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An all-new Star Trek movie-era adventure!

While attempting to settle in as commandant of Starfleet Academy, Admiral James T. Kirk must suddenly contend with the controversial, turbulent integration of an alien warrior caste into the student body - and quickly becomes embroiled in conflict when the academy controversy escalates to murder. Meanwhile, Captain Spock of the USS Enterprise and Commander Pavel Chekov of the USS Reliant are investigating a series of powerful cosmic storms seemingly targeting Federation worlds - unstoppable outbursts emitting from the very fabric of space. Endeavoring to predict where the lethal storms will strike next, Spock and Chekov make the shocking discovery that the answer lies in Commander Nyota Uhura’s past - one that she no longer remembers....

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Had potential but I HATE Bennett’s preaching

What could have been a unique and original story ruined by stupid SJW politics. I thought after Captain’s Oath male/human/white privilege messaging that maybe I was seeing it because I wanted to see, and it never comes out and explicitly says it. In this book it does. Nice to know Christopher L. Bennett takes such effort to ensure liberal listeners know he tows the line and is on the right side of things. This is my last one by this guy. The face of the Unknown was good. After that they are average. Greg Cox is much better if you want Trek without being hit over the head with Star Trek flavored leftist propaganda.

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Not my favorite timeline.

Not my favorite story subject. Cannot get into these stories with Kirk as an Admiral babysitting cadets at an academy and our other favorite trek characters split up. Kirk & Co. really belong on a ship and out in the great unknown TOGETHER. That is what made trek great. Our favorite characters interacting with EACH OTHER in times of crisis. I did appreciate the call backs in the story from episodes of TOS though. It gives the adventures some sense of continuity where the TV series had none. Performance from narrator is as good as always.

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BORING, BORING, BORING. Worst Trek book ever

11 hours of solving a murder and stopping an alien civilization from trying to communicate as it was sending harmful rays into subspace.ala Vger. A waste of money and a waste of Petkroff's talent. Made no sense at all and the science made no sense. If ur into intrigue, excitement, complicated story lines, and character building, look elsewhere.

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Contains woke garbage.

The story was doing fine until it stated you can choose your gender. Complete garbage. A person is born male or female. People who claim to be a gender they are not born to are either brain washed, seeking attention, or are mentally unbalanced.

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Science fiction is accurate

Story was good but not great. They managed to work in the "pronoun" topic which is completely irrelevant except in this case which is used as propaganda.

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Pandering to the woke

Decent enough story and I love Robert Petkoff, but do i really need woke social issues even in my sci fi??? Bennett was on a mission to push transgender ideology with the subtleness of a photon torpedo. He doesn’t even try hide it. It was so overt and clumsy. I expected more - it was painful pandering at its highest level. Shameful.

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This is Star Trek

Morality problems mixed with the unknown. This featured all the crew and they all had their time to shine.

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  • 08-13-22

not bad but not too exciting

find it concentrated too much on relationship and not on what was going on still not too bad a book

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  • Peter R.
  • 05-15-22

Grymt imponerande

Otroligt välskriven bok. Gripande historia med fokus på Nyota Uhura. Jag gillar hur författaren binder ihop händelser som vi sett i TV-serierna och förklarar dessa med något som i bokform blir fullständigt självklart. Hur kunde exempelvis Uhura efter minnestömningen i TOS-avsnittet The Changeling studsa tillbaka så snabbt? Och kan man inte ana en skillnad melan Uhura före minnestömningen och Uhura efter? Vilka effekter gav denna händelse i hennes liv?

Då jag hört Robert Petkoff som inläsare av Star Trek-böcker tidigare måste jag bara säga att han denna gång verkligen överträffat sig själv. Riktigt bra inläsning och gestaltning av de olika rösterna.