Star Trek: The Lost Era — The Sundered

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{4.5/5} “You see the Neyel as sundered members of the human family, so you feel responsible for what they do, and for whatever happens to them. It’s understandable that you might think you owe them something. Save them if you can.” Star Trek: The Lost Era — The Sundered by Michael A. Martin & Andy […]

Foundryside

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{4.5/5} “The way scrived carriages worked was common knowledge in Tevanne: the commands written upon the wheels convinced them that they were on an incline, and so the wheels, absolutely believing this, would feel obliged to roll downhill — even if there was actually no hill at all, and the carriage was actually just rolling […]

The Radleys

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{4.5/5} “Be proud to act like a normal human being. Keep daylight hours, get a regular job and mix in the company of people with a fixed sense of right and wrong.” The Radleys by Matt Haig, published in 2010 The Radleys are vampires. Peter and Helen used to drink blood, but they’ve been abstaining […]

Children of Ruin

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{4.5/5} “He understands that perhaps the aliens are simply not good at communicating. Still, they show neither aggression nor fear, and Paul has a sudden leap of cognition — a moment when all his parts contribute to the whole — and sees that there is a germ of commonality there. They are trying, and why […]

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 […]

Provenance

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{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 […]

Star Trek: Doctor’s Orders

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{4.5/5} “I can leave anybody with the conn that I please, especially a department head and a fellow officer. There’s no need to be in the direct chain of command at all — that’s a common misconception. I could leave an Ensign Third-class with the conn if I liked, and the situation seemed to call […]