Second History: a Romulan time-tampering project that has transported the Enterprise and the galaxy into an alternate dimension of reality. Now, Kirk is an embittered young ensign and Spock is a beseiged Starship commander.
Lured into a Romulan trap, Captain Spock and Ensign Kirk must free themselves from both their captors and their own altered selves...before the galax...more
My verdict as to its aforementioned reputation: yes, there is some signif ...more
So, to give some context here for a second: Killing Time is (in)famous in the Star Trek fandom as the official Star Trek novel that got published, then recalled, censored, and re-published, when the publishers found out that it was written by an established Kirk/Spock shipper, and that the book had homoerotic undertones. (There is a comparison here, but it contains spoilers!) About 150 000 copies of the un ...more
It was interesting re-reading it (or rather, reading it in the original English for the first time), as it made it really obvious that even back then what drew me to Star Trek were the relationships, most notably the one between Kirk and Spock. Because that's what this novel is about - as the internet h ...more
I enjoy a good Spock/Kirk FRIENDSHIP story, and that's what this brought. Although some might argue this could be viewed as slash, (meaning homosexuality) I don't view it that way. The book was ...more
I found this to be an interesting story. I enjoyed watching the crew of the ShiKahr figuring out wha ...more
Overall it was good. The questionable material was probably a bit much for the mid-eighties but nowadays it wouldn't be ...more
...I evidently didn't find this book memorable, because I just barely remembered enough to figure out that I did read it previously. So I shall have to re-read and then review. And now that I've seen the 2009 movie, I'll have to figure out whether it's anywhere as similar to that in plot as it sounds.
(Actually one of the few things that confirmed I'd read all the way through was the Romulan with Spock, and I remember feeling about this like I did the Weatherwax/Cutan ...more
The writing is extremely amateurish and I've read much better fanfiction, there's no question. I could go and list the details about where her writing fell short, but it would take too long and I think you all know the kind of mediocrity I'm talking about.
But rating this three stars feels right. The premise was actually enjoyable and interesting, and the Romulans make any story fabulous.
And of course I ...more
either way, ...more
This is the second edition of 'Killing Time', where all the homoerotic subtext has been removed, but the novel is still an unusual love story between Kirk and Spock.
An interesting concept and it is worth looking up the story of the pulped first edition to discover if the original adds to or ...more
I have to mention that the elements that the powers that be found objectionable were much ado about nothing. I found it focussed more on Kirk and Spock's friendship/brothers relationship, something I wish more ...more
Post on how Kirk/Spock is a natural outgrowth of the show's structure, with this book as primary example: http://www.comparativegeeks.com/2017/... ...more
Della's writing started around age 11, when she would bang out some of the very earliest "fan fiction" ...more