Plus: * Wesley Crusher fresh off his disciplinary hearing in"The First Duty." * One of the cryogenically frozen 20th century survivors from the episode "The Neutral Zone" returns as an ambassador. * And a new female crew member named Shrev of the bee-like humanoids species, the Zhuik, is introduced....more
With the main points of Space Seed in place Diane Carey twists until the story feels assiduously Deep Space 9 and what followsSpace Seed, DS9 stylee!
With the main points of Space Seed in place Diane Carey twists until the story feels assiduously Deep Space 9 and what follows is a war of tactics between conquerors of the past and officers of the 24th century Federation & Bajoran Militia... of course even some of those dang Cardassians cross the border to get into action.
If what the reader is looking for is an episode of the Star Trek series, this book gives out all the bang expected from the weekly syndicated sci-fi series of the late 1990s. Though this particular yarn may have been better suited for Season One than taking place between "The Adversary" and "The Way of the Warrior" ...allllllso where the #^@% is The Chief?!
Granted there was sabotage -but heck- Chief O'Brien is an old hand in the trenches and it almost doesn't seem quite right for O'Brien not to be on deck.
That being said, Carey does a decent job with Station Rage. Unfortunately there were some issues: Such as confused, if not simply bad, scene transitions as well as dangling plot threads - both of which seemed to jostle the reader out of the story again and again.
Still most of the regular series characters were serviced well (especially Sisko) and it was a nice DS9-fix....more
More of a conversation between Aldous Huxley and Robert Heinlein than anything. While it is harder to get into than Heinlein's early works usually areMore of a conversation between Aldous Huxley and Robert Heinlein than anything. While it is harder to get into than Heinlein's early works usually are, this piece does have many of the 'problems' the average Heinlein detractor finds issue with it doesn't make this a bad story...
Though even a middling Heinlein adventure is usually better than most of the best SF writers of the same period's works... unfortunately this story was originally published back in 1942 within the pages of Astounding Science Fiction, the same year ASF also serialized Isaac Asimov's Foundation.
Still it's clear that much of this book, as with many of the early Heinlein stories, provided a major influence to SF writers and creators over the years. Most notably early Heinlein provided inspiration to the creative teams which produced the "pop" SF seriesStar Trek and just like Space Cadet held the origins of Star Fleet this book bore Khan Noonien Singh into the world.
I would recommend it to anyone interested in talking about Brave New World or having that utopia/dystopia conversation. ...more
The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Coming Home - The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 2: Revelations - The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 3: Until the Stars Turn ColdThe Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Coming Home - ★★★★ The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 2: Revelations - ★★ The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 3: Until the Stars Turn Cold - ★★★...more
Batman & Robin Vol 1: Batman Reborn - Batman & Robin Vol 2: Batman vs. Robin - Batman & Robin, Vol 3: Batman & Robin Must Die! -
WhileBatman & Robin Vol 1: Batman Reborn - ★★★★★ Batman & Robin Vol 2: Batman vs. Robin - ★★★★★ Batman & Robin, Vol 3: Batman & Robin Must Die! - ★★★
While I'm not a Frank Quitely fan I am conscious that the Morrison/Quitely dynamic has often provided some wonderful stories... Their run on the Batman & Robin series (short as it might be) was something to behold and not for the crimes the Dynamic Duo solved, for this team of Dick Grayson [Batman] and Damian Wayne [Robin] turn the established dynamic of the broody Bats and the happy high-flying Robin on it's head.
Here we have a smiling Dark Knight and dark minded Boy Wonder... while over-all the plot falls into the crack which finds Morrison's greatest critic's focus, namely the requirement of the reader to invest in more of Morrison's work (in this case, within the Bat Universe) to truly get some resolution, it's still an interesting adventure. On top of which, as the books continue, you begin to realize that it's not even as pretentious as it might have seemed on first perusal.
Which is nice, because the longer Grant Morrison writes the more ambitious his stories seem to become. Often at the cost of the story's themselves. In short: When Morrison is not acting like he's Alan Moore with the ego of a young Stan Lee, he is a very good story-teller... like we see here....more
Spider-Man: Brand New Day Vol. 1 - Spider-Man: Brand New Day Vol. 2 - Spider-Man: Brand New Day Vol. 3 - Spider-Man: Brand New Day Vol. 1 - ★★ Spider-Man: Brand New Day Vol. 2 - ★★ Spider-Man: Brand New Day Vol. 3 - ★★★...more