June 2003 Cover Image
- 326 Pages
- June 2003
- Pocket Books
- $6.99 U.S.
- $10.50 Canada
saved the Federation
one more time in Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Captain James T.
Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise have finally gone their
separate ways. Spock, McCoy, Sulu and the others are spread across the
galaxy, pursuing their own individual destinies - until an interstellar
crisis touches all their lives.
Bored with retirement, and ill-suited to teaching at Starfleet Academy,
Kirk jumps at the chance to help his young nephews colonize an
uninhabited planet in a distant corner of the Alpha Quadrant. He
even manages to persuade Scotty and Chekov to come along for the ride.
But Kirk soon discovers that the hardy human colonists are not alone on
the planet they call Sanctuary. An alien race, of whom
little is known, has also established an outpost on Sanctuary - for its
own mysterious reasons. Suspicious, Kirk investigates, only to
a terrifying threat that strikes at the security of the entire
Bridging the gap between two generations of Star Trek motion pictures,
The Last Roundup fills in a missing chapter in Star Trek history - and
provides science fiction's greatest heroes with an unforgettable final
final hurrah? Definitely not . . . but it is a
good story. I was a bit concerned when I saw that this
story involved colonists (flashback to the New Earth novels)
but no worries: the actual trip to colonize the new planet
takes as few pages as possible and doesn't slow the story at all.
Anyway, the story moves around enough to keep things
interesting, with very believable characters. Also, the aliens
seemed really alien to me, which was good.
They weren't just "humans with bumps on their noses."
I don't think the tag line, "unforgettable final hurrah" is justified,
but I did enjoyed reading it very much.