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Star Trek also has its own novel series. The rules for this are defined by the Pocket Books (the arm of Paramount in charge of the novels) submission guide, which states that continuity with the films and shows must always be respected, and while contradicting other novels is discouraged, it's not actually forbidden. This in effect means that Star Trek is divided into two canon levels, roughly equivalent to the G-Level and N-Nevels of Star Wars.
 
Star Trek also has its own novel series. The rules for this are defined by the Pocket Books (the arm of Paramount in charge of the novels) submission guide, which states that continuity with the films and shows must always be respected, and while contradicting other novels is discouraged, it's not actually forbidden. This in effect means that Star Trek is divided into two canon levels, roughly equivalent to the G-Level and N-Nevels of Star Wars.
  
Some confusion was raised when Star Trek: Voyager producer Jeri Taylor wrote two novels (''Mosaic'' and ''Pathways'') and declared them to be canon. This was mainly for the purposes of providing background for Captain Janeway; the details in the book were not picked up on by other writers however, and parts of the book were later contradicted outright on the show, firmly establishing the book as non-canon.
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Some confusion was raised when Star Trek: Voyager producer Jeri Taylor wrote two novels (''Mosaic'' and ''Pathways'') and declared them to be canon. This was mainly for the purposes of providing background for Captain Janeway; the details in the book were not picked up on by other writers however, and parts of the book were later contradicted outright on the show, firmly establishing the book as non-canon, an establishment strengthened when a statement was released that reinforced the fact that all the Star Trek books are effectively Non-canon.
  
 
==The Canon Debate==
 
==The Canon Debate==

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