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David R. George III has written more than a dozen Star Trek novels, including The Lost Era: One Constant Star, The Fall: Revelation and Dust, Allegiance in Exile, the Typhon Pact novels Raise the Dawn, Plagues of Night, and Rough Beasts of Empire, as well as the New York Times bestseller The Lost Era: Serpents Among the Ruins. He also cowrote the television story for the first-season Star Trek:Voyager episode “Prime Factors.” Additionally, David has written nearly twenty articles for Star Trek magazine. His work has appeared on both the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller lists, and his television episode was nominated for a Sci-Fi Universe magazine award. You can chat with David about his writing at Facebook.com/DRGIII.
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Star Trek: The Original Series: Allegiance in Exile
The red turbolift doors glided open with their characteristic squeak, revealing beyond them the circular enclosure of the Enterprise bridge. Captain James T. Kirk stepped out of the cab onto the raised, outer deck of the compartment. An olio of familiar noises rose to greet him: the background twitter that accompanied the operation of the main viewscreen; the feedback chirps emitted by control stations; the quiet, sporadic dialogue of the personnel present; and the slightly reedy sound of voices transmitted over the intercom. Beneath it all, binding it together, the low-level thrum of the impulse drive suffused the space.
Kirk stopped for a moment to take in the scene and observe his frontline command crew, all of them already at their positions. The captain normally arrived on the bridge before any of them, comfortably ahead of the start of alpha shift. Upon waking in his quarters that day, though, he’d tarried through his dawn routine, slowed by a heavy wistfulness.
But I didn’t feel that way just this morning, Kirk thought. Really, his pensive state of mind had arisen the night before. As he recorded the final log entry for the day, he realized that the stardate marked the end of his fourth year aboard Enterprise. That time as a starship captain had proven not only the most satisfying of his professional life, but also the most fulfilling from a personal standpoint. It unnerved him to consider that he’d already put eighty percent of Enterprise’s five-year mission behind him.
Moving to his right, toward an opening in the railing that rimmed the lower, central portion of the bridge, Kirk passed Uhura where she crewed the communications console. The lieutenant had served as a member of the ship’s senior staff for virtually the entire voyage, and although there had been some flux in personnel assignments and the command structure near the beginning of the mission, a similar constancy had held true since that time for most of his officers: Spock doing double duty as exec and the head of Enterprise’s science division, Scotty as chief engineer, Sulu at the helm, McCoy down in sickbay as chief medical officer. Even young Chekov had to that point manned navigation for three years.
As Kirk padded down from the outer ring of the bridge to its inner section, he shifted from reflecting on the reliability and longevity of his command crew to the interpersonal relationships that had grown among them. He felt closer to the members of his senior staff than he had to any other group of people he’d ever known; in important ways, they had become like a family to him. It gave him pause to wonder where they all would be a year and a day from that moment.
In the center of the bridge, the captain circled around to the front of the vacant command chair. He knew that another of his officers, Bill Hadley, had drawn the watch as gamma-shift duty officer that month, but even though Spock presently worked at the primary science station, the first officer had clearly relieved the lieutenant. Kirk settled into the empty seat.
Seeking to free himself from his melancholy, the captain turned his attention to the main viewscreen. Over the course of the previous several days, an empty starscape had prevailed as Enterprise carried her crew to their next assignment. As Kirk expected, though, the limitless depths of space through which the ship traveled had been replaced by the shallow arc of a planet cutting across the bottom half of the display.
Kirk studied the image on the screen. He saw a topography painted in the hues he normally associated with life-sustaining worlds. Browns and ochers mixed with swatches of deep green to describe a set of continents and outlying archipelagos, vast stretches of aquamarine defined oceans, and great sweeps of white clouds hovered above it all.
The captain glanced to the right, up to where his first officer operated the main science console on the starboard periphery of the bridge. The commander stood bent over the hooded viewer that provided concentrated visual access to sensor readings and other information. “Mister Spock, report.”
Spock straightened and turned his lanky frame toward Kirk. “As scheduled, Captain, the Enterprise arrived at zero-one-twenty hours at the planetary system designated R-Seven-Seven-Five. The crew has performed basic scans of its three jovian worlds and has dispatched probes into their atmospheres, as well as to seven of their moons; we are continuing to receive telemetry from each of them. We are presently in orbit of the lone terrestrial planet and conducting a detailed survey of it.”
Kirk peered back at the viewscreen. “Just one rocky planet?” he asked. “Isn’t that unusual?”
“It is true that fewer than three percent of all known systems possess only a single terrestrial world,” Spock explained, “but such an occurrence is otherwise of little note.” The first officer walked along the railing until he reached the opening beside Uhura, then descended to the center of the bridge to stand beside the command chair. “The number of terrestrial planets that develop about a star is a function of the amount of dust in the nascent solar nebula, as well as of the random collision and accrual of those particles into larger and larger bodies. The cloud of gas and granular matter surrounding R-Seven-Seven-Five after its formation likely contained fewer solid grains than in systems with multiple rocky worlds. It is worth observing, however, that an asteroid belt orbits next to the star, and that another, larger belt does so between the first and second planets, placing the aggregate mass of the system on the low end of, but well within, the normal range.”
Kirk looked back at Spock. “What else do we know about R-Seven-Seven-Five?” The captain had read Starfleet’s exceedingly brief précis about the system several days earlier, but he liked to hear his first officer’s description of such details.
“Prior to our arrival here, we knew very little,” Spock said. “It was charted one hundred twenty-three years ago by the crew of a Vulcan starship, the R’Tor. They did not explore the system.”
During the course of Kirk’s career in Starfleet, he had frequently heard and read the phrase Charted but not explored employed in reference to astronomical objects identified by agents of the erstwhile Vulcan High Command; it never ceased to confound him. Although the former governmental body had been tasked with the military defense of the Vulcan people, it had also overseen civilian operations, including scientific research and the deployment of their interstellar fleet. Kirk’s own interactions with Spock and others of his people revealed among them a uniformly robust curiosity about the universe. Even though Spock’s father had disapproved of his son enlisting in Starfleet, he’d wanted him to join the Vulcan Science Academy. Given all of that, the notion that the crew of R’Tor, or those of its sister ships, would map an unfamiliar star system without then exploring that system felt counterintuitive to everything Jim Kirk thought he knew about Vulcans. He did recall from his history studies that their society had undergone considerable turmoil a century or so earlier, at which time they had disbanded the High Command, but such a fundamental shift—not just in their priorities, but in their communal mind-set—still seemed improbable to Kirk.
And yet here we are,...
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Und wieder geht ein neuer Roman weit zurück in der ST-Geschichte. Es ist das vierte Jahr von Cpt. Kirks Kommando auf der ENTERPRISE und er beginnt sich zu fragen, was am Ende seiner Fünf-Jahres-Tour auf ihn zukommen mag. Die meisten Kommandanten von Raumschiffen, die eine solche Tour gemacht haben befehligen danach Raumstationen oder sitzen in der Admiralität, wenn sie nicht zukünftige Offiziere ausbilden. Keine dieser Möglichkeiten kann Kirk wirklich begeistern, da er sich nur an Bord eines Schiffs effektiv fühlt. Außerdem kann er nicht so ganz an die Möglichkeiten einer Beförderung glauben, denn mit seinen unorthodoxen und oft politisch unbequemen ad-hoc-Entscheidungen und –Handlungen hat er viele Leute im politischen Feld und in der Admiralität gegen sich eingenommen.
Dies Alles tritt zunächst erst einmal in den Hintergrund, als die ENTERPRISE einen Planeten findet, der bereits von den Vulkaniern katalogisiert, aber nicht weiter untersucht worden ist. Unerwarteter Weise findet sich auf dem ansonsten eher unbewohnt wirkenden Planeten die Ruinen einer Stadt. Eine einleitende Untersuchung lässt die Sache eher unspektakulär erscheinen, wenn auch die Stadt selbst durch einen Angriff zerstört worden zu sein scheint.
Eine größere Untersuchungsgruppe mit Shuttles findet sich auf einmal unter Raketenfeuer und auch die ENTERPRISE wird von der Planetenoberfläche aus getarnten Basen beschossen. Mit viel Müh` und Not können Kirk und seine Leute das Blatt wenden und die Raketenbasen zerstören. Nähere Untersuchungen zeigen, dass die Stadt selbst erst vor etwa einem Jahr errichtet worden, der Angriff auf sie also erst vor Kurzem erfolgte.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
Spannend geschrieben. Ich habe mich gewundert, dass es neben den vielen Filmen, in denen eigentlich alles gesagt sein sollte, immer noch Möglichkeiten gibt, eine neue Geschichte einzuschieben und die Helden neue Abenteuer erleben zu lassen.
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save your money30. Januar 2013
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In this book, which takes place during 8 months of 4th year of the original 5 year mission, the Enterprise comes upon a destroyed settlement on an otherwise unexplored planet. Several months later it comes upon another destroyed settlement on another unexplored planet which seems to be from the same civilization as the first. Later still, it comes upon living people from that civilization and saves them from the folks who destroyed the first two settlements.
Along the way Sulu falls in love and the book ends with a cliffhanger which will, I assume, be resolved sometime during the DS9 Relaunch--maybe three hundred years (story line time) hence.
I bought this Kindle book without getting the sample because I enjoyed the author's Provenance of Shadows. And while there are no (that I noticed) glaring typos, the writing is...Well here's an example. Right on the second page
"He feared where on the supposedly uninhabited planet the menacing projectile would intersect the surface."
Or, you know, land.
The entire book reads as though it was translated from Federation Standard to Modern English by a non-English speaker with a big fat thesarus:
"...the susurrus of his own breating..."
I know the author was trying to show us Sulu's poetic side, but susurrus?
Plot--uninteresting. They make no observations about the destroyed civilization. And there is no reason to care about them.
There were too many "where is this going" moments. I assume the author wanted to build suspence but they just made the whole book unfocused.
Characterization--non existant. Kirk spends all his time fussing over where he may be assigned after the five year mission and Sulu falls in love.
I've "known" Sulu for a very long time. Any woman he falls for will be special, but I just did not see it here. She and Sulu flew a kite. and it was just....nothing. The author did not show me, or try to show me what what made Sulu love her.
Because of the girlfriend, Sulu has an argument with Kirk. It resolves itself with Sulu realizing that Kirk doesn't take his job lightly. They've been together four years and Sulu hadn't noticed this before?
I know the author needed some sort of conflict but this was just silly.
Action--not much a couple of under powered enemy ships.
All in all, don't bother. Or if you must, and have a Kindle, read the sample first to see if you can tolerate the style.
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Boring20. Februar 2013
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I have read dozens, probably hundreds of Star Trek books over the years and this is one of the most boring and pointless I've encountered. The plot is slow and unfocused, the characters are one dimensional and unbelievable, and the writing style is boring and verbose. Sulu and Kirk are the main focus of this book and they both come across as whiny and clueless. I have read many books that deal with Kirk 's internal demons but this one makes him seem more annoying and neurotic than anything else. Even the surprise plot twist is boring and uninspired. After the exciting Cold Equations trilogy, I was hoping for something better than this. My advice is to save your money.
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Star Trek: The Original Series: Allegence in Exile1. März 2013
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Star Trek: The Original Series: Allegiance In Exile: by David R. George, III
This is a Kirk and Sulu centric novel set in the last year of the five-year mission aboard The Enterprise based on "The Original Series." This is the twelfth novel penned by the author in various Star Trek genre, most notably among those are "Provenance of Shadows, The Star to Every Wandering, and The Fire and the Rose," all in "The Original Series."
The story unfolds with Kirk thinking about the past 4 years of adventures and contemplating what might happen to him after the last year of exploration has been accomplished. During an exploratory mission to the fringes of Federation Space, Kirk's thinking process is about to change as The Enterprise enters the R-755 system. While exploring this system, a Class-M planet R-755-I, has but one city that has been surprisingly destroyed, with no signs of life. Finding this odd, Kirk sends a landing party to the surface, but the crew members on the surface, as well as those back on The Enterprise are not prepared for what is about to happen. Thus, the adventure begins, again, for The Enterprise and her crew.
This book has action-adventure, intrigue, mystery and some strong character development as the four out five-year mission has brought some of the crew closer, as others find relationships and mature. The Enterprise gets new people when it makes a port-of-call or is in for repairs as we find this to be the case with exploratory missions. On such a crew rotation, an archaeologist, Ensign Trinh fresh out of Starfleet Academy, catches the eye of Sulu. Now, Sulu falls in love with Ensign Trinh.
Now, we have a budding romance, coupled with a dangerous mission, bringing out a plethora of emotions between members of the crew. This makes for an interesting lively read as the whole gambit of emotions are played out.
I could add more details about the mission, Kirk's relationships with Starfleet, Sulu and Trinh, and the resolution of the story, but that would take away from some of the suspense and surprise. I would prefer that you read the book. But what I can reveal, there is tragedy, anger, great loss and some serious soul searching. The author has made a point through this writing that there is more to the primary characters than what you have been exposed to in the past, making these characters more human, suffering human foibles and frailties, not just icons in a story. I must say that I enjoyed reading a book that used the English language in a more descriptive nature.
Although, I have read more interesting Star Trek adventures, this is a good change of pace. The characters of Kirk and Sulu are the most predominate in this story, there is a good sub-plot, added mystery, and enough fill-in development of the ancillary characters and the story itself, to carry this novel. I enjoyed "Allegiance in Exile" as I finished it in one night. The author knows these characters well and the tenor of the book is well-paced, with an intriguing mysterious alien race to finish the book. Making the reader wondering if we are to meet them in a future adventure, a cleaver dove tail to segway into another novel.
Check these references to The Ascendants: (DS9 novel: "Rising Son"), (DS9 novel: "Worlds of Deep Space Nine: The Dominion: Olympus Descending"), (DS9 novel: "Warpath"), (DS9 novel: "The Soul Key"), (ST - Typhon Pact novel: "Rough Beasts of Empire").
The Ascendants are a long-lived humanoid species native to the Gamma Quadrant. They are a race of religious zealots that are intrinsically linked with the Eav'oq, the Bajorans, and the Prophets of Bajor, on a crusade to join with their gods called "The True". The Ascendants are typically taller than the average humanoid, they have a cool exterior body temperature and an exoskeleton which covers their entire body. Veins run through the exoskeleton and when injured, the damaged parts become discolored. The armor itself is very fluid-looking, and is silver in color, matching the color of Ascendant skin, giving the illusion that it is made of expanding mercury.
The Ascendants at some point in history lost their home-world and became a nomadic species, spending their lives roaming space in their quest to seek the Fortress and purge blasphemers.
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Good Until the Last Third25. Februar 2014
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Lately I’ve been revisiting the Star Trek universe via a combination of DVDs, Blu-Rays and streaming video as well as listening to the great Mission Log podcast.
All of that, plus reading a few heavier books (both in terms of content and page count) put me in the mood for a light, fun palate cleanser tie-in novel. And so it was that after a year of languishing on my to-be-read pile, I finally decided it was time to give David R. George III’s Allegiance in Exile a look.
Set in the final year of the original five year mission, the novel finds Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise discovering an apparently deserted planet that holds a deadly cache of self-defense weapons. After the ship and landing party are attacked (including the destruction of a shuttle or two), Kirk and company discover a way to detect and disable the installations.
While Kirk struggles with what the future could hold and the next step in his career (he’s not ready to leave the bridge of the Enterprise just yet), Sulu meets and falls for a member of the crew, who was part of the landing party with him. Of course, this can only mean one thing — the crew member in question’s life span is reduced to about twenty or so minute (or in this case about 100 pages).
Before you know it, the crew stumbles across another planet with a similar weapon system in place and Kirk decides to beam down a landing party, including Sulu’s new squeeze. The landing party is attacked and the only person injured is, of course, Sulu’s new main squeeze. Sulu’s reaction to this is one of anger at Kirk, including throwing a hissy fit in the turbolift and requesting a transfer because Kirk was the one who made the fateful decision, after being counseling by Dr. McCoy that maybe beaming down isn’t such a hot idea.
This might be interesting if the romance between Sulu and his fellow female crewman felt in any way authentic and if it just didn’t all feel like an excuse to try and insert some off-screen conflict among the original series crew as well as show Sulu that making command decisions somethings has unintended consequences.
All of that would be bad enough, but for some reason George uses the final third of the novel to tie events here into the larger Trek canon. I won’t give away exactly what the big-time revelation is, but I can say it had my rolling my eyes and muttering, “You’ve got to be kidding” under my breath.
This is exactly the kind of novel I didn’t expect from George. He’s written some enjoyable, novels that tie together various continuity threads from the TV series and other novels. But it felt like he was trying too hard to bridge too many gaps and, unfortunately, things come up a bit short. He does a solid job of recreating most of the original series characters on the printed page, but his supporting cast is a bit lacking at times.
I also got the feeling that for a stand alone novel, this one was meant to tie-into other classic series novels as well. For example, Kirk meets the assistant of Admiral Komack and the two have a couple of flirtatious conversations and then it goes absolutely nowhere. I’m going to assume that George is attempting to make us understand why Kirk might accept getting to know her better as a perk of accepting his promotion and leaving the bridge of the Enterprise, but honestly it feels more like a dangling plot thread for another novel than anything else.
All of it adds up to a less than satisfying overall experience for Allegiance in Exile. I’m tempted to say I’ve outgrown tie-in novels, but then I’ll come across one that really pushes all the right buttons like Doctor Who: The Harvest of Time or any Trek tie-in novel by Peter David and see that they can be both a welcome change of pace and a well done, entertaining story. I don’t expect great literature, but I do expect not to want to fling the novel at the wall in frustration when I’m done reading it (or at several points as I did here).
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The Bland, Tedious Adventures of Mary Sue18. Januar 2014
Christopher T. Sutor
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This isn't the worst book I've ever read. It just very not good.
In fact, it's not very good in a way in which no other TREK novels that I've recently read have been. Because, I think the thing that annoys me the most about it, is that it reads like a piece bad internet fan fiction.
For example, There are established characters acting out of character purely as a plot convenience.
The prose is needlessly flowery, and is peppered with ten-dollar-words in a manner which suggests, somewhere, the existence of a much abused word-a-day calendar.
And then, you get to the chapter that introduces the spunky, can-do ensign who is oh so clever, pretty, and smart, and you watch her fall into a budding romance with one of the main cast, and at this point you feel the need to check the cover to make sure that's actually a man's name above the title, because what you're reading feels less like the work of a professional author, and more something randomly plucked from a thirteen year old schoolgirl's slashfic website.
I'm assuming of course, that there are no thirteen year old girls named David.
It's mopey, it's dreary, it's long-winded and self-satisfied, and it goes on way too long. When you finally work your way to the last page, you discover there isn't actually an ending, and you find yourself with nothing to show for all the effort you put in, but unanswered questions.
Questions like: is this a cliffhanger, or did the author just get fed up with it, as well?
I have to admit, I've never actually read anything by this particular author before, so I've no idea if this is the standard quality of his output. I actually picked the book up, because unlike some other Star Trek novels of recent years which I could name (I'm looking at you, "The Shocks Of Adversity") it appeared that some thought had actually gone into the design for the cover art.
So, to whomever created the cover art design for this novel, congratulations on a job well done. Pat yourself on the back. Have a drink. Have two. You've earned it. It is quite nice, indeed.
Your cover design is the best thing about this book. They should pay you more.
It's just a shame about the thing it's attached to.