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Thin Air (Star Trek: New Earth #5)

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Many light-years away from the safety of the Federation, the "Starship Enterprise" stands guard over an alien world whose unique natural resources could change the balance of power throughout the galaxy. The ship's crucial assignment: to maintain a Federation presence on the Planet below, to defend the world's newly arrived inhabitants from hostile aliens, and to fight a s ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Pocket Books
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Jul 14, 2009 Jess rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
I found this book to be one of the more enjoyable ones in the series. The idea of death by suffocation is certainly one of the more novel alien-takeover strategies I've seen. There was also a reasonable amount of believable suspense going on until the end, where suddenly everything just solved itself without much explanation. ("Spock rigged up something to save the day"? Typical.)

I enjoyed seeing the characters develop in this book, especially Governor Pardonnet. It would seem that he matured gr
Michael Schulz
Mar 19, 2016 Michael Schulz rated it really liked it
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One of the best ones in this series.
Tommy Verhaegen
Aug 30, 2016 Tommy Verhaegen rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, paper_en
Very strong, exciting book. Not only is there the danger that the crew of the Enterprise has to face and defend against, this time there is also plenty of attention to the other side of the medal. Heroïsm, rescue, survival, etc. fo the one can mean a death sentence for the others. A generally beneficiary decision also can make its victims. And when you finally get to grips with the whole situation the real blow falls from a forgotten side. It is not a "funny" book but it packs action but also dr ...more
Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 Benjamin Plume rated it liked it
After the first book, these really changed tone. Since the first was about "getting there" there was a more epic feel, with problems A, B, and C to deal with in turn. After that each one had one problem and solution, really. I'm not arguing that one format is better than the other, but just know that there's a change, and for that epic feel to return you really have to think of books 2-5 as a unit.
Raymond Shields
Aug 22, 2013 Raymond Shields rated it really liked it
I loved the tale in this volume! Ordinary people from all walks of life coming together and, together, achieving the impossible. But I couldn't give 5 stars because there were several typographical errors that I could not overlook. But the force of the story alone warrants a 4 star rating.
Feb 01, 2011 Kreg rated it liked it
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A vast improvement on books 3 and 4 in the series! Characterizations were pretty good for the most part, and even the treknology which was the downfall of the previous two books was done well.
Apr 26, 2012 Ami_Ven rated it liked it
I've enjoyed this series of books as a whole, but in this one, I found myself really liking the minor characters, especially Tegan Welch and Captain Staerbaek (and their adorable romance).
Steven Keith
Happy Birthday Suze.

Kirk and the Enterprise in a far from Federation territory
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