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Infinity's Prism (Star Trek: Myriad Universes #1)

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It's been said that for any event, there are an infinite number of possible outcomes. Our choices determine which outcome will follow, and therefore all possibilities that could happen do happen across countless alternate realities. In these divergent realms, known history is bent, like white light through a prism -- broken into a boundless spectrum of what-might-have-been ...more
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Published July 22nd 2008 by Pocket Books/Star Trek
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Stephen
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What if....Khan won the Eugenics Wars? What if....Earth had succumbed to fear after the Xindi attack, and withdrawn from the Coalition of Planets and exploring the final frontier? And what if -- and this is a big one -- what if Harry Kim was promoted to lieutenant? Such are the stories, the three novellas, comprising ST: Myriad Universes, volume one. Three Treklit veterans have produced here a collection of stories that have old heroes and villains -- Kirk, Dukat, KHAAAAAAAAN! -- playing very di ...more
Matthew Kresal
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“What if?” stories have always found an audience. It can be too tempting to imagine worlds where Hitler won World War II or JFK wasn't assassinated. The stories in the first volume of Star Trek Myriad Universes takes the “what if?” notion and alter the various shows and events in them in a strong launch for the series.

The first novella, A Less Perfect Union, is set in the Original Series era where the events of the Enterprise episode Terra Prime instead led to Earth returning to isolationism and
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Joseph Barnes
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's been said that for any event, there are an infinite number of possible outcomes. Our choices determine which outcome will follow, and therefore all possibilities that could happen do happen across countless alternate realities. In these divergent realms, known history is bent, like white light through a prism -- broken into a boundless spectrum of what-might-have-beens. But in those myriad universes, what might have been...is what actually happened.

A LESS PERFECT UNION: More than a hundred
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Joe Pranaitis
Apr 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed all three stories within this volume and would like to see a continuation of all three of them from the Unifcation of Valucan and Romulas and the inclusion of Earth into the Intersteller Coliton to the Detla Colitions introduction into the United Federation of Planets post Donimion War to the rebellion within the Khan rulled universe and how they could toppel it. Needless to say this was a very good read but I would like to see these stories continued.
Phillip
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm usually not a fan if alternate universes stories (which is pretty much most fanfic), but these three stories were awesome. There was a lot of technobabble in the second one, but there is something for every Trekkie in these stories. Definite recommend!
Crystal Bensley
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved the second and third stories set in Voyager and DS9 shows. First one was ok. Love the Myriad Universe concept too.
Lexxi Kitty
A three book collection of Star Trek themed stories. These three stories are unrelated to each other except in theme. In that they are alternate paths that might have occurred. Alternate universes, though none are part of the Mirror Universe that had popped up in Star Trek episodes, nor are any of them related to the alternate universe the current movie franchise is following.

The first book in the collection is by William Leisner called "A Less Perfect Union. It's the first 33% of the book. Mak
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Alicea
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Less Perfect Union by William Leisner explores a world where Christopher Pike remains the captain of the Enterprise while James T. Kirk is at his side as First Officer. Where's Spock? Well, Vulcans are not a member of the Federation of Planets...in fact, Earth is at odds with the Vulcans due to an incident many years earlier which devastated San Francisco. Kirk has his own bone to pick with the Vulcan people and it all comes to a head when the Enterprise picks up T'Pol for a diplomatic mission ...more
Andrew Riley
Lets face it, if you're looking for a great novel to stimulate your mind and expand your horizons you're in the wrong place. As with all tv and movie tie-ins the Star Trek books are light hearted distractions not the heights of modern literature.

Infinity's Prism offers three "What If's" set in the Star Trek Universe. Three very different types of what if too.
A LESS PERFECT UNION, breaks from the Trek narative in Archer's time, but is set in Kirk's. Many recognisable characters from TOS are found
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Joy
Jun 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I love "what if" stories. This set of short stories was a great idea. It differs from the "mirror universe" because it explored what would happen if different events in Star Trek history were tweaked. There are three stories in this volume.

"A Less Than Perfect Union"--What if the attack by Terra Prime on Earth hadn't been stopped by the Enterprise. In this universe, humans have shunned the rest of the aliens, including Vulcans, and gone it on their own. Captain Pike and his first officer, James
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Leif Paulson
Aug 11, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sci-fi and Star Trek fans
Overall, an ok book. It's always fascinating to discover the events of alternate realities and to learn where they diverged with our so-called normal universe. There are 3 short stories in this book.

The first story shows what would've happened had humanity not developed a "federation" with aliens. There's still a Starfleet with an overall peaceful mission, but there are a few sublte differences. For anyone who is a fan of classic Star Trek, consider this a treat.

The second story is a Voyager epi
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Jeffrey
Jul 29, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: SciFi Lovers
Well, the first story was ok... it lost some interest and character development wasn't great. I remember and enjoy the original series and it does link nicely with Enterprise, however it just didn't carry the plot well. (TOS time period)

The second story was alright as well. However, at times it was too convoluted and probably spread over too long a period of time. Kes was dealt with in too saintly of a way. She had faults and we saw them constantly throughout the series. Some of the portrayals,
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Kim
Jun 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I enjoyed Places of Exile the most, I think. Voyager's confrontation with the Borg was one of the ship's most pivotal moments, and could easily have gone in so many different ways. The author really nailed Janeway's personality, her drive and determination to finish her mission, her unease at doing anything that would detract from said mission, and her fierce protectiveness of her crew.

Ultimately, the book was rather interesting, playing on some of the most fascinating moments of Star Trek lore
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Marchel
Hasil beli dengan alasan utama: itu judulnya tentang STAR TREK.
Pas baca, ..... *.*" aaa pusing.

Mungkin karena saya bacanya tersendat-sendat, alias tidak langsung dibaca hingga tamat.

Tetap saja kerinduan saya terhadap dunia starship, pasher, senjata photon, transponder, Vulcan, Klingon, dan Enterprise, terobati sudah.

Jadi sekarang pertanyaannya adalah: adakah yang berniat menjual buku lanjutan dari serial ini ???
Leichelle
Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed the stories....I am not always a fan of alternate universes and the "reasons" behind them but the writers did a great job pulling events from the accepted canon and what fans wanted into three enjoyable stories.
Kelsey
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE the enterprise story
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