The Face of the Unknown: Star Trek: The Original Series by Christopher L. Bennett

“These worlds are dying just fine without your help, Jim.  Right or wrong, you have to do something.” -- Dr. Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy Before I get into this review, it's necessary to revisit one of the very first episodes of the classic Star Trek series, "The Corbomite Maneuver." From the transcript of that episode: … Continue reading The Face of the Unknown: Star Trek: The Original Series by Christopher L. Bennett

Fandom Celebration

Moving on from the weekend, I'm giving myself the gift of happy nostalgia this week, and probably well into next week as well.  Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.  I got my eager fanboy paws on the audiobook versions of the two-part unauthorized history of the franchise, The Fifty-Year Mission.  I'm better versed on the original … Continue reading Fandom Celebration

Purgatory’s Key: Star Trek Legacies, Book 3 by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore

Simon and Schuster's 50th anniversary Star Trek story arc Legacies reaches its conclusion! Picking up 12 hours after the events of Book 2, the Enterprise has been battle damaged in disputed territory, now facing off against one Klingon starship who is ordered to be there and a second with a dishonored crew and a vendetta.  On … Continue reading Purgatory’s Key: Star Trek Legacies, Book 3 by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore

Klingon Honor

Honor. This is a subject that's near and dear to my heart.  As someone who walks the path of chivalry as a means to constantly improve myself, I am very aware of the role of honor and its perceptions in various eras and cultures.  It's practiced at every step in all things, an acknowledgment of being … Continue reading Klingon Honor