When I first purchased a copy of "Metamorphosis", my original impression of its content was a far cry from its true escence, you could say I judged the book by its cover and its synopsis too quickly. When I finally turned the last page, I was literally stunned. Although this book was initially not meant for that reaction, the excellent writing, wonderful description, and remarkable storytelling upon a frequently wondered premise (what would it be like if Data was human) has highlighted this book as a truly fantastic and surprisingly thought-provoking (at least for me) novel. "Metamorphosis" is among one of the most well-written and wonderfully told Star Trek books ever. Even though I give this book such high praise, it is not perfect and I do have one comment. Although I enjoyed this part of the book very much, when Data and (for those of you who have never read it I will not mention her name) the girl go on their trek together, I felt that it was over done, that it should've been shortened, not as elongated as it was. Still, I suppose it was a vital part of the entire story. This book is highly worth the read, so pick up a copy of it today.