And so I am back again with yet another Star Trek Book Tag.
I’m doing this tag series for SciFiMonth, a monthlong celebration of all things science fiction that’s hosted by the Wyrd & Wonder crew.
This Star Trek Book Tag was created by booktuber PageScreenTaylor and is based on the movie Star Trek Beyond.
Captain Kirk: Name a character who is a natural leader.
You have no choice but to follow Granny Weatherwax (or else suffer one of her stares), so naturally that makes her a natural leader, lol.
Granny Weatherwax is a character from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, a fantasy series set on a flat world that rests atop four elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle that’s flying through space. The story is as zany as that sounds. I first met Granny Weatherwax in Equal Rites, where she helps the first female wizard make it to Unseen Univeristy.
Spock: Name a character who is way too serious.
He was a member of the Cassiline Brotherhood before his adventures with Phèdre began. I wondered if him being part of the Brotherhood is what made him so serious, especially in the first book Kushiel’s Dart, or if it’s just Joscelin’s nature to be serious most times.
Joscelin is from the Kushiel Legacy series, a fantasy series. I first encountered him in Kushiel’s Dart, which is about a courtesan who’s trained as a spy and who uses her various set of skills to save her country.
Uhura: Name a female character in a position of power and respect.
Moiraine is an Aes Sedai, a magic wielder, from the Wheel of Time series. Aes Sedais can be women or men, but since the “breaking of the world,” all male Aes Sedais went mad, so now Aes Sedais are women and such women have much prestige and power in society.
We first meet Moiraine in the first book, Eye of the World, when she visits a small town called Two Rivers to collect three boys who may have the potential to save the world from the Dark One.
Bones: Name a character that is super salty.
Ugh! Valérie is a very unlikeable character who wants everyone to be as unhappy as she is.
She’s from Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s fantasy novel-of-manners, The Beautiful Ones, which is about a young woman named Nina who’s sent to the city for her society debut and an entertainer named Hector who’d like to rekindle a love he lost.
Scotty: Name a character that is super handy/can fix anything.
Geg is the term for dwarves in the Dragon Wing fantasy novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, and they are super handy. They live in the lower realm of the world on an island called Drevlin, where they manage an odd machine called the Kicksey-winsey that is so loud that Gegs feel anxious whenever there’s silence.
Chekov: Name a character that is way too adorable.
Momo is a winged lemur and is one of my favorite characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender. I think he has a great sense of humor. 🤣
Sulu: Name a character that is not afraid to step up and take charge when they need to.
I mean… that’s what he did in one of those WicDiv issues. Well, he tries to.
Baal is from the Wicked + the Divine comic book series by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie. It’s a fantasy series set in the modern world where gods from various pantheons are reincarnated as pop stars, some even seem to be modeled after pop stars we’re familiar with. Baal’s vibe makes me think of Kanye West.
Btw, I HIGHLY recommend this series. The story is interesting and McKelvie’s illustrations are gorgeous.
Klingons: Most intimidating villains
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
One who outsmarts you at every turn, and I think that’s what happens in this book.
It’s a thriller about a husband who’s suspected of murdering his wife.
Star Ship Enterprise: Name a book with the best group dynamic.
The Diviners series by Libba Bray
The Diviners series is YA paranormal and historical fiction. It’s set in the 1920s and is about a young woman named Evie who can read objects — she sees past events associated with the objects she touches. As the series progresses, Evie and her friends (who also have supernatural abilities) use their abilities to figure out why NYC is being overrun with ghosts. This is such an intriguing series that touches on the power of friendship and found families. I think it gets better with each book.
Starfleet: The best world you’ve discovered in a book.
Tea Dragon series by Kay O’Neill
Other than the Harry Potter books, I also love the world in the Tea Dragon books, although we don’t know that much about it.
The Tea Dragon books is a series of middle grade fantasy graphic novels about a group of people who care for tea dragons, miniature dragons that grow tea leaves from their horns. It’s set in a beautiful, fantastic world that I’d love to know more about.