Star Trek Book Challenge 30: Doomsday World (Star Trek: The Next Generation #12)

Star Trek Book Challenge 30: Doomsday World (Star Trek: The Next Generation #12)

Doomsday World (Star Trek: The Next Generation #12) is written by a few different authors…. Carmen Carter, Michael Jan Friedman, Peter David, Robert Greenberger and this is what they came up with…..

The planet Kirlos — an artificial world built by a mysterious long-dead race called the Ariantu. Kirlos is now home to many races from both the Federation and the K’vin Hegemony, who have enjoyed…

View On WordPress

Star Trek Book Challenge 30: Doomsday World (Star Trek: The Next Generation #12)

Doomsday World (Star Trek: The Next Generation #12) is written by a few different authors…. Carmen Carter, Michael Jan Friedman, Peter David, Robert Greenberger and this is what they came up with…..

The planet Kirlos — an artificial world built by a mysterious long-dead race called the Ariantu. Kirlos is now home to many races from both the Federation and the K’vin Hegemony, who have enjoyed years of peaceful co-existence and profitable trade. The planet also hold a wealth of undiscovered archaeological treasures, which the Enterprise™ and its crew are dispatched to help uncover.

Sent to the surface to assist an archaeological team, Geordi, Data, and Worf soon find themselves cut off from the Enterprise — and the prime suspects in a series of terrorist attacks. The three Enterprise crewmen are imprisoned, relations between the K’vin and the Federation begin to crumble, and Kirlos’ ancient underground machinery awakens from a centuries long dormancy, primed to release the most powerful destructive force ever known.

It took four people to mess this book up and the characters that are in it… Now in the time line for this story happens some where the first and second season of TNG. The main people of interest are Worf(Who they turn into a hulk like, can’t think for him self and wants to kill everyone type of character.), Geordi(That was turned into a massive cry baby through out the whole story. I think he spent about a good 80% yelling and bitching at Data.) and Data……. Who knows everything!! Sadly it’s kinda the same story plot in most Trek novels. You have a planet that has ancient Tech, diplomatic mission between races, terrorist attack or some sort of attack happens and then the main characters get accused of everything…. You get the idea.. I think the problem with this novel is that there is WAY to many “cooks in the kitchen” type of thing. I wanted to like this book… But it really did nothing for me.

I’d skip this book, there are a lot of better ones out there.51kcIUIweCL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

 

Star Trek Book Challenge 25: Metamorphosis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Star Trek Book Challenge 25: Metamorphosis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

……………….Jean Lorrah……………….

This author is a roller coaster of emotions of hate and love….. She has written some great books, like the  The Vulcan Academy Murders, The IDIC Epidemic… But then writes this pile of crap Survivors (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #4)….. There are some other books as well. But I’m looking the other way for good reason…

So Metamorphosis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)…

View On WordPress

Star Trek Book Challenge 25: Metamorphosis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Star Trek Book Challenge 25: Metamorphosis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

……………….Jean Lorrah……………….

This author is a roller coaster of emotions of hate and love….. She has written some great books, like the  The Vulcan Academy Murders, The IDIC Epidemic… But then writes this pile of crap Survivors (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #4)….. There are some other books as well. But I’m looking the other way for good reason…

So Metamorphosis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)…

View On WordPress

Star Trek Book Challenge 25: Metamorphosis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

……………….Jean Lorrah……………….

This author is a roller coaster of emotions of hate and love….. She has written some great books, like the  The Vulcan Academy Murders, The IDIC Epidemic… But then writes this pile of crap Survivors (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #4)….. There are some other books as well. But I’m looking the other way for good reason…

So Metamorphosis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Jean Lorrah…….Metamorphosis…… Maybe if I read this thing like you would rip a band aid off. Everything will be okay.. Maybe..  *Reading*…… *Reading*….. *Reading*……

15041830….. Well… I’m in complete bewilderment… How can you bomb out on Survivors and yet write Metamorphosis? Survivors was so lackluster, poorly written and jarring at times. But this book isn’t half bad! But like every TNG novel I’ve read so far, the editor was out to lunch while time to print the final copy. There are a few mistakes and again like Survivors the repetitive descriptions are there. But it flows really well and the story I rather enjoy. Metamorphosis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) is about a unexplained gravitational disturbances summon Captain Picard and the Starship Enterprise to the planet Elysia, and the android Lieutenant Commander Data to a date with destiny. For on this alien Dataworld, he is drawn into an impossible quest, leading him to consequences both heartwarming and disastrous, as he finally dares to pursue his fondest desire: to become human.

Data has to be one of my favorite characters from the TNG series and it was nice to read a story line that followed him and his thought process. Philosophical aspects of Data becoming human and the complications that it causes are interesting. It was written with a lot of sensuality and a lot of emotional depth I was rather surprised. I did not expected that for this author in always shape or form. Now keep in mind this novel is following the story line that was in play on the second season of TNG called “The Measure of a Man”. The base story line for that eps is Picard must prove Data is legally a sentient being with rights and freedoms under Federation law when transfer orders demand Data’s Data_takes_the_standreassignment for study and disassembly. I remember this eps because of Riker mostly. Having to go against his friend in this court and almost destroy everything Data is & was. See the pain on Riker face was rather heartbreaking.

Riker asks to be allowed to remove Data’s left hand for examination; Picard objects then withdraws it, realizing he has no way to rebut it. Softly apologizing to his friend, Riker removes it for Captain Louvois’ examination. Citing that Data is essentially hardware built by a man and programmed with software written by a man, Riker then moves behind Data and abruptly deactivates him, proclaiming “Pinocchio is broken; its strings have been cut.” Even Louvois, who warned him to do his best, is a bit taken aback and as a remorseful Riker takes his seat, Picard requests a recess, which is granted.

That bit was for the show in act 4. With the help of memory-alpha.wikia.com I was able to share that with you :). Oh all if you get the chance to read this book and or watch the show I recommend it. Just stay away from Survivors!! For the love of God!!

Star Trek Book Challenge 6: Into the Nebula (Star Trek: The Next Generation #36)

Star Trek Book Challenge 6: Into the Nebula (Star Trek: The Next Generation #36)

So for this Star Trek book challenge I read Into the Nebula (Star Trek: The Next Generation #36) By Gene DeWeese.

216903Not a bad little exploration and story about dual universes. I rather enjoy Gene DeWeese and his old fashioned sci-fi elements and story tells in this novel. Lots of potential for a second story, **Spoilers**regarding the sleeper ship that left the planet and caught the Enterprises…

View On WordPress

Star Trek Book Challenge 6: Into the Nebula (Star Trek: The Next Generation #36)

Star Trek Book Challenge 6: Into the Nebula (Star Trek: The Next Generation #36)

So for this Star Trek book challenge I read Into the Nebula (Star Trek: The Next Generation #36) By Gene DeWeese.

216903Not a bad little exploration and story about dual universes. I rather enjoy Gene DeWeese and his old fashioned sci-fi elements and story tells in this novel. Lots of potential for a second story, **Spoilers**regarding the sleeper ship that left the planet and caught the Enterprises…

View On WordPress

Star Trek Book Challenge 6: Into the Nebula (Star Trek: The Next Generation #36)

So for this Star Trek book challenge I read Into the Nebula (Star Trek: The Next Generation #36) By Gene DeWeese.

216903Not a bad little exploration and story about dual universes. I rather enjoy Gene DeWeese and his old fashioned sci-fi elements and story tells in this novel. Lots of potential for a second story, **Spoilers**regarding the sleeper ship that left the planet and caught the Enterprises attention**Spoilers**. Good characters and regard for mythology, the only real complaint is the quick and tidy resolution. The Story is heavy with the use of Data, he is the main focus point in the book. I’m guessing it’s rather easy to write out Data as growing through out the story.

Over all the book is easy to read and fast. Maybe a little to fast…. Check it out if you have some time to kill. The plot out line goes as follows:

While exploring an unknown region of space, the U.S.S. “Enterprise” TM encounters a strange nebular dust. Upon further investigation, they discover a planet called Krantin on which the plant and animal life, as well as the civilization are dying. A series of explosions and a ship that simply disappears into thin air lead the crew to believe another group is causing the devastation of the planet. The leader of the planet’s society, however, is wary of trusting the starship “Enterprise” crewmembers, and has the away team arrested. With time running out, Data must find a way to save his crewmates or watch as two worlds are destroyed.

Star Trek Book Challenge 5: Relics (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

For the Star Trek book challenge I read: Relics (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Michael Jan Friedman.. This book is great and mile above Jeri Taylor’s craptastic book.

999453Another cross over episode/book…. Also A LOT better than the last book…. This book is a must read! Even if you are familiar with the episode, this book gives you more detail as to how Scotty gets stuck in that transporter. The scene where Scotty recreates the original Enterprise on the holodeck (while drunk). It gives that scene and Scotty’s emotions a lot more depth/meaning, and is more entertaining. The book does a good job of adding to the story line that was already in place. It smart and funny as well as a fast read.

It you get a change, read this book and watch the episode again!! It’s a classic on every level.

Plot out line for the book is:

The U.S.S. Enterprise discovers the wreckage of a starship upon the monstrous surface of a Dyson sphere, an artificially-constructed habitat built around a star; and preserved in a weak transporter pattern is Starfleet engineering legend Montgomery “Scotty” Scott. Mr. Scott boards the Enterprise to find himself lost in a world that he barely recognizes, a world that has passed him by. But soon the Enterprise finds itself trapped within the Dyson sphere and pulled into the star, and Scotty must work with Lt. Geordi La Forge to rescue the Enterprise.

st