Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Miasma (Star Trek: The Original Series)

Miasma (Star Trek: The Original Series)
author: Greg Cox
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.77
book published: 2016
rating: 3
read at: 2016/04/20
date added: 2016/04/20
'Miasma (Star Trek: The Original Series)' by Greg Cox is a short adventure taking place sometime after the 3rd Star Trek movie. It's not bad for what it is.

When the Enterprise receives a distress signal while transporting diplomats, Kirk is forced to stay on board, but that doesn't mean the crew can't investigate. Spock, McCoy, Chekov and a few other security folks take a shuttle down to the planet's surface. What they find puts them in peril and with no way to use their technology to fight or even communicate with the Enterprise. A strange link between two crew members might be their only hope.

I liked it ok. At 90 pages, it's over before too long, and at that length only a bit longer than a standard episode. The characters of McCoy and Spock seemed good enough, but Chekov seemed to get short shrift. I didn't expect any stereotypical dialogue from him, but he's along for a ride and seems to just be set dressing. It was interesting to have the character of Saavik in this book and I don't know that I've read a lot of books that include her. At less than three bucks, it's not bad, but there are probably better Star Trek books 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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