Sunday, May 10, 2015

Star Trek: The Original Series: Shadow of the Machine

Star Trek: The Original Series: Shadow of the Machine
author: Scott Harrison
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.71
book published:
rating: 3
read at: 2015/05/10
date added: 2015/05/10
'Star Trek: The Original Series: Shadow of the Machine' by Scott Harrison is a short Trek novel. It's more about character reflection than anything else. If you like your stories more dramatic and action packed, this may not work for you.

The story takes place in between the first Star Trek movies. In the aftermath of their encounter with V'ger, the crew finds themselves back on Earth to get the Enterprise repaired and refitted. This story follows three of the crew. Kirk is on his Aunt and Uncle's farm trying to come to terms with the death of crew by V'ger and the death of his brother. Sulu is a new father and faced with some doubts about that job. Spock travels back to Vulcan to finish his Kohlinahr.

Sulu's story is perhaps the weakest, Kirk's gets him set up to meet his son in the second movie, and Spock's continues his wrestling with his human and Vulcan parts. Not a lot externally happens, but with such a short page count, it's over fairly quickly. If you are a Trek novelization completist, it's not bad, but there are probably better Trek novels out there.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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