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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 unfixable,
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Paperback, 640 pages
Published July 3rd 2007 by Star Trek (first published May 1st 2004)
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Tommy Verhaegen
Nov 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, paper_en
Very good but somehow it still does not read as fluent as the episodes before half the characters were killed off. Maybe because more stress is put on the psychology of the characters and less on the action or pure engineering solutions (which clearly are my favourite). Still: can't wait to start the next volume and see how the adventures of Da Vinci crew continue.
Jimyanni
Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
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
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Sue
May 02, 2008 rated it it was ok
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
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Sarah Eckert
Jun 23, 2008 rated it liked it
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.
Julenew
Feb 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
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 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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talk about your cliffhanger endings.
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