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Consider that Earth would have aliens and advanced technology, and people evidently have jobs. Do any plots cover what it's like for the average person on Earth?

I don't mean what Starfleet officers do in their private time, but the life on an average non-Starfleet character, with the activities of Starfleet and the Federation in the background.

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    In a word, nope.
    – Valorum
    Oct 3 at 11:20
  • @Valorum - Oh, would have been nice though.
    – user144649
    Oct 3 at 11:31
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    The Never-ending Sacrifice covers the everyday lives of Cardassian citizens. The Rihannsu novels address what life is like in the Romulan Empire. The Vulcan Academy Murders have quite a lot of background about Vulcan. There isn't (as far as I'm aware) a comparable one for Earth.
    – Valorum
    Oct 3 at 11:32
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    Babyon5’s S5 episode “A View From the Gallery” did this, focusing on an attack on the station through the eyes of maintenance workers Mack & Bo. As Mack and Bo go about their business, we get vignettes of the main characters that Mack and Bo witness. Mack and Bo agree that Sheridan is a great leader, not afraid to get his hands dirty and fight. Oct 3 at 12:04
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    @EmpressSvetlana - Firstly, Picard and Discovery are crapping all over the established canon as if it's going out of fashion and secondly, I believe that was intended to be an 'easter egg' rather than something serious
    – Valorum
    Oct 3 at 15:14
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In a word, no. There are no Star Trek novels that focus wholly, or even in large part on the life of an ordinary citizen of the Federation on Earth.


As I mentioned in a comment, there are, however, some stories about ordinary (alien) people set in the Star Trek universe, in particular:

  • The Never-ending Sacrifice covers the everyday lives of Cardassian citizens, starting during the Occupation and extending beyond the end of the Dominion War.

  • The Rihannsu novels address what life is like in the Romulan Empire, starting with the flight from Vulcan and into the TOS era.

  • The Vulcan Academy Murders have quite a lot of background about Vulcan during the TOS era.

But there isn't (as far as I'm aware) a comparable one for Earth.

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