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Catalyst of Sorrows (Star Trek: The Lost Era)

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  136 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A lethal Romulan-trained agent turns against her paymasters in order to prevent them from unleashing a terrifying biological holocaust. Admiral Uhura of Starfleet Intelligence sends the young Romulan to investigate with a team of special operatives: Dr Beverley Crusher (Star Trek: The Next Generation), a young Lieutenant Benjamin Sisko (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and the ...more
Paperback, 334 pages
Published December 30th 2003 by Star Trek (first published December 2nd 2003)
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John Carter McKnight
Jun 17, 2012 John Carter McKnight rated it really liked it
Once in a while a tie-in novel transcends its genre to be just an excellent novel. Catalyst of Sorrows does this: dedicated to John Le Carre, it's a blend of Le Carre, Nikita, and the best of the epidemic-adventure genre.

A street kid recruited and trained by a secret project within a secret agency is recruited for a courier mission to the Other Side: once there, who is she, who will she choose to be, and who will she be allowed to be?

Meanwhile, the agency may be testing a biowarfare agent on it
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Rebecca
Jun 12, 2008 Rebecca rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi, read2011, startrek
I can see where MWB and this whole "lost era" series are trying to go. Give some love to underused characters, link the generations and shows without being just another Captain Crossover. Unfortunately this translated into a lot of awkward setup to get so many folks from around the verse in one place, with no real payoff. (Aging Uhuru and McCoy are a stretch. Tuvok and Dr. Selar are just convenient Vulcans who get a lot of screentime but no character development. Cameos from Wesley Crusher AND J ...more
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Bron
Oct 25, 2015 Bron rated it really liked it
This is a very enjoyable read for Star Trek fans, especially if, like me, you love to see details hinted at in the tv episodes expanded upon! In this book you get to see a glimpse of Sisko's life with Jennifer (Jake is just about to start kindergarten)and his friendship with Curzon Dax. It's his first command and he's not too pleased to be taken away from his family and his engineering projects. Beverley Crusher and Selar are young doctors, McCoy comes out of retirement to help and is just as te ...more
Mark
Nov 26, 2011 Mark rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek
It’s too bad that Margaret Wander Bonanno hasn’t written a few more Star Trek novels. Her Star Trek characters are familiar and her secondary characters are well drawn. This tale takes place near the end of Admiral Uhura’s Starfleet career and also features characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The inclusion of a young Ben Sisko is very well done.

The Lost Era series illuminates events that take place prior to and between Star Trek television series. Publi
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Daniel Kukwa
Aug 12, 2015 Daniel Kukwa rated it really liked it
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The medical tech at the heart of this book (even simplified for laymen) was starting to do my head in. But that aside, this is a superb mix of espionage thriller & continuity love-in. Between the strong development of characters in their early days, and others in their twilight, this is by far one of the strongest of the Lost Era novels, outside of the works of David R. George. To me, this novel ideally manages to fill in recent historical blank spots, while spinning a gripping, exciting sto ...more
Terry
Feb 13, 2015 Terry rated it liked it
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Mrs. Bonanno is a cut above most of the Star Trek universe authors.
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I love this book. The female protagonist is black, beautiful, strong, works hard, and is amazing. Love Uhera.
Bradley
Dec 26, 2011 Bradley rated it liked it
A space age fight to battle disease. Sort of interesting with Uhura but not enough to make me want to keep it.
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Margaret Wander Bonanno is a science fiction author with over twenty novels to her credit, including several set in the Star Trek universe.
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