April 2002 Cover Image
- 515 Pages
- April 2002
- Pocket Books
|THE EUGENICS WARS
The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh
By: Greg Cox
centuries later, the final decades of the twentieth century are still
regarded as one of the darkest and most perilous chapters in the
history of humanity. Now, as an ancient and forbidden technology tempts
mankind once more, Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise
must probe deep into the secrets of the past, to discover the true
origins of the dreaded Eugenics Wars and of perhaps the greatest foe he
has ever faced.
1974 A.D. An international consortium of the world's top scientists
have conspired to create the Chrysalis Project, a top-secret experiment
in human genetic engineering. The project's
goal is the creation of a new super-race to take command of the entire
Gary Seven, an undercover operative for an advanced alien species, is
alarmed by the project's objectives; he knows too well the apocalyptic
consequences of genetic manipulation. But he may already be too late.
One generation of super-humans has already been conceived. Gary Seven
watches as the children of Chrysalis - in particular, a brilliant youth
named Khan Noonien Singh -- grow to adulthood. Can Khan's dark destiny
be averted -- or is Earth doomed to fight Singh a global battle for
didn't think I'd enjoy this novel when I first found it,
that's why I didn't buy it in hardcover when it was first published.
I thought it was going to be a slow-moving story
dealing with the political situations of the 70's and 80's
leading up to Khan's rule in the 90's.
Wow, was I wrong!
It's a very exciting story with a bonus that surprised me:
Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln are the main characters!
I love the way the author takes real events from history
and weaves them into Trek history.
This is a superb novel and highly recommend it!
(although I'm still glad I didn't buy it in hardcover)