- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (Oct. 25 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451607156
- ISBN-13: 978-1451607154
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 3 x 17.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 100 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #286,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Romulan War: To Brave the Storm Mass Market Paperback – Oct 25 2011
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In the year 3016, the Second Empire of Man spans hundreds of star systems, thanks to the faster-than-light Alderson Drive. No other intelligent beings have ever been encountered, not until a light sail probe enters a human system carrying a dead alien. The probe is traced to the Mote, an isolated star in a thick dust cloud, and an expedition is dispatched.
In the Mote the humans find an ancient civilization--at least one million years old--that has always been bottled up in their cloistered solar system for lack of a star drive. The Moties are welcoming and kind, yet rather evasive about certain aspects of their society. It seems the Moties have a dark problem, one they've been unable to solve in over a million years.
This is the first collaboration between Niven and Pournelle, two masters of hard science fiction, and it combines Pournelle's interest in the military and sociology with Niven's talent for creating interesting, believable aliens. The novel meticulously examines every aspect of First Contact, from the Moties' biology, society, and art, to the effects of the meeting on humanity's economics, politics, and religions. And all the while suspense builds as we watch the humans struggle toward the truth. --Brooks Peck --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I also hope you don't like closure, because the majority of the Enterprise main cast gets very little here once the war ends. We get the scene of Archer signing the Federation Charter that was hinted at during the TV series, then a scene with Trip and T'Pol, and that's it. Nothing at all about the fates of Hoshi, Travis Mayweather, Dr. Phlox, Malcolm Reed, or anyone else on the ship. I guess the author and Trek canon has a whole doesn't care about them because I don't see any of that last group referenced much at all in other Trek fiction.
Overall it's a very disappointing end to the series, which is too bad due to the potential shown with the quality writing in The Good That Men do which began the post-series run up to the Federation founding that the show never got a chance to discuss. I'm pretty confident that this is the end of Enterprise-era fiction for some time, as Pocket Books didn't do anything last year for Enterprise's 10th anniversary other than release this book. I just don't think there's enough demand, which is understandable considering the TV series is pretty weak overall.