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Renegade by Gene DeWeese
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Dec 25, 09

it was ok
bookshelves: star-trek-tos
Read in December, 2009

** spoiler alert ** Although this book has an interesting, if not slightly overused concept; you would have to believe that Kirk, Scotty, Sulu and Uhura in particular had all reverted to mere junior officers. On numerous occasions they 'missed' clues that should have been obvious for their experience.

The author and editors missed countless times when the two main races involved were called 'Human' by Spock, McCoy and others. Once or twice I could understand as a simple mistake, but it was throughout the entire book. It could have been something simple as McCoy declaring early on that their physiology was identical to Humans would have made it a bit more plausible, but that wasn't done.

The third major problem I had with this was that even after Scotty disconnected the computer to bypass the 'fault' to open the shuttlebay doors, even manual controls wouldn't work!? If they cut links to the computer there would be no way it could 'reroute' itself and restore the link to retain control. This showed up many times on different systems - destroys Scotty's 'miracle worker' image completely.

All in all, the technical errors prove to be the overwhelming drawback to what could have been a good story.

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