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Ruth Anne Amsden has been a Trekkie since she was a ten-year-old reader voraciously devouring Star Trek novels (her family did not allow television in the home). She is working toward her first BA and aspiring to professionally write Star Trek novels as love letters to the novels she loved growing up.

She’s a Queen!”: A Catty Review of The Book of Grudge

“She’s heavy, and she’s all mine.” — Book, with regard to Grudge the Cat I was so excited when I first learned we were getting a cat as a main

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A Far-Out Review of Shadows Have Offended

Cassandra Rose Clarke’s Star Trek novel debut, Shadows Have Offended, was exactly the wildly fun ride I needed to start the year off on a light-hearted note. A new writer

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Faith of the Heart: What Enterprise‘s “Observer Effect” Taught Me About Compassion

I consider the Season 4 Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Observer Effect” my favorite episode of the most underrated series in the Star Trek franchise. Enterprise‘s fourth season is full of

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What Discovery‘s “All Is Possible” Can Teach Us About Reconciliation

“He can’t do this alone. None of us can.” — Captain Michael Burnham There is nothing so unifying, and so divisive, as a widespread crisis. In season four of Discovery,

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A Part of Me: A Review of DS9: Revenant

After the apocalypse of the Coda trilogy and the advent of a new variant of COVID-19, Alex White’s debut Star Trek novel, Revenant, was the “comfort Trek” my heart needed

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Reaching for One Another: What Discovery‘s “Choose to Live” Can Teach Us About Connection

“Sometimes, the most important thing we can do is to reach for one another.” — Mister Saru When we first got the news that Doug Jones had shaved his head

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The Fire and the Rose: A Reflection on Oblivion’s Gate

This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave erelong. — Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73 Very late last night, I read the last

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Love for All Things: TMP Novelization

What the Novelization of Star Trek: The Motion Picture Can Teach Us About Gene’s Vision Star Trek: The Motion Picture, a novel based on the screenplay by Harold Livingston and

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This Simple Feeling – A Love Letter to Star Trek: The Motion Picture

I will never forget the way I felt when I saw The Motion Picture for the very first time. I was absolutely swept up in the world of the starship

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The Readiness is All: Growing Into Appreciation of Star Trek VI

“There’s another way to survive: mutual trust and help.”  — Jim Kirk to Science Officer Mara, TOS: “Day of the Dove” Of all the Star Trek films, The Undiscovered Country

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