Fortune's Light (Star Trek: The Next Generation #15)
An old friend of Riker's is accused of stealing 'Fortune's Light' a jewel on the planet Dane Maxima Seven. Riker investiages
Published January 31st 1991 by Titan Books Ltd
(first published 1990)
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Apr 20, 2013 Ibis3 rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
So-so. There were definite problems with adherence to the canon in both the A plot (before the first season of TNG, the Federation didn't know much about the Ferengi and had never seen them) and the B plot (people at the beginning of the 21st century in the Trek universe were busy fighting and recovering from the Eugenics Wars to be playing baseball, right?). I found the state of women's equality to be somewhat lacking for being several hundred years in the future instead of the author's time of...more
Jun 01, 2014 Martijn Hartman-maatman rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Another story that promises much, but delivers none. Some lame story about an object that is stolen and recovered, mixed in with a LOT of baseball crap. Definitely not what I would expect from a syfy novel.
The story is a good one. There is a Data b-story, however, which didn't really fit in with the a-story at all. It was a interesting diversion, but every time one of those chapters came up I kept wishing it would get back to the real story. I also found that Mr. Friedman got some of the vernacular wrong, especially in the holodeck scenes.
Jan 08, 2012 Angela rated it 1 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I read only half this book and just had to stop reading. It's quite bad. Riker goes on a detective journey to find an old friend, while Data discovers Baseball. The Riker storyline - well, not that much happens in the first 100 pages, and its quite boring. The Data storyline, I really didn't care about at all, I think you'd have to be a fan to enjoy it. Shame really, I've liked this writers other books.
Another harmless, pleasant read from the TNG universe...although this one has the added pleasure of introducing the obsession some characters in the "Star Trek" universe have with the nearly "extinct" game of baseball. It would take DS9 to truly milk this trait for all its worth, but Michael Jan Friedman handles it rather sweetly in this novel.
Jul 30, 2012 Mish rated it 1 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I was quite into Star Trek Next Gen when I read this, but is was so incredibly poorly written and the plot so bad it just didn't do it for me, even for a fan willing to overlook some flaws to get a dose of a favourite show.
Michael Jan Friedman is an author of nearly sixty books of fiction and nonfiction, more than half of which are in the Star Trek universe. Ten of his titles have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. Friedman has also written for network and cable television, radio, more than 150 comic books, most of them for DC Comics, for whom he created the Darkstars.More about Michael Jan Friedman...