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Product Details

  • Series: Star Trek
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (November 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476722226
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476722221
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

James Swallow has written several books, including Star Trek: Titan—Synthesis, Star Trek: Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers and Seeds of Dissent (from Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Infinity’s Prism); the Sundowners quartet of “steampunk” science fiction Westerns (Ghost Town, Underworld, Iron Dragon and Showdown); the bestselling novelization of The Butterfly Effect; The Flight of the Eisenstein, Faith and Fire and Jade Dragon; the 2000 AD tie-ins Eclipse, Blood Relative and Whiteout; Stargate Atlantis: Halcyon; and the Blood Angels duology Deus Encarmine and Deus Sanguinius. In addition, Swallow’s short fiction has appeared in Inferno! and Stargate magazine, the anthologies Star Trek Voyager: Distant Shores, the Doctor Who Short Trips collections Dalek Empire and Destination Prague, Something Changed, Collected Works, What Price Victory and Silent Night. His nonfiction includes Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincher and books on writing, genre television, and animation; he has also written for Star Trek: Voyager, Doctor Who and Space 1889, along with several scripts for audio and videogames.

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James Swallow has written several books, including Star Trek: Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers and Seeds of Dissent (from Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Infinity's Prism); the Sundowners quartet of 'steampunk' science fiction Westerns (Ghost Town, Underworld, Iron Dragon and Showdown); the best-selling novelization of The Butterfly Effect; The Flight of the Eisenstein, Faith and Fire and Jade Dragon; the 2000AD tie-ins Eclipse, Blood Relative and Whiteout; Stargate Atlantis: Halcyon; and the Blood Angels duology Deus Encarmine and Deus Sanguinius.


In addition, Swallow's short fiction has appeared in Inferno! and Stargate magazine, the anthologies Star Trek Voyager: Distant Shores, the Doctor Who Short Trips collections Dalek Empire and Destination Prague, Something Changed, Collected Works, What Price Victory and Silent Night.


His non-fiction includes Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincher and books on writing, genre television and animation; he has also written for Star Trek: Voyager, Doctor Who and Space 1889, along with several scripts for audio and videogames.

Customer Reviews

A must read book for Star Trek fans.
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The story was engaging and continues the excitement of The Fall series of books. makes you look forward to the next book.
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James Swallow offers a very well-written, fast-paced story with a considerable amount of political intrigue.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Clinton Illar on December 24, 2013
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After the first three books in the series, I had high expectations for this book and it did not disappoint. It delved into the political mess in the federation and gave some, but not, of the answers raised in the other books. It sets the stage for what we can hope will be a thrilling conclusion to the series.

I always find the Titan books to be hard to read, with all the exotic aliens in the crew being something of a distraction and many of the plots so far out that it is difficult to maintain interest. This book mostly avoided those pitfalls, focusing more on Riker, Vale, and Tuvok, as well as bringing in Nog. Akaar continues to be a great character as throughout the rest of this series, and the plot is superbly organized. I wish the final book were already out - it is going to be hard to wait a week and a day!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Graganta on February 16, 2014
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I'm a Star Trek fan and I enjoy reading. I don't mind book "series", other then the fact when it takes a LONG time for them to come out. The release rate of this series, "The Fall" is a good speed/rate. You can read the book, re-read it and still have it in your mind when the next book comes out- you won't forget it.

As the starship on the cover shows, this is the USS Titan, under the command of Capt. William Thomas Riker. It took long enough for him to be put in the 'center seat', but the head of Starfleet, Admiral Leonard James Akaar (yes, he's named after Capt. James T Kirk and Dr. Leonard McCoy- go find the TOS series episode to under stand). had different ideas. In the last book of the series, Akaar needed a man he could trust.....(and left us hanging wondering who it was). This book, answers who that person was..... Will Riker! And this time, he wasn't able to decline the promotion.....take it or get out of Starfleet!!!!

(Also, the price of ordering via Amazon was less then the list price on the book...)
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Frederick on November 28, 2013
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I'll try and keep this brief and run through my basic reaction to the novel. I just finished reading it a moment ago and want to temper the positive reaction here with my take on the text before I forget it. Yes, before I forget--that's how little of an impact this story made.

Basically, this story is the embodiment of mediocrity. It's not actively bad like some Trek novels, but it's not good, either. Like the first entry in The Fall mini-series, this book really doesn't have its own story to tell--it's only here to set the stage for the next book.

It's a sufficient entertaining tale, the writing is engaging and the characters (while not explored with much depth) are well presented. Unfortunately, the plot relies too much on the previous novel and real doesn't do anything to move to overall narrative of the series forward. It's a perfunctory reinforcement of the point that Ishan Anjar isn't just another smarmy Star Trek politician, but the rather villain of the series. It also wraps up several of the loose ends from prior novels, essentially sweeping the stage clear for the final novel. Sadly, The Poisoned Chalice fails to accomplish either of those goals with much style.

Which leads me to the bit of this "review" where I have to address certain content that could be construed as SPOILERS. I will not discuss any aspects of the plot, but depending on your temperament you may not want to read the following.

What bugged me most was how much of an obvious contemporary-political-analogy the whole thing was. It is a ham-handed adaptation of the Bush administration.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Darrell E. Hale on November 29, 2013
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Probably one of the better books in the series. I wish that some of the conclusion aspects weren't delayed into the next novel but of course with this being a monthly production it can be expected. Perhaps some of the events surrounding Velk and the Pro Tem will be explained better in the next book as a lot of motives to why things have transpired just weren't there. In this book you get to see Nog be a good star trek officer and also you get to see what happens when a psychopath is able to keep a starfleet uniform on.
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By duane whitelaw on April 12, 2014
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Fun read. Many turns as the story unfolds. There were some new characters I hadn't read about. Couple slow tedious spots otherwise worth your time.
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By Jessica Price on March 29, 2014
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Great read. I never get tired of this well written continuity..........definitely love how James swallow adds another thorough chapter into the life of Will Riker and the U.S.S. Titan.
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I liked this book but it is part of three or four of a series. SO be prepared to buy the rest if you want to know what happens at the end. I am still reading the one after this so I still don't know. A lot of politics and characters moving around. Really have to pay attention. With that said I would buy the book again.
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Another strong read in "the fall" series. The story arc continues to grow and develop the characters. It would be wonderful to see more of Dax but this not to be.
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