A decade and a half later, and my 2005 political Star Trek novel Articles of the Federation is still getting attention. This time it’s Dan Gunther of Trek Lit Reviews, who has read all of President Nan Bacco’s subsequent appearances, as well as her initial appearance in A Time for War, a Time for Peace, but didn’t get around to reading her solo novel until now. Check it out!
While this novel came out in 2005, for some reason I never got around to reading it until just this year, despite the fact that the subject matter is right up my alley. This has proven to be a glaring oversight, as Articles of the Federation has now firmly established itself as one of my all-time favorite Star Trek novels. Full of memorable characters and finally showing how the government of the Federation operates on a day-to-day basis, this novel was a heck of a lot of fun to read. I wish there was a lot more focus on the governance of the Federation in Star Trek, as it is fertile ground for new and different stories set in my favorite science fiction universe!