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Eine neue Ära (Star Trek: Titan #1)

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  1,051 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Die fantastischen Abenteuer von Captain William T. Riker und der Crew der U.S.S. Titan! Eine der beliebtesten neuen Star Trek-Romanserien, die direkt an die Geschehnisse des letzten großen STAR TREK-Films NEMESIS anschließt. Praetor Shinzon ist tot. Das Machtvakuum, das durch sein Ableben entstanden ist, hat das Romulanische Sternenimperium an den Rand des Bürgerkrieges ge ...more
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Published November 22nd 2011 (first published 2005)
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William Johnson
Star Trek books are both the ultimate comfort food and the epitome of a specific genre that refuses to die. One reason why Star Trek needed to get rebooted right in the ass was because it couldn't adapt to the changing times. I'm not sure if it was just pure stupidity (I'm looking at you Rick Berman) or if the creators just wanted to keep the Roddenberry vision alive and in tact (which is why, coupled with stupidity, the producers seemed to bail on the most innovative Star Trek series Deep Space ...more
Geoffrey
I've been a Start Trek fan since air. But, I never really got into the books which is an error I'm begging to correct.

One of the things that annoyed me about the various Trek series on TV is that most of the aliens are humans with extra facial bumps. As others have noted in their reviews, the crew of the Titan is anything but human. They are also anything but just a lot of humans with a few of the common aliens mixed in for flavor. I was quite pleased there were so many non-humanoid races includ
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Emma
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Rob
I wanted to like this, there were certainly enough interesting characters (female Ferengi Starfleet officer?!!!) but the book was cluttered with too many unique alien species that it became a bit monotonous with every second page a new character introduced. Every other chapter was the inner workings of Romulan political life; the two story-lines didn’t converge as a result about 80% into the novel I gave up.
Martin Milhomme
Easily a five. If they made this into a series, I would watch every week. Amazing!
Sean Kennedy
(2.5 / 5)

This book suffers from a lot of flaws within the 'pilot story' syndrome, and this is exacerbated by the fact they seemed to have split it over two books and you need to read #2 to find out what happens. I don't know if the cliffhanger is going to be an ongoing part of the story, but as I was already struggling with this first book it may just prove to be annoying.

I wanted to enjoy this more than I did. But I felt a lot of plot and characterisation was cut to make way for authors salivat
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Beth - ;)
William Riker finally gets his own ship, Titan. A new class of ship, meant for exploration and Riker is eager to get started on his brand-new mission. However, things never work out as planned in Trek-dom and Titan is instead sent to Romulus to broker power-sharing talks between the different factions vying for power after the Shinzon affair. Romulus is in tatters and needs a lot of help. Of course there are Klingons in the mix too, as well as the Tal Shiar, Romulus' secret intelligence service. ...more
Matt
The danger in any writer creating a story based on much beloved characters lies in how they adapt those characters into another form. Shaky grasp of any of those characters can lead to an experience thoroughly lacking in pleasure for the reader. Luckily, in the case of Martin & Mangels' first book in the Star Trek: Titan novel series, this is not the case. In fact, the greatest strength of the book lies in the ability to completely "get" the characters they are writing about, and have the tr ...more
Marcelo
Jun 20, 2013 Marcelo rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who always wanted Riker to be a captain.
After Star Trek: Nemesis, I would have given almost anything to follow the adventures of Captain Riker aboard the USS Titan. If you share this desire with me, «Taking Wing» is for you!

Right out of the gate, the reader is rewarded with some "special effects" impossible in the TV show (or even movies; that's the best part of reading: the budget for special effects is infinite!). I finally got a galaxy with some aliens that aren't just humans with designs in their foreheads. As a matter of fact, th
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Telaara Dunwin
Erst einmal zu den negativen Dingen: Das Hörbuch war unglaublich schlecht und langweilig gesprochen und offenbar hat niemand Detlef Bierstedt gesagt, wie die Namen der Personen ausgesprochen werden, mit denen er nicht bei der Synchronisation von Star Trek: Next Generation zu tun hatte. Das war überaus enttäuschend, da ich ihn bisher als guten Sprecher kenne (z.B. kürzlich von "Metro 2033"). Doch selbst die schlechteste Lesung kann nicht den Inhalt kaputt machen, und den fand ich tatsächlich groß ...more
Austen
May 23, 2010 Austen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any Star Trek fan
Shelves: scifi
"The child's deep blue eyes opened briefly, momentarily reflecting the dim illumination of the room. But Riker saw that the darkness and light at play there in those eyes looked as deep, as infinite, and as mysterious as the universe itself."

What lies out there? What haven't we seen yet? We have - as humans - an infinite capacity to tell ourselves that we have seen it all, know it all and are in control of our reality.

What don't we know yet? From one arm of our galaxy, we look out on a cosmos t
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Lance Schonberg
Jan 07, 2013 Lance Schonberg rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Trek fans
When I was younger, I read a lot of Star Trek novels. Between my teen years and my twenties, I accumulated well over 100 of them, mostly TOS, with TNG a close second. I've watched the TV shows for longer than I can remember and have been to see every movie in the theatre.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that Star Trek was a big part of my formative SF life, and I still enjoy it, but it’s been a while since I've been in contact with the literature side of things. Maybe too long. Star Trek Titan:
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Sam O'Neill
I received the Destiny trilogy of books as a gift and absolutely loved them - they really re-kindled my passion for the franchise. From there, I worked backwards, taking in all the "post-finale" Next Generation, DS9 and Voyager books before deciding to take a punt on Titan - the spin-off series that focuses on the voyages of the starship captained by Will Riker after Nemesis.

Taking Wing - the first book in the series - sets the scene for what's to come. It's a little slow, as it spends a lot of
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Derek Moreland
There's a lot to like here...the CMO is described as more or less an alien hyper intelligent velociraptor; the Trill security chief is built like a Klingon and openly homosexual; and in addition to Riker and Troi, some old fan favorites like Alyssa Ogawa and Tuvok join the crew. The first 100 or so pages, introducing the crew to the reader and each other, and the last sixty or so, where the novel's plot is resolved with genuine cleverness, are a joy to read. It's the 200 or so pages separating t ...more
Couturette
Ich bin seit Jahren raus aus dem StarTrek Universum, war aber früher mit Feuereifer dabei. Ich wollte mal probieren, ob das bei mir immer noch funktioniert - und das tut es.

Eine spannende Geschichte, in die man sofort reinfindet und ein vielversprechender Anfang für eine neue Serie. Leider ist es aber auch tatsächlich nur das, ein Auftakt. Die Geschichte hat kein eigentliches Ende, sie ist mehr ein Teaser für die folgenden Teile. Aber wer die StarTrek-Welt mag, wird ja ohnehin weiterlesen/-hören
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Alex
An absolutely stunning dive into the post TNG Star Trek universe.
Picking up on Captain William Riker's new command (as mentioned at the end of the movie Star Trek Nemesis) of the USS Titan, a Luna class exploration vessel, this first book in the series takes us through the Neutral Zone, straight to Romulus, the Romulan Star Empire's seat of government. The whole action takes place in the wake of Shinzon's defeat and the power vacuum that created within the empire. Thus, USS Titan's mission is to
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Nicola
Ich bin positiv überrascht. muss ich gestehen. Bücher zu Filmen oder Bücher, die auf Filmen/Serien basieren, sind meistens für problematisch, weil sie sehr oft schlecht geschrieben sind. Das hier ist eine positive Ausnahme.

Die Story selbst spielt kurz nach den Ereignissen von "Star Trek - Nemesis". Riker ist nun Captain seines eigenen Raumschiffes, der Titan. Seine erste Mission führt ihn und seine Mannschaft nicht wie gehofft in die unendlichen Weiten des Weltalls, wo nie zuvor ein Mensch gewe
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Shane Amazon
Star Trek: Taking Wing is the first of the series dedicated to Captain William T. Riker and his new ship the Titan. After his career aboard the Enterprise, Captain Riker sets out to prove himself as a leader. Along with former members of the Enterprise, Troi and Vale, the Titan is assigned an important mission to Romulus in order to prevent a civil war that could spill over to the Federation.

The beginning of the book starts off with a deeply complex and sometimes overwhelming character list. A c
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Steven
Titan is the first Star Trek series I've read that more or less attempts to stand on its own legs. Granted, it has the benefit of using characters we're familiar with, but it doesn't have the backing of being televised. It also is the first series I've read that leans heavily on the Star Trek expanded universe, drawing material from previous novels as opposed to just television episodes. This brings along its own sense of continuity, which is a nice change of pace from the previous novels, which ...more
Uli Kusterer
I'm a sucker for a good Romulan story, and you get that here, along with Wil Riker and his new ship Titan. However, I have to deduct points for the writing, and the execution of the eBook edition. The Kindle version at least is badly done, with spaces missing occasionally on entire sentences and leftover hard-hyphenation in the middle of a line in the. First half of the book. Also, a few words seem to have been misOCRed.

The writing is good, but the author spends too much time describing mechanic
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Matthew Bowers
Reread. Better than a Martin / Mangels novel has any right to be (and this time I'm not damning it with faint praise, the way I was with "Unjoined"), but still not great. Engaging and propulsive for the first half, the plotting falls to pieces by the end. Pacing is off too. And while I appreciate the idea of TITAN boasting the most diverse crew in Starfleet, the authors dwell on this to an almost fetishistic extent, yet without the kind of alien perspectives we would see in, say, a Diane Duane n ...more
SilverMoon
Over all, it wasn't a bad book. However, there's a lot of politics involved. Granted, they were sent on a diplomatic mission, but the politics in it are rather confusing. In fact, it took me over halfway through the book, to try an put together all the multitude of factions, the said faction's attitude towards the federation, so on and so forth. However, it is a good read. The writer does explain the events in a nice concise manner. Even if the reader did not watch The Next Generation, and all o ...more
Hank
Captain William Riker, Counselor Deanna Troi, and a really interesting crew go off to the Romulan Empire, or what's left of it, to help pick up the pieces after Shinzon's murder of the Romulan Senate and attempted attack on Earth. It's a good story, reasonably paced, and the authors do a good job with familiar characters and new ones.
Dean
Yes, my friends know that I am a nerd, and yes I just finished Star Trek: Titan, Book 1. I guess the teacher in me will give it a solid “B.” One thing that Star Trek novels usually offer is fast paced, but perhaps too predictable, action. For me, this book, however, really dragged in the middle. I am assuming that the author’s decision to develop characters for the series was a higher priority than keeping the action moving. I appreciated the tie in with Nemesis but have to say … “Hey, don’t giv ...more
Annie
It's more like 3.5 stars.

I really like the idea behind Titan. I always liked Riker and Troi and creating a new book series around Rikers first command is an awesome idea.
But... I've never been a big fan of the Romulans and I wasn't a big fan of Nemesis, either. So the story of this book was a bit dull for me, to be honest, and it was really slow in the beginning. Plus, too many names! I always have trouble with books were they introduce a dozen characters in only a few pages. But I was glad to
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Katie Buerk
Big Riker/Troi fan so I may be biased takes place shortly after what is noted as an adventurous honeymoon. To bad we didn't get any part of the honeymoon might have needed a higher rating.
David Agranoff
Another Trek novel by a Portland based duo that introduces the starship Titan. This story line was suggested in the last Next Generation movie. The first command of William T. Riker. The Titan is a cool ship that would have been hard to realize on the small screen (I heard Frankes pitched it to paramount), because of the diverse nature of the crew. Many different species, With lots of non-humanoid characters. This is long overdue in the expanded Star Trek universe.

The story dragged a bit when ev
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Rodney
I'm on the low side of 3.5 stars. This was a pretty good book...starting after the last movies when the characters from Star Trek: TNG begin to go their separate ways. It was a good introduction to the new crew and the new challenges they will face. Also, like "The Undiscovered Country" did for the Federation-Klingon scenario, this one finds a way to make catastrophe force the Federation and Romulans together. I'm looking forward to the other books in this series. I started reading some Trek boo ...more
Derek Brown
In lieu of getting to see the adventures of Riker and Troi, these are the next best thing. This first book was a lot of fun to read.
Jen
I found this in one of my boxes in my parents basement from my Uni days and realized I had never read it. already paid for new Star Trek, bring it on! Like most of the Trek fiction it doesn't stray far from the series and picks up right after Nemesis. Riker's new ship is bait getting set up, which makes the book drag. It is 300ish pages of set up and character introduction. And there are a LOT, I would even say too many characters. You don't need to intro the entire crew in book 1, m'kay? I migh ...more
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