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A Time to Be Born (Star Trek The Next Generation)
by John Vornholt
by John Vornholt
With the era of the Next Generation seemingly at a close with Nemesis it's given the excellent writers and overall series bods at Simon & Shuster a chance to go back and fill in the gaps in Trek history. The Enterprise E and it's crew have been given a new re-launch now carrying forwards after the end of Nemesis but also they've done a few cool things and gone back and filled in the gaps between movies. The first series subtitles "A Time To..." fills ii the gap between Insurrection and Nemesis. It consists of four dual book story's spread across the first eight books and being finished off by one book by the series concept guy, Keith R. A. DeCandido (who gets about a bit having just edited a Big Finish Doctor Who anthology). I'd just seen Trek 8 and 9 again and thought the novel did a good job on characterisation, it actually felt like an episode two parter. Unfortunatley in more ways than one. Two parters are well known for building up to a great cliffhanger and then not really delivering on the ending. These two books kind of did that, they build up to a particular event and then within one chapter it's all forgotten and besides a quick mention in the epilogue it might as well of not happened. That one plot failing aside the story is actually pretty good. Set in an utterly buggered up region of space that was one of the main battles of The Dominion War, there's a big mystery to solve and some good interplay between the characters. After these two I'm looking forward to seeing how the other ones develop.
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