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Star Trek: Miasma

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “A Starfleet medkit rested at the doctor’s feet… Spock hoped the precaution would prove unnecessary but he was well aware that exploring an unknown planet often entails hazards to life and limb. He had taken part in more Starfleet funerals than he cared to remember, including his own.” Star Trek: Miasma by Greg Cox, […]

Star Trek: Seasons of Light and Darkness

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{4.5/5} “By deciding to throw out the Prime Directive, and disobeying your oath as a Starfleet officer, you are deciding the fate of all those millions of topaline-dependent Federation colonists. Only you can decide whether or not to throw your career away. But take a moment and think: How do you suppose the people closest […]

Atmosphaera Incognita

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{4.5/5} “I’d followed his career: the cover stories in the business magazines, the photos of him opening the New York Stock Exchange. I hadn’t realized that he was Carl, the kid from the playground, until he’d become a billionaire, lost most of it, and become a billionaire a second time: exhibiting a tolerance for risk […]

Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Volume 2

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{4.5/5} “‘Answer me this, Kal… If our positions were reversed, would he have tested you, as well?’ ‘If our positions were reversed, Diana, I’d have already resigned from the League.’” Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Volume 2 by Greg Rucka, Drew Johnson & Rags Morales, published in 2017 (original comic books published in 2004-05) When […]

Star Trek: Excelsior — Forged in Fire

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{4.5/5} “‘When nothing goes as planned, the world is in balance.’ It was an old Trill saying, and Curzon Dax found it circling through his mind every thirty seconds or so, like an annoying insect that couldn’t be chased away. Though the mantra didn’t accurately reflect his high hopes for the Korvat peace conference, by […]

Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Volume 1

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{4.5/5} “Do you also understand that the ambassador regularly deals with things most people consider extraordinary? Alien invasions. Giant killer robots. Mythical beasts from Hades trying to rip her into pieces. The imminent destruction of the Earth.” Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Volume 1 by Greg Rucka, J. G. Jones & Drew Johnson, published in […]

Provenance

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “I do not want to be out of the world, it is terrible to be out of the world. But I look, I see, I hear, I listen. You are very strange, Ingray Human, but you do not seem to live in endless pain and sorrow. No, you swim here as though this were […]

Star Trek: That Which Divides

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{4.5/5} “She had come to understand that the Federation was not a threat to the Empire, nor had it ever been… Though Vathrael was a creature of duty, born and bred for the uniform she now wore as well as all the responsibilities that came with it, she respected and even envied the prospect of […]

New York 2140

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{5/5} “Sun blazed off canals and made the rank-and-file forest of buildings look like rows of standing stones in some half-sunk Avalon. Black pillars drowned to the knees; it was a surreal sight, there was no coming to terms with it, it never ceased to look bizarre, even though she had lived in it all […]

Star Trek: How Much for Just the Planet?

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{4.5/5} “‘Allow me to welcome you most sincerely to the free, independent, and unaligned planet of Direidi. My name is Flyter. Hi there.’ He pumped Kirk’s hand. ‘Hi there.’ He shook Sanchez’s hand, then Uhura’s, the rest. ‘Hi there. Hi there. Hi there.’ He paused, wiped his hands and his forehead with a huge red […]