Star Trek: “The Mission” and Other Stories

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “He’s wishing for something he doesn’t have. Something he wants. If he is just a hologram programmed to react by a computer, how could he possibly wish for anything? All he would know, all he could know, is what he has. But to wish — ah, you have to be human to desire more […]

Star Trek: DS9 — Prophecy and Change

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{5/5} “Every one of us is so wronged and dishonored and inflicted with the deaths of those nearest and dearest to us that we righteously believe that we have the right to strike the last blow!… But let me ask you a serious question, my fellow long-suffering Cardassian: have you thought about what this world […]

Star Trek

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. The Original Series I’ve read a lot of books in this series, and I’ve also reread a few of the best older ones. Spock Must Die! by James Blish 1970 -> 2/5 The Entropy Effect by Vonda N. McIntyre 1981 -> 4.5/5 Yesterday’s Son by A. C. Crispin 1983 […]

Tie-in books

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Here’s an update to this list. Novels Best of the best ENT: Rise of the Federation — Live by the Code by Christopher L. Bennett VOY: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer VOY: A Pocket Full of Lies by Kirsten Beyer B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

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Here’s an update to this list. Collections Best of the best I, Robot by Isaac Asimov Nightfall by Isaac Asimov Virtual Unrealities by Alfred Bester The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury Keeper of Dreams by Orson Scott Card Maps in a Mirror by Orson Scott Card Exhalation by Ted Chiang Stories of […]

Star Trek: “Q and False” and Other Stories

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{4.5/5} “Archer smiled… ‘I’d rather see humanity on a long road to get where we’re going, than take a short-cut.’ He shook his head. ‘No offence, but I don’t want to put myself in debt to a god-like being. I’ve read the classics. I know how those bargains turn out.’” (from “The Offer”) Star Trek: […]

Tie-in books

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. Novels Best of the best ENT: Rise of the Federation — Live by the Code by Christopher L. Bennett VOY: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer VOY: A Pocket Full of Lies by Kirsten Beyer B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. Collections Best of the best I, Robot by Isaac Asimov Nightfall by Isaac Asimov Virtual Unrealities by Alfred Bester The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury Keeper of Dreams by Orson Scott Card Maps in a Mirror by Orson Scott Card Exhalation by Ted Chiang Stories of […]

Star Trek

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. The Original Series I don’t read all of these but I do pick up the ones that are written by authors I know or look particularly interesting. I’ve also reread a few of the best older ones. Spock Must Die! by James Blish 1970 -> 2/5 The Entropy Effect […]

Star Trek: The Lives of Dax

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{4.5/5} “It was that smile that won me, made me want to know the Trill more deeply. The humor was there, some joke that I could not quite see. And Dax was inviting me to open my eyes, as if he had greater confidence in my potential than I did.” (from “The Music Between the […]