I was surprised when I found this at my local bookstore. I was automatically wanting to buy it, but I knew that since I didn't have STO, I wouldn't know what would be going on, nor would I really understand the deal with the story-line. I mean, I understand the general story line of the game, but the book seems to be more compatible with those who have the game. Here's information on the game from Memory Alpha. Hope this helps both of us haha!