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The Sorrows of Empire by David Mack
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Feb 17, 2011

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bookshelves: read2011, scifi, startrek

So, I rewatched Mirror, Mirror to brush up before reading this. First of all, the actress portraying Marlena in the episode strikes me as pretty kickass compared to most of the Trek girls. This does not translate to the novel. That's OK, because it's really all about Spock.

Enter Mirror!Spock, the most interesting and creepy of the mirror cast. The humans are all kind of sadistic, but Spock is evil in that universe because it's just LOGICAL. And here we see that play out to the extreme conclusion. When he decides to save the universe it sure doesn't involve puppies and Christmas. Good thing I love a dark cautionary tale.

But Spock is just this unmovable force. Where's the counterpoint, the mirrorverse as reflection that made the original episode so awesome? The real Kirk and McCoy set Spock on this mission, now where are their ghosts?


Evil goatee!

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