The Entropy Effect (Star Trek: The Original Series #2)
Granted, the thrust of the tale is how Spock pushes himself to the limit in a desperate series of time jumps to save Kirk from assassination by the nerve-crushing, disturbing spider-web gun. But a romance and a mustache for Sulu is why it stands out. Well-played, McIntyre.
I really liked the security guards: Snarl, Jenniver, and Sulu's lover-girl whose name ...more
also, check out the gloriousness that is sulu's mustache:
oh. my. goodness.
The Enterprise has been in orbit of a singularity for six weeks, Mr. Spock making careful observations of this unusual phenomenon, when they are called away to Aleph Prime by an ultimate override command--to be used only in the most dire of situations.
They arrive to find no great eme ...more
Everything is weird from the word go. Spock and Kirk are weird with each other - I don't know where in the chronology this novel fits but I'm betting early days since both of them aren't quite as Best Friends Forever-y as they end up being yet - but it's not just ...more
The Enterprise gets called away from studying an unusual singularity to ferry mad scientist and convicted murderer Mordreaux to a rehabilitation colony. En route, Kirk and the security chief are killed by the apparently escaped prisoner - but Mordreaux never left his quarters, and how is it possible for Spock to be in 2 places at the same time?
Well, well, just when I had begun to lose hope (as of yet, I haven't managed to get acr ...more
Being a very early Star trek book, I wasn't surprised that the story was a little slow in the beginning. The reader is left floundering a little trying to figure out what is going on and if the pace of the story is going to pick up. Finally, when all the pieces of the puzzle start fitting together, the reader fin ...more
Bottom line: It's short and decent, but I've read superior fanfiction online and for f ...more
As for the cover artwork, I know some don't like it, but IMHO I think it's wicked cool. That being written, I do miss long-haired, mustached Sulu ...more
This book was really bad early on. Author Vonda McIntyre introduces some secondary characters of her own creation that held absolutely no interest for me, but seemed to engage her much more than the TOS crew. Uhura and Chekov are virtually absent from this story. Fortunately, these characters mostly vanished from the narrative once the story got going ( ...more
Crítica publicada originalmente en mi blog.
Durante días, el U.S.S. Enterprise se ha dedicado al estudio de una singularidad en el espacio-tiempo, un fenómeno de vacío que tiene perplejo incluso al vulcaniano oficial científico de la nave, el Sr. Spock. Por alguna extraña razón, la entropía en el entorno ha aumentado aceleradamente, y ello podía tener consecuencias desastrosas para el futuro del Universo.
El estudio del fenómeno se ve interrumpido cuando reciben un mensaje de emergencia
Also, although this book is about time travel, it's done is a magnificat way. The ending was also quite satisfying, which is usually not the case when I read time travel stories.
Definitely a wonderful read and highly recommended.
This wasn’t at all bad. It was pretty well-written; there was a nice subplot with Sulu (though McIntyre gives him a truly dreadful-sounding new hairstyle that I kept hoping would somehow figure into the plot—but it DIDN’T); and there was a SUPREMELY gay Kirk/Spock moment toward the end that made me giggle with glee. However, the time ...more
Déjà en partant, j'aime beaucoup les histoires qui impliquent les voyages dans le temps. On assiste donc à un débat éthique sur les voyages temporels entre Spock et McCoy. Cette histoire a vraiment f ...more