Star Trek: New Earth — Thin Air

{4.5/5} “The siliconic gel seemed to be breaking the raindrops apart as they fell, forming thousands of colors seemingly in midair. Shimmering, tiny rainbows that under different circumstances would have been beautiful. At the moment it was just making her more scared, making it clear to her that what was surrounding her home was something very different than normal air.”

Star Trek: New Earth — Thin Air by Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith, published in 2000

Something the Kauld put in the soil is causing Belle Terre to become uninhabitable. Captain Kirk tells the governor that they have to evacuate, but the governor informs him that they’ve stripped the ships bare — there’s nowhere for the 60 000 colonists to evacuate to. They’ll have to find some way of fixing the problem, and they don’t have much time.

It’s a thin book, but a good one. With a series like this, events have a chance to build on what’s come before — not just the regular characters, but new characters and situations.

I’ve read 5 novels by Rusch. I previously reviewed Star Trek: Enterprise — By the Book.

I’ve read 6 novels by Smith plus 3 anthologies he edited. I previously reviewed Star Trek: New Earth — Belle Terre.

The previous entry in this series is Star Trek: New Earth — The Flaming Arrow.

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