Star Trek: Enterprise — Uncertain Logic

{4.5/5} “Peace, tolerance, openness to exchange with other species: These ideas create more opportunities, allow individuals more chances to survive and more options to succeed. Therefore, they have an evolutionary advantage over violence, intolerance, oppression — ideas that tend to destroy lives or restrain their opportunities.”

Star Trek: Enterprise — Rise of the Federation: Uncertain Logic by Christopher L. Bennett, published in 2015

Captain Reed on the Pioneer runs into another automated station that had kidnapped many beings. They were able to destroy it but they weren’t able to rescue anyone. He needs a new chief engineer and there’s only one man he wants for the job — Trip. Meanwhile, on Vulcan, Skon discovers that the Kir’Shara has been replaced by a fake. Captain T’Pol on the Endeavor heads to Vulcan to investigate.

Trip runs into the immortal man who goes by the name of Flint when Captain Kirk encounters him later.

Travis finds out that Trip is still alive.

There are lessons for real life. It almost seems like the book is presciently commenting on today’s politics. (If Donald Trump supporters had read more Star Trek books, they probably wouldn’t have supported him.)

It’s very satisfying.

I’ve read 8 novels and 3 stories by Bennett. The previous entry in the story of the 22nd century is Bennett’s Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel.

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