Is it me or does everytime Michael Jan Friedman write a Star Trek
Novel, he creates a continuity problem either with the series or
with other books:
StarFleet Year One: I can't believe that this was approved with
Enterprise in the Wings.
Shadows on the Sun: Created a conflict with Best Destiny in terms of
how the old timers ended up
The Valiant: Completely invalidates "The Q Continuum" with its
reference to the Galactic Barrier. More than that, its description
of shield technology and force fields that early in the history of
Terran space travel is now at odds with Enterprise. There are other
issues as well having to do with the existence of a whole other
world on the side the barrier that the Federation decides to ignore?
Plus whatever happened to advanced Kelvan shield and phaser tech? I
guess the Federation just decide that it's not worth exploring in
Peter David and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens on the other hand
do superb jobs of trying to adhere to continuity in addition to
writing superb stories. Mike's a good writer although I don't think
he becomes as good as the others because he tends to try and juggle
way too many characters.
P.S. The Reeves-Stevenses got their Federation book hosed
when "First Contact" came out with a completely different take on
Zefram cochrane but those are the breaks I guess