Star Trek Book Challenge 60: Gulliver’s Fugitives (Star Trek: The Next Generation #11)

Trek BookMeh.. Gulliver’s Fugitives (Star Trek: The Next Generation #11) by Keith Sharee is an interesting read to say the least.

217869While searching for the U.S.S. Huxley, missing for more than 10 years, the EnterpriseTM stumbles across a forgotten colony of humans on a planet called Rampart, where fiction and works of the imagination of any kind are considered a heinous crime. A survey team beams aboard the ship to search for “contraband,” and the crew are drawn immediately into a vicious civil war between Rampart’s mind police and a band of determined rebels.

Confusing, entertaining, interesting, leaving you in bewilderment. But you find yourself enjoying the crazy ride of, “what did I just read…?”. You Have Data with his poetry, a mind controlling character that likes to attack people. Troi on a collision course of an adventure. The whole thing was just odd. The writing was well done and story line was there, just not to sure where it was going at times haha. Over all the novel was entertaining and if you by the time line, this book happens in the second season.

Star Trek Book Challenge 59.5: Enterprise (Star Trek: The Original Series)

Star Trek Book Challenge 59.5: Enterprise (Star Trek: The Original Series)

Trek Book

1992208James T. Kirk is the youngest man to be promoted to the rank of captain in Federation history. His crew consists of a first officer who finds him impetuous; a chief engineer who finds him arrogent; a chief medical officer who finds him trifling; and a helmsman who wants a transfer.

But the young crew, which would later become the legendary space explorers, quickly puts aside their differences…

View On WordPress

Star Trek Book Challenge 59.5: Enterprise (Star Trek: The Original Series)

Trek Book

1992208James T. Kirk is the youngest man to be promoted to the rank of captain in Federation history. His crew consists of a first officer who finds him impetuous; a chief engineer who finds him arrogent; a chief medical officer who finds him trifling; and a helmsman who wants a transfer.

But the young crew, which would later become the legendary space explorers, quickly puts aside their differences when a monstrous starship appears on their nascent flight path.

A flying horse….???

Yes there is a flying horse in the book. Don’t ask, just don’t ask. It doesn’t end well. This is one of the books I found at the exchange and foolishly added it to the challenge. This book is beyond boring.. BORING!!! I found myself skipping ahead a few chapters because it was so bad and guess what? NOTHING HAPPENED! Someone fire a phaser or something already! What a waste of time this thing was.13173703_1804216613139724_8994604330668234384_n

Star Trek Book Challenge 59: The Great Starship Race (Star Trek: The Original Series #67)

Star Trek Book Challenge 59: The Great Starship Race (Star Trek: The Original Series #67)

Trek BookOkay here we have The Great Starship Race (Star Trek: The Original Series #67) by Diane Carey. Shallow is the word I would use for this book… The whole premise is rather bad and a mess of ideas. What could have been a great book was just flat and characters were uninteresting/shallow. The story goes nowhere really and the only saving grace was having Romulans in it. But that’s not saying much…

View On WordPress

Star Trek Book Challenge 59: The Great Starship Race (Star Trek: The Original Series #67)

Trek BookOkay here we have The Great Starship Race (Star Trek: The Original Series #67) by Diane Carey. Shallow is the word I would use for this book… The whole premise is rather bad and a mess of ideas. What could have been a great book was just flat and characters were uninteresting/shallow. The story goes nowhere really and the only saving grace was having Romulans in it. But that’s not saying much tho, it’s almost like the author had the story in place and editor mess things up or whatever. I can see what she was trying to do, but the story just didn’t work.

217592When a friendly, alien people called Rey make contact with the Federation, they are thrilled to learn the galaxy has a large number of intelligent races. To bring the myriad cultures to their world, the Rey host a celebration – inviting spacefaring peoples to send representative ships to complete against one another and the Great Starship Race is born.

*update* While doing some history on the author I found an interview with Diane Carey stating that she had to rewrite the whole book do to problems with the editors/company. One can only imagine what the original story would have been..? Over all it had a few ups, but mostly downs and I would skip this book.

Star Trek Book Challenge 58: Enemy Unseen (Star Trek: The Original Series #51)

Star Trek Book Challenge 58: Enemy Unseen (Star Trek: The Original Series #51)

Enemy Unseen (Star Trek: The Original Series #51) by V.E. Mitchell, David Stern (Editor)… I guess they can’t all be winners..

trekEnemy Unseen Transporting a diplomatic party is nothing new for Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the “Enterprise™ ” — but this particular mission promises trouble from the start.

For one thing, the wife of the Federation ambassador on this trip is an old flame of…

View On WordPress

Star Trek Book Challenge 58: Enemy Unseen (Star Trek: The Original Series #51)

Enemy Unseen (Star Trek: The Original Series #51) by V.E. Mitchell, David Stern (Editor)… I guess they can’t all be winners..

trekEnemy Unseen Transporting a diplomatic party is nothing new for Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the “Enterprise(TM) ” — but this particular mission promises trouble from the start.

For one thing, the wife of the Federation ambassador on this trip is an old flame of Kirk’s — she’s determined to see that they resume their romance where they left off. Of course, when another ambassador presents Kirk with three of his wives, finding time for the first romance, let alone any of his other duties, is going to prove nearly impossible.

When a diplomatic attache is murdered, and the prime suspect is one of his crewmembers, Kirk begins to wish that Starfleet Command would consider using some other Starship to ferry diplomatic personnel….

Bad story that can’t seem to get off the ground. An average, lackluster read and annoying.. Which I found to be rather odd, I’ve never been annoyed by a book before. So that was new for me hahaha. This author had a big problem with timelines and history of Trek. The cast was out of character most of the time and did things they normally do not do. I’d sip over this book if I were you.tumblr_inline_mka99g1wPJ1qz4rgp-200x249

Star Trek Book Challenge 57.5: Ice Trap (Star Trek: The Original Series #60)

This is one of the 4 new Trek books I found at the exchange. I really need to stop adding Trek novels to this already long Book Challenge. Ice Trap (Star Trek: The Original Series #60) by L.A Graf who also wrote Star Trek Book Challenge 15: Death Count (Star Trek: The Original Series #62) that I read WAY, WAY in the beginning of this Challenge.

217575Sent to the icebound planet of Nordstral to investigate a mysterious outbreak of insanity, the crew of the “U.S.S. Enterprise” TM find themselves drawn into another, even deadlier mystery upon their arrival. A team of research scientists has disappeared on Nordstral’s frozen wasteland, leaving no clue to their whereabouts, and no hint of their fate. While Uhura and Chekov tackle the mystery surrounding the scientists’ disappearance, Kirk and McCoy search for the truth behind the outbreak of mental illness. Both teams soon find themselves in danger, as the planet undergoes a series of massive earthquakes and electromagnetic disruptions. Unable to contact the “U.S.S. Enterprise,” both teams must fight for their lives as they try to solve the mystery of Nordstral, before the world tears itself apart.

Over this book is good. Fast and to the point… Sometimes… Good storytelling and Graf knows his Trek history. Now this novel mostly focuses on Kirk and Bones and has a side story with Chekov & Uhura. The rest of the cast is no where to be found. Well all most, Spock comes up a few times… There is one part I thought was rather odd, was the author thought to give Dr. McCoy a fear of water…. That’s never been an issue before with him. Vary random.. Aside from a few loop holes and mistakes, it’s a great story.20160501_125205.jpg