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The Cry of the Onlies (Star Trek: The Original Series #46)

3.34 of 5 stars 3.34  ·  rating details  ·  321 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Captain Kirk must face his past to prevent a major war.
Mass Market Paperback, 255 pages
Published October 1st 1989 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 1989)
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Paul Lunger
From October 1989 comes a book that is a sequel/follow-up to "Miri" & "Requiem for Methuselah". Judy Klass's "The Cry of the Onlies" has the Enterprise on a diplomatic mission to Boaco Six to meet with the Council of Youngers to stave off a revolution. This council is of kids similar to the children on Miri's planet. When a planetary ship is destroyed by what appears to be a Federation ship diplomacy is out the window & this story falls apart in a hurry. Don't get me wrong, Klass's story ...more
I have fond memories of this book (it was the first ST novel purchased for me and also the first one I ever read) but in hindsight I realize there are a few point lacking in this novel.
A few other reviewers also made note of these concerns, including the fact we never find out if Kirk retrieves or recalls his memories of Rayna (from the Original Series episode Requiem for Methuselah) and we are not given a proper memorial scene for Miri. (We find out she has died during events leading up to thos
I enjoy books that continue storylines where old episodes left off, which is what this book does. I enjoyed exploring the world of Boaco Six along with the characters in the book and seeing a world torn apart by a recent revolution and the struggles of trying to bring a pre-warp civilization into modern times while retaining their own heritage. The Boaco Six parts of the book were very well done. The parts regarding to the Onlies and leading up to their interaction with the Boaco parts of the st ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Argh! I was hoping for something more interesting after the VERY bland "Trial by Error". Certainly this novel has better writing, but its reach far exceeds its grasp. There are too many plots competing for the reader's attention, and none of them are developed with any depth. There are three plots, one of them containing a sub-plot threatening to overwhelm the plot from which it originates. Meanwhile, the other two plots are direct sequels to two "Star Trek" Original Series episodes. There is si ...more
Combines two TOS episodes in a new story which could have stood on it's own, albeit rather short. The Diplomatic Mission to Boaco Six is disrupted by a stolen Starfleet prototype vessel. The 'thieves' are two of the 'Onlies' from "Miri". The Enterprise is sent to pick up Flint from "Requiem for Methusela" who helped design part of the vessel.

All in all an excellent continuation of the two epsiodes. Characterization was very good for the most part, and treknology is not over-used.

There were too many disparate pieces. None were given the attention they deserved.

I had the impression that this novel was written to fill in story-discontinuity elsewhere.

And there were two things about which I was actually disappointed:
Kirk didn't retrieve his memories of Rayna. That he'd let that go simply doesn't fit his character.
The death of a major Star Trek character, Miri, happened "offscreen" without memorial.
Michelle Stevens
As with all star trek books, I had trouble putting it down so good and it follows the time line very well. highly recommend to all trek fans.
I have no memory of what this book was about, or the TV episode it is supposedly a sequel to.
It left no impression on me what so ever.

A curious installment into the Star Trek novels of the late 80's. Not a bad book.
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