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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416509569
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416509561
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 11.1 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,244,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on March 10 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I usually love all the Enterprise books and I LOVE anything by Dave Stern, but this book is poorly written. The first part of the book it says that "the events of this book are between 2255 and.." But when I was reading the book, the date was more like 2155. Much of the book has typos or doesn't make any sense. Instead of buying this book, take the $11 and burn it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Halfway Decent June 25 2006
By David J. Waxman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I still have not finished reading it yet - I only just started it 2 days ago.

My main problem with it is the "Historian's Note".

They say that it takes place between December 27th, 2254 and January 19th, 2255.

That is highly unlikely since this series takes place in the 22nd Century and not the 23rd.

If this really takes place during the dates indicated, then they should meet up with Kirk and crew.

Where are they?!!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great promise, a bit disappointing Aug. 12 2006
By Michael Le Houllier - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I love the premise of this novel, the notion of translating a previously unknown language. As a history buff, it parallels with the notion of the early explorers meeting peoples they had never before had contact with and had to find a way of communicating with them although they had no conception of their language.

Unfortunately, this novel got bogged down with a disappearance and political intrigue (which I would normally like, but I would have liked to see more focus on the alleged premise of the novel.)

Also, the quality of writing was not as good as could have been hoped for either. The first half of the book was chock full of cliches and other tired and worn phrases that almost made me lose interest. The area of writing I DID like was the accurate citation and application of Chomsky's theory of "universal grammar" and its application to humans.

I haven't seen as many of the Enterprise shows as I would have liked, though when I did, I really liked the Hoshi Sato character. She is in an interesting field, and as someone who is multilingual, admire that she seeks to expand linguistic knowledge. Not to mention that she is by no means unpleasant to look at. I really learned a lot about Sato in this novel, and I hope more novels are focused on her character in the future.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A moderately good "Star Trek: Enterprise" novel Feb. 25 2007
By Marshall Lord - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This story is set in the "Star Trek" universe during the period of Archer's "Enterprise." The "Historian's note" places it between 27th December 2254 while the Orion women were passengers on the Enterprise as described in "Bound," and January 19th 2255 when the events of "Demons" begin. As another reviewer has pointed out, these dates appear to be a century too late. I presume this must have been a typo and the story is actually set between 27th December 2154 and 19th January 2155 !

As the title and cover indicate, the most important character in this book is Ensign Hoshi Sato, and her work translating alien languages and trying to develop a universal translator is central to the story.

The book starts with a strange and very powerful alien race blocking trade routes in defence of what they appear to regard as their territory. Both Enterprise and various other star nations attempt unsuccessfully to communicate with them. Can Archer, Hoshi and the Enterprise prevent the situation spiralling down to a devastating war ?

Not everyone will like this book - a few of the plot devices have been over used in the series and are a bit tired - but I thought it was one of the better Star Trek Universe books that I have read.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Origins of the Universal Translator... April 23 2006
By Picardfan007 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In this novel we get to see how the universal translator started. While one reviewer did mention how a major character was killed and later is revealed to be alive..that is true. However it's what I expected from this show so it's nothing new. Dave Stern is better than most in writing Enterprise Trek so I'd have to give it 4 out of 5 stars because of the plot device we all know is standard Trek.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I really enjoyed reading this. Feb. 27 2006
By Lynn B. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I genuinely enjoyed reading the book. The story line was entertaining and well thought through. It grasped my attention, meaning I did not have to push myself to finish the book. It's certainly worth your purchase.

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