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  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Series: Star Trek: Starfleet Academy (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (November 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442412410
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442412415
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #642,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The story is good and the action moves along.
donavon chambers
This book surpassed my high expectations, and serves as a terrific add-on to the film, expanding on the characters and introducing new elements to their backstories.
Mike
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie tie-in and hope to see more from this new series soon.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mike on November 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
As a semi-avid fan of all things Star Trek, I was very excited to hear about the new book series after seeing (and loving) the new movie. This book surpassed my high expectations, and serves as a terrific add-on to the film, expanding on the characters and introducing new elements to their backstories. It is very well-written, and the author's extensive knowledge of Star Trek in general is apparent (and will certainly be appreciated by all Trekkies). Overall, I would recommend this book to all readers, especially fans of the new movie. It is a fantastic new chapter in the Star Trek story, and I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By donavon chambers on December 5, 2010
Format: Paperback
Being the first novel of any kind based in the new alternate Star Trek timeline, I was originally disappointed that it was a "Teen Novel" and not one of the Alan Dean Foster books promised at the time of the 2009 movie. I was still curious, so I gave it a read and was pleasantly surprised. The story is good and the action moves along. There are a few "Say What?!?" moments to hard core Trek fans, but this is a new timeline so I just chalk it up to that and move on (i.e. Delta Quadrant aliens, Ferengi being a known species in 23rd Century, etc). It seems that until there is another movie, these Starfleet Academy books might be our only gateway into the new universe. As for the book itself, I think it is awesome for getting younger fans brought up to speed on these characters instead of being intimidated by the hundreds of TOS novels and comics that are already out there. MUUUCH BETTER than the old "young reader" Star Trek novels from the `90s. Should have a label "Not Just For Kids", since it can be enjoyed by the young and the old.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kansz JoNz on December 18, 2010
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"Delta Anomaly" is a young adult novel focusing on the world of Star Trek, though specifically, the Trek concentrated on is the new timeline introduced in the 2009 film.

The character focus is on Cadet Kirk, Cadet McCoy, and Cadet Uhuru. Commander Spock is also featured, though in a supporting role as compared to the three main characters. Secondary characters specifically for the book/plot round out the literary cast, and offered a certain "young military officer" energy.

At it's core entertainment value, the plot deals with an inter-stellar serial killer stalking the streets of San Francisco. The secondary plot(s) focus on the three young officers as they continue their studies at the prestigious Starfleet Academy, though this plot angle mainly focuses on Kirk as he completes command requirements for his studies. We get to glimpse both McCoy and Uhuru at work though, and I like this insight into the campus life.

The novel, like the 2009 film, is a fast paced read that focuses solely on an adventure. I appreciate both the new and the old Trek concepts interwoven within the plot and action, as well as the re-energized versions of the classic characters getting some novel time.

As a die hard Star Trek fan I enjoyed it, yet also recognized that a non Star Trek fan could also understand what was going on. I'd recommend the novel to both adults as well as kids ages 10-12 and up.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mel Odom VINE VOICE on January 12, 2011
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I deliberately chose a Star Trek book for my first read on my spanking new Kindle. My wife was kind enough to get it for me for Christmas and I've been enjoying the device quite a lot.

As luck would have it, the Star Trek book I found to read is the first in the "new" Star Trek universe with J. J. Abrams's version of James T. Kirk and Spock. I also know Rick Barba from days past working on game strategy guides for Prima Publishing. So it was an interesting experience all around.

Barba's book, as are subsequent adventures in the new universe, is set prior to the movie timeline. Kirk is still a cadet at Starfleet Academy, and he's hanging around with Bones while chasing after Uhura, who is impossibly beyond his grasp.

I had a good time with the book overall. The pacing was quick, the dialogue good, and the Starfleet background really well done. San Francisco also stands out as a setting with the cold and the fog. The similarity of the plot to the Jack the Ripper murders in Victorian London didn't work very well with me and I don't know why. Maybe the crimes are just too familiar at this point, overdone in many ways. However, this book is written for the YA crowd and they probably aren't as versed in the historical murders at we older readers.

The Kirk in these pages (digital and paper) is pretty much the same in-your-face guy we met in the latest Star Trek movie. He's cocky and arrogant and a skirt chaser, everything we loved about William Shatner's portrayal of the character during the original run. Bones and Uhura were also well done.

I like the way Starfleet was somewhat fleshed out. The feel of the classes, the regimen, and the pecking order felt right.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By George Buttner VINE VOICE on December 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
"Hip" is the best way to describe "Starfleet Academy: The Delta Anomaly," a new novel by Rick Barba set in the 'verse of the 2009 "Star Trek" film. This novel catches up with James T. Kirk, "Bones," and Uhura in their days at Starfleet Academy, not long before the events of the film. As Kirk finds himself facing a series of difficult academy training scenarios, he and the others also contend with investigating a series of attacks by a strange serial killer known only as "The Doctor." This killer is removing organs using quantum-level and nanite technology, but seems oddly uninterested in certain species. Getting the picture yet?

This is clearly a novel set in a more updated 'verse of "Star Trek." The characters make use of e-book readers (there are references to museums with traditional-style books) and advanced supercomputers, and it the style of the writing of the novel has a fast-paced, edgy feel. But there is definitely a story with substance here, as well as a very fun read. Fans of the new "Star Trek" film and the mythology of "Star Trek" in general should not miss out on this one.
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