Star Trek: TNG — Shadows Have Offended

Posted on August 9th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Picard laughed. It was the easiest he’d ever felt in Lwaxana’s presence. He realized with a start that he had been so involved in learning what happened that he had, just for the few moments it took her to tell the story, allowed himself to forget about Kota, the Enterprise, and the Romulan, and […]

Omnifix

Posted on August 8th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Alex was flummoxed, could hardly digest all the things they’d spoken of so far, felt like all these years he’d been a playgoer, watching the play from a safe distance, accepting the play as reality. But the play was just a Megaplex-doctored reality– the true action was taking place backstage.” Omnifix by Scott Mackay, […]

West of January

Posted on August 5th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “I was born somewhere in the west of January, probably near the middle of Wednesday. I cannot locate the spot more closely. Even if I knew it exactly — even if there was a bronze tablet there to record the event — I could not name it for you.” West of January by Dave […]

Passion Play

Posted on August 3rd, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Being a shaper makes you look behind the surfaces of things. It was my father and his discipline of History that first showed me the patterns running below the skin of life. But where he studied the march of nations, I followed the twisted ways of the individual heart.” Passion Play by Sean Stewart, […]

Star Trek: Spock Must Die!

Posted on July 27th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{2/5} “Perhaps you can learn to live with two Spocks, but it would be somewhat painful for me. If you would imagine what it would be like to have a second James T. Kirk abroad in the universe, you will readily understand why.” Star Trek: Spock Must Die! by James Blish, published in 1970 The […]

Brother Jonathan

Posted on July 24th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “It’s not just the profits we’ll make. It’s the changes we’ll cause. We’ll be moving Intertel right up into the Consortium and carrying everything up with us.The technological surge will create new industries, new professions, just as the inductance field did, and the microchip.” Brother Jonathan by Crawford Kilian, published in 1985 Jonathan has […]

Star Trek: The Final Reflection

Posted on July 24th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Krenn squeezed another sip of brandy down his throat. He knew perfectly well — and these officers must know that he knew — how often best qualified for a special mission meant most expendable.” Star Trek: The Final Reflection by John M. Ford, published in 1984 After everyone else has read the novel “The […]

Star Trek: The Vulcan Academy Murders

Posted on July 19th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “James T. Kirk could no longer count the number of planets he had visited in his lifetime of careening about the galaxy, but he knew of very few with any size of human population that did not have an Italian restaurant.” Star Trek: The Vulcan Academy Murders by Jean Lorrah, published in 1984 Kirk, […]

Star Trek: The Last Roundup

Posted on July 17th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “It’s noble to die for a friend, for someone you love and value. But how much nobler — and harder — is it to die for a stranger? Commander Sandra Lower died for people she had never met. And she made that choice freely. Now that, cadets, is a command decision.” Star Trek: The […]

Death’s End

Posted on July 17th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Life reached an evolutionary milestone when it climbed onto land from the ocean, but those first fish that climbed onto land ceased to be fish. Similarly, when humans truly enter space and are freed from the Earth, they cease to be human. So, to all of you I say this: When you think about […]