Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 are faced with their most challenging mission yet--rescuing renowned scientist Zefram Cochrane from captors who want to use his skills to conquer the galaxy.
BEFORE GENERATIONS, THEY MEET HERE!
I was real lucky to be able to get this novel virtually right when it's got out on the hardcover edition.
The book got out in November 1994, and I bought it on January 1995.
This novel was published, presenting an original story, was a marketing tool, as part of the big event of the meeting of both captains, Kirk and Picard, on the theatrical film Star Trek: Generations that it was premiered around that dat ...more
The Cochrane story deals with how Zefram dealt with Col Thorsen and the Optimal Movement, a proto Neo-Nazi movement that lead th ...more
We alternate between three stories mainly: Kirk's time (just after the events of the season 2 episode "Journey to Bab ...more
One of the things I have now that I did not have then was the internet. I could find out what other Star Trek book readers enjoyed and I found a few message board threads online where people discussed their favorite Star Trek books. This book seemed to appear more often than the others. So, I hunted do ...more
And what a treat! It was like discoverying 3 new episodes I did not know about. The Crew of the 2 enterprises are instantly recognizable and makes for very comfortable reading.
The third storyline that involves earth and the past gets a little tedious, but cannot drag down the rest of the book.
The main villan though is downright cartoony. SUCH EVIL! Then again, this is trek ;)
Never let it be said that there aren't any great Star Trek novels out there. Or if it is said, then this is my exhibit A in defense of... wait, I think I'm about to get my legal stuff mixed up here...um... Habeas Corpus! Exacto Petronum!
There, check and mate.
So, now that I've proven, legally, that Star Trek is capable of producing some great novels, I can tell you that this should be right up there in that conversation. An interesting side-note, Judith was a write ...more
The amount of work and thought put into this title really blew me away. It surrounds three pivotal men in the history of the Federation, Zefram Cochrane, James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard. All three of them end up having to work together in order to defeat a common foe.
But really it's the themes of this story that make it make the impression that it does. Honor, duty and love. It is expressed numerous times through the text ...more
The story bounces between the two crews of the two Enterprises but is linked by an old episode of TOS which introduced the viewers to Zephram Cochrane and the Companion.
It starts with a break-in at Starfleet Memory Alpha where the sealed logs of Kirk’s old mission are compromised, and a figure from the days before World War 3 who becom ...more
The book has three different stories combined in it, with all of them mer ...more
By Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published In: New York, NY
The shadows of a madman of Earth’s World War 3 collides with that of Zephram Cochrane, the father of warp drive that made the Federation possible and gave birth to the times of Kirk and Picard. These shadows stretch out through the ages of the Federation. Darkness, madness, obssession...light, discovery, ingenuity...the coin flipped. Picard, Kirk, and their crews ...more
But aside from the glow of the times, this is just a smashingly written book in its own right. Some of the facts ended up being sidelined by the arrival of (god help us) "Enterprise" on TV...but in every way, THIS is the superior product. A gorgeous piece of SF and a wonderful example of Star Tre ...more