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Die Gesetze der Föderation (Star Trek)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  509 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Ein Blick in die Hallen der Macht des STAR TREK-Universums!

Nan Bacco von Cestus III hat eine heiß umkämpfte Wahl um das Amt des Föderationspräsidenten gewonnen und nun die Führung über mehr als einhundertfünfzig planetare Zivilisationen und deren Kolonien inne. Doch kaum dass sie ihr Amt angetreten hat, versinkt das Romulanische Sternenimperium im Chaos. Die ohnehin schon
Paperback, 450 pages
Published June 11th 2010 by Amigo Grafik (first published June 2005)
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John Kirk
Oct 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Although this just has the basic "Star Trek" prefix, it's set in the same time period as TNG/DS9, rather than TOS. More specifically, it's set shortly after Nemesis, and spans a year in the Star Trek universe.

There were recently a set of 12 TNG novels published, and they all had titles that began with "A time to...", e.g. "A time to die". This book is set after them, and also after the first couple of Star Trek Titan novels (which follow the adventures of Captain Riker). I haven't read any of th
Apr 14, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Not bad if you like that sort of thing. Actually, if you like that sort of thing (which is to say, political intrigue and manuevering) it's quite good, really. If this wasn't a Star Trek novel, and if I'd somehow stumbled upon it, I'd probably have rated it much higher -- possibly even five stars. But this isn't what I read Star Trek for; the closest we come to seeing a character that was familiar before Decandido's previous couple of novels is a brief cameo from Martok and Alexander Rozhenko, a ...more
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: may-2016
Reasons why you should read this book:

1. You are a fan of political dramas that involve multiple main characters dealing with crises and scandals.
2. The television show The West Wing is your favorite of all of those.
3. You are curious about the inner workings of the Federation, a major government in the Star Trek universe, and you remember that Starfleet is really only a branch of the military in the grand scheme of things.
4. You enjoy reading about other inhabitants of the Star Trek universe, n
RE de Leon
This is by far my favorite Star Trek book ever, which funny, because it's not set on a ship, not set in space, and not (in the physical sense) about exploring strange new worlds.

I suppose the reason I like it is because I'm fond of the Star Trek universe, and I enjoy exploring its full complexity. I don't know any novel where that complexity is better explored than in Articles of the Federation. (If you want to contextualize my opinion as a fan, I am fondest of Deep Space Nine by far among the f
Mike Hankins
Jul 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, sci-fi
Star Trek is many things to many people, and your enjoyment of this book probably has a lot to do with what elements of Trek excite you the most. Clearly, this book had very little of what I find most compelling about Trek.

Ever since I first saw the West Wing, I've thought it would be great if Aaron Sorkin would write some Star Trek. His knack for showing smart, capable people perform difficult tasks to the best of their ability always excites me. When I heard that Articles of the Federation was
Ryan King
In Star Trek novels action is almost always concentrated on a Starship with a crew in space addressing a single, overarching problem. Naturally, you think that is pretty much the central point of the Star Trek universe and don't consider anything outside of the crew and their mission.

Articles of the Federation does a good job of going against that notion and gives the reader the opportunity to consider the 'reality' of the fictitious universe of Star Trek. President Nan Bacco, the leader of the
Maurice Jr.
Feb 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first year of Federation President Nan Bacco's administration, and it's certainly not boring. The chair in the presidential office is still warm from Min Zife's administration and President Bacco is up to her neck in drama. Between annoying assistants, bickering councilors, a botched first contact, fallout from the Tezwa situation caused by Zife's chief of staff Koll Azernal, disrespectful Klingon ambassadors and the splintering of the Romulan Empire, President Bacco barely has time ...more
Eric Cone
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This sat on my shelf for 8 yrs; it took Nan Bacco's assassination in The Fall to bring me to read it. Keith has done a masterful job of bringing us the behind-the-scenes machinations of Federation politics, while giving us a rich variety of characters; especially President Bacco. There's a poignant presidential memorial service that brought me to tears (a rarity, for me, so-far-as books go). 'Articles of the Federation' has become one of my 'Top 5' Star Trek novels.
Christopher Backa
Not your typical Star Trek novel. This is basically Star Trek the west wing. Gives you a look into how the federation government operates. I read this book to understand the character of President Bacco who plays a role in the story arc in the destiny era novels. I enjoyed the book, it was a little slow in the middle but I found it an interesting read. Add a star if you love reading political focused stories, subtract a star if you are looking for a typical Star Trek starship story.
Crystal Bensley
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was gonna be 3 stars but Nan Bacco is so awesome and the West Wing/ Star Trek feel of this is so unique it earned its extra star!
Sep 06, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite book among my son's work. It's Star Trek meets The West Wing, and I love it. The character of Nan Bacco is based on Keith's great-grandmother, my grandmother.
C.T. Phipps
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The West Wing meets Star Trek.

One thing I've always wondered about is how the United Federation of Planets works. The name implies its meant to work roughly analogous to the United Nations but it has its own military and power. Indeed, a Federation means that it probably functions more like the original United States did before we gradually became more federalized versus state-based (after a little something called the Civil War).

Articles of the Federation more or less shows how the Federatio
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Keith R.A. DeCandido has so much Star Trek trivia in his head that reading one of his novels is like peering into the minds of Gene Rodenberry and Peter David. From his in-depth knowledge of obscure Trek history, and even some subtle jabs at the show's trend of casting the same actor for multiple roles, DeCandido creates an awesome tapestry of work that shows the background of a tumultuous year in the Federation, pulling in all the various stories that have occurred from Trek's relaunch followin ...more
Luke Sims-Jenkins
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I was sad when this book ended. Not because the ending was sad, but because I could have happily read another few hundred pages of it.

This is the first novel by Keith R.A DeCandido that I've read and he will be a Trek author that I will seek out in the future. His novel the Articles of the Federation is about the first year in president Nan Bacco's first year in office. So I guess you could call this, West Wing, done in the Trek style. It works, i loved reading about the ins and outs of the run
I had a nagging feeling all throughout this book that I had read it before. However, when nothing turned out like I remembered, I came to the conclusion that I have not. Given the wide range of Trek books out there, and how they focus on the front lines as it were, with the main characters usually being a bridge crew of a massive starship, it was refreshing to see the cogs of the Federation government at play -- even if parts of it did feel a little close to the underpinnings of the United State ...more
Frank Davis
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I could definitely read more of this style of Star Trek book for sure. I loved the pace which moved quickly throughout the story and the massive scope was fantastic. The ending definitely felt more like a "To Be Continued" than a "The End" to me.

I thought Bacco was a consistently fine character and my personal favorite new character was Bacco's personal assistant, a Vulcan named Sivak, who was a class act!

The only thing that let me down, so to speak, was that Agent Wexler, who we met briefly in
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If the idea of The West Wing in space excites you, you should really enjoy this unconventional Star Trek novel by Keith R.A. DeCandido. DeCandido takes us behind the scenes of the Federation Presidency of Nanietta Bacco during some pretty tumultuous months, showing us the packed days, the seemingly-impossible dilemmas, and all the staff, diplomats, councillors and Starfleet officers who make it happen.
Kai Knetsch
This was a very different kind of Star Trek book. It was interesting to learn about the inner workings of the Federation and hear about some of the issues that are happening in the year 2380 to further along the timeline. However, I felt like there wasn't a main plot going on throughout the novel. I think it could have been better if there was one main on-going issue to tie things together. I learned that I prefer books based on a mission and I missed the usual/familiar characters.
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is actually a fascinating book. It's pretty much the only one where we get to see the inner workings of the Federation government. The plot isn't bad - it's a bit slow at times - but it reflects the realities of leading the Federation quite well. It helps that the President is an awesome character.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It jumped around a bit but I kinda liked that. It mimicked what I think a real administration would be like. The comparisons to Aaron Sorkin are valid. I wish some of the story lines had definitive conclusions, but still, I absolutely loved reading this book. It was the perfect mix of TNG and politics.
Louisa Jenness
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good book. West Wing meets Star Trek. It was apparently a follow up for the "A Time Too" series, but I haven't read those books and I was able to understand what was going on just fine.
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It has been a while since I read it, long before I knew about goodreads, but i remember really liking it.
Michael Mullin
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
wish they would make this a series of Books.
Jovan Vujnović
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books in Star Trek universe that I've ever read. I would love to read some more books about President Bacco.
Oct 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In terms of quality writing that could stand up against some of the best episodes of West Wing, Articles of the Federation does not disappoint. The author has created a very believable and compelling cast of characters which presides over the Federation and the interaction between the President and her Chief of Staff, and the Chief of Staff and everyone else is especially strong. This story covers pretty much the entire gamut of things that a president (and her staff) would encounter in a year: ...more
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite Star Trek novels, but, in reading "Articles of the Federation" it is not a traditional Trek novel per se. Think of the television series "The West Wing" but replace the United States with the Federation. If you don't mind the removal of the science fiction action parts, this is a very compelling novel filled with political intrigue. While reading other Star Trek novels or watching the films or TV shows, the Federation is always there and we do see how it operates from ...more
Aug 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like political sf, West Wing, Trek
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Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everybody keeps saying how similar this book is to The West Wing. It's been said Aaron Sorkin should be demanding royalties. The author freely admits the connection. I don't know about all that, because I've never seen The West Wing, which is my point: if you know the show, apparently the book reads like the show. If you don't know the show, the book stands up more than fine on its own.

From where I sit, the key achievement of "Articles of the Federation" is something another reviewer disliked: i

I haven’t read a ST novel in ages, surprising considering I’m a huge fan of the various series and films (The original series is still my fav though). In fact I only read this because my partner is being Tuckerized by Mr. DeCandido in an upcoming ST novel. If you don’t know what that means send me an email and I’ll explain.

To sum this book up it’s Star Trek does West Wing. DeCandido chronicles the first year of newly elected President of the Federation – Nanietta Bacco. She is the first human fe
Dieser Star Trek Einzelromen stellt ein Unikum in der Reihe der ST-Bücher dar. Er beschreibt die Anfangsjahre der neuen Förderationspräsidentin Nan Bacco, die nach den Wirren des Dominion-Krieges gewählt wurde. In diesem Roman fließen viele Einzelentwicklungen der diversen Star Trek-Serien zusammen, STNG, DS9 und Titan bilden die Grundlage, in den ersten Jahren ihrer Präsidentschaft bekommt sie es mit dem Niedergang des Romulanischen Imperiums zu tun, sie hat Konflikte im Förderationsrat zu schl ...more
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