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Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses by [Mack, David]
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About the Author

David Mack is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies. He co-developed the acclaimed Star Trek Vanguard series and its sequel, Star Trek: Seekers. His writing credits span several media, including television (for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), film, short fiction, magazines, comic books, computer games, and live theater. He currently resides in New York City.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2966 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek; Reissue edition (October 29, 2013)
  • Publication Date: October 29, 2013
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BSBR5DK
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,310 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
The story was a thriller again, but it also added some interesting shades of Gray. I am wondering what will happen to Bashir, Dax, and the Federation.

Also, I might not be the only one to think this, but President Ishan is either a Manchurian Candidate of the Typhon Pact or another Section 31 President I am leaning closer to the former than the latter (section 31 is many things, but they're not this self-destructive). If Ishan really is a Typhon Pact Manchurian candidate, I'd be excited. Also for once, Section 31's existence seems to be justified, like the Obsidian Order through Garak. If Admiral Akaar has grown into a real star in his own right and could easily beccome President himself, if he wanted it.

I feel like the story is getting more intertwined with political, social, and cultural aspects that readers are learning more and more about these cultures that make their civilization unique. The Federation might be a large interstellar government, but it is still filled with divergent views and beliefs. Same with Romulans, Ferengi, Cardassians, Tzenkithi, Bajoran, and Andorians.

Can't wait for Poisoned Chalice
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This book is a continuation of a storyline started in Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony, as such it is almost a required read to understand the full scope of what is happening in this story.

The story is set in the year 2385, ten years after the end of the Deep Space 9 TV series and shortly after the previous couple stories in "The Fall" miniseries. Around three years have passed since Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony and the events that led to the planet Andoria leaving the Federation. The story focuses on Doctor Bashir (from Deep Space 9) and his efforts to help the Andorian people cure a medical crisis despite the consequences it will have for himself.

Before I delve any deeper I should take a moment to point out that I didn't like the Typhon Pact book Paths of Disharmony. I rated it a 2 out of 5 and felt it was a total slap in the face of everything Star Trek was supposed to be about. This book as a direct follow up of that story shares many of the flaws of its predecessor. My main problem with that story was the way the author Dayton Ward chose to portray the characters in very stark black and white terms. No effort was made at finding a diplomatic solution as both sides seemed to be focused on simply trampling over the opposing sides views. The saving grace of this story is that it largely resolves the shared storyline of these two books.

Sadly, much like the other books in "The Fall" miniseries, this story leaves me liking the Federation less and less. The primary focus of this story isn't so much the Andorian angle but rather how the internal politics of the Federation are getting in the way of helping them.
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This book was excellent. Just as thrilling as the second book in the series. Way better than the first. The plot was excellent from beginning to end. I was reading and at one point I saw I was 20% done. Next time I looked I was 85% done. Couldn't believe it. It is a little bit hard to keep the Andorians separate since their names are so difficult to know who is who. Julian Bashir is the main character and the author writes him perfectly. I recommend this book to anyone. I read the first 20% in the first day and the remaining 80% in the second day. Really spectacular!!!!!!
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Not everyone likes the way that Star Trek books have shifted into being more about political intrigue than the old school space explorations. But this book is a good example of why I think it's actually a good way to go-- when it's done right. The time for simple space Westerns has passed. The real drama has become the fact that the Federation dream is turned inside out, the amazing possibilities clashing with hard realities. Can this incredible ideal survive? Well, that's the big question in the Fall series, and especially this one. Julian Bashir can come across as an irritating character because all of his choices are so black and white, but the thing is that he represents this beautiful dream of a future society where people could actually afford to be that way. The reality, of course, is that humanoid nature hasn't changed that much. Societies have to choose if they're going to live up to the ideals of the federation-- it doesn't happen automatically-- and at this point, the Federation itself is kind of going to hell.

Bashir is a fascinatingly flawed character, and a big part of the reason is the glaring contrast between his amazing, genetically enhanced abilities, and the emotional development of... maybe a thirteen-year-old? :P He just doesn't seem to understand what an unbelievable can of worms he opens by trying to create the solution to the Andorian problem, including the fact that... um... maybe there really was a good reason for the Federation to keep it a secret. He's always dancing right at the edge of the cliff, and a happy ending does not seem to be a foregone conclusion at all (not giving anything away here-- notice how I'm not saying whether there's a happy ending or not?
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