Battlestations! Mass Market Paperback – Aug 1 1999
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Top Customer Reviews
I generally rate a classic novel thus:
Adherence to Canon -- does this novel adhere to the vision of the original Star Trek?
Again, seems to.
Believability (within the confines of 23rd century Star Trek viability) -- is this novel well-plotted and well written? Can I picture this novel or imagine myself in it?
Yes, it's a pretty vivid story.
Coherence and Consistency -- does this novel internally consistent? Is it consistent with other Star Trek novels by the same author? Is it consistent with what is known of the CLASSIC Star Trek universe?
Yes, especially with the author's previous novel.
Mitigating Factors -- pluses or minuses which dramatically affect the enjoyment of this book
Again, like "Dreadnaught", this book is not a brilliant work of literature, but it's a fun read and certainly a welcome contribution to the Classic Star Trek canon.
There's something of the feel of juvenile fiction to these stories, with the young main character saving the day repeatedly, but to her credit, Ms. Carey doesn't limit the usual main characters to the sidelines; they take their full place in the plot, and are as amazingly competent as they should be. There's simply the addition of another main character, taking her turn at saving the day. Also to Ms. Carey's credit, she resists the temptation to include a romantic entaglement between Kirk and her heroine, a concept which would clearly be out of place, but which many authors would fail to resist (there's a talented, attractive female character; quick, have Kirk seduce her, or at least try.Read more ›
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This isn't as good as "Dreadnought!," as most of it takes place not on Enterprise but on a small tug, the T-Rex (renamed Banana Republic). Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2001 by L. Korossy
The sequel to Dreadnought!, this book is just as good. It carries on the story of Lt. Cmdr. Piper, and does so wonderfully. Read morePublished on July 17 2001 by Ori