Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Reading 2013 Star Trek: After Darkness

I've been enjoying the Star Trek movie reboot and was pleased to have the chance to read some of the other stories set in that new Star Trek universe. After Darkness picks up after the recent movie and shows the Enterprise's crew as they begin their 5-year mission. In this collection the crew encounter several problems seen in the original Star Trek TV episodes; Spock experiences the Pon Farr, the crew meets his betrothed T'Pring, miners send out a distress call, Klingons and Romulans mistrust humans, and the crew encounters Gorn. Just an average day for Star Fleet personnel.

The way this new Star Trek takes elements of the older TV and movie events and weaves them into new adventures is intriguing. I know people either seem to love it or hate it, but it is fun to look for those bits of the past and recognize them. This opens up all new possibilities, almost like we have visited the City on the Edge of Forever. I would advise readers that this book has some PG-13 language in it, so parental guidance is recommended. (We will not have it in the library due to those words.)

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. It will be published November 19, 2013.

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