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Eine neue Ära (Star Trek: Titan #1)

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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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Paul Bowler
Jan 21, 2016 Paul Bowler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I feel weird giving a book I enjoyed only three stars. I enjoyed it so much I already bought the sequel. I'm going to have a great deal of fun reading the entire series. One of the pluses to Star Trek books is that the writer can absolutely go to town on alien species. A movie or tv series is much more limited in this regard.

The reason I gave it only three stars is that I cannot imagine ever recommending this book to anyone who isn't already wholly in love with Star Trek. I don't think this boo
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
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
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
Star Trek: Titan: Taking Wing by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin Unfortunately, the only review I can offer right now is the German one I wrote for the Austrian Star Trek-newsgroup back in 2005.

Basically, I find the premise of Titan quite intriguing, I'm cautiously optimistic about the crew, quite a few very interesting and likeable characters mixed with others I don't particularly care about. The plot suffers a bit because of the concentration on the characters, though... When all is said
Aug 05, 2014 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-books
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Jun 05, 2015 Sean rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
**Minor Spoilers** if you care about that.

This is the first Star Trek book I've read since I was a kid. First I need to say that despite all of its many, many flaws, I still found this book rather enjoyable. That said, if this book didn't take place in an already established universe with characters I already know and like, I likely would have put this book down after only a few chapters.

As a literary work, this book is not great. The writing is a bit clunky. And the characters feel pretty shall
B. Reese
Jun 18, 2015 B. Reese rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

first, there is not a ton that happens in this book. but it was still a compelling read. the characters are all introduced, Riker begins to take command of his ship. one of the best set up books I've read. makes me very curious to read the rest. in a way it added some of the excitement that star trek has been lacking for a long time.

the only gripe I have is that lt. hawk in first contact was retconned into a gay character. it felt sort of ham fisted and gary stu-ish, because he had be
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.
Dec 06, 2014 Jarrah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel, star-trek, sci-fi
I took the first three Titan novels on a recent trip to Mexico and devoured them. Starting with this first installment, they have some of the best writing I've read in Star Trek novels - introducing you to new characters and fleshing out familiar ones in ways that don't drag on the plot. I absolutely loved the way Troi was portrayed in this novel, finally getting to really show her skills as a diplomatic officer. I'm also a big fan of the premise that Titan has the most diverse crew in the Feder ...more
John Cipolla
Wasn't a bad start. I can see how he is mingling the new crew with his hand picks from Enterprise. It will be exciting to see how they develop. The story was about unification.
Feb 06, 2015 Aaron rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's certainly not a bad book, but I think it suffers from the same thing that most initial books in a series suffer from. A ton of this book is devoted to introducing the crew of the Titan. I don't know why the author felt the need to create so many new characters instead of using established Trek characters (which he does as well). Introduce us to the department heads and major characters, but when you're naming so many individual Ensigns, it's a bit much. I had a hard time keeping track of al ...more
Martin Milhomme
Dec 14, 2013 Martin Milhomme rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-picks
Easily a five. If they made this into a series, I would watch every week. Amazing!
Apr 11, 2016 Jerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable post-Nemesis novel; can't wait to read the sequels!
Jan 31, 2016 Joe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was fun seeing where some characters in the STNG universe end up. We see several characters on a new ship and even are treated to characters from the original series. The book centers around an aid mission to the Romulan Empire with the goal of averting a civil war. The book drags a little as the author spends a great deal of time introducing characters and new alien species. The series has potential, especially if the focus remains on characters in action rather than trying to impress with h ...more
Apr 06, 2016 Derkanus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 18, 2015 Nick rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Trekkers
Shelves: star-trek
This book was a lot of fun! I have been a Trek fan since my early college days when I would spend my afternoons doing homework and watching TNG and DS9 on Spike TV. Like many, I fell in love with the characters of TNG and once I had made my way through the show and movies, I didn't want to leave them just yet, so I started picking up the books.

This is my first time reading through the voyages of the Starship Titan and Captain Riker's first command. Some of the other reviews talk about how this
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
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
Jun 20, 2013 Marcelo rated it liked it  ·  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
Telaara Dunwin
Mar 19, 2011 Telaara Dunwin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hoerbuecher
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
May 23, 2010 Austen rated it really liked it  ·  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
Lance Schonberg
Jan 07, 2013 Lance Schonberg rated it liked it  ·  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:
Sam O'Neill
Apr 10, 2012 Sam O'Neill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf
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
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
Oct 02, 2013 Couturette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 10, 2012 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, star-trek
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
Sep 06, 2013 Nicola rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Shane Amazon
Oct 11, 2013 Shane Amazon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 13, 2013 Steven rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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