Federation (Star Trek) Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 1995
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At last! The long awaited novel featuring both famous crews of the Starship Enterprise in an epic adventure that spans time and space.
Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 are faced with their most challenging mission yet--rescuing renowned scientist Zefram Cochrane from captors who want to use his skills to conquer the galaxy.
Meanwhile, ninety-nine years in the future on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, Picard must rescue an important and mysterious person whose safety is vital to the survival of the Federation.
As the two crews struggle to fulfill their missions, destiny draws them closer together until past and future merge--and the fate of each of the two legendary starships rests in the hands of the other vessel...
About the Author
In keeping with their interest in both the reality of space exploration and the science fiction that helps inspire it, in 2003 Judith and Garfield were invited to join a NASA Space Policy Workshop for the development of NASA's new goals as put forth in the agency's 2004 Vision for Space Exploration. Then, for the 2004 television season, the couple joined the writing staff of Star Trek: Enterprise as executive story editors. For more information, please visit www.reeves-stevens.com.
- Item Weight : 7.8 ounces
- Mass Market Paperback : 467 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0671894234
- ISBN-13 : 978-0671894238
- Dimensions : 4.25 x 1 x 6.75 inches
- Publisher : Star Trek (October 1, 1995)
- Language: : English
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Then when I finally got my Kindle I HAD to get a copy of this in ebook format to read! This is the BEST TOS and TNG combo story ever written! Kirk and Picard both working with Cochran (the handsome, morally strong TOS version - not the drunk movie version!) and The Companion to defeat an evil from the distant past. It doesn't get any better than this!
One particular scene, in which the origin of the Starfleet insignia is revealed, sent shivers down my spine the first time I read it.
Set back and enjoy this model. I find I read it about once a year!
Top reviews from other countries
It takes place in three timelines. In the first we follow the life of Cochrane from just after his invention of the warp drive technology, and his first encounter with the Optimal Movement, a Fascist group that has overtaken Great Britain in the future and seeks to find military uses for Cochrane's technology. The second finds us aboard the Enterprise during Kirk's five year mission, with Kirk (who had encountered Cochrane in one of the TV shows) discovering that someone has attacked Cochrane, even though no one should know where he is. The third is Next Generation era, with Picard encountering Ferengi who want to sell him Borg technology.
The three timelines come together by the end of the story, showing how Cochrane's technology improves mankind's future, how Cochrane's very involvement helps to advance mankind, despite attempts by fascists to keep human spirit restrained. In many ways, it is a true expression of the philosophy Gene Rodenberry put behind Trek.
What else? Oh, you can imagine the characters speaking the lines. The authors capture Kirk and Picard and their respective crews perfectly. There are some wonderful science fiction ideas behind the story, what with binary singularities and nanotech at play.
It's only spin-off fiction, but it's top notch spin-off fiction.
Aber mir sind die Charaktere mittlerweile zu platt; der Handlungsbogen des Romans zu bemüht episch und das Wissen, das keinem der Beteiligten je wirklich etwas passieren darf, zu spannungsmildernd, als dass ich mich wirklich begeistern könnte. Einige brauchbare Szenen, eine gute Einbettung in den Kontext der Originalfolgen aus Star Trek und Star Trek TNG, aber im Großen und Ganzen bleibt bei mir eher die Erkenntnis, dass Star Trek wohl nicht mehr meinen Geschmack trifft. Heutzutage darf es durchaus ein wenig differenzierter, ein bisschen weniger archetypisch und weniger brav sein.