Dreadnought! (Star Trek: The Original Series #29)
On the eve of her maiden voyage, "Star Empire" is stolen by terrorists who demand a rendezvous with the "Starship Enterprise(TM) " -- and with Lieutenant Piper, stationed aboard Kirk's shi...more
Does she fit it? Well, it's a completely meaningless desig ...more
This book and its sequel are in many ways unlike any other ST novels -- including the others by Diane Carey.
They are in first person; the focus is on characters who are not among the regular cast members -- so much so that Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are relegated to support-character status; they are frequently, irrepressibly ridiculous (the BUNNY HOP?!? as a diversionary tactic?); and Piper clearly lacks a last name because if she had one it would have to be "Sue".
And let's not forget the ...more
Clunky writing, one-dimensional characters. More of a YA novel than anything else, which probably explains why I liked it so much more as a teenager.
It's a first-person narrative, told through the eyes o ...more
I kept thinking this was like the YA version of a Star Trek book. Pretty much all of the narrative goes through the fresh cadet named Piper. There was actually very little interactions with the actual crew of the Enterprise, which was what I was looking for. It's almost all through the thoughts and actions of ...more
The story centers around a captaincy candidate from the Academy named Piper. In reality, this is basically a well-written Mary Sue story. A lot of the "twists," if you want to call them that, were very predictable – at least to me. B ...more
dreadnought is the story about a stolen UFP vessel that must be recovered before it does irreparable harm. but the plot twists and turns reveal a bigger menace than 1 star ship.
i love Diane Carey's interpretations & ...more
That being said, I thought it was an interesting book, a different perspective, and not totally about the Enterprise & her crew.
Good read! :)
It is a fun sci-fi adventure.
Plus, at the time, there were very few Trek books dealing with new characters, so it was a nice change of pace. Not a great book, but a fun, light read.
Diane Carey is primarily a science fiction author best known for her work in the Star Trek franchise. She has been the lead-off writer for two Star Trek spin-off book series: Star Trek The Next Generation with Star Trek: Ghost Ship, and the novelization of the Star Trek: Enterprise pilot, Broken Bow.
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