fetishistic Spock-related feelings in some readers. (Reviewed 12/8/17.) 2.5

Triangle (TOS #9). It’s a blue Monday when a sexy Federation agent comes between Kirk and Spock as conflicting consciousnesses compete to determine the next step of human evolution. Can they navigate the bizarre love triangle, or will they succumb to the new order? (Reviewed 12/15/17.) 3

Web of the Romulans (TOS #10). Romulans cross the Neutral Zone border with strangely non-militaristic intent, and Kirk has to figure out what they’re up to without setting off intergalactic war or spurning the advances of the lovesick Enterprise computer. (Reviewed 12/22/17.) 3

Yesterday’s Son (TOS #11). Spock learns he sired a son with Zarabeth while trapped in the planet Sarpeidon’s ice age during the events of “All Our Yesterdays” and uses the Guardian of Forever to bring him back to the present and acclimate him to the Vulcan way of life. (Reviewed 12/29/17.) 4

Mutiny on the Enterprise (TOS #12). The Enterprise is on its way out to the Orion Arm to negotiate peace between two worlds and keep the Romulans off their backs, but a preternaturally persuasive pacifist woman picked up from a derelict ship threatens to unravel it all. (Reviewed 1/5/18.) 1

The Wounded Sky (TOS #13). The Enterprise receives the honor of testing the new Intergalactic Inversion Drive, but they soon realize that using it is causing the lack of entropy from another universe to leak through and render time and reality meaningless. (Reviewed 1/12/18.) 5

1984

The Trellisane Confrontation (TOS #14). Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are stuck on a planet trying to defend it from its Klingon-aided neighbor while prisoners hijack his ship with the intent of taking it across the Romulan border and triggering intergalactic war. (Reviewed 1/19/18.) 2.5

Corona (TOS #15). A reporter from a backwater mining planet tags along with the Enterprise crew as they solve the mystery of a long-stranded space station of Vulcans and the grouping of sentient proto-stars controlling their actions. (Reviewed 1/26/18.) 2.5

The Final Reflection (TOS #16). A popular historical novel recounts the life of Krenn, a Klingon captain who learned the virtue of peace from a Federation ambassador to the Empire and averted an attempt by his own people to launch a war against the Federation. (Reviewed 2/2/18.) 4

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (TOS #17). Kirk and his crew go behind Starfleet’s backs to travel to the now-forbidden Genesis planet, take Spock’s regenerated body back to Vulcan, and transfer his essence from McCoy to Spock. (Reviewed 2/9/18.) 3.5

My Enemy, My Ally (TOS #18). Kirk teams up with an old nemesis to thwart a Romulan plan to capture Vulcans, ingest and absorb their DNA, and regain the psionic abilities they lost to genetic drift. (Reviewed 2/16/18.) 4


The Tears of the Singers
(TOS #19). The seal-like inhabitants of Taygeta V are threatened by poachers, and their song is tearing a hole in space. Uhura becomes embroiled in their plight, and the Enterprise recruits a popular composer to help solve the mystery of the song. (Reviewed 2/23/18.) 4

The Vulcan Academy Murders (TOS #20). Kirk puts on his Sherlock Holmes hat in hopes of solving the murders of people receiving an experimental treatment on Vulcan before the culprit can kill the treatment’s most high-profile recipient: Spock’s mother, Amanda Grayson. (Reviewed 3/2/18.) 2

1985

Uhura’s Song (TOS #21). The Enterprise must find a cure for a rapidly spreading, deadly disease, and the only clues they have to go on are buried in the lyrics of songs Uhura learned long ago from an old friend. (Reviewed 3/9/18.) 4.5


Shadow Lord 
(TOS #22). Spock and Sulu accompany Prince Vikram of Angira back to his homeworld to help him modernize the primitive planet and end up in the middle of a coup that leaves Vikram as the sole successor to the throne. (Reviewed 3/16/18.) 1.5

Ishmael (TOS #23). Spock is hurtled through time back to Seattle in 1868, finding himself in the care of a man named Aaron Stemple, with no memory of anything prior to waking in Aaron’s bed. (Reviewed 3/23/18.) 3


Killing Time
(TOS #24). History is altered when the Romulans successfully carry out a plan to go back in time and assassinate three figures key to establishing the Federation in the hopes of making Federation space easier to conquer. (Reviewed 3/30/18.) 2.5

Dwellers in the Crucible (TOS #25). T’Shael and Cleante, two of a group of Federation delegates known as Warrantors of the Peace, are captured along with four others and must stick together to survive the tortures visited upon them by their Klingon captors. (Reviewed 4/6/18.) 4

Pawns and Symbols (TOS #26). Agriculture scientist Jean Czerny is captured from her outpost on Sherman’s Planet and enlisted by Klingon commander Kang to develop a new strain of quadrotriticale to avert a famine ravaging the Klingon Empire. (Reviewed 4/13/18.) 2

1986

Mindshadow (TOS #27). You can’t go home again, but Spock does after he takes a nasty fall and suffers severe brain damage. Kirk competes with McCoy for the affections of a new crew member while figuring out how to render aid to a planet that doesn’t want it. (Reviewed 4/20/18.) 4

Crisis on Centaurus (TOS #28). The Enterprise travels to the planet Centaurus to locate and extradite the person responsible for setting off an antimatter bomb at New Athens Spaceport, but the Centauran government has other ideas. (Reviewed 4/27/18.) 1

Dreadnought! (TOS #29). Lt. Piper, fresh out of Starfleet Academy and newly assigned to the Enterprise, finds herself forced into a difficult command role when rebels steal a new top-secret warship and demand to speak only to her. (Reviewed 5/4/18.) 3.5

Demons (TOS #30). The Enterprise crew and most of the population of Vulcan are possessed by energy-based brain parasites, and Spock, McCoy, and Spock’s protégé escape to Vulcan to neutralize the threat at the source. (Reviewed 5/11/18.) 2

Enterprise: The First Adventure (TOS event novel). The crew of the Enterprise struggles with morale and rapport on their first mission under the command of Captain Kirk as they host a vaudeville troupe on a tour of starbases that takes them uncomfortably close to Klingon space. (Reviewed 5/18/18.) 4.5

Battlestations! (TOS #31). Lt. Piper settles into her first true command and learns how to earn a crew’s respect as she pursues amoral scientists who have stolen transwarp technology and seek to auction it off to the highest bidder. (Reviewed 5/25/18.) 3

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (TOS, unnumbered). The Enterprise crew time-travels to the 1980s to find humpback whales, which are extinct in their own time, in order to establish contact with an incoming probe that seeks to destroy Earth. (Reviewed 6/1/18.) 3

1987

Chain of Attack (TOS #32). While studying gravitational anomalies, the Enterprise is flung several parsecs and galaxies off course, discovering a wide swath of planetary destruction and two races who each think the other is responsible for it. (Reviewed 6/8/18.) 3.5

Deep Domain (TOS #33). Spock and Chekov go missing during an ecological survey of a planet that’s 98 percent water, and when Kirk and McCoy go looking for them, they get a lot of run-around from a civilization on the brink of a military coup. (Reviewed 6/15/18.) 2.5

Dreams of the Raven (TOS #34). The Enterprise is drawn into a trap and crippled, and while they try to hobble back to the last trading post, McCoy loses 25 years of memories in a head injury and longs to get back to Earth for a second chance at a life without regrets. (Reviewed 6/22/18.) 1.5

Strangers from the Sky (TOS event novel). A popular new book posits that there was a first contact with Vulcans 20 years before the formally recognized one and triggers blocked memories in Kirk and Spock, who recall being part of the events related therein. (Reviewed 6/29/18.) 4

The Romulan Way (TOS #35). McCoy is captured by Romulans and held hostage behind enemy lines in a house where a Federation double agent is working under deep cover. Can she help him escape, or has she “gone native”? (Reviewed 7/6/18.) 4.5

How Much for Just the Planet? (TOS #36). The Enterprise and the Klingons race to develop a planet with copious dilithium deposits, but are waylaid by the natives, who divert and distract them with a convoluted absurdist farce. (Reviewed 7/13/18.) 2

Encounter at Farpoint (TNG, unnumbered). On their first voyage together, the crew of the Enterprise-D investigates a mysterious new deep-space outpost and encounters Q, an omnipotent being who declares humanity savages and tries to thwart their exploration efforts. (Reviewed 7/20/18.) 3

Bloodthirst (TOS #37). The Enterprise brings aboard the lone survivor of a biochemical research fiasco who manifests vampire-like symptoms as they investigate a plot that may involve some of Starfleet’s highest-ranking officers. (Reviewed 7/27/18.) 3.5

1988

Final Frontier (TOS event novel). The Federation sends its first-ever starship, led by Captain Robert April and first officer George Kirk, to rescue a ship caught in an ion storm, but a traitor sabotages the warp drive and strands the starship deep in Romulan space. (Reviewed 8/3/18.) 2.5

The IDIC Epidemic (TOS #38). The Vulcan science colony Nisus is ravaged by a plague that mutates into deadlier strains in children of mixed heritage, threatening to undermine the colony’s ideals of diversity. (Reviewed 8/10/18.) 3


Time for Yesterday 
(TOS #39). When the Guardian of Forever falls asleep on the job, waves of time displacement cause stars to age rapidly, and only Spock’s son Zar can bring the Guardian to its senses. (Reviewed 8/17/18.) 4


Timetrap 
(TOS #40). Kirk loses consciousness while responding to a distress signal from a Klingon ship, and upon waking is told that one hundred years have passed and the Klingons and Federation have made peace with each other. (Reviewed 8/24/18.) 2

Ghost Ship (TNG #1). Troi senses the “ghosts” of Soviet naval officers who were consumed by an electromagnetic phenomenon back in the 1990s, and the Enterprise-D must find a way to communicate with the phenomenon to keep from suffering the same fate. (Reviewed 8/31/18.) 3.5

The Three-Minute Universe (TOS #41). The Sackers, a race whose biological makeup assaults all five humanoid senses, use stolen technology to trigger a Big Bang event, and Kirk and his crew must befriend them and persuade them to seal the opened universe back up. (Reviewed 9/7/18.) 4

Spock’s World (TOS event novel). Vulcan has decided to secede from the Federation, and Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are summoned to testify and argue in opposition of the decision. (Reviewed 9/14/18.) 4.5


The Peacekeepers 
(TNG #2). While searching a derelict space station, Geordi and Data are transported one-way several thousand light years away to a connected ship and meet a man who used the alien technology to disarm his planet’s nuclear arsenal. (Reviewed 9/21/18.) 0.5

Memory Prime (TOS #42). The Enterprise escorts a delegation of award-nominated scientists to the Nobel/Z.Magnees prize ceremony at the Memory Prime information colony, and Spock is framed for an attempt to murder them. (Reviewed 9/28/18.)

The Children of Hamlin (TNG #3). (Reviewed 10/5/18.)

 

 

The Final Nexus (TOS #43).

 

 

1989

Survivors (TNG #4).

 

 

Vulcan’s Glory (TOS #44).

 

 

Strike Zone (TNG #5).

 

 

Double, Double (TOS #45).

 

 

Power Hungry (TNG #6).

 

 

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (TOS, unnumbered).

 

 

Masks (TNG #7).

 

 

The Captains’ Honor (TNG #8).

 

 

The Cry of the Onlies (TOS #46).

 

 

The Lost Years (TOS event novel).

 

 

A Call to Darkness (TNG #9).

 

 

The Kobayashi Maru (TOS #47).

 

 

 

1990

A Rock and a Hard Place (TNG #10).

Rules of Engagement (TOS #48).

Metamorphosis (TNG event novel).

The Pandora Principle (TOS #49).

Gulliver’s Fugitives (TNG #11).

Doctor’s Orders (TOS #5o).

Doomsday World (TNG #12).

Prime Directive (TOS event novel).

The Eyes of the Beholders (TNG #13).

Enemy Unseen (TOS #51).

Exiles (TNG #14).

Home is the Hunter (TOS #52).

1991

Fortune’s Light (TNG #15).

Ghost-Walker (TOS #53).

Contamination (TNG #16).

A Flag Full of Stars (TOS #54).

Vendetta (TNG event novel).

Renegade (TOS #55).

Boogeymen (TNG #17).

Legacy (TOS #56).

Q-in-Law (TNG #18).

The Rift (TOS #57).

Reunion (TNG event novel).

Unification (TNG episode novelization).

Perchance to Dream (TNG #19).