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Excalibur: Requiem

(Star Trek: New Frontier #9)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  742 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Das Schiff ist Geschichte, doch das Abenteuer geht weiter …

Als die U.S.S. Excalibur plötzlich und gnadenlos zerstört wurde, verlor die Sternenflotte eines ihrer besten Raumschiffe. Doch die Besatzungsmitglieder der Excalibur verloren ihren Captain … und ihr Zuhause. Noch während sie um ihr Schiff und Captain Mackenzie Calhoun trauern, erwarten der Erste Offizier Elizabeth
Paperback, 270 pages
Published April 17th 2013 by Cross Cult (first published September 1st 2000)
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Oct 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Peter David's "New Frontier" series is easily the best thing to happen to the Star Trek franchise in years. In a time in which Voyager is mired down in dull plots and a lack of character development, David is following the Trek credo and exploring "strange new worlds" with his series of novel. The New Frontier books have always been about finding the perfect blend of gripping plots, humorous moments and superlative character development. And just when you think you've got it all figured out and ...more
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Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, space

After the mysterious destruction of the Starship Excalibur, her crew has scattered.  In this volume we follow Soleta, McHenry and Kebron, and Si Cwan and Kalinda as they find something else to do.

The Si Cwan and Kalinda story doesn't amount to much.  Kalinda has a vision of Si Cwan's old martial arts instructor getting killed.  They travel to investigate, but the story isn't resolved in this volume.

McHenry and Kebron travel to a world similar to Earth in the 20th Century where the
Peter Wilson
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fiction
i thought this one was very good for charter development, it was interesting to see what there personal life's looked like and once again peter david did not let the us the readers down, i will continue on with this series
Michael T Bradley
So as I'm sure you're all aware, the last book ended with the ship blowing up. We start with essentially a wake for Calhoun, and PAD continues his frustrating habit of overexplaining damn near everything. I'm not sure where this started, but he ... constantly has this thing he does with Selar especially where he'll have her act as a foil for explaining obvious things. It gets ... INSANELY tiresome super fast.

In any case, by far the best part of this book is following McHenry & Kebron as the
Takiyah Dudley
it's a bit weird without Captain Calhoun & kind of likevwhy are we still going on with the story, But it's actually pretty good. it has a good storyline and it leaves you with some interesting questions about some of the remaing crew.
David Palazzolo
Feb 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Requiem is book 9 of Star Trek: New Frontier, the first book of the Excalibur Trilogy and chapter 12 to the series overall. It deals with the aftermath of book 8's surprise cliffhanger, the destruction of the USS Excalibur. Apparently Capt. Calhoun went down with the ship, as the rest of the bridge crew arrived to hold a wake in an old San Francisco bar called Strange New Worlds. Most of the crew is on a "cool down" period between assignments, except for Shelby, who has waived cooling down for a ...more
Sean Randall
Apr 24, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So the ship has been destroyed, Shelby is angling for promotion and the rest of our characters are scattered throughout the quadrant, doing their own things. Cwan and his sister investigate the death of an old teacher, Kebron and mcHenry take on a mission for Admiral Nechayev and Soleta tracks down her biological father. In true New Frontier tradition, Soleta's father provides her an emotional roller coaster, Kebron and and McHenry's mission causes us to realise that mark is even weirder than we ...more
Wayland Smith
The book before this in the series ended with a bang. Literally. The USS Excalibur was NOT saved at the last minute. Peter David is great at playing with expectations, and then taking them in another direction. Let's face it, a Star Trek series where you blow up the ship for real is something of a surprise.

The ship is gone, and Captain Calhoun is missing, believed dead in the explosion. There's no last minute miracle here. The still disbelieving crew wrestles with their loss, and get reassigned
Mar 19, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
The book begins with the crew meeting after the destruction of the< I>Excalibur. Calhoun didn't make it.

The book then splits off and starts following individual story lines.

Soleta returns to Vulcan to visit her father and finds a message from the Romulan who is actually her father that was left for her mother who is now dead. She locates him to try to investigate.

Zak and McHenry travel in disguise to Liten, a planet without a lot of technologyto try to stop some university students who a
Mar 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
So, we are going to just not bother explaining the cliffhanger from the previous book and jump forward several months.

The crew is scattered, a couple are believed to be dead, and we are given several shorter stories as they try to rebuild their lives and move on.

PAD gets a bit too caught up in having everyones' dialogue being really witty and clever, but otherwise, I like these guys and it was interesting to see them broken up into smaller groups and each getting a turn in the spotlight.
Jan 02, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading the Star Trek:New Frontier series last year (well, rereading the first four, then continuing on), nice for traveling since they're paperbacks. Set within the universe we all know, but with a new crew and ship, Peter David shows a sure hand at mixing elements known and unknown, with his usual humor.
Shannon Appelcline
A great entry for the series, particularly for the focus it places on some of our heroes in environments very different from those we've seen in the series so far.
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Boo! First you let explode the Excalibur, and then you loose no word about why. This was very disappointing and I guess, that the next book "Renaissance" will not change it... :(
May 10, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Story went in totally different direction. Not the direction i would prefer.
Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
A lot of fun. I love how the circumstances of Excalibur's destruction are not revealed, and some of the places the characters have started going are rgeat
Apr 27, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Interesting stories focused on Soleta and Kebron with McHenry.
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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 hum

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