Over at What Culture, Ian Coomber lists ten milestone Star Trek novels, and I'm pleased to say that I'm on the list! Articles of the Federation made the cut as a milestone, which I'm pleased to see. Also nice to see my friends Greg Cox, Peter David (thrice!), Andy Mangels, Michael A. Martin, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood, and more on the list.....
The standalone novel isn’t something that has been oft-repeated in the years since, but Articles Of The Federation did make a number of changes in other ways. By helping to found the continuing and interconnected narrative that covers all 24th century Star Trek, it paved the way for umbrella titles such as Star Trek: Typhon Pact in which there is little to no distinction between the various traditional series. It’s biggest narrative contribution however has to be the UFP President’s elevation to a major player in the books’ story-lines as much as the galactic stage, and Bacco alone would make eighteen appearances during her time in office.