February 2012 Cover Image
- 374 Pages
By: Greg Cox
| 2020 The U.S.S.
Lewis & Clark, under the command of Colonel Shaun Christopher, sets off
on humanity's first manned mission to Saturn. But the unexpected presence
of a stowaway complicates the mission - as does a startling encounter with
an alien probe. But when Colonel Christopher attempts to capture the
probe, he suddenly finds himself transported across time and space to a future
era of space exploration . . .
7103.4 The U.S.S. Enterprise responds to an urgent distress call from
a mining colony orbiting Klondike VI, a ringed gas giant not unlike Saturn.
For unknown reasons, the planet's rings are coming apart, threatening the
safety of the colony and its inhabitants. Searching for a way to avert
the disaster, Captain James T. Kirk and his crew investigate a mysterious
alien probe that has just entered the system. But when the probe is
beamed aboard, Kirk abruptly find himeself floating in space above Saturn,
wearing an old-fashioned NASA spacesuit, with the Enterprise nowhere in sight
. . .
Two missions. Two crews. And a time-twisting crisis that spans
the centuries . . .
What a fantastic idea for a story!
Of course, if you've read most of these reviews
you'll know I enjoy time travel stories a lot
and this one doesn't disappoint!
This story involves a character that was mentioned (but never shown)
in the classic Trek episode, "Tomorrow is Yesterday."
I really enjoyed this story. Greg Cox knows how to write Star Trek
and combining the two eras in the way that he does is genius!
This is one of the best Trek novels to come out recently!