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About the Author

Dave Galanter has authored (or coauthored with collaborator Greg Brodeur) various Star Trek projects, including Voyager: Battle Lines, the Next Generation duology Maximum Warp, and The Original Series novel Troublesome Minds, as well as numerous works of short Star Trek fiction.
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek; Original edition (May 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439101558
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439101551
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #405,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Lothridge on May 31, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I am deaf, and I enjoy Star Trek stories, so when I heard that there was a novel being published that featured an alien race with a large deaf population and communicated through telepathy and sign language, I figured I'd check it out and see how big a mess the author would make of deafness and deaf culture.

Hoo boy, was I surprised.

The author absolutely nails the intricate of a gestural language and does a great job of portraying how conceptual such languages tend to be. I loved how the author chose to portray the sign for "different." It's not the same as the ASL version, but since it's an alien language it makes perfect sense.

The story itself was also well done. There's an old saying, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." The author does a great job of showing exactly how one seemingly correct action -- saving a ship being fired upon -- can have such grave and unintended consequences. There is also a great "no-win" scenario presented in the novel. You can completely understand where both sides are coming from and why they are doing what they did. There are no evil, mustache-twirling people here, just two sides of a conflict with the Enterprise caught in the middle.

I highly recommend this novel.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Toriach on May 27, 2009
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As a fan of all things Star Trek, and Vulcans, especially Spock in particular, I was eagerly anticipating the release of Troublesome Minds by Dave Galanter. I was not disappointed. Set during the Kirk's initial five year voyage as captain of the Enterprise, the book introduces a new race of telepathic aliens, that present captain and crew with a unique moral dilemma. One member of the race is so powerful that he may unconsciously suborn the rest to serve his every whim. In attempting to find a solution that safeguards everyone, Kirk inadvertently risks not only the life of Spock, but the safety of the entire Federation.

Mr. Galanter manages to create a "villain" who is more victim than victimizer, and a moral dilemma for which there is no easy answer. This to book to my mind is a perfect example of Star Trek at its finest.

I will admit that the ending felt a bit abrupt, but I am hoping that perhaps Mr. Galanter will be permitted to revisit this story, in a future novel as it seems to cry out for a sequel.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mel Odom VINE VOICE on June 6, 2009
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After recently watching the new Star Trek movie - TWICE! - I wasn't surprised to find myself wanting to relive some childhood days with some Star Trek The Original Series (TOS) goodness. However, that seems to be in short supply these days. However, I found the new Star Trek TOS novel, TROUBLESOME MINDS, in my local bookstore and picked it up as an impulse buy.

Over the last couple dozen years, I've read several of the tie-ins, but few of them, although often well-written, seemed to catch the characters of Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, and Dr. McCoy as I was convinced they were to be portrayed. The mix never seemed to be really right, and after the movies came out, everyone seemed determined to write prequels or sequels to them film.

I honestly missed the feeling of the original five-year mission episodes, where everything seemed new and the crew was still learning a lot and hadn't seen it all. TROUBLESOME MINDS really hit the spot because not only did the author David Galanter really nail the three main characters, but he also introduced a radical concept regarding telepathic societies that I hadn't considered.

Star Trek, the television show as well as the novels, is always at its best when it seeks to shed some light on the human condition and play fairly with the conceits all the way around through the crew. The decisions people make aren't easy, and they aren't easy in this novel.

Galanter opens the novel up with some great action, employing Kirk in the captain's chair acting to save a doomed ship. As soon as he succeeds in his efforts, he's rewarded by being attacked by the world he's come to meet. As a diplomatic mission to introduce the emerging space race to the Federation, he becomes an immediate failure.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Picardfan007 on July 30, 2009
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If you are looking for the standard action adventure Trek story, look elsewhere. This novel was more of a study of the Spock character. If your favorite is Spock, and I'm sure there are many, this book will be on your must buy list. Like a computer virus, Spock has a mind meld that affects his personality. It would have made a good season four episode, had the series lasted that long. I have to say it was enjoyable on all levels. All the crew are represented in an accurate manner. Galanter has a good grasp of Spock and all his nuances. I was impressed with the fact that while reading it was much like a good two part episode!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SciFiChick VINE VOICE on June 15, 2009
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Stopping an unknown vessel from destroying an unarmed one, the Enterprise unknowingly puts itself in the middle of an interstellar conflict. The Enterprise has saved a man named Berlis from death by the hands of his own people. Berlis is from a telepathic race. And according to the Isitri, Berlis can control people with a thought. To make matters worse, a nearby race is ready to commit genocide against the Isitri, if they discover a "troublesome mind" like Berlis is allowed to live.

Captain James T. Kirk must choose the lesser of two evils - killing a man who claims to be innocent, or letting him live and condemning an entire planet. Kirk doesn't have much time to come up with a plan when Berlis escapes and leaves behind a confused Spock. The build of suspense paired with such a moral dilemma, makes for a wonderful installment of Star Trek. True to form, the crew of the Enterprise becomes absorbed in global conflict and face it with skill and creativity.

Galanter has come up with a new and exciting challenge for the original crew. And I was more than impressed. The characters are relatable. The predicament is thought provoking. And overall, the story was completely enjoyable. Original series fans, don't miss this latest Star Trek release.
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