Every thirty-three years, a rift in space connects the Federation with a mysterious race called the Calligar who live on a planet hundreds of light years away -- much too far to travel in a Starship. Captain Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise are dispatched to transport a Federation delegation of diplomats, scholars and scientists who will travel to Calligar directly during...more
Fast forward thirty-some odd years and now you're on the 'new' Enterprise. I say 'new', because the novel really never explaines what Enterprise you are on. From the cover of the novel (Kirk's insignia is that of an Admiral) you may be thinking that this takes ...more
Thirty three years later, Kirk escorts Commodore José Tyler to the same sector, as the rift is scheduled to reopen.
Peter David has written a romance, an adventure and a high concept science fiction novel, well worth a read.
I like the continuation theme. Lots of good issues about life and death and what it means to be remembered.
Good book.. good stuff with Spock.
The kind of lousy thing about Peter David books is-- you can tell he's having an ...more
Some good foreshadowing and use of nuances.
Very good contrasting/comparison of Kirk and Pike, and explanation of changes in the enterprise from Pike's era to the first series. Not a long portion, but a decent inclusion of Pike as a character. It was nice to see Kirk get some comeuppances. I also liked the societal comparisons/contrasts with the Prime Directive.
As much as I have enjoyed many other books in the original series, this ...more
It's about to open again, so Spock and the survivors of the last group that went through are gathered to make contact with the race that lives on the other side.
Peter David keeps the humor under control and uses some nice bits of Trek history.
Full review: http://treklit.blogspot.com/2012/04/r...
Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff". David is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real world issues with humor and references to popular culture. He also uses metafiction frequently, usually to ...more