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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Star Trek Log One

Talking of Star Trek...I decided to read this book that belongs to my partner.  We're both Trek fans and she's had a couple of these logs on her shelf for years. Theyre written by Alan Dean Foster and based on the animated series from the 70's.( Some of those episodes were penned by Larry Niven no less...)

There are 3 stories in the book:
1 Beyond the Furthest Star in which the Enterprise is captured by an ancient being.
2 Yesteryear in which Spock must travel to his past and meets himself as a young boy. Very good that one!
3 One of our Planets is Missing. A giant enitity is consuming matter in space and heads towards an inhabited planet-the crew of the Enterprise intervene.
Despite the fact that these are based on an animated series they are definitely not kids' stories-the science in them is sound and the author manages to capture the crew's characters very well.
Good fun!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Couple of Star Trek books

I'm going through a bit of a Star Trek phase at the moment, watching reruns of The Next Generation series (we have the series set on DVD)
To be honest I think I'm more of a trek fan than Star Wars. I love both franchises of course but Trek seems more like pure SF to me, whereas Star Wars is more science fantasy.
Anyway my partner bought these two books home-we both enjoy reading,  and both like Trek.
The first is set in the time frame of Kirk and Spock while the second features Riker on board the SS Titan alongside Tuvok from Deep Space Nine-a series I'm less familiar with.
Both are by authors unknown to me, but they sound good.