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World Without End
Joe Haldeman
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World Without End (Star Trek Adventures #10)

3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  266 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise face a foe of incredible power and intelligence--a nightmare image from humanity's past. Reissue.
Published June 22nd 1995 by Titan (first published 1979)
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This is Joe Haldeman's second Star Trek novel. I haven't read the first, but in the light of this one, I would.

Comparing this to Blish's Star Trek efforts is interesting: Haldeman handles the characters just as well, introduces interesting SF ideas just as deftly and gives some secondary characters more to do than they have in the TV show - which Blish also does. Yet you'd never mistake this for a Blish novel; no plot points hinging on James Joyce or knowledge of molecular biology here. Haldeman...more
Mike McDevitt
For the world is hollow, and the flying squirrels inside are caste-based cloned jerks. They are rigidly bound by tradition in service to a big machine that is a plant. Shall we break another machine-god, gents?

Some elements of Klingon culture from this book made it on screen, the leave-taking/command 'Success!" for example. Or Qapla! as it soon became.

I preferred 'Planet of Judgement' by the same author, but 'World Without End' is still a worthy story.

I was particularly charmed as a lad by the f...more
Matteo Pellegrini

Diario del Capitano, Data Astrale 7502.9 Questa mattina, giunti quasi alla fine dell'esplorazione a scopo di carteggiamento del Settore 3, abbiamo goduto di un raro spettacolo. Alle 07.39, Antares ha eclissato Deneb... e per un istante le due stelle più brillanti di questo tratto di spazio hanno dato l'impressione di unirsi e di fondere le loro luci, una azzurra e una rossa. La maggior parte dell'equipaggio ha interrotto le sue attività per assistere allo spettacolo. Questo non è stato un viaggi

Pulp/ genre fiction. Nothing wrong with it, but not recommended except to completist fans as it just skimmed the characters and ideas, and didn't resonate or provoke. There was one attempt, as the author had Uhura 'remember' a relevant Bantu folk story, but it felt as contrived as I'm sure it was.
[These notes were made in 1984:]. Pretty routine stuff. The locus operandi is an artificial planetoid-ship of the Yonada type, and the Earthers and Klingons must once again co-operate to get out of a jam. There's even a machine intelligence which destroys itself, altho' not this time sparing the inhabitants.
Jeremiah Murphy
These early Star Trek novels are cool as the Star Trek universe was still being explored. My favorite part of the book was the description of how water would behave on a planet where life existed inside a hollow rotating sphere.
Deranged Pegasus
A strange tale in an alien world that leaves you still curious. It is a wonderful example of the space adventures taken by the crew of the enterprise.
Mine has a different cover. I don't remember all that much about this book but I did enjoy it.
Lady Heinz
It was surprisingly good. Very inventive premise.
Joe Haldeman's second Trek novel. Oh for those days again.
good read until the end. what a cop out.
I preferred the show over reading the stories.
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Brother of Jack C. Haldeman II

Haldeman is the author of 20 novels and five collections. The Forever War won the Nebula, Hugo and Ditmar Awards for best science fiction novel in 1975. Other notable titles include Camouflage, The Accidental Time Machine and Marsbound as well as the short works "Graves," "Tricentennial" and "The Hemingway Hoax." Starbound is scheduled for a January release. SFWA pres...more
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