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am 30. März 2000
Peter David's Star Trek novels are among the best there is. But I'm a bit bored by Q, and by characters like him. It's an entertaining novel, Q only ever serves as comic relief for the lesser but nobler human characters (apart, perhaps, from his original appearance in the first episode of The Next Generation). He's godlike in power and ability, but has no dignity. I guess that's partly the point. But to me, these godlike characters are only interesting when they have that dignity. Also, it's difficult for them to be defeated believably. But, it is an entertaining novel, and the writing is fairly good (though not exceptional). You won't be bored by this one, but you won't be thrilled by it either. It's good, but nothing extraordinary. Not Peter David's finest effort, but still a good read.