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Engines of Destiny

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  211 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews

After the apparent death of James T. Kirk on the U.S.S. Enterpris NCC-1701-B, Montgomery Scott decides to leave Starfleet. A chance encounter with a mysterious woman named Guinan leads him to hitch a ride on the U.S.S. Jenolen -- which crashes into a Dyson Sphere, leaving only Scotty to survive suspended as a transporter pattern....

Seventy-five years later,

Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Star Trek (first published 2005)
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Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
The main problem I had with this book was the inability to believe why Scotty was blaming himself for Kirk's death. Kirk **volunteered** to make the adjustments to the deflector. Now if Scotty had created the Nexus or something that would've caused similar results then I could believe the self-loathing and regret that he experienced. I just couldn't suspend disbelief for this one. As another reviewer posted this book had several promising points and greater potential that sadly didn't come to fr ...more
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Depressed and full of self-recriminations, Scotty decides to shun 24th century life and embark on a daring mission to travel back in time and rescue his former commanding officer James Kirk from the jaws of death on the maiden voyage of the Enterprise-B.

Engines of Destiny skillfully weaves together multiple time periods in Star Trek's history to create a chilling possible future: what if Kirk never died? We're quickly offered the answer in the form of a massive Borg armada who have established a
Stuart Ruffell
Oct 07, 2007 rated it liked it
I've read several of Gene Deweese's Star Trek novels before, and enjoy his style. He has a good grasp of character and of the Star Trek mythos, but with this book I felt that the plot and characterization was a little stretched.

Whilst I have to admit I thought the book was good, the crossover between Trek:TOS and Trek:TNG plus the addition of the Borg and an alternate time line where the Borg are everywhere didn't seem to sit quite right, and wasn't as sensational as i'd hoped. But that's just m
Sean Randall
Nov 26, 2009 rated it liked it
"If you were telling someone how to use a sonic shower, would you bother to explain that you can modify its circuits to make it work as a low-power disruptor?"

An interesting point there - I wonder if Section 31 have ever used that trick?

This started out gripping me but slacked off quite considerably. It's an interesting idea, Scotty and Guinan are two characters I wouldn't have ever thought to be involved in such a complex web. Guinan was even more insufferable here than in the TNG episode Yeste
Ralph McEwen
Jul 07, 2011 rated it liked it
I haven't read many of the Star Trek novels so I can't compare this one as the other reviewers have. I did enjoy reading this novel though. There are a lot of characters and if your not familiar with the Star Trek series's you could have trouble with this book. I liked getting a little more background into Guinan and how the story intertwined some of the Original Star Trek with The Next Generation.
Kieran Price
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
very nice little story where the TNG crew go to a "what if?" time line where the borg have assimilated earth and pretty much every federation planet. The book captures the Next Gen feel very well with every character speaking and no one being left out, especially Guinan who actually plays an important part in the story. also very impressed with how the end links with Star Trek:Generations!
Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is set after Scotty is saved by the Enterprise, and is shocked to find out what happened to Kirk. He decides to save him, enter the borg and alternative universes. This is a really good page turner. and the characters are engaging. A great read for anyone who likes Scotty or the Borg. A very good read.
Jul 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was pretty awesome! Set six months after Relics, when the Enterprise-D crew stumbled onto Montgomery Scott, thus novel does a neat job of blending events from Generations and First Contact into a bizarre "What If?" adventure, while also setting the stage for the relaunch titles leading up to Star Trek: Destiny.

Anytime Kirk and Picard are thrown together is a rousing good adventure!
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Jul 30, 2011 rated it liked it
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I didn't care so much for this one. There is better Trek out there.
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