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The Cry of the Onlies (Star Trek: The Original Series #46)

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The Cry Of The Onlines

Boaco Six -- a once-tranquil Federation colony, now caught up in the throes of revolution. The Enterprise's mission: re-establish contact with the planet, and determine whether or not formal ties between the Federation and Boaco Six Should be strengthened.
Negotiations beteween Captain Kirk and the planet's ruling Council of Youngers are proceedin
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Mass Market Paperback, 255 pages
Published 1989 by Pocket Books
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Mike Crate
Sep 18, 2016 Mike Crate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, star-trek
The Cry of the Onlies incorporates elements from the original series episodes "Miri" and "Requiem for Methuselah" and considering how I have said in the past I like novels which expand upon the series I wonder why this one didn't quite shine as bright in my eyes.
The core story is a rather bleak look at a failing of the Federation in their support of a corrupt and despotic regime on the planet Broaco VI driven by the galaxies need for a medicinal raw material harvested from this world's forests.
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Tobias
Jul 05, 2015 Tobias rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Judy Klass – Der Boacozwischenfall
Capt. Kirk fliegt mir der USS Enterprise zum Planeten Boaco Sechs. Auf dem Planeten fand vor kurzem eine Revolution statt und das alte Regime wurde abgesetzt. Die Föderation versucht zur neuen Regierung, den Rat der Jungen, diplomatische Beziehungen aufzubauen. Zu Beginn herrscht aber ein starkes Misstrauen vor, da die Föderation aus wirtschaftlichen Gründen zum alten Regime ebenfalls diplomtische Bezi9ehungen unterhielt. Nach und nach bessert sich aber das Klim
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Conan Tigard
The Cry of the Onlies based on the science fiction television show that ran for three years from 1966 to 1969. This book takes place after the third year of their original five-year mission. Star Trek is supposed to be a space western. It always has been and it is what the fan expect.

The Cry of the Onlies reads more like a Star Trek: The Next Generation book; that is, diplomacy comes first. I found this a little disappointing. We all love Captain Kirk and his wild side, something Captain Picar
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Paul Lunger
From October 1989 comes a book that is a sequel/follow-up to "Miri" & "Requiem for Methuselah". Judy Klass's "The Cry of the Onlies" has the Enterprise on a diplomatic mission to Boaco Six to meet with the Council of Youngers to stave off a revolution. This council is of kids similar to the children on Miri's planet. When a planetary ship is destroyed by what appears to be a Federation ship diplomacy is out the window & this story falls apart in a hurry. Don't get me wrong, Klass's story ...more
Ann
Jan 06, 2013 Ann rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have fond memories of this book (it was the first ST novel purchased for me and also the first one I ever read) but in hindsight I realize there are a few point lacking in this novel.
A few other reviewers also made note of these concerns, including the fact we never find out if Kirk retrieves or recalls his memories of Rayna (from the Original Series episode Requiem for Methuselah) and we are not given a proper memorial scene for Miri. (We find out she has died during events leading up to thos
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Daniel Kukwa
Feb 04, 2012 Daniel Kukwa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Argh! I was hoping for something more interesting after the VERY bland "Trial by Error". Certainly this novel has better writing, but its reach far exceeds its grasp. There are too many plots competing for the reader's attention, and none of them are developed with any depth. There are three plots, one of them containing a sub-plot threatening to overwhelm the plot from which it originates. Meanwhile, the other two plots are direct sequels to two "Star Trek" Original Series episodes. There is si ...more
Dustin
Nov 10, 2011 Dustin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy books that continue storylines where old episodes left off, which is what this book does. I enjoyed exploring the world of Boaco Six along with the characters in the book and seeing a world torn apart by a recent revolution and the struggles of trying to bring a pre-warp civilization into modern times while retaining their own heritage. The Boaco Six parts of the book were very well done. The parts regarding to the Onlies and leading up to their interaction with the Boaco parts of the st ...more
Kayla
Aug 23, 2012 Kayla rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Eh.

There were too many disparate pieces. None were given the attention they deserved.

I had the impression that this novel was written to fill in story-discontinuity elsewhere.

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And there were two things about which I was actually disappointed:
Kirk didn't retrieve his memories of Rayna. That he'd let that go simply doesn't fit his character.
The death of a major Star Trek character, Miri, happened "offscreen" without memorial.
Kreg
Jan 13, 2009 Kreg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek-tos
Combines two TOS episodes in a new story which could have stood on it's own, albeit rather short. The Diplomatic Mission to Boaco Six is disrupted by a stolen Starfleet prototype vessel. The 'thieves' are two of the 'Onlies' from "Miri". The Enterprise is sent to pick up Flint from "Requiem for Methusela" who helped design part of the vessel.

All in all an excellent continuation of the two epsiodes. Characterization was very good for the most part, and treknology is not over-used.
Mark A Powell
This novel, set during the original Star Trek series, fails to capture the imagination and lacks both the characterization and subplots needed to work well. Klass captures the voices of Kirk, Spock and McCoy well enough, though some of their interactions read slightly off. Tying the story to two of the television episodes is a clever convention, however the connections are tenuous at best and the plot lacks intrigue or depth. Not horrible, but largely forgettable.
J.D.
Jan 20, 2015 J.D. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Good follow up to the TOS episodes. Developed, sadly, in a wrong way. It could be done so much better.
Travis
Dec 13, 2009 Travis rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I have no memory of what this book was about, or the TV episode it is supposedly a sequel to.
It left no impression on me what so ever.


Michelle Stevens
As with all star trek books, I had trouble putting it down so good and it follows the time line very well. highly recommend to all trek fans.
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