This week the Library Computer is catching up with a review of the paperback reprint of “Mere Anarchy”, a six part mini-series originally produced in eBook format to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Star Trek. This week we also have news of the original book set in the new Star Trek continuity – and it’s sure to be a surprise!
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It’s back to the Taurus Reach in this week’s edition of the Library Computer as we take a look at Dayton Ward’s new contribution to the Star Trek: Vanguard saga, “Star Trek Vanguard: Open Secrets.” We also have a super-sized version of the book cover designed by Doug Drexler.
Today is the official release date of the of the trade paperback for the comic series, "Star Trek Countdown," the prequel for the new Star Trek movie. Many fans held off from reading the individual issues (reviewed here at TrekMovie), awaiting the TPB. So this week the Library Computer takes a bit of a side-trip to review the graphic novel and find out if it was worth the wait.
It has been over four years since the last Star Trek Voyager novel set after the events of the series finale. This week, the Library Computer takes a look at Kirsten Beyer’s new “Voyager: Full Circle”. A 576 page brick, this novel is making up for a lot of lost time to truly take us ‘full circle’ to bring Voyager into alignment with the other TNG-era books. See our review below to find out if this brick can fly.
Harlan Ellison has filed a lawsuit over what he claims are unpaid residuals stemming from his classic Star Trek episode “City on the Edge of Forever”. The episode is often ranked among the top episodes in Star Trek history, and Ellison, according to a press release, “wants every penny of his long ago agreed-upon share of the revenue from Paramount’s relentless Trek exploitations.”
This week the Library Computer visits the planet Droplet, as Christopher L. Bennett continues adventures of the starship Titan with the fifth book in the series, taking them "Over a Torrent Sea". We also wrap up our Destiny Trilogy giveaway trivia contest
This week the Library Computer looks to the hallowed halls and sacred ashes of the Federation and the Alpha Quadrant as the after-effects of the Destiny trilogy begin to take root in Keith R.A. DeCandido’s new novel "A Singular Destiny". We also have the third and final entry in Destiny trilogy giveaway trivia contest
This week, the Library Computer journeys back to Organia to revisit the classic Star Trek episode "Errand of Mercy" through the eyes of Kevin Ryan as he draws the Errand of Fury trilogy to a close with "Sacrifices of War. Plus we have the second of three signed Destiny Trilogy book give-away trivia contests.
This week, the Library Computer brings you part two of our look at "Shards and Shadows", the latest Mirror Universe anthology collection from the folks over at Pocket Books. This week’s stories revolve around the 24th century era, so strap in, and get ready for some action, some intrigue, and Lwaxana Troi pulling a Mona Stangley. Plus we kick off a new book give-away trivia contest.
Pocket Books’ successful foray into the Mirror Universe in 2007 paved the way for twelve new stories from Star Trek’s dark side. This edition of the Library Computer looks at five tales from January’s "Shards and Shadows" anthology. We also have an update and news on Pocket Books plans for big Trek mini-series in 2010.
This week, the Library Computer reviews "Lost Souls" the final installment in the three part Destiny trilogy by David Mack, picking up the story with the Federation on its knees.
This week the Library Computer takes in the second installment of David Mack’s Destiny trilogy, "Mere Mortals". Can this second part of this ambitious project live up to the high standard that "Gods of Night" set? (see TrekMovie review) See below to find out.
Darkness falls on the Federation and her allies as the ultimate battle for survival begins in the first book of the Destiny trilogy, "Gods of Night" by David Mack. [NOTE: this review contains mild spoilers for this book, and major spoilers for previous works, particularly the recent post-Nemesis Next Generation and Titan novels.]
This week, David Mack takes his turn with the Library Computer. David tackles the Borg, story development, and the definition of ‘crossover event’ in advance of the release of the new Star Trek: Destiny trilogy. [see below, w/ spoilers]
Star Trek fans have long wondered about the story behind the story of the Kobayashi Maru simulation made famous in Star Trek II. While Julia Ecklar shared some of the lore behind the Academy test in her novel "The Kobayashi Maru" we have never gotten to the real tale of the Maru… until now. Was the wait worth it?
Before taking a look at the soon-to-be-released and long-anticipated Star Trek: Enterprise novel "Kobayashi Maru", the Library Computer is taking a retrospective look at Trek Literature’s first major foray into the mystique of the no-win scenario. This week, therefore, brings a retro review of 1989’s "The Kobayashi Maru" by Julia Ecklar.
This week, the Library Computer concludes its look at the six ‘what if?’ tales of alternate history featured in the two new ‘Myriad Universes’ anthologies with a genuine ‘technology unchained’ tale that alters the entire fabric of the Star Trek universe in Chris Roberson’s Brave New World. We have a review, author interview and exclusive excerpt.
Keith R.A. DeCandido proves that his murderous pen is willing to strike at just about anyone in the Star Trek universe, given the chance, as the Library Computer looks at A Gutted World, the second tale in the "Myriad Universes: Echoes and Refractions" anthology. We have a review, author interview and excerpt.
This week, the Library Computer resumes its look at the six ‘what if?’ tales of alternate history featured in the two new ‘Myriad Universes’ anthologies. Meet Thelin; Andorian, friend of James Kirk, and skipper of the Enterprise as the events of the Star Trek films plays out in an alternate form in Geoff Trowbridge’s The Chimes at Midnight We have a review, author interview and excerpt.
This week’s Library Computer checks the math on "Greater than the Sum," Christopher L. Bennett’s new Next Generation tale which continues the post-Nemesis story of Jean Luc Picard and his crew on the Enterprise E. Also we reflect on the latest news coming from Pocket Books announced at Shore Leave.
This week, the Library Computer continues its look at the six ‘what if?’ tales of alternate history featured in the two new ‘Myriad Universes’ anthologies. Forget "Space Seed", and prepare to enter a universe where Khan reigns supreme as we look at James Swallow’s Seeds of Dissent, the third and final story in the "Infinity’s Prism" Anthology. Once again we have a review, author interview and exclusive excerpt.
This week, the Library Computer continues its journey into the alternate history stories of the new Myriad Universes anthology with our second (of three) installments, a review of Christopher L. Bennett’s Places of Exile, a story that tells of everything that Star Trek Voyager could have been… and wasn’t. We also have an interview with Bennett and an exclusive excerpt.
This week, the Library Computer begins its look at the six ‘what if?’ tales of alternate history featured in the two new ‘Myriad Universes’ anthologies. We start with "A Less Perfect Union," an alternative take on the TOS era based on a successful Terra Prime and a solidly isolationist Earth. But history takes a turn again, and brings T’Pol along for the ride. We have a review, author interview and exclusive online excerpt.
Fans of the Deep Space Nine relaunch have been waiting for two years for the story to continue. This week’s Library Computer explores Olivia Woods’ new novel “Fearful Symmetry” and asks, “Was it worth the wait?”.
In the past seven years Pocket Books has been taking Star Trek novels to a new level by embarking on an ‘eighth season’ of Deep Space Nine in book form. With the release of the newest DS9 ‘relaunch’ novel fast approaching, this week’s edition of the Library Computer brings you a guide to the series and what you need to get caught up on all the previous action.
This week the Library Computer discovers why, at times, it isn’t such a bad thing to know how things turn out in the end as we look at "Dawn of the Eagles", the final book of the Terok Nor DS9 prequel trilogy.
We are a year away from seeing JJ Abrams Star Trek origin story, and so this week the Library Computer journeys back to 1986 to look at how the books tackled this moment in (non canon) Trek history with "Enterprise: The First Adventure," by Vonda McIntyre. Also this week we look forward with news on 2009 Trek books coming out of New York Comic Con.
This week’s Library Computer looks at "Night of the Wolves" a personal journey into the heart of the Cardassian occupation of Bajor and the second book in the ‘Terok Nor DS9 prequel trilogy.’ Plus William Shatner talks about his new autobiography, "Up Til Now".
Strip-mining a planet to the bone has to begin somewhere. This week the Library Computer reviews "Day of the Vipers", the opening salvo of the Deep Space Nine prequel "Terok Nor" trilogy, from which any would-be planetary overlord might learn a thing or two. We also have a mini-interview with the book’s author and some thoughts on the works of Arthur C. Clarke.
Break out the Warnog and buckle up your battle armor… this week’s Library Computer takes us on a journey deep into the heart of the Klingon Empire with Keith R.A. DeCandido’s "A Burning House". Also on tap for this week: the future of Star Trek eBooks, and new details on David Mack’s forthcoming “Destiny” crossover trilogy.