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Die Waffe

(Star Trek: New Frontier #6)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  967 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Auf dem Planeten Armista sitzt eine namenlose Frau. Hoch oben auf einem Berg drückt sie eine Waffe an sich, die anders ist als alles, was die Armistaner je gesehen haben. Sie wiegt sich vor und zurück und singt leise vor sich hin. Die Waffe ist ihre einzige Gesellschaft auf dem Planeten, da alle anderen nur noch kleine Aschehaufen sind. Eine Waffe, die alles Leben auf eine ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published June 6th 2011 by Cross Cult (first published April 1998)
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Billions of lives at risk!


Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the USS Excalibur are still recovering from the clash with a powerful Redeemer starship, but the things on the Space Sector 221-G never give a break to the dashing crew in this new frontier...

...since a strange machine seems to be able to decimate billions of lives in an instant and the Excalibur may be the only chance to avoid a huge disaster.

Soleta never fear a challenge but she doesn't know if she truly the neces
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Another excellent chapter from Peter David. Great series.
David H.
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally making a return to this series for a few weeks off. It follows the previous book almost immediately (and we honestly spend more time with the planet of that book than I was expecting before we move on).

As before, I'm enjoying the characters, though Burgoyne continues to annoy me (view spoiler). My favorite continues to be the science officer, Soleta, who had an incredibly hilarious chapter where she inadvertently (view
Sean Randall
"The creature didn't really have time to have a full sense of its own existence before it didn't have an existence anymore."

I think this, taken from the opening chapter, sums up this entire novel, really.

"Calhoun, damn him, could afford to be flamboyant, daring, and heroic."

It's odd, because Calhoun's not all that heroic at all here. he just sits there, in command, using his mind now and then and not doing much of anything else. as Calhoun was always a very physical player in things, this adds
Aug 10, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 100-books, star-trek
First - take this book and #5 Martyr next to each other to see the main characters on the bridge together. Nicely done!

Second - the review:

I wondered how long it would take for the Robin Lefler character to get on my nerves. Answer? Book #6. I only vaguely remember her character on Next Gen, but I did remember thinking her "laws" were silly. Here we get her backstory and it's filled with teenagey angst that doesn't fit with her being a lieutenant in Starfleet. In fact, everything she does in thi
Aug 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, sci-fi
Well this was one of the better ones of this series thusfar but that's not saying much. As much as I have enjoyed Peter David's Star Trek books this series has been underwhelming and too much like a soap opera and less like Star Trek. This one did not fall as far into that pit as its predecessors but still had some throw-up-in-your-mouth moments. Unfortunately the more annoying and invasive characters get the spotlight and the more interesting and fun characters are pushed to the side - with the ...more
A.J. Blanc
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book six, Fire on High (FOH), was an almost complete 180 from Martyr. With only a few exceptions, FOH genuinely felt like a classic Trek story. Mystery, adventure, science-fictiony stuff, mild character development... not bad at all.

Having said that however, this was a story of great buildup with relatively unsatisfying payoff. To avoid spoilers, I'll liken it to the climax of the movie Contact. While I generally enjoyed the movie, I think most can agree that it could've ended better, except th
Xavier Marturet
May 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novela
Another fine adventure. Maybe the part of the adventure is lighter than the previous books, and there 's a big dose of love and relationships.
I understand the sentimental relationships is an important part of the saga, and I admit there is a big and original ending. I really celebrate it.
But this time I missed more chapters full of action, adventure and mistery.
I see a lot of fun references for other characters out of the Star Trek Universe, and this is something I really like of the Peter David
Ty G. Nelson
Six books in and I've noticed something is lacking. I wish Peter David did a better job of combining character and plot. The pattern emerging is sparse story and heavy character beats through most of the book. Then for the last few chapters things get exciting an wraps up the story. It'll get a bit tedious if it continues throughout the series. I do love how he bleeds elements from one book into the next though.
An enjoyable read with a sketchier plot than previous entries but much stronger on character development and crisp dialogue than story.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Netter Star Trek Roman außerhalb des Canon.
C.T. Phipps
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fire on High continues with the changes started in Martyr, keeping the crew semi-serious and toning down the humor so it's still hilarious but possessed of more character development and drama.

The premise of Fire on High is the discovery of TNG character, Robin Lefler, that her mother is still alive. This is not much of a cause for celebration as Morgan Primus faked her death in order to escape her family. Amusingly, Peter David makes Morgan Primus yet another of the characters "played" by Maj
David Palazzolo
Aug 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With episode 6 of New Frontier (or episode 3 if you want to get technical), the series starts to hit its stride. Burgoyne and Selar begin to realize that Inter-Species curiosity + Pon Farr mating urges DO NOT equal One-Night-Stand, while Calhoun and Shelby's relationship upgrades from a Sam-and-Diane-in-Outer-Space vibe to a Hawkeye-Pierce-and-Hotlips-Houlihan vibe (from M*A*S*H's later episodes--and there's even a hint of Frank Burns floating around the galaxy somewhere!), then Lefler discovers ...more
Stephanie :}
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series! It gets better with every installment. The most noticeable improvement in this book from the previous installments is that the dialogue finally sounds natural. Before, it wasn't cringe worthy (very often), but now it's just right. The Selar/Burgoyne storyline was engaging, even though I'm pretty sure everyone knew where it was going, and even McHenry got a little bit of character development in this one, although I'd like to story or at least a subplot that has him as the pro ...more
Jan 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
This is the sixth book about the U.S.S. Excalbur. This one sheers away from Captain Calhoun and Shelby, and focuses instead on Lefler and the return of her mother. In addition, there are extensive interactions between Selar, Burgoyne, and McHenry, trying to flesh out their characters.
The story is interesting, you get to meet another race, and Soleta has some amazing lines.
The Lefler storyline could have been far more detailed than it was, or gone
I admit to deciding early on that I like Soleta best of all, because everyone likes a good half-breed and half-Vulcans are always best of all. That said, I like Soleta best of all now because for some crazy reason everyone else on the ship decides in this book to ask her for relationship advice. Vulcans are absolutely the best people ever to go to for relationship advice. Testy half-Romulan, Vulcans? Even more so.

Oh yeah, and there was some plot about extra-dimensional aliens called the Prometh
Benjamin Plume
As with all of Peter David's Trek work, this book had a gritty feel that was quite compelling, and a welcome (slight) departure from the Star Trek norm. I am, however, beginning to notice a penchant for the phrase "in the final analysis" which is becoming mildly tiresome. Still, if that's the worst criticism I can find it says good things.
'Nathan Burgoine
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The continuing saga of the New Frontier bunch, this is book six in the series by Peter David. This brings a bit more character to many of the "new" crew (the ones David made up for himself), and gives the returning "cast" (Selar, Shelby, Lefler) a bit more fleshing out. Well done, and fun - David likes to put in a bit of slapstick or well-timed humour and it's a good fit.
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as the previous one, but had some nice character interactions, especially with Soleta, she was probably my favorite character in this book. Morgan was the most interesting and intriguing. I didn't like Shelby at all in the show, but I'm really liking her in the books. Peter David has given her character some depth and humanity that she lacked on the show.
Mar 19, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Robin Lefler isn't so happy when her dead mother suddenly appears in Thallonian space and the Excalibur is sent to pick her up. Selar and Burgoyne are adjusting to each other and Selar finds out that she is pregnant. A strange lifeform also takes up residence in the warp core.

"I don't need romance. I have goldfish."
Jan 27, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, this was a much weaker book in the series than previous books. The characters that this book centers on are extremely annoying, and their motivations are as well. It wasn't bad enough that I'm going to stop reading the series, but getting through this one was more of a slog.
Mark Peyton
Better than book 5. Definitely setting up more of the sector, but not sure Trek needed another powerful enigmatic race.
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scott Miller
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With this book on the series, Peter David really hits his stride in writing believable dialogue. Not the best of the series, but a worthy entry.
Peter Wilson
Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fiction
Very impressive will continue with this series
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best one so far from the series. 1-4 is technically 1 full book. 5 was descent but 6 raised the bar. To bad this series can't be adapted for TV. It would be a good one.
Shannon Appelcline
A very uneven start, but some exciting action toward the middle, and what looks like the start of a new mythology for the series toward the end.
Kirsty Gray
Dec 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Morgan Primus remains my least fav Mary sue in this (mostly enjoyable) series of them
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