The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh (Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars #1)
"The most critical period in Earth's history." -- Gary Seven, Supervisor 194
Even centuries later, the final decades of the twentieth century are still regarded -- by those who know the truth of what really happened -- as one of the darkest and most perilous chapters in the history of humanity. Now, as an ancient and forbidden technology tempts mankind once more, Captain...more
The parts told from Kirk's point of view are all interesting and engaging. Cox does a wonderful job p ...more
The book dragged a bit in the 1980s with all the Soviet intrigue, but by the end Khan comes into his o ...more
As a pleasant surprise, the author does great tribute to the characters and the actors who played them. Gary Seven, who was played by Robert Lansing in the series, gets an "Equalizer" nod when a certain "friend" named "McCall" is ...more
I purchased the paired non-canon Eugenics Wars books by Greg Cox many, many moons ago. Khan is one of the most enduring and well-known of Kirk’s many adversaries. I was quite pleased when a version of Khan made an appearance in the new reboot of Star Trek.
This is the first of two books focused on the rise and subsequent fall of Khan Noonien Singh, one of several genetically augmented humans created by Dr Sarina Kaur and her Chrysalis team. ...more
Much as I like the Gary 7 concept it relies too much on it, I would have preferred more Kahn and less "pacifist space 007."
The historical tie ins are grea ...more
I'd read this book when it came out, and recently got Kindle editions of the whole trilogy - it's a fun read. Carefully weaving 40+ years of Trek - and REAL - history into a narrative that explains how we didn't notice the "Eugenics War" and the rise (and fall) of Khan. Oh, and there's a story woven through with Kirk, Spock, McCoy, et al facing a new planet of genetic supermen.
On to the next volume!
So, two years ago or so, my boyfriend and I were making our way through the series "Star Trek: Enterprise" on Netflix, and there was an episode where actor Brent Spiner came back as Dr. Soongh (ooh!), and at the time he was fooling around with genetic engineering, rather than synthetic life forms like Data. There was a lot of discussion about the Eugenics Wars and "Augments," the humans who were created via genetic engineering etc. Having not watched the Star Trek: TOS, ...more
..no? Star Trek's canon ran into a bit of a problem as it aged, as in the 1960s it predicted things that not only never happened, but bear no semblance to what happened. Not only did Earth not send a manned mission to Saturn in the 1990s, but by the end of the 20th century ...more
One of the problems the Trek universe is events dreamed up in the 60s TV sho ...more
Now on to the book. I loved it. I've only finished the first one so far but can't wait for the second. But here's the thing- it is a ridiculous book.I love Star Trek and have always had a soft spot for Khan since I was a kid, but these ...more
I could not believe that Seven would only have the option to show Khan the transporter after he arranged the whole rescue part. Certainly there were other ways to prevent Khan from learning about the future technology.
The whole Soviet part of the book was cringe w ...more
Deshalb dachte ich, dass die Star Trek-Serie, genau wie die Perry Rhodan-Serie, ein Parallel-Universum beschreibt, weil die Realzeit di ...more
I had moments in which I thought Gary Seven's plans weren't exactly the best seeing as how during his attempt to infiltrate Chrysalis he was counting ...more
The book focuses on Gary Seven and his assistants Roberta and the mysterious cat Isis, characters who had always been meant to have their own television series. Greg Cox nicely fulfills the potential of the characters by fleshing out a variety of situations that fit the campiness of the sixties spy duo without sacrificing ...more
For what is there, this is a book about Kahn but not starring Kahn. Instead, our old friends Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln are back and on a mission to keep genetic engineering from becoming the earth's new crisis. In this particular volume, Kahn is growing up in a world where, even as a particularly gifted human, he is helpless to stop humanit ...more
Other Books in the Series
Share This Book
"Noon. Short for Khan Noonien Singh”