Star Trek: The Art of the Impossible

{4.5/5} “Honor must be served, but honor does not put food on the table. It is no easy thing for a noble-born Klingon to starve like some laborer in the lowlands. Finding Ch’Gran is the thing that can save us, remind us of who we are.”

Star Trek: The Lost Era — The Art of the Impossible by Keith R. A. DeCandido, published in 2003

The Cardassians have landed on a world that they’re interested in mining. They find no inhabitants, but the ancient remains of a crashed Klingon ship. The Klingons have been keeping an eye on the Cardassians, and they want the planet for themselves — because it is the site of the long lost Ch’Gran.

The Klingons and the Cardassians don’t know much about each other at this point in time. The story is about their relationship with each other, and about their relationship with the Federation.

Some of the Klingons we get to see are General Worf, his son Mogh, Kang, Kor, and K’mpec. On Cardassia we get to see Enabran Tain (Garak’s father). From the Federation we get to see Curzon Dax, Ian Troi (Deanna’s father), Rachel Garrett — and Captain Nyota Uhura.

It shows some things in detail that we’ve previously been told about more briefly, including the attack on Khitomer that left Worf without parents.

I’ve read 3 novels plus 1 graphic novel by Keith R. A. DeCandido. I previously reviewed the graphic novel anthology Star Trek: Alien Spotlight.

The previous novel in the Lost Era series is Star Trek: The Lost Era — One Constant Star.


This entry was posted on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 8:31 pm and is filed under Reviews of books. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply