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Shadows on the Sun [Mass Market Paperback]

Michael Jan Friedman
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Leonard McCoy, chief medical officer of the Enterprise, mulled the word over as he stared at the featureless ceiling of his bedroom. Read the first page
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4.0 out of 5 stars comment on the title... May 24 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
this is star trek as i like it- a good human story about a great character, and one that doesn't singlehandedly refute all but federation view- yes, it allows other species to have their own way of life without being smallminded (unlike, in "shell game"(melissa crandall?): a romulan character says 'honor? from a romulan? hahaha.." or something to that effect.. o pulease...) i mostly agree with what the general reader has reviewed up there. i just want to comment that the title "shadows on the sun" is made VERY clear in the novel..unlike what one reader has complained of above. it refers to a line in Ssani poetry (written by a chief assansin no less) about life and death.. 'sun' is the image of being or the cycle of life; the 'shadows' are individual lives, and by being removed (by way of assasins), the 'sun' is allowed to shine brighter.. .. not to say i agree with this,(lol) or even admire the pseudo philosophy made up by M J friedman.. just to clear up a little misunderstanding up there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shadows on the Stunned Sept. 13 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I wasn't gonna write reviews today. I was just gonna read... Till I read this one. I would like to say this is my favorite Star Trek novel by my favorite author. McCoy was a trainee in a portion of this, they called him "trainee" ... so what? Some people have such strange reasons for hating novels. I agree with a previous review, the Shadows on the Sun ideal was described so perfectly. Ok, now what I thought: I love the flashback stuff, LOVED IT. The history of these characters we love so much is THE entire reason we love them. Where they came from IS who they are. This book does great in fleshing out the "trainees" (hehe) past. I love Friedman he's gutsy, would you want to take a character with a 30 year history and invent his past before the glaring eyes of millions? I wouldn't. Micheal Jan Friedmans novel is a must for McCoy fans and anyone who wants to know more about the "trainee" than they already knew. Buy it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A page out of Dr. McCoy's past Sept. 5 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Shadows tells the story of a young Bones' marriage and divorce which influenced his decision to join starfleet. I liked getting the history of McCoy which helps explain his personality, and the idea of his meeting up with his wife again after all these years was intriguing. However, as the plot of this book developed it turned out to be a somewhat weak and predictable storyline.
I recommend the book if you're interested in getting a piece of Dr. McCoy's life story, otherwise there are probably better star trek novels out there.
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4.0 out of 5 stars All about Bones Feb. 5 2002
By Jamie
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The Starship Enterprise and it's crew are scheduled for retirement when they are sent on one last mission to a hostile planet. McCoy's past becomes the center piece to the diplomatic solution. Friedman explores a deeper understanding of McCoy and gives the reader/star trek fan a greater appreciation for the stubborn doctor. You will see Bones in a different light after reading this book.
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This is a great book. It shares all the emotions that the good Dr. McCoy was or is expeiriencing. How his heart wrenching divorce came to be and why he entered Starfleet. Buy this book! You won't regret, unless you don't like heart felt stories and lively imaginations.
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