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Der Aufstieg und Fall des Khan Noonien Singh

(Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars #2)

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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  887 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Selbst Jahrhunderte später werden die letzten Jahrzehnte des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts – von denen, die die Wahrheit kennen – immer noch als das dunkelste und gefährlichste Kapitel der Menschheitsgeschichte betrachtet.

Es gibt noch viele offene Fragen über die schrecklichen Eugenischen Kriege, die während der 1990er auf der Erde tobten. Es war ein apokalyptischer Konflikt, d
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Paperback, deutsche Erstausgabe, 480 pages
Published August 3rd 2015 by CrossCult, Ludwigsburg (first published April 2002)
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Elen
Nov 02, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Donald Kirch
Apr 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! As stated, Star Trek is a "guilty pleasure." Upon reading this series, I can understand the series episode "Space Seed" so much clearer. But, then again, most "trekkers" knew that there was more to Kahn than there appeared.
Sud666
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Book Two of the Eugenic Wars was an improvement upon the first book. The events speed up since Khan is now an adult. The first book showed us Project Chrysalis and the children that were produced. Khan was still a young child and learning.

In this book Khan is an adult and has begun to compete with the other children of the project. The children of the project are now in various parts of the world doing different things. Examples include an African dictator, a self-appointed Messiah, a leader of
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Andrew
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did a very unusual thing. I started a trilogy with book 2, continued with book 3, and skipped book 1 entirely.

I don't feel like I missed anything, as key events from the first book are unobtrusively referred to in later volumes.

That said, this was an excellent series that succeeded in making Khan a sympathetic, complex, tragic character. A very enjoyable read about Star Trek's most iconic, enduring villain.
Clay Davis
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good telling of Khan's life and how he came to be exiled.
Mark
Mar 13, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Star Trek: The Eugenics War
The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh
Author: Greg Cox
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published In: New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Singapore
Date: 2002
Pgs: 338
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REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Summary:
20 years ago, Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln, undercover operatives for an unknown alien civilization, failed to prevent the Chrysalis Project. A genereation of genetically engineered advanced humans were loosed upon the world. They’ve
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Travis Starnes
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The big thing that works for this book is Khan himself and the relationship between Khan and Seven. Cox does an admirable job in translating the Montobon version of Khan into book form and then working that back into a younger version of the man for the early parts of the book. The growth of the relationship between Khan and Seven and their estrangement was also really well done. You can feel the tension between the two men and the pull of their past friendship. Overall the entire cast of charac ...more
Don Incognito
This novel is interesting but poorly written. Also loaded with [seven-letter vulgar word starting with f, that denotes a pompous fan showing off his/her knowledge of series continuity] and sprinkled with the author's political beliefs. Not recommended.

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Second Review - 6/3/2018

When I first read and reviewed Greg Cox's Khan novels years ago, I was not familiar with either the concept of virtue signaling nor the takeover of science fiction writing and pu
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Bret Jones
Sep 24, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Trek fans
Recommended to Bret by: part two in a storyline
Continuing the saga of Khan Noonien Singh, Greg Cox again shows his historical knowledge by intertwining that with fan favorite characters from the Star Trek universe.
John
May 23, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
WARNING- possible spoilers ahead.
I have even more mixed feelings for this book than I did for the first one (which was a pretty decent novel). I started this volume expecting a grand, conclusive showdown between Khan and/or Gary Seven and/or the major powers of the world. You know, the terrible, ravaging Eugenics Wars in Star Trek canon which were supposed to have threatened to put humanity into another dark age.
But I was left disappointed on several levels. My first issue: Cox is pretty well d
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Matthew Lipson
Writing is already difficult then add on working with characters created by someone else in a world where continuity is everything. And, for fun, let's add on a date ingrained in that continuity originally so far in the future no one thought it mattered at the time. This is what Greg Cox had to deal with when commissioned to write the Khan books. Oh yeah, let's also add something else, Space Seed, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Khan himself rival most other Star Trek TOS story lines and a ...more
Max Tachis
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now that the introductions and intrigue have set the stage, the story can pick up with all the thrills and action one might expect from a superhuman bent on world domination and two sci-fi spies trying to stop him (Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln are almost the American answer to the Third Doctor and Jo Grant). Similarly, now that Volume One asked the moral questions surrounding genetic tampering, Volume Two can provide the answers.

This second part of the story of Khan is more fast-paced, violent
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Thomas
Dec 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed book one, it was a little to "on the nose" with the Easter eggs in the story but still very good. The Easter Eggs are back and even though they make sense it also is a little obvious, especially if you know Trek lore and it took me out a little bit. There are some that are very forced, such as the very last one in the book. Sarah Silverman's Voyager character? Really? Still an enjoyable story and well written, fun prose, paced wonderfully and you can tell Cox had a lot of fun wi ...more
Jeff Freitag
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More focused than its predecessor. This documents the “secret history” of the title conflict. Since it was only written in 2002, it interestingly portrays the 1990s as another tumultuous period of history, so the story is refreshingly free of nostalgia. I just wish the author had spent a bit more time on the other “genetic super being” characters aside from Khan and dived more deeply into their various plots and conflicts. The somewhat sparse detail leaves the story feeling unfinished.
Laurie Kazmierczak
Ambitious look at how Khan ruled his small empire. The hatred for Kirk is examined as well as Khan's strengths as a ruler and his humanity as a super human. How he is affected by his relationship with his wife whose Star Fleet training is an asset for the colony's survival is also highlighted. Overall I enjoyed this novel.
Adam Collings
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating and entertaining story that uses the "secret history" genre to explain why the Eugenics Wars never made the news reports in the 1990s, as Khan Noonien Singh and his genetically engineered supermen battled for supremacy of earth. Tying in elements from TOS, TNG, DS9, and Enterprise, this is. STAR trek fan's delight.
B. Jay
Aug 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second volume of his series comes off a little less clever and a bit more formulaic, certainly in part due to the inevitable end most fans must be expecting. Nonetheless I enjoyed this bit of fandom and thought the audiobook rendering of Khan was great.
Zak Kizer
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Closer to what I expected but still fairly inventive, Volume 2 of The Eugenics Wars is an ambitious, epic and yet tightly constructed prequel that sheds light on a classic villain while also embracing the franchise’s later mythos.
Keith Bell
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Somehow, I didn't post a review the first time I read this. Good follow-up to the first in the series. Seems to bring you to where the original Star Trek series episode begins, but wait.... there is a third in the series.
Drake Tungsten
This book, and the other two in the series, are a good expansion of both the Khan and Gary Seven storylines.
Patrick
Not bad

A wordy, but fun, romp through Star Trek history. The author worked very hard to add as much trek lore as possible.
Rob
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a Great story idea, Very well done. This was a Good Read.
Eric Evans
Better than the first one. I really got into this one.
Leah
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This account of the Eugenics Wars were a little too cloak and dagger for me. Greg Cox relied heavily on Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln to thwart Kahn. I love the character Kahn he is a great villain. How he was outsmarted was very disappointing and unbelievable for his character.
David King
At the start of the novel Khan has managed to become a dictator with control over parts of India and has begun the process of bringing together his fellow genetically engineered humans in the hope of the uniting the world under his leadership. However, when a meeting between various other superhuman warlords, generals and leaders goes wrong, war breaks out amongst them. Gary Seven and his colleagues are then left with the unenviable job of trying to deal with Khan and his superhuman brethren bef ...more
Stephen
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, st-tos
Having seized power in India and cultivated a network of spies and yes-men who will do his bidding throughout Asia, genetically engineered and predestined ruler of the world Khan Noonien Singh is ready for expansion. Having experienced his first difficulty in politics (people), Khan hopes that joining forces with his fellow augments will expedite his dreams of world domination. Enter sibling rivalry…with biogenic weapons. The second volume of The Eugenics Wars tries to fit the wars themselves i ...more
Benn Allen
Better than the first volume, for sure. The first volume was primarily set up. Volume two, on the other hand, hits the ground running.

The book is reasonably action packed and quite entertaining, but it still suffers the same problems as part one: The numerous appearances of characters from other installments of the TREK franchises, references to things like the "The Wicker Man" (the original 1970s film) and from Marvel Comics the African kingdom of Wakanda (birthplace of T'Challa, the Black Pant
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Shainna
I'm still not sure that Gary Seven, Roberta, and Isis were the right characters to use to guide the reader along Khan's journey. It almost became a drinking game: they have to save the world, take a shot, they lose their servo, take a shot, they lose their servo at the most inopportune time, take three shots, they expose someone to technology they didn't want to, drink some more. Sometimes I thought if they changed the name of this book, I wouldn't be so annoyed that Roberta and Seven keep showi ...more
Matthew Kresal
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second volume of Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars is much like the first in that it is a fascinating mix of Trek continuity of what "happened" in the 20th century (more specifically 1992-1996, which is covered in this volume) and real world history. As a result of the setting, and the focus on the characters of Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln (from the TOS episode Assignment: Earth), it’s far more spy story and techno thriller than a typical Trek story. Given that the 1990s were quite a way off w ...more
CleverBaggins
Once again I listened to the audio book of this. Although this one was read by Rene Auberjonois I believe and he does a WONDERFUL job. I'll have to find more books he's read because he's well spoken and does voices well without sounding like he's trying to do voices, if that makes sense.

So I've decided I love these books. They're just ridiculous enough to keep it light-hearted which they need otherwise they'd be all just war and death. I'd love to read more about Gary 7 (And need to hunt down th
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