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The Weight of Worlds
  April 2013 Cover Image


   DETAILS

  • 342 Pages
  • April 2013
  • Pocket Books
  • Paperback
  • $7.99 U.S.
  • $9.99 Canada
ISBN: 978-1-4767-0283-4
THE WEIGHT OF WORLDS

By:  Greg Cox

The Ephrata Institute is an intellectual think tank at the outer fringes of the final frontier.  Dedicated to the arts and sciences, the Institute seems an unlikely target for an invasion, but it proves easy pickings when the Crusade comes from beyond, determined to impose its harsh, unbending Truth on all the worlds of the Federation.  Armed with weaponized gravity, the alien Crusaders will stop at nothing to rescue the universe from its myriad beliefs . . . even if it means warping the mind and soul of every sentient being they encounter.

Responding to an urgent distress signal, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise soon find themselves in conflict with the Crusade, and facing individual challenges.  When Kirk and Spock are transported to the Crusade's distant homeland to confront the source of the invasion, Sulu finds himself trapped behind enemy lines, while Lieutenant Uhura is faced with possibly the most difficult decisions of her career.

As the Crusade sets its sights beyond Ephrata IV, it is up to the Enterprise and its besieged crew to keep freedom of thought from being crushed beneath the weight of worlds!


TREKKIEGUY'S REVIEW


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.
Hellooooo....
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.



OVERALL RATING





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