The Entropy Effect
also, check out the gloriousness that is sulu's mustache:
oh. my. goodness.
Bottom line: It's short and decent, but I've read superior fanfiction online and for f ...more
The Enterprise has been in orbit of a singularity for six weeks, Mr. Spock making careful observations of this unusual phenomenon, when they are called away to Aleph Prime by an ultimate override command--to be used only in the most dire of situations.
They arrive to find no great eme ...more
Everything is weird from the word go. Spock and Kirk are weird with each other - I don't know where in the chronology this novel fits but I'm betting early days since both of them aren't quite as Best Friends Forever-y as they end up being yet - but it's not just ...more
Vonda McIntyre was my favorite “Star Trek Universe” writer. Her characters grew beautifully from the series, spreading out in ways that we as viewers hadn’t seen before, but that didn’t betray what we already knew about them. There was also a comfortable expansion of science so that it felt futuristic. I learned quite a bit about “entropy.” It was a new adventure of a ...more
The Entropy Effect was the first Trek novel published after the novelization of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Although the original cover had the uniforms from the first Trek movie, the novel is obviously set during the Enterprise’s five-year mission.
For some odd reason a note is made that Sulu is growing a moustache and long hair. I guess so that he has that cool 1970’s look. The story doe ...more
The plot was not great. There’s a lot of overly secretive secret-keeping, and Mordreaux is childishly protective of his “friends” that he sent to the past. The way he talks about it you think there must have been some conspiracy or something, but it turns out they just thought li ...more
The Enterprise has been assigned to study a singularity that had mysteriously popped into existence and the whole crew is on edge, balance ...more
Like many Star Trek outings Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are main characters. Mr. Sulu also gets a lot of story time. Mandala Flynn, a new ship's security chief, provides another lead character ...more
It's tried and true trek storytelling done to death since death. I liked it, although the two main antagonists - the Mad Scientist and the Overzealous attorney are very cartoonish.
Some notes I had:
- Georges Mordeaux is such a late 70s earl ...more
Well, I did and I am very glad.
If you are a fan of the original Star Trek and want to read a novel true to the original series that is well-written, thoughtful and helps further d ...more
When Mordreaux appears to escape his cell on the 'Enterprise', killing Security Chief Flynn and Captain Kirk in the process, Spock undertakes a potentially devastating experiment to undo all of Mordreaux's work and ...more
Crítica publicada originalmente en mi blog.
Durante días, el U.S.S. Enterprise se ha dedicado al estudio de una singularidad en el espacio-tiempo, un fenómeno de vacío que tiene perplejo incluso al vulcaniano oficial científico de la nave, el Sr. Spock. Por alguna extraña razón, la entropía en el entorno ha aumentado aceleradamente, y ello podía tener consecuencias desastrosas para el futuro del Universo.
El estudio del fenómeno se ve interrumpido cuando reciben un mensaje de emergencia