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By: Greg Cox
Why does the Federation always build these "Think Tanks" at the edge of known space?
Does it really make sense to do that? They're usually full of almost helpless scientists
and they only have the barest of defenses to protect them. It would be like the United
States putting its most vulnerable scientists in a building sitting on the Iran border.
This is just craziness!! You put those types of people in a very protected place
in the middle of your country where it's almost impossible for invaders to get to.
Anyway . . . I realize the author did this so that help was not close by and
to propel his story forward but I think a new way is needed to get a story going.
It makes the Federation look weak with the most idiotic planners in the galaxy.
Anyway . . . despite this criticism I actually did enjoy the story.
It kept my interest as this author knows how to write the familiar Trek characters.