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The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice

Things took a while to build up in The Poisoned Chalice, but is it worth the wait? Depends on whether you have the patience to bounce around from one plot to another (no pun intended). The problem with this is that the author left little room for a satisfying resolution to the situation the book… Read More »

Armageddon’s Arrow

Slow-moving. One-third in and there’s still not much going on, except for the fact that everyone seems to be having (or planning to have) a relationship with everyone else. The dialogues between T’Ryssa Chen, Taurik and Konya were cringe-worthy in print. I can’t imagine how they translate to the screen. And oh yeah, that time… Read More »

Set Phasers To Stun

Neither Trekker nor Trekkie, I can however sum up this book in one word: “Fascinating.” Apart from an episode-by-episode, season-by-season rundown of the series from TOS to TNG, as well as the motion pictures that came in between, Set Phasers To Stun includes interesting fodder on the creative processes behind the production (at times these… Read More »

Star Trek: New Earth – Rough Trails

I don’t normally read a series out of cycle, but my daughter picked up this book for me from the library, not knowing that it’s book 3 of 6. Not wanting to waste her good intention, I decided to read it nonetheless. However, it was an unfortunate coincidence that when I started reading this book,… Read More »

Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory

This book could have been titled “The Adventures of Noonien Soong”. For the greater part of his adventure, Noonien was on the run from Federation space. That’s because he doesn’t seem to have a favourable opinion of Starfleet: “I’m not saying Starfleet doesn’t serve a purpose or do its share of good in the galaxy,… Read More »

Star Trek Discovery: Drastic Measures

Author Dayton Ward seems to have a knack for describing landmarks, directions and actions, unlike Kirsten Beyer who excels with writing dialogue. Characterization suffered as a consequence and many characters fell flat from stereotyping. The excerpts inserted between chapters of the book slowed the pace down considerably, even though they offered a different perspective of… Read More »

Star Trek Voyager: The Eternal Tide

The opening prologue may read like a confusing maze of dialogue if you are unfamiliar with the Q Continuum and its impact on the Star Trek timelines. Unfortunately, I can’t bring myself to finish the book as confusion sets in with the many diversions in the storyline. It also gets boring when you introduce omnipotent… Read More »

Star Trek Voyager: Atonement

Atonement kicked off with a rather disjointed prologue that left anyone wanting to follow up with the ending of the previous Acts of Contrition in a state of confusion, unless you have followed the series from Unworthy. The novel is appropriately titled, because many of the characters set about doing just that, with the exception… Read More »

Star Trek: film tie-in novelization

Novelisation like this has a distinct writing style that you either like or you find it formulaic. This time round, I did the reverse of Star Trek Into Darkness, reading the book first before watching the movie. This turned out to be a good thing because the book contains more details than what you can… Read More »