Star Trek: Enterprise — Kobayashi Maru

{4.5/5} “Despite the fact that his working relationship with T’Pol had grown more close, open, and cordial than he had ever imagined possible, there was nobody aboard Enterprise who could fill the void created by Trip’s open-ended absence. Though he knew Trip’s death was merely a ruse… it felt real enough to inspire genuine mourning.”

Star Trek: Enterprise — Kobayashi Maru by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels, published in 2008

Captain Archer and the Enterprise have been ordered to patrol shipping routes, looking for pirates. Archer believes the recent pirate activity is Romulan in origin, but doesn’t have proof. Then he runs into a Klingon ship crewed by humans called the Kobayashi Maru. Meanwhile, Trip continues his spy mission in the Romulan Empire to disrupt their warp 7 program.

We occasionally see what’s happening with the Coalition of Planets council delegates, which includes Soval.

Since Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan the words “Kobayahi Maru” have meant a no-win scenario. Here we see the origin of that meaning.

It’s another fine story.

I’ve read 6 books by this writing team, plus 2 solo books by Martin. The previous entry in the story of the 22nd century is Star Trek: Enterprise — The Good That Men Do by Martin and Mangels.

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