BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek Vanguard: Declassified

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Contributors: Kevin Dilmore, David Mack, Marco Plamieri, Dayton Ward Era: The Original Series Series: Vanguard (#6) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 384 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 3/5   Starbase Vanguard and the Taurus Reach have earned a reputation for tragedy andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek Vanguard: Declassified”

BOOK REVIEW: Precipice, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series Series: Vanguard (#5) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 331 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 5/5   The Organians have forced a ceasefire on the Federation and Klingons, but true peace is a way off. Both sides use thisContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Precipice, by David Mack”

BOOK REVIEW: Open Secrets, by Dayton Ward

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series Series: Vanguard (#4) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 426 Publication Date: 2009 Verdict: 5/5   Diego Reyes is no longer in command of Starbase 47. Facing a misconduct trial after leaking classified information to the media, heContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Open Secrets, by Dayton Ward”

BOOK REVIEW: Reap the Whirlwind, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#3) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 409 Publication Date: 2007 Verdict: 4/5 Probed by the Federation and Klingon Empire alike, the Taurus Reach is beginning to reveal its secrets. Yet the Tholians haveContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Reap the Whirlwind, by David Mack”

TBR and Beyond: June 2021

Welcome to the first in a new series of posts entitled TBR and beyond. On the last of the year, I make a list of all the science fiction material coming out in the year ahead. You can find the 2021 version by clicking on this link. The problem is that publication dates shift aroundContinue reading “TBR and Beyond: June 2021”

BOOK REVIEW: Summon the Thunder, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#2) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 416 Publication Date: 2006 Verdict: 3/5   Despite the shocking loss of the USS Bombay, the crew of Starbase 47 continue their mission to uncover the secrets ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Summon the Thunder, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore”

BOOK REVIEW: Harbinger, by David Mack

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: The Original Series, Season 1 Series: Vanguard (#1) Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Space Opera Pages: 374 Publication Date: 2005 Verdict: 4/5 On the Federation’s newest frontier, an expanse of space known as the Taurus Reach, stands Starbase 47, better known as Vanguard.Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Harbinger, by David Mack”

It’s Been A Long Road: Looking Back at the Novels of Star Trek: Enterprise

Enterprise was the first Star Trek series I followed from start to finish, so it makes sense that the Enterprise novels are the first section of the sprawling litverse that I’ve completed. In such a sprawling setting, the Enterprise novels are maybe the most accessible way in. There are only nineteen of them, and they coverContinue reading “It’s Been A Long Road: Looking Back at the Novels of Star Trek: Enterprise”

BOOK REVIEW: Rosetta, by Dave Stern

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 4 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Social SF/Space Opera Pages: 407 Publication Date: 2006 Verdict: 5/5 Enterprise has been recalled to Earth for a meeting that will make history, but first they have one final mission. The Confederacy is an ancientContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Rosetta, by Dave Stern”

BOOK REVIEW: Last Full Measure, by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels

–click here for a full index of all my Star Trek reviews– Era: Enterprise, Season 3 Publisher: Pocket Books Genre: Military SF Pages: 336 Publication Date: 2006 Verdict: 4/5   Following the devastating Xindi strike on Earth, Enterprise seeks out the alien aggressors. On this voyage they are armed with a new weapon, the MACOs, elite soldiers whoContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Last Full Measure, by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels”