- Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek; 1st Pocket Books Pbk. Ed edition (October 28, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416551727
- ISBN-13: 978-1416551720
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mere Mortals (Star Trek: Destiny, Book II) Mass Market Paperback – October 28, 2008
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David Mack is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies. His writing credits span several media, including television (for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), film, short fiction, and comic books. He resides in New York City.
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But you know that, because you are here.
Here's what you want to know, the scenes are rich and well crafted, all the layers of story come together to create a deep world of the possible and you quickly come to care for many of these characters, not just the famous ones we have followed for decades.
A worthy addition to the Star Trek canon.
Keith De Candido is a favorite of mine, but I think David Mack has won me over with Mere Mortals.
The first book in this trilogy, Gods Of Night, was very good, but I think Mere Mortals is even better. I am about halfway through reading the third book, Lost Souls, but I think the story in Mere Mortals is more enjoyable. The plot in Lost Souls is very important to Star Trek history, but one of its threads was less interesting to me than the others. (To me, that one particular thread was like a weed in a garden, so I read its passages first, in order to be able to enjoy the flowers of the other threads more fully.)
David Mack is a master of describing situations in detail, without bogging down the reader. These detailed descriptions are what make his story seem so lifelike, while the narrative remains very readable. Mack has apparently done considerable research, which he incorporates into these books, and I have learned a lot of information in reading them. And, he expertly weaves the various strands of his epic tale, deftly interconnecting them across spacetime.
A side effect of these books has been to continue to develop the characters whom readers have gotten to know from other post-television-series novels. By now, each of the ships' crews are beginning to assume their own, unique character, as the old Enterprise-D and Deep Space 9 personnel travel along their separate paths. But, Mack does a marvelous job of allowing them to interact in a logical way, which should please fans of these series.
This "Destiny" series is the best Star Trek story I have read so far, and I think David Mack has truly created a science fiction literary masterpiece.
If you've enjoyed the various incarnations of the show, this book and series brings them together nicely. Dax is quickly becoming my favorite Captain and Worf shines when given the spotlight, brief though it may be.
Based solely on this book, the Star Trek world has won me back now as a reader.
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He weeps a very good tail with existing canon characters and does so with confidence!Read more