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Taking Wing by Michael A. Martin
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Jan 20, 2010

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bookshelves: science-fiction, star-trek

I've been a Start Trek fan since air. But, I never really got into the books which is an error I'm begging to correct.

One of the things that annoyed me about the various Trek series on TV is that most of the aliens are humans with extra facial bumps. As others have noted in their reviews, the crew of the Titan is anything but human. They are also anything but just a lot of humans with a few of the common aliens mixed in for flavor. I was quite pleased there were so many non-humanoid races including some icky stuff like a giant spider and a raw meat eating dinosaur. The only downside was I had trouble remembering who had how many facial bumps and/or extra limbs. I'm sure that will sort itself out as we move forward in the later Titan books.

The book starts with a lot of character development and then grows into a major political story involving the dissolution of the Romulan Star Empire. It definitely read like the start of a new Star Trek storyline but I assume the later books in the series will build more upon the character development side than the Political side. The stated intention for the USS Titan is to explore deeper into the Orion arm which is where I hope they go instead of just flying around the Federation ...
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Rob oooo!! can't wait

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