Star Trek S.C.E.

Have Tech, Will Travel is an anthology collecting the first four books from Pocket Books’ original eBook series about the Starfleet Corps of Engineers, depicting the missions of a rapid response team of SCE taking place during the 2370s. Several canon characters and concepts were included in the stories, but with new details not mentioned in televised Star Trek of the era.

I have recently finished reading every novel in the Star Trek S.C.E. series (Star Fleet Corps of Engineers). Being a Star Trek fan I read and like pretty much every Star Trek novel that’s out there. But from the ones I read I found SCE very, very good. Nice characters developing in the course of over 60 novels, unexpected plot turns and more.

Memory Alpha says:

Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers (or Star Trek: SCE) is a novel series which follows a rapid-response team of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers. First released as eBooks by Pocket Books, the books are also collected in paperback. It was conceived and created by Keith R.A. DeCandido and John J. Ordover.
In September 2006, DeCandido announced that, as of #67, the series would be renamed Star Trek: Corps of Engineers and the numbering reset, in an attempt to bring new readers to the line. In addition, the reprints in hardcopy – starting with Aftermath – would be in trade paperback format, allowing six to eight eBooks to be included per volume. The number of eBooks published per year would be reduced from twelve to six, to allow other ranges to be developed.
It was announced in March 2008 that original eBook publications from Pocket Books would go on hiatus following the end of Slings and Arrows – trade paperback reprints of the existing eBooks would continue.

If you havent, I reccomend you start with the Have Tech, Will Travel series (the first four novels), and I bet you’ll be hooked !

Star Trek 2009

I’m a geek, that means I like Star Trek. That also means that I watched the latest Star Trek movie as soon as it was possible. I didn’t have many expectations. Nemesis was a bit of a disapointment, and with everything new and changed I just went to see it. I was pleasently surprised. I found it to be a good movie. A bit different from what I call Star Trek.

Like the line said – Whatever our lives might have been, if the time continuum was disrupted, our destinies have changed. Abrams took a break from everything we knew. Every little detail we knew about the Star Trek world is broken. That, on one side, gives the producers the freedom to create a new Star Trek world for the current generations. On the other hand it’s a bit hard to digest for an old trekie like myself. I invested a lot of time to know, learn and imagine all the events in the Star Trek universe, it’s not nice for somebody to come and tell me to forget everything !

Another good thing is the music. I found it great. I listened to the sound track, and I can say that it’s very, very good.  Especially Labor of Love. If you haven’t yet, I suggest you go out and buy the soundtrack and listen to it – loud !

All in all, I’m happy that the franchise is back, and with a good movie. Even if it lacks the atmosphere I expect from trek movies, at least is good and worth watching.