January 2005 Cover Image
- 366 Pages
- January 2005
- Pocket Books
- $6.99 U.S.
- $10.50 Canada
Christopher L. Bennett
the aftermath of the astonishing events of Star Trek: The Motion
Picture, the captain and officers of the USS Enterprise remain haunted
by their encounter with the vast artificial intelligence of V'Ger . . .
and by the sacrifice and ascension of their friend and shipmate,
As James T. Kirk, Spock and Leonard McCoy attempt to cope with the
personal fallout of that ordeal, a chapter from their mutual past is
reopened, raising troubling new questions about the relationship among
God, Man and AI. On the recently settled world of Daran IV, the
former refugees of the Fabrini worldship Yonada are being divided by
conflicting ideologies, as those clinging to their theocratic past vie
with visionaries of a future governed by reason alone.
Now, echoes of the V'Ger encounter reverberate among the Enterprise
officers who years ago overthrew the Oracle, the machine-god that
controlled Yonada. Confronting the consequences of those actions,
Kirk, Spock and McCoy also face choices that will decide the fate of a
civilization, and which may change them forever.
It took me quite a while to
finish this novel, not because
it was long, but because
I lost interest.
While it was
interesting to visit the new home world
of the people of Yonada
and to 'see' Natira again, the story gets
bogged down with
descriptions of the political in-fighting of these
and I would put the book
down for several days at a time.
I found it a frustrating
book to read.