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Grand Designs (Starfleet Corps of Engineers Omnibus #9)

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Corps of Engineers
These are the voyages of the "U.S.S. da Vinci." Their mission: to solve the problems of the galaxy, one disaster at a time. Starfleet veteran Captain David Gold, along with his crack Starfleet Corps of Engineers team lead by former "Starship Enterprise (TM)" engineer Commander Sonya Gomez, travel throughout the Federation and beyond to fix the unfixabl
Paperback, 640 pages
Published July 3rd 2007 by Star Trek (first published May 1st 2004)
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The Star Trek Corps of Engineers series is a series that follows the exploits of the USS da Vinci, a ship whose mission is, essentially, to find solutions to technical problems that are beyond the abilities of the engineering staffs of regular ships. There is a skeleton crew of command and security officers, but the majority of the crew of 40 are top-notch engineers.

The series has been told in chronologically consecutive short-story format, so each book in the series has had around 5 stories; th
Still reading this one. I'll tell you, though, it's making me have to brush up on Star Trek species. Some are new to me, but some I need a refresher on what they look like. It's a totally different crew from any of the shows, and it's great to get to know new characters.

Well, I finished this one finally. It wasn't what I expected, and I enjoyed it less than a lot of other Star Trek books I've read. I don't think it was the fact that these were all new characters for me (except for Scott, who we
Sarah Eckert
Aug 27, 2008 Sarah Eckert rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sarah by: Joy
Cool book. As an engineer, I think I was able to appreciate it a little more than the average person. One thing I like about Star Trek is that they have stuff in there for the engineering minded (and medically minded and cultural minded, etc), while having just enough explanation that someone who doesn't specialize in any of those areas can understand and enjoy it. This book does not disappoint.
Fascinating "what if" history re-write:
What if the American Revolution had taken place, not 200 years AGO, but 200 years from now, and what if we make the opposing armies planets instead of countries, and give them modern WoMD . . .
Throw the Federation in as mediators of the conflict, & you've got yourself a clever yarn!
Noah Soudrette
Nov 22, 2007 Noah Soudrette rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Trekkies
Shelves: star-trek
Another really solid collection of Trek novellas. The stories are a little less formulaic than in previous volumes and some of the situations the crew find themselves in are generally compelling.
Dallas Vinson
talk about your cliffhanger endings.
Good book!
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