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(Star Trek: Typhon Pact #2)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  962 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Die Gorn-Hegemonie ereilt eine ökologische Katastrophe, die die Brutwelt ihrer äußerst wichtigen Kriegerkaste zerstört. Glücklicherweise waren die Gorn bereits Spuren einer uralten, doch leistungsfähigen „Schnell-Terraforming“-Technologie nachgegangen, die von einer schon lange verschwundenen Zivilisation zurückgelassen wurde. Diese Technologie, sollte sie sich als kontrol ...more
Mass Market Paperback, deutsche Erstausgabe, 500 pages
Published July 25th 2013 by CrossCult, Ludwigsburg (first published December 2010)
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Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Definitely not the best this franchise has to offer.
Crystal Bensley
All the Gorn names made this slow going and it was longer than necessary I feel but still an interesting Titan story.
Elizabeth Perez
This one actually started off strong. I was never a huge Riker fan but he actually came off likeable to me, the characters and relationships worked, and it was a great story line. I really liked how the Gorn perceived humanoids, lost of great observations and antidotes. It was traditional 'time is running out' trek, which I like.

But then the book took a turn...

Really it started off over written. I didn't mind that too much but then it just got worse. It's so frustrating that this book could hav
Dec 01, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf, fiction, tv
Meh. I didn't hate it, but this book left a lot to be desired. In terms of world-building, Michael Martin is no David R. George. I've enjoyed the Typhon Pact series so far because it's given a window into species that have been under-used in Trek, but here the Gorn just felt cartoony. The Tuvok story felt very underdeveloped to me and the way most of the familiar Titan characters were written felt laboured and... off. I didn't really understand the ending; is this story going to be continued lat ...more
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i like reading about the gorn ! pretty interesting !
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I didn't really know what to expect coming in; my last experience with the name Michael A. Martin was the first two Titan novels which disappointed me. But this one was really quite superb!
The premise is very interesting: the Gorn (yes, those green reptiles that Captain Kirk tussled with) have just lost the world where their warrior caste is hatched, and a crazy, radiation-poisoned captain is threatening to use an ancient "ecosculptor" on the plant Hranrar, which will allow a new hatchery to be
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In spite of being the product of multiple authors, The Titan books have sort of hit a nice little groove. You get just enough of the minor characters that you don't forget about them. Just enough action on the main plot to tell a complete story and quite a bit of most of the preexisting characters (in this case Riker, Troi and Tuvok) that it's not the 'new guys and friends' show.

The tension is real. At least for some of the book there are some legitimate and nice twists on the Prime Directive.
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not finished this book yet but I really like the insight into the Gorn Hegemony.

I think the author does a great job of challenging our definition of racial tolerance. Even tho in the 24th century, humans seem to have accepted each other and for the most part other humanoids, we still have a ways to go with respect to more alien races. A really good comparison to our current global problem of social and racial tolerance, reflecting the core values of Star Trek itself.

I like the story line too w
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: st-typhon
I was really hoping to like this book, unfortunately I just couldn't do it.

Overall it had an interesting premise, however with the authors the writing style I had difficulty keeping track of the two Gorn factions - becoming confused between the two and their animosity despite having agreeing goals. The author also overzealously used "interference" which clears, comes back, and clears again more times than the Patriots throw interceptions; all to move the book forward. All of these are compounde
Scott Williams
I generally like Martin's storytelling. I think he does a good job of setting the scene. It's mostly thanks to Martin that we have such a strong sense of what the USS Titan is like. In this book, Martin does a good job of tying together diverse bits of Trek arcana to create a cohesive look at Gorn society.

I'm not keen on the characterization of Christine Vale. I get that she's a substitute for young Riker and she's supposed to be energetic, and more into actions than words but she's a bit much.
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was lukewarm about this one. I was excited to see the Gorn in a modern Trek story, but they ended up feeling a bit cartoonish. I know that's kinda unavoidable when we're talking about giant lizard people, but I feel like you can work with that to at least make it a bit less ridiculous. Though I did like the nice little touches about how they perceived mammalian races.

My other big criticism is that this really needed a better editor. There were parts of the story that REALLY dragged on and were
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The crew of the Titan go up against the Gorn. While investigating new systems they find evidence of an old advanced civilisation who could terraform. The Gorn have found the technology and want to use it. This is quite a good look at the Gorn civilisation, and makes them more than just warriors. It looks at prejudice, and how to over come it by shared experiences. Surprisingly Tuvok is not one of the main characters here, despite being on the cover, he is the tactical officer and does play a par ...more
Graeme Skinner
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Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, star-trek
Feels like maybe one to many story lines in this one, but overall this was a good read. Anything with the Gorn involved has to be pretty good.
Matthew Greig
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very entertaining

This was a very enjoyable book. The story is compelling and the results, the ending is not obvious. Good book.
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Con el inicio de la saga del Typhon Pact es hora de visitar aquellas razas de Star Trek que no han tenido demasiado protagonismo en las series. Si en Zero Sum Game le tocaba el turno a los Breen, en Seize the Fire son los Gorn los invitados especiales.

Los Gorn únicamente han tenido protagonismo en un capítulo de las cinco series, en el mítico Arena allá en el lejano 1967 durante la primera temporada de la serie original. No sería hasta 2005 donde volverían a aparecer, casi como un cameo, en el e
Jeffrey Debris
After reading and enjoying the first part of the Typhon Pact series, I had high hopes for the next instalment in the series. The story takes place at about the same time as the first book, but with a completely different set of characters. This time William Riker and Tuvok are the main characters, or at least, that's what we are led to believe judging from the cover of the book.

The main theme of the book is an interesting one. If you had a machine capable of both creating and destroying life on
Jun 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Camille
Recommended to Jeff by: Found it on the Library Shelves
Shelves: science-fiction
Sieze the Fire was a much more enjoyable read than the previous title in the series, Rough Beasts of Burden, mainly because the well-known characters from the TV and Movie series are true to form, while characters created for the paperback series have interest and hold our sympathies. (I haven't read the first installment of the Typhon Pact series, Zero Sum Game, so can't make a comparison.)

Each title in the series involves one civilization of the recently formed Typhon Pact (see Star Trek: Dest
This is the second book in the Typhon Pact series which continues to deal with the aftermath of the events that unfolded in the Destiny Trilogy.

The main events take place on the Titan. For those not 'in the know' Riker has finally been given command of his own ship. Deanna is with him and so is Tuvok whom we know from Star Trek Voyager. Titan is most known for being a multi-species crew. Here we find members of all the Federation worlds serving on board. The Titan is also the focus of a separat
Aug 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like the previous Typhon Pact novel, this one focuses on interactions with one pact member species. In this case the Gorn. In "Seize the Fire" the crew of the Titan or "Tie-Tan" continues the exploration of space in the wake of the major events of Star Trek: Destiny. What the crew discovers could represent the salvation of devastated Federation worlds, or a weapon of mass destruction. Side Note: Readers are strongly encouraged to watch Star Trek II and III to gain an understanding of the Genesis ...more
Ross Vincent
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books-read
I started this book back in November, 2010, while standing in line for a book signing of a different author. During the time I was there, I rushed through the book like crazy- before I knew it, I had knocked out a 100 pgs and didn’t want to put it down.
Sadly, I did- and it gathered a bit of dust before I picked it up again. Which is a shame, really, because it was AMAZING.

This book in the Typhon Pact series looks at the crew of U.S.S. Titan, and how it deals with an encounter with the Gorn (th
Eirian Houpe
A Slave to the Prime Directive.

This book, the second in the Typhon Pact series, took me a long while to get into, which was disappointing because ordinarily I love Michael A Martin's work. Maybe it was the focus on the Gorn Hegemony and their people that made it hard to handle, or perhaps it was the proliferation of technobabble, some of which even my spell-checker didn't know what to do with, but the first third of the book was not what you'd call a page turner.

However, after thinking that tech
Wayland Smith
The Typhon Pact crossover continues across the the Star Trek novel lines. This one touches on the USS Titan crew. Riker and his ship are trying to do humanitarian work, aiding worlds badly impacted by the recent Borg conflict.

As if the existence of the Typhon Pact wasn't bad enough, now the Gorn race is going through a major crisis. A disaster has ravaged their hatchery world, and there are problems forming as different groups are getting desperate.

The Gorn are going to try a new terra-forming t
This is the first Titan book that I have read. My only other knowledge about the crew comes from their appearance in the Destiny trilogy. The book is about a stalemate between Titan and the Gorn deep in the Beta Quandrant. There is a lot of discussion and not a lot of action. That made this book less exciting than Zero Sum Game.

Also, Titan's crew seems to know that their entire purpose is to be diverse, so the solutions to their problems must be diverse. This seems like a bit of a stretch. To ma
Krista D.
Sep 14, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I wavered between 1 or 2 stars, but in the end I had to go with 1 star. I ended up skipping half of the book and just read the last chapter and the epilogue so I knew what roughly was going to happen in the next book.

My dislike of the book is spread between two different issues. First, I didn't find the storyline of this book all that exciting for me. The gorn just weren't that interesting to me. Also, the author's writing style really didn't match my reading style. I found myself looking up a w
Tina Sanford
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Star Trek

Some parts were a little too technical, but I was able to get the gist of it. I love that Star Trek still lives on,al be it in books. I will always continue to read Star Trek books as long as I still can see. Just one thing I was not acquainted with was the character Once Gen Blue White, the AI. I wished that the writer had given more information about it. Other than that it was a good read. I would recommend one of my brothers, that's much of bRekkie as I, but he's not fond of rea
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice insight into the Gorn Hegemony. The Gorn names were a little hard to process at first but you get used to it.

This is only the second book in the U.S.S. Titan series(though 8th book in series) that I've read and I will say I'm warming up to the concept enough that I'm willing to try more.

One question though: I'm not steeped in Star Trek history but is the reason that the Gorn Hegemony joined the Typhon Pact due to U.F.P. President Bacco from Cestus III possibly has anti-Gorn policies? I
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Just...not good. Really not on par with the other recent Star Trek books, such as the excellent Destiny series and even the most recent Titan novel. The plot was pretty good, but the dialogue, characterization, and execution were seriously lacking. I don't even know if I can pick up the next book in the series, although I think it must be better if it's by a different author.

Good points--nice to get inside the heads of a species very different from humanoids. But his characterization of the Tita
Joshua Rotella
I'd like to give this one two and a half stars. It's really trying, but it's not sticking. MAM writes best when partnered with Andy Mangels.

I like the characterization of the Gorn, here, and the descriptions of the culture. And an often-overlooked tidbit from their first appearance on TOS, their capacity for mimicry, is explored in greater depth. I enjoy that the diversity Titan represents is addressed from the perspective of biological instinct versus conscious deliberation.

Tuvok gets some dece
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad, but not great.

I like that the Typhon Pact books are each focusing on one of the main Pact member races; however, while getting a glimpse of Breen life in the first book was insightful, I felt that the Gorn, in comparison, were quite boring.

Actually, that largely sums up the entire book. I felt like everything but the last 80 pages or so was exposition, and then suddenly things were happening in the last 15% of the book. The outcome was pretty predictable, too.

If you're only interested
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  • Paths of Disharmony (Star Trek: Typhon Pact, #4)
  • Zero Sum Game (Star Trek: Typhon Pact, #1)
  • Sword of Damocles (Star Trek Titan #4)
  • Over a Torrent Sea (Star Trek: Titan, #5)
  • Losing the Peace (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Synthesis (Star Trek: Titan, #6)
  • Brinkmanship (Star Trek: Typhon Pact, #8)
  • Trill and Bajor (Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Vol. 2)
  • A Singular Destiny (Star Trek)
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  • Unworthy (Star Trek: Voyager)
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Michael A. Martin's solo short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He has also coauthored (with Andy Mangels) several Star Trek comics for Marvel and Wildstorm and numerous Star Trek novels and eBooks, including the USA Today bestseller Titan: Book One: Taking Wing; Titan: Book Two: The Red King; the Sy Fy Genre Award-winning Star Trek: Worlds of Deep Space 9 Boo ...more

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