Star Trek: Crucible — The Fire and the Rose

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{5/5} “‘Edith,’ Jim whispered. Spock felt as though he’d been stabbed. All of the emotions he’d been experiencing in recent days, and all the way back to his second encounter with the Guardian, even back to his first encounter, came charging back. He could focus on only one thought: What have I done?” Star Trek: […]

Star Trek: Crucible — Provenance of Shadows

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{5/5} “All McCoy could do now would be to attempt to make this world, this altered Earth, a better place. It would never evolve into the world he had known, but it still existed, right here, right now. He could mourn his former life and the universe he’d once known, but it would do no […]

Seveneves

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{5/5} “A common error in etiquette, among people who had only recently arrived at Izzy, was to talk about Earth as a place that it was possible to go back to. As if this were a temporary mission like all of the previous ones. Dinah said nothing. Markus would realize his mistake, if he hadn’t […]

Identity Crisis

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{4.5/5} “There’s a rumble in Clark’s voice that he usually reserves just for Bruce. At first, I thought it was anger, or just annoyance. It’s not. It’s fear. The killer is systematically targeting our wives. And bulletproof skin is useless against grief.” Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer & Rags Morales, published in 2016 The Justice […]

Star Trek: Alien Spotlight

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{4.5/5} “The price for revenge is too high. But I think you know this. You’re not on a Cardassian mission. Your group — these Rom Knights — think they are serving Cardassia, but they are not. Cardassia is moving beyond its old ways. We’ve learned from our mistakes.” — Garak Star Trek: Alien Spotlight (2 […]

Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge

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{5/5} “There are great times on the way, days of gold and nights cool and sweet-smelling. This isn’t the only happiness, this world turning under us. Look up tonight, see them all out there… See them burning, smiling…” Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever — the Original Teleplay adapted by Scott […]

Star Trek / PotA: The Primate Directive

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{4.5/5} “This isn’t ‘some planet,’ this is your planet! These monsters murdered my crew, cut into their brains! You’ve got to do something! You don’t believe me, talk to Cornelius and Zira! They’ve seen it all, and they saved me!” Star Trek / Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive by Scott Tipton, David Tipton […]

Star Trek: New Visions

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{4/5} “The freedom to be who we are. To express our humanity, each in our own unique way! This is what our Federation of Planets believes.” Star Trek: New Visions (8 volumes), written & photomontaged by John Byrne, published in 2013-19 When the Enterprise receives a signal from Delta Vega, Captain Kirk knows that his […]

Star Trek: New Earth — Challenger

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{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 […]

Star Trek: New Earth — Thin Air

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{4.5/5} “The siliconic gel seemed to be breaking the raindrops apart as they fell, forming thousands of colors seemingly in midair. Shimmering, tiny rainbows that under different circumstances would have been beautiful. At the moment it was just making her more scared, making it clear to her that what was surrounding her home was something […]