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Star Trek Into Darkness (Star Trek: Movie Novelizations #2)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  742 ratings  ·  106 reviews
The official movie tie-in novelization of the highly anticipated sequel to 2009’s blockbuster feature film Star Trek!

Pioneering director J.J. Abrams has delivered an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their
ebook, 320 pages
Published May 21st 2013 by Pocket Books/Star Trek (first published January 1st 2013)
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This is the novelization of the second film in the new parallel universe of Star Trek introduced in the previous movie of 2009.

When I watched this film, all my still reservations about this new parallel universe were solved and I totally was able to embrace this concept as another addition to the franchise.

I wanted to read the novelization to check if I can get some new details or deeper insight about the story. It wasn't the case. However it was a good reading experience.

Star Trek into Darkness
Roger Mccoy
Mixed feelings.

On the one I hand, I appreciate the efforts of both the author and the filmmakers to be as precisely accurate to the finished film as possible. The following articles describe such efforts:

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: STID Novelization Author Alan Dean Foster, Part 1

EXCLUSIVE: Star Trek Into Darkness Novelist, Alan Dean Foster Part 2

On the other hand, Foster's attempts to overexplain the script get a tad aggravating at times. When I saw Foster interviewed at a con once, he commented on ho
Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
"Maybe it was because of all he had been forced to go through. But the James T. Kirk who solemnly greeted Starfleet personnel and civilians alike following the services was not the same man who had steered forth the Starship Enterprise on its most recent voyage. The boldness, the inescapable tendency to impetuosity: All of that was still there, but now it was leavened by a new maturity. It was a strange feeling, but it felt...right."

I know I may have mentioned this previously, but I really am no
Fine Novelization of “Star Trek Into Darkness” from Alan Dean Foster

Having been a huge fan of Alan Dean Foster’s earlier “Star Trek” novels based on the animated series as well as his own substantial body of original space opera science fiction, it was only logical that I would read his novelization of “Star Trek Into Darkness”, the second film directed by J. J. Abrams and the twelfth in the cinematic franchise. Working from one of the final drafts of the screenplay co-written by Roberto Orci, A
Shauna Reitsma
Jun 09, 2014 Shauna Reitsma rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: NO ONE EVER
Recommended to Shauna by: Leigh Teetzel
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Landree Rennpage
I really enjoyed the movie, but the book, which was read by Alice Eve, was also very well done. Alan Dean Foster, who also ghostwrote the original Star Wars novel and the first EU book, Splinters of the Mind's Eye, is a master at bringing movies to life in the written word as well. He elucidates some of the key moments, switching perspectives with ease. Considering the amount of characters he has to juggle, this is no mean feat. He does especially well with Kirk and Spock, and many of the key mo ...more
I as dreading reading this book because I thought it would make me want to watch the movie. Now I wish I would have waited until the DVD came in at the library. This. Book. Was. Boring. With a capital "B". The action scenes were bogged down in too much detail. The dialogue, some, if not most, of which might have been from the movie, but I'm sure not all of it was unless they made the movie at least four hours long. Really? I know Scotty can talk, but is he truly that verbose about those things? ...more
Jesse Booth
This book was definitely more polished than the 2009 movie novelization. I have the blu ray pre-ordered, and reading this definitely has helped through the wait. Bring on September!

Alan Dean Foster is a solid writer. He depicted the story seamlessly. What I love about these novelizations is getting the opportunity to get in the characters' heads, rather than being a fly on the wall watching everything happen. It enhances the story a lot, particularly through the eyes of Kirk and Spock. If you en
Star Trek has always been a part of my childhood. It has been a beloved series to me for many years. I have loved the twists and turns that have taken place throughout the ever expanding generations. This story is yet another curve in the road known as Star Trek and this road takes its readers on one hell of a journey. All of the past experiences that have been memorized by readers and remembered by the characters have been thrown to the wind. Instead, a new set of experiences await the readers ...more
Let's take a look at Star Trek Into Darkness which was written after the movie of the same name was released. For die-hard Trekkie fans, this is definitely a book that you want to pick up. It was so good that I never wanted it to end. For those who haven't seen the film (or who aren't really into Star Trek at all), this is the story of how one man came into his own when pitted against a ruthless adversary who by all accounts was unbeatable. James Tiberius Kirk is the newly appointed Captain of t ...more
II Lt. Kimberly Landen
This had taken me the whole moth of Jan. 2014 to read the book. I have also seen the Movie. However, whether are not if this spoils the story are not both Book and the Movie. I must take into a more positive image of the book and movie and put all circumstances in a positive mirror side of this story line. In my mind, I have taken in fact the concepts of quantum physics. Kennser was Scotty's are close friend, they knew how to use a portable trans warp beaming device. In my eye in a more positive ...more
This is an excellent novelization of the movie; it has been a while since I saw the movie last, so my memory may not be flawless, but it seems to me that this book is far more faithful to the movie than most novelizations are. What's more, the story is well-told, and was a good story to start with in the movie. I do have a few quibbles, but they are with the story as it was told in the movie, so I can't fault the book for maintaining the possible flaws in the movie it was based on. I still don't ...more
I always liked the old tv series. I love Star Trek and excellent book. Can't wait to watch the movie.
I like how this fills in some small holes from the movie, like Dr. Marcus accent!!
Al Menaster
Pretty readable, but not much information that wasn't in the movie
Surprise...It's way better than the movie - just like the last one!
Well written novelization, though not surprising with Foster.
May 24, 2013 Becki marked it as to-read
I have to. Benedict played Khan so well I just have to.
Septima Severa
I am just a trekker, not a trekkie. I am also obsessive-compulsive person. I may be a pedant. I am biologist. And I'm obsessed with good science fiction.
Yet unfortunately, this one led to my disappointment.
A little bit.

I know Star Trek: Into Darkness too well; I've seen it a couple of times since it aired on DVD. I have thought that I couldnt have enough of the story where there are more enemies than just one. Enemies you wouldn't think of, eventually. Yet it happened that I've been to demandi
Annika Bookworm
I really, really loved this movie so I expected the book to be very good. But I'm afraid to say, that for me, it was the complete opposite.

Firstly I have to say that I read the book in the german translation so I can't be completly sure if all the problems I have with this book are also present in the english version.

So let's start. In the beggining the whole writing style was really putting me of. It seemed to me as if A.D.Foster was trying very hard to describe everything detailed but at the s
Steven Brandt (Audiobook-Heaven)
Star Trek Into Darkness is based on the 2013 film of the same name and picks up right where 2009’s Star Trek left off. Kirk and his crew return to Earth hoping to be chosen by Starfleet to go on a five year exploration mission through deep space. Kirk doesn’t yet know, however, that Spock has inadvertently submitted a report on their previous mission that has gotten Kirk demoted from his rank of Captain. But before any of this becomes official, Starfleet headquarters is attacked and Kirk’s men ...more
Indah Threez Lestari
445 - 2013

Alan Dean Foster, you did it again!

Baca novelisasi film Star Trek Abramverse yang pertama dulu asyik, ternyata baca novelisasi film lanjutannya juga sama asyiknya. Meskipun aku sudah menonton filmnya, ternyata novel ini tetap berefek sama di bagian-bagian tertentu, terutama adegan sinetron di bagian-bagian akhir yang membuat mata berkaca-kaca ^.^

Karena filmnya sudah kureview di sini
baiklah kukomentari saja sejauh apa deviasi antara versi film den

Based on the 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness movie, this book stays very close to the movie. The novel takes place in the same timeline as the one created in the 2009 Star Trek movie. A young Captain Kirk and his crew return to earth hoping to be sent out on a five year mission, little does Kirk know that a report of an incident by Spock would leave him demoted to commander. Before that can fully take place, star fleet headquarters is attacked and Kirk’s mentor Christopher Pike is killed in
Paul Lunger
Alan Dean Foster is yet again charged with the novelization of another Star Trek movie & succeeds probably moreso than the actual plot allows for "Star Trek Into Darkness". The movie itself is a modern day version of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" with a J.J. Abrams twist to things especially with this set in his alternate universe world created by the 2009 movie "Star Trek". The plot itself revolves around the capture of a terrorist John Harrison who helps participate in a bombing in Lon ...more
Eleonore Rigby
Der Weltraum. Unendliche Weiten. In den neuen Kinofilmen erleben wir Abenteuer der berühmten Enterprise-Crew in noch jungen Jahren. Aber dafür erkennen wir sie auch alle wieder – und ebenso viele andere Bekannte aus dem Star Trek-Universum finden sich hier zusammen, um in das Universum aufzubrechen und es zu erforschen. Der zweite Kinofilm der neuen Filmreihe ist angelehnt an „Der Zorn des Khan“, in welcher Kirks schlimmster Feind Khan einen furiosen Auftritt hinlegt und für viel Wirbel an Bord ...more
Nov 23, 2013 Amy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
I really enjoyed this. I was expecting a straight forward adaption from movie to book, but there are a lot of extra details here that either aren't present in the source material, or that I had missed. I loved the extra insight into what the characters were thinking.

I loved the author's Pip and Flinx series and had a feeling I would like this, but I was almost afraid to read it just in case it sucked.

There were a few things I didn't like, which made this lose a star.
--Too many epithets. He seeme
Aug 19, 2013 Joanne rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one that I can really think of. It's just not that good.
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"For a Person not a Hardcore Star Trek Fan, the Book was Entertaining"

I'm not a huge star trek fan but I did like any of the ones that involved one particular character... granted I'm confused about a few things because I know its a prequel & Spock can talk with Spock but what about everyone else? I know someone whose familiar with Trek knows how to explain all this but that was the only part that had me scratching my head?! I would love to have a discussion with someone who has a great gras
Dan Foster
One of the reasons I read movie tie-ins is to get a look at little things that didn't make it into the film due to the book being based on an earlier version of the script. In the case of a JJ Abrams movie, this becomes even more interesting because he is such a lean editor. He trims his movies to the bare minimum to move along quickly. Star Trek Into Darkness indeed does that, sometimes to the detriment of particular plot points. As with his 2009 adaptation of the first Star Trek film, Alan Dea ...more
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Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A. in 1969. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures. This interest is carried over to his writing, ...more
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