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The Disinherited (Star Trek: The Original Series #59)

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The Disinherited

Gamma Xaridian--a peaceful Federation research colony that becomes the third Federation world to suffer a brutal attack athe handsof a mysterious alien fleet. With Lt. Uhura gone on an important mission of her own, Captain Kirk and the U.S.S. "Enterprise(TM)" are dispatched to investigate the attacks, only to find the planets completely devastated.

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ebook, 272 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Pocket Books/Star Trek (first published 1992)
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3 1/2 stars. Overall a good episodic story. While there is no historian's note, it appears this novel takes place near the beginning of TOS Season 2, as Chekov is new to the Enterprise, meeting fellow officers for the first time, trying to find his way. There are three authors and three interweaving plotlines in the book - one following the Enterprise, the second Uhura and the third Chekov.

The Enterprise plotline felt the most episodic, following Kirk & the crew as they go to the aid of Gamm...more
Despite the daunting array of co-authors, this novel holds together pretty well - no obvious seams in the plot or disjunctions in style. There are, in fact, two parallel plots, sewn together quite neatly at the end. In one, Kirk and the Enterprise pursue a group of extremely ruthless planet-raiders. They eventually deduce the raiders' motives (they are mercenary warriors stealing technology so that another race can make a plasma cannon), and devise a partially successful way of dealing with them...more
Dec 01, 2009 Despina rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Всеки фен на Star Trek и на фантастиката като цяло.
Когато за първи път прочетох книгите от тази поредица, дори не съм подозирала, че в България се издават само една малка част от тях. Ако трябва да бъда точна, става дума за 4 от общо над 115. Тази книга, известна на англоговорящите фенове като "The Disinherited" се намира някъде между номерата 54 и 59 в колекцията публикувана като част от историята на оригиналният, първи екипаж на "Ентърпрайс".

За съжаление в наши дни, четирите книжки могат да бъдат намерени само в отделни частни колекции, а б...more
Daniel Kukwa
More "Star Trek" comfort food: not very challenging, but rather pleasant all the same. The plot is fairly ho-hum -- much more TNG than Classic Trek. This is counter-balanced by a superb grasp of the characters, some nice retcon work with Chekov, and a fluid writing style that makes it difficult to believe that three authors worked on this novel. One chapter in particular involving running trains on time had me laughing appreciatively on any number of ironic historical levels.
I picked this one up because of Peter David, and it was a solid read. I always liked Chekov, and having a storyline focusing on Uhura using 'communications' skills beyond putting someone on the viewscreen was a nice change.

Even my younger self thought the Comm officer from the Lexington was a rote "misunderstood loner" character but he did help tie the two storylines together. This isn't one of the ST books that I re-read constantly, but it was definitely worth the purchase.
Brian Burriston
This story takes place between the first and second season of the old TV show and highlights Chekov's early months on the Enterprise (but not his initial ones). Uhura has a big part, Spock and McCoy very little. For those who like first meetings with aliens or negotiation stories this will please. There are two mysteries to solve and some space battles to spice things up at the end. A nice balance.
Stephen Fender
I enjoyed how the author wove two differing stories, one on the Enterprise and the other on the Lexington, together to form a cohesive novel. The characters are well thought out, the story plot is true Trek, and the space battles are what anyone could come to expect from a typical big-budget Trek movie. Well done. A good read for any Trek fan.
There were, I think, three Trek novels were three of the guys who wrote for the comic did it together. This is one of the better ones.
Given that, it's still only an okay book, Uhura gets some time in the spotlight, which is nice but the rest of the book wasn't terribly memorable and the three writing styles didn't always mesh well for me.

Nice spotlight on Uhura. A few problems meshing three different writing styles, but overall a decent story.
Good solid classic Trek book, full of all the battles, political intrigue, etc.
Chris Mullins
Everything Peter David touches (in the ST universe anyway) turns to gold.
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Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff". David is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real world issues with humor and references to popular culture. He also uses metafiction frequently, usually to humo...more
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