April 2002 Cover Image
- 515 Pages
|THE EUGENICS WARS
The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh
By: Greg Cox
|Even 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 planet.
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 supremacy?
I 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)