January 2005 Cover Image
- 366 Pages
By: Christopher L. Bennett
aftermath of the astonishing events of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the
captain and officers of the USS Enterprise remain haunted by their encounter
with the vast artificial intelligence of V'Ger . . . and by the sacrifice
and ascension of their friend and shipmate, Willard Decker.
As James T. Kirk, Spock and Leonard McCoy attempt to cope with the personal
fallout of that ordeal, a chapter from their mutual past is reopened, raising
troubling new questions about the relationship among God, Man and AI.
On the recently settled world of Daran IV, the former refugees of the Fabrini
worldship Yonada are being divided by conflicting ideologies, as those clinging
to their theocratic past vie with visionaries of a future governed by reason
Now, echoes of the V'Ger encounter reverberate among the Enterprise officers
who years ago overthrew the Oracle, the machine-god that controlled Yonada.
Confronting the consequences of those actions, Kirk, Spock and McCoy also
face choices that will decide the fate of a civilization, and which may change
It took me quite a while to finish this
novel, not because
it was long, but because I lost
While it was interesting to visit the new home world
of the people of Yonada and
to 'see' Natira again, the story gets
bogged down with descriptions
of the political in-fighting of these people
and I would put the book down
for several days at a time.
I found it a frustrating book