Star Trek: New Earth — Challenger

{4.5/5} “Most captains didn’t keep the same people around them for decades, or even a few years. Fame had awarded him that. He and his merry band were an asset to Starfleet when they were together, not apart. Starfleet had never enacted its commonsense right to reassign.”

Star Trek: New Earth — Challenger by Diane Carey, published in 2000

Captain Kirk and Mister Spock have their hands full trying to figure out what to do about some technologically advanced robots stealing olivium from Belle Terre. The ship Peleliu is on the way to relieve the Enterprise but they were attacked on the way. Meanwhile, Billy Maidenshore has broken out of prison and kidnapped Uhura and McCoy — and made a deal with the Kauld.

This is the last novel in this 6-book miniseries.

The opening sections on board the Peleliu were a bit odd — the dialogue between the crew was unusually hard to follow.

Other than that, I enjoyed it a lot. Uhura, McCoy, and Scott have nice roles.

I’ve read 12 books by Carey. I previously reviewed Star Trek: New Earth — Belle Terre.

The previous entry in this series is Star Trek: New Earth — Thin Air.

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