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Star Trek: DS9 — The Long Mirage

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{4.5/5} “Federation Security wants to know how he learned about the mobile emitter in the first place, and whether or not he somehow persuaded or forced Morn to have one constructed… And I want to find out if Vic Fontaine is a sentient being.” Star Trek: DS9 — The Long Mirage by David R. George […]

Star Trek: TNG — Headlong Flight

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{4.5/5} “Before them was yet another plane of existence, separate from their own. How similar was it to the dimension they had left behind? What wonders awaited them here, and what might they find if they were to go exploring?” Star Trek: TNG — Headlong Flight by Dayton Ward, published in 2017 Captain Picard aboard […]

Star Trek: Savage Trade

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{4/5} “It is most unusual, although not unheard of, that members of my species leave our planetary home…  Excalbians simply don’t want to go anywhere else. The usual excuse is that we are far too busy exploring the inner space of our being to bother with mere physical reality.” Star Trek: Savage Trade by Tony Daniel, […]

Quantum Night

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{4.5/5} “It was very, very strange, but he replied, saying words that he’d said countless times before but meant — really meant — for the first time: ‘I’m happy for you.’” Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer, published in 2016 James Marchuk is a psychology professor who’s been called to testify at a murder trial […]

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

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{4.5/5} “Plus, I’ve never really liked babies. I like Maya, but… Conversation with her lacks to say the least. We talk about Elmo, and I can’t stand him, by the way, but other than that, it’s mainly about her. She’s totally self-centred.” The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, published in 2014 […]

Star Trek: The Face of the Unknown

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{4.5/5} “Yet the quiet certainty of the marriage bond was always there for you, so solid that you didn’t need to think of it. Now, though, it is gone… both the mental connection itself and your image of who T’Pring would turn out to be. And so you are alone, adrift.” — Nisu, to Spock […]

The Affinities

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{4.5/5} “We’re the most cooperative species on the planet — is there anything you own that you built entirely with your own hands, from materials you extracted from nature all by yourself? And without that network of cooperation we’re as vulnerable as three-legged antelopes in lion territory.” The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson, published in […]

Leonard

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{4.5/5} “We shared an extraordinary experience that very few people have ever known. We were carried and buffeted by the same winds, and there truly was no one else who could understand what that meant. But beyond all that, beyond the success and the recognition and the applause, I really liked being with the guy.” […]

Star Trek: Prey — The Hall of Heroes

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{4.5/5} “The chavmajta was the Klingon equivalent of a call for a no-confidence vote: he and Martok had to put on a defense. An audience of high council members would listen to the litany of valorous acts and judge the partnership worthy, if Riker and Martok did their jobs right. But Lord Korgh, who had […]

Star Trek: Prey — The Jackal’s Trick

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{4.5/5} “Discommendation had taken their heritage away, stolen it from generations of Klingons on Thane whose only crime had been being born to the wrong parents. They owed the Empire and its morals nothing — and their savior, all.” Star Trek: Prey — The Jackal’s Trick by John Jackson Miller, published in 2016 The Unsung […]