Book Review – Star Trek: Vulcan’s Soul – Exiles

Knowing how much I enjoy a good backstory, the Vulcan’s Soul series in the Star Trek universe was recommended to me. Exiles is the second book in the series and picks up pretty much right after Vulcan’s Soul: Exodus. It’s the end of the Dominion War and the Federation is still reeling and recovering fromContinue reading “Book Review – Star Trek: Vulcan’s Soul – Exiles”

Book Review: Exodus: Star Trek Vulcan’s Soul Book 1 by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz

I purchased this book many years ago, but it lingered in my “to read” pile for quite some time. I’m not sure why. Many other science fiction books came and went during that time and I kept bypassing this one. The story begins with familiar characters. It’s shortly after the Dominion War when the RomulanContinue reading “Book Review: Exodus: Star Trek Vulcan’s Soul Book 1 by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz”

The Star Trek Encyclopedia -Everything Trekkies Wanted to Know About Star Trek but Were Afraid to Admit They Didn’t

A quick quiz: (1) Who is Anastasia Komananov? (2) What is a Sylleran Rift? (3) Where would you find Armus if you were looking for him? (4) When was Khan’s ship launched and what was it’s name? (5) What is the significance of the planet Taurus II? (6) Who portrayed Amelia Earhart in the episodeContinue reading “The Star Trek Encyclopedia -Everything Trekkies Wanted to Know About Star Trek but Were Afraid to Admit They Didn’t”

Book Review – Star Trek the Next Generation: Crossover by Michael Jan Friedman

It’s unfortunate that a book with such a terrific idea comes off so poorly in the execution. Though it contains a great deal of action and intrigue, the story at times borders on the absurd. In Crossover, fans are treated to a reunion of sorts of three members of the cast of the original StarContinue reading “Book Review – Star Trek the Next Generation: Crossover by Michael Jan Friedman”

Star Trek: Dark Victory by William Shatner et. al.

It’s often said about some people that they think the universe revolves around them. In earlier times, humans once thought that everything revolved around Earth. In Star Trek: Dark Victory, the universe revolves around Captain Kirk. This is the fifth novel written by William Shatner and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. In it, they pick upContinue reading “Star Trek: Dark Victory by William Shatner et. al.”

The Novel Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan by Vonda McIntyre

The film Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan is one of the best – and some would say the best – of the Star Trek films. In the novelization of that film, Vonda McIntyre has done an amazing adaptation of the story outlined by Jack Sowards and Harve Bennett. Starfleet is searching for a planetContinue reading “The Novel Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan by Vonda McIntyre”

Star Trek: Spectre by William Shatner et.al.

Shatner must have heard – and surprisingly listened to – some of the complaints about the two novels preceding Star Trek: Spectre in his “Kirk didn’t die” series. In both Star Trek: The Return and Star Trek: Avenger, Kirk of the 24th century is running around acting much like the starship Captain from the originalContinue reading “Star Trek: Spectre by William Shatner et.al.”

Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars Volume Two by Greg Cox

In the original Star Trek series episode , Space Seed, viewers were first introduced to the madman Khan Noonien Singh (portrayed then by Ricardo Montalban). Khan was a genetically engineered madman of the late 20th century Earth, sent off into space in a sleeper ship when Captain Kirk’s Enterprise happens across him. Very little aboutContinue reading “Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars Volume Two by Greg Cox”

Star Trek: Preserver by William Shatner is Too Confusing

That’s right, I, the woman who reads Harry Turtledove books where he has so many characters on the canvas and continually jumps around between them, found this novel by William Shatner and his co-authors Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, to be very confusing to follow. Star Trek: Preserver is the last novel in a trilogy byContinue reading “Star Trek: Preserver by William Shatner is Too Confusing”

Star Trek: Avenger by William Shatner and Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens

For many years, William Shatner portrayed Star Trek‘s legendary Captain James T. Kirk. Unable to accept that the character was killed off permanently in the film Star Trek: Generations, Shatner along with two co-writers began writing a series of books in which a resurrected Kirk continues to live on during the time period following theContinue reading “Star Trek: Avenger by William Shatner and Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens”