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Star Trek #66: From the Depths (Star Trek: The Original Series #66)

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  168 ratings  ·  7 reviews

From The Depths

Okeanos, a water world settled centuries ago by a group of Federation separatists, is now rocked by the power struggle between the natives and the ex-Federation colony. When the U.S.S. Enterprise is sent beyond the Federation's boundaries to the planet to act as mediators, they are surprised to find a group of Klingons already serving as the natives' advis

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Published September 22nd 2000 by New York Pocket Books 1993. (first published January 1st 1993)
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James Herring
Being a Trekkie, and loving the Kirk era and those people much more than TNG, I have a love for a good book set with them. Vic Milan does not disappoint. I have known Vic for many, many years and have always enjoyed his style. While some may see it as a classic trek idea, how Vic approaches it is still something that I have come to enjoy and look for. The characters are pure Trek. It is what I look for.

I always look for Vic's books no matter what universe he is writing for.
Michael Hanscom
It's rare for Trek fluff to annoy me enough to drop a star (I never expect these to be Great Literature, after all), but this one managed it. Hints of interesting ideas scattered throughout (such as the conflict between the Federations post-Khan "no genetic manipulation EVAR" mindset and a society where genetic manipulation for particular environments is commonplace), but marred with bad characterizations and characters both.

(Minor spoilers follow.)

One of the two primary antagonists is a high-l
Stephen Fender
Not bad, but certainly not great. The story was fairly weak, not at all like some of the stronger TOS novels from Pocket. The supporting characters were a little flat, and the end left quite a bit to be desired. The one redeeming feature of this book should have been the big fight scene between the Enterprise and the "new" Klingon battleship, but that also fell quite flat. The big problem with it was that the author took the time to really stress how much more powerful the battleship was over th ...more
Jay Michaels
I was hoping for more from this one, I really was. The cover painting is a bit misleading, with Michael Dorn's character Worf standing in for Captain Kirk's adversary.

Unfortunately, author Victor Milan runs Kirk through his stereoptypical paces: Kirk puts the moves on a socially stunted woman, who runs away, then runs back to him, then runs away to his Klingon adversary. Tired and unnecessary. And then we trot out the standard hackneyed Gene Roddenberry "but wait, there's more" plot thread scen
This book was a disappointing entry for a Star Trek book. It was long on political dialogue and short on action. The plot was thinly thrown together, with not much connecting each scene to the next. The cover of this book is great - a water world! But all the scenarios you think could be used for such a story were left out.
James Wood
Started out pretty slow but did finish stronger. Best part about these books are seeing favorite characters in new story lines.
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Victor Woodward Milán is an American writer known for libertarian science fiction and an interest in cybernetics. In 1986 he won the Prometheus Award for Cybernetic Samurai. He has also written several shared universe works for the Forgotten Realms, Star Trek, and Wild Cards Universes. He has also written books under the pseudonyms Richard Austin (Jove Books The Guardians series), Robert Baron (Jo ...more
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