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Die Delta-Anomalie

(Star Trek: Starfleet Academy (2010 series) #1)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  575 ratings  ·  94 reviews
Nach einer harten Woche in der Sternenflottenakademie lassen James T. Kirk und seine Freunde in einem der heißesten Clubs von San Francisco Dampf ab. Doch der Spaß hat ein plötzliches Ende, als einer der Kadetten von jemanden angegriffen wird, der anscheinend aus dem Nichts auftaucht. Pille und sein medizinisches Team können dem Kadetten das Leben retten, aber sie entdecke ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published March 2012 by Cross Cult (first published November 2nd 2010)
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This series is like reading a YA Star Trek soap opera. The first book in the series, The Edge, got me used to jumping back and forth between characters and I felt better about in this second installment. Though the author is different (and better), the tone felt similarly campy and fun. Kirk is still obviously a ladies’ man, and I still wish I was reading Spock/Uhura erotica. Wait, what? Did I just say that? Anyway, these books are a breeze to get through and full of action. For those unfamiliar ...more
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty short book, but it was a fun trip through the cadet lives of the Abramsverse characters at the academy.
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When this book wasn’t reminding us what a Lady Loving Straight Guy Just Being Dude™ Jim is, it was a pretty fun and breezy read. I really enjoyed the snippets of life at the Academy, the exams, rivalries and I appreciated Jim facing an opposing view on Starfleet that actually influenced and helped him in the end. Also, Uhura crumbs!
The plot was quite entertaining, but like, how did no one mention Jack the Ripper at least once, even just to be reminded it’s not particularly accurate.
Would probabl
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick read with some nice Starfleet training sequences and fun action but the prose didn't really grab me and I still have trouble with the general feel of the Kelvin timeline. It often feels as if it's trying too hard to be... hip.
Boy, where to start?

Well, the book was ok. Not the worst thing I've read. I was curious enough to finish it although I felt it had some serious problems with world building as well as maintaining the already existing world.

I had a hard time understanding why first year cadets were involved in the investigation of serial murders. I could understand if they went off on their own and helped without consent of the official investigators, but the idea that authorities in the future would have no clue
How can I say not that great. The characters were cookie cutter versions of themselves. I guess that is to be excepted when reading a teen novel about a favored franchisee. The story was a little interesting, but the story itself is a big let down. The best parts are seeing Kirk grow in his dumb down version to be the captain he is in the movies and tv shows. The villain in the book bad. Not bad like he's an evil person, but bad as in they used a really lame villain. I won't ruin who the villain ...more
May 29, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There is some incredibly bad characterisation in here (Spock and a Starfleet science professor don't know what "metabolic acidosis" means, really?) but the plot was actually pretty entertaining. Still, I've definitely read fanfic that was better than this, so maybe I'll stick to that for my Academy shenanigan needs.
Much of THE DELTA ANOMALY feels like a more masculine version of THE CARRIE DIARIES, only set in outer space. Because that's what STAR TREK fans want, right? More YA-style romance? More scenes of Kirk acting like a total horn dog? More scenes exploring Uhura's romantic infatuation with Spock?
Not recommend for anyone over the age of 15. Very, very YA.
idk if goodreads will ~delete this review~, but it feels like this author never even watched tos. cool fake science? yes. accurate characterization? nooo.
I didn't love this book or hate it. It was very meh.
May 14, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I tried my best to go into this with an open mind. Unfortunately, every time I got a few pages into reading, my brain exploded because this was a mess. I understand that this was written for teens in mind, but that does not mean that the writing has to be so simplified it feels as if it's written like a board book. A reader deserves better than to feel as if they are being condescended to.

In addition to writing that made me feel like I was reading bad fic, the characterization is puzzling to sa
Sep 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-for-me
I borrowed this book from .

This book didn't seem based on Star Trek or anything future related at all. The author spoke about people going to karaoke bars, calling 911 and police officers. They don't have telephones anymore in Star Trek, so I wondered how they would make the call. Also, they have never shown a police office on a Star Trek show, so I didn't think the author did a good job getting the future right. Star Fleet is the military, so why call the police?

The world of the
Joe Pranaitis
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the first in the Kelvin timeline of Starfleet Academy books but it is the second story in the series with the Edge being the first. A black fog hangs over San Francisco and in that fog is small machines that want to learn the inner workings of all of the species of Earth. These small machines have been causing trouble for the SFPD and one night Jim Kirk faces them but at the end of the conflict a Borg cube appears and heads back to the Delta Quadrant of the galaxy. Yes one hundred y ...more
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A murder mystery with the backdrop of Kirk's cadet years. Interesting loose ties/inspiration to real history, TOS episode 'Wolf in the Fold', and even TNG/ENT episodes.
Thomas Myers
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trek may not care about canon, but to me, these are the full story. But I digress. This is a great and bold tale of young Kirk's life at the Academy, where he gets stuck in a compelling mystery.
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars. As I've become increasingly obsessed with all things Star Trek-related (thanks to the J.J. Abrams' films), it was only a matter of time before I explored some of the Trek fiction that's available. While I've become increasingly fond of the original series character incarnations, I couldn't resist a novel that utilized the re-boot characters that I love so well. The Delta Anomaly is the first entry in the Starfleet Academy series, which explores the lives of Kirk, McCoy, Spock, and Uhu ...more
May 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Star Trek franchise had a major reboot thanks to the most recent film, which carried the name of the series as its title, by J.J. Abrams. Jumping back in time as well as an alternate timeline, the famous characters that set the stage with the original series are introduced to viewers during their early years of training at Starfleet Academy.

Books have always played a major role with many Star Trek fans, and it seems like that will be continuing as their is now a series being published for te
3,5 stars.

I really want to give this a four. It has good humour, good pacing, decent writing, good characterisation, and an economy of movement in the prose that I'd hope I can mimic someday if I'm writing a fast-paced novel, plus it's compulsively readable (either that, or I'm just that deep in this hell and I need a life), but you lost me at the technobabble. I think there is a simpler way to explain nanites and shit without resorting to too much technobabbles. I would say is this really YA e
David King
“The Delta Anomaly” by Rick Barba was the first novel released in the Starfleet Academy series of novels which are set in the JJ Abrams’ alternative version of Star Trek. However, it actually takes place after the events that occurred in the 2nd novel to be released which was entitled “The Edge” and therefore I read that book first.

The main plotline is based around the investigation of a rather strange serial killer who seems able to kill people without leaving a single mark on the bodies. Kirk
Ross Vincent
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to J.J. Abrams, there is a whole NEW universe of Star Trek with which one can explore. A place where Vulcan is no more (what?!? Please- the movie is almost 2 yrs old. If you aren’t aware of the events of the movie, then I am NOT going to give you a spoiler warning. Heck- what are you doing, reading my blog anyway?!?); a place where Kirk is a cocky young captain at like 25, instead of 30; a place where Spock and Uhura have a passionate (for a Vulcan) affair going on. And a place where main ...more
It's quite shocking for me to not know that this existed! When I first saw this book in my local W.H. Smith's, I gave myself a mental slap on the wrist for not finding this two years ago. I didn't have enough money when I first saw it, so I took to Amazon for a copy (ah, good ol' Amazon).

The plot of The Delta Anomaly unravels at quite a slow pace; the main events and villains are slowly revealed. I liked how Barba has written a Star Trek story that young adults and teenagers can relate to, compa
Natasha Reeves
Mar 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Die hard Trekkies who can ignore glaring mistakes in canon
Shelves: star-trek, sci-fi
This book is a whole lot better writing-wise compared to the second of this series. Which actually doesn't mean a lot, since both were written fairly poorly. It's written in the alternate universe created in Star Trek: 2009 (in case you didn't notice the very obvious cover). I am unsure whether or not this occurred before or after Kirk had his adventure on the Enterprise. I want to say it's a year or so after he joined the Academy, before the events of the movie.

I liked the characterization in t
S. J.
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*3.5-4 Stars*

*The Gush*
Though I was unsure of this series, I none the less had to try it because of how much I love the 2009 Movie. I love the AOS Universe and all the potential it carries. So I took a chance and am glad I did. It has problems (see below) but was engaging with good characterization and situations fans would wish for.

They're all here, from Kirk & McCoy to Spock & Uhura, Galia, and more. Their characterizations are sound based on what we know from the movie and noveliza
Mar 15, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, young-adult
This is a new young-adult series based in the Star Trek timeline that was created for the 2009 movie. It focuses on the years that Kirk attends the Academy in San Francisco (i.e. before the main action of the movie).

This book is full of personality and energy, especially emanating from Kirk's character and a few others, which I felt were pretty close to the characters as portrayed in the movie. Still, parts were irritating, specifically the random use of 90's slang (I really cringed when Kirk sa
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in the young adult series based on the 2009 Star Trek movie. It follows the lives of Kirk, Uhura, Bones, Spock and other characters in Starfleet Academy.

The book starts with a murder, the first in a series of murders where the seemingly intact victim is left without an internal organ. I thought the plot was interesting, but the resolution could have been better. There’s a lot of scientific talk in the book and I have no idea if there’s any real science in it, but neverthel
This review is more of a note to myself to help me remember what happens for future reference. I'm posting it on here in the hope that it can help someone.

Note: I tried to make this review note have any spoilers, so if you think I need to put a spoiler note on it, message me.

I was expecting this to be mediocre when I picked it up, and I was right. It's not some great piece of literature, but it's entertaining and worth the read if you're a Trekkie. It wasn't completely predictable, and it was mo
C.O. Bonham
Dec 31, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Trekkers and Trekkers in training.
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This is another book in the new Starfleet Academy series that features events taking place in the new time line that was established by the 2009 J. J. Abrams film. This series takes place while Kirk, Spock, Bones, and Uhura are at Starfleet Academy. In this novel a mysterious killer is prowling the streets of San Francisco and it is up to Kirk and the gang to track him down and stop him before more people fall victim to this madman.

Like so many ongoing series it is easy to sit down and fall int
I loved reading an official Star Trek tie-in book set during the characters' academy days. And I also loved the description of the cadets' life at the academy, their rivalry, fun and pranks - "Schiller!" - the tests Kirk had to pass... That part was awesome.

The alien entity that was the antagonist in this book was interesting too, a very unusual being. But after a while, I started losing myself in all the tests they conducted and in all the results they came to, but especially in Uhura's transla
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