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Star Trek Into Darkness

(Star Trek: Movie Novelizations #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  1,280 ratings  ·  149 reviews
Das offizielle Buch zum Filmereignis des Jahres 2013!
Als Captain Kirk und die Besatzung der Enterprise auf die Erde zurückgerufen werden, finden sie ihre Heimat und die Sternenflotte in Trümmern wieder zerstört von einer feindlichen Macht aus ihren eigenen Reihen.
Für Kirk beginnt nicht nur die Jagd nach einem dunklen, verräterischen Gegenspieler, sondern auch ein persönlic
Paperback, 310 pages
Published 2013 by cross cult
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As great as the movie!

This is the novelization of the second film in the new parallel universe of "Star Trek" introduced in the previous movie of 2009, commonly known as "Abramsverse" or "Kelvin Timeline".


When I watched this film, all my still reservations about this new parallel universe were solved and I totally was able to embrace this concept as another bold addition to the franchise.

I wanted to read the novelization to check if I can get some new d
Roger McCoy
Mixed feelings.

On the one I hand, I appreciate the efforts of both the author and the filmmakers to be as precisely accurate to the finished film as possible. The following articles describe such efforts:

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: STID Novelization Author Alan Dean Foster, Part 1

EXCLUSIVE: Star Trek Into Darkness Novelist, Alan Dean Foster Part 2

On the other hand, Foster's attempts to overexplain the script get a tad aggravating at times. When I saw Foster interviewed at a con once, he commented on ho
Well, honesty, I still don't why Uhura and Spock were so unprofessional on the shuttle. It's workmen like but not as a engaging as the novelization of the first movie.

Quick read though.

(Actually, I need to dig out my Log books, but the old cat is sleeping in front of them and I don't want to move her. I'm such a wimp.)
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good one from the Abramsverse Star Trek universe.
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Fine Novelization of “Star Trek Into Darkness” from Alan Dean Foster

Having been a huge fan of Alan Dean Foster’s earlier “Star Trek” novels based on the animated series as well as his own substantial body of original space opera science fiction, it was only logical that I would read his novelization of “Star Trek Into Darkness”, the second film directed by J. J. Abrams and the twelfth in the cinematic franchise. Working from one of the final drafts of the screenplay co-written by Roberto Orci, A
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Branwen Sedai *of the Brown Ajah*
"Maybe it was because of all he had been forced to go through. But the James T. Kirk who solemnly greeted Starfleet personnel and civilians alike following the services was not the same man who had steered forth the Starship Enterprise on its most recent voyage. The boldness, the inescapable tendency to impetuosity: All of that was still there, but now it was leavened by a new maturity. It was a strange feeling, but it felt...right."

I know I may have mentioned this previously, but I really am no
Shauna Reitsma
Jul 09, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE EVER
Recommended to Shauna by: Leigh Teetzel
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Wonderful movie and a wonderful novelization
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Listened to the audiobook and the narrator did a pretty good job on the different events, even Benedict Cumberbatch's disaffected Kahn. ...more
Words & Nocturnes
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two years before, I watched Star Trek Into Darkness. Star Trek Into Darkness is the sequel to Star Trek (2009). It is about the USS Enterprise crew who explore space. Int his particular movie, the Enterprise crew have to face off with a formidable foe – Khan (or more appropriately, KHAAAAN!!!).

The movie was full of action, tension, a fair amount of fun and had something to it that drew me to find out more about Star Trek than ever. However, there were a few bits of Star Trek Into Darkness that h
Landree Rennpage
Sep 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the movie, but the book, which was read by Alice Eve, was also very well done. Alan Dean Foster, who also ghostwrote the original Star Wars novel and the first EU book, Splinters of the Mind's Eye, is a master at bringing movies to life in the written word as well. He elucidates some of the key moments, switching perspectives with ease. Considering the amount of characters he has to juggle, this is no mean feat. He does especially well with Kirk and Spock, and many of the key mo ...more
Jesse Booth
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book was definitely more polished than the 2009 movie novelization. I have the blu ray pre-ordered, and reading this definitely has helped through the wait. Bring on September!

Alan Dean Foster is a solid writer. He depicted the story seamlessly. What I love about these novelizations is getting the opportunity to get in the characters' heads, rather than being a fly on the wall watching everything happen. It enhances the story a lot, particularly through the eyes of Kirk and Spock. If you en
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, tv-tie-in, ebook
Well written novelization, though not surprising with Foster.
Brian Stuhr
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Surprise...It's way better than the movie - just like the last one! ...more
May 24, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I have to. Benedict played Khan so well I just have to.
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I like how this fills in some small holes from the movie, like Dr. Marcus accent!!
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always liked the old tv series. I love Star Trek and excellent book. Can't wait to watch the movie. ...more
Al Menaster
Pretty readable, but not much information that wasn't in the movie ...more
I have several bones to pick with this book and none of them have anything to do with Leonard McCoy. That being said, the overarching plot, provided by the movie which I already knew I loved, was still the same so three stars is where it sits.

I'm not sure if my opinion and overall audience experience with reading it would have been better or worse if I hadn't seen the movie first but more than once I found that the things that were added or changed either didn't fit with my own personal interpre
Joe Pranaitis
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Author Alan Dean Foster brings us the novelization of the 12th Star Trek feature film and the second in the Kelvin timeline. It should be noted that the book dose follow the events of the film but it is also based on a slightly early version of that script. The book opens up on the planet Nibiru where the crew of the Enterprise are trying to prevent the pre-warp civilization from being destroyed by a volcano in which Commander Spock has to set off a cold fusion device. Later once they do and the
Barbara Voulgari
What can I say except that I loved it like I loved the movie?

The majority of the book has the details copied from the movie to the highest degree,although since we get to see inside the characters' thoughts,we empathize with them more,especially the despair of the tragic father,who has to sacrifice his beliefs and honor to save his daughter with Khan's blood.

The stakes for the crew of the Enterprise get bigger as they face one threat after the other with shadowy motives behind those who give the
C.C. Yager
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My curiosity has been sated. I picked up this book and its predecessor in order to indulge my curiosity about novelizations. I liked the first book but loved the movie. With this book, I found myself enjoying it as much as I enjoyed the movie. Foster does a better job in this book of characterization as well as filling in the gaps movies always leave. It's a really fun book to read as well. Great literature it isn't, but then it wasn't written to be. I suspect it was definitely written to capita ...more
The book is a little slow to start, but the action picks up once all of the major characters are in place. Most of the films flaws are still here, though a minor change makes the resolution much more palatable.

A note on the audiobook as read by Alice Eve: It's awful. I don't know how it was approved for release. I always like when they get actors from the films to read the audio and thought Alice Eve was very good in the movie. However, this was a real bomb. Most of the issues stem from attempt
I enjoy reading movie novelizations sometimes because it adds to my enjoyment of the movie. These books either give more details and background which did not make it into the movie or fill in plot holes. There wasn't much extra detail here, but the book did address a few plot holes. Some I didn't consider and one I had wondered about. This was ok.

I didn't enjoy it as much as I might have though because I don't care for Alan Dean Foster's writing style. It seems a bit bland and clinical at the be
Susan Beamon
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the "official novelization" of the movie, based on multiple scripts and the official screenplay at the time the movie was released. Like most books, we are able to get into the minds of the players and see more of their motivations. We are not being dazzled by special effects, so we see the story in greater detail, IMHO. I have made it a habit, when available, to read the book or the novelization either before seeing the movie, if time permits, or after so I can compare the two. This is ...more
Now that is what I call a movie tie-in novel. I loved this book it was amazing.

I saw the film again on TV recently which reminded me that I had the book so I though I would read it.

It was so much fun, the book flowed perfectly just like the film and I could see the scenes in my head as I reading it. There were some elaborations which were good.

If you enjoyed the film you can't go wrong with the book as it is pretty much spot on which is what I expect from a movie tie-in.

5 stars - loved the film
★ krasnayazvezda ★

Alan Dean Foster intelligently translates Abrams' film to paper, filling in details that were omitted from the final script. Alive Eve is is superb on narration. As a professional actress and one of the film's cast (she plays Carol Marcus), she invests herself in the narration and delivers a superb performance as each of the characters. I was particularly impressed with her Spock and Montgomery Scott.
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's probably not a good idea to watch the movie first before reading this book. It removes the anticipation and suspense. Another side effect is that you will find it hard to get rid of the image of Doctor Strange whenever John Harrison/Khan appears in the storyline.

If anyone wants to take a brief course in persuasion, read the negotiation between Captain Kirk and Admiral Marcus when the latter demanded the turnover of the prisoner on the Enterprise.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
2/10 Stars

I knew I wasn't going to enjoy this, and I should have avoided picking it up at all. Alan Dean Foster has a habit of overwriting. Endless paragraphs of cluttered sentences with similar structure (so many complex sentences with modifying clauses) made for a monotonous reading experience. And in his clear desire to follow the script, Foster misses so many opportunities to delve into the characters. Movie novelizations are supposed to give fans a look into complex inner thoughts--stuff th
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Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A. in 1969. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures. This interest is carried over to his writing, ...more

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