MARTYR (STAR TREK: NEW FRONTIER) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. März 1998
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I'll put it down as "what I did on my summer vacation." This is not and should not be considered for a pulitizer - and I must admit, I was a bit embarrased to be seen reading it on the bus, and at lunch, but I enjoyed it! The protagonist and antagonists were true to there characters. The real antagonist was really the situation itself, and what kept me involved was seeing how these people got themselves out of it. In the process, we learn more about the people, as they learn about themselves. And really isn't that the nature of a good story anyway?
IMHO, it is a good book, and I'd recomend it to a ST fan, but not to a ST fanatic. On this basis, I've borrowed a friend's copy of Q Squared - also by Peter David. I'm 1/3 into it and I can see that he is a capable of much better - but taken together, Martyr & Fire on High are a fun, humorous books - Great to keep you company on MUNI or at the beach.
"Martyr" displays the best and worst of Peter David, with the best coming out on top this time around. Yes, David lays the sex and innuendo way too thick for a single book, the idea of a sentient Mugato security guard grates on this Trek fan's nerves, and the plot itself is not exactly groundbreaking material. However, even with these drawbacks, the story can still succeed if the presentation is good enough. In this regard, David rarely disappoints.
And he doesn't this time. With "Martyr", David manages to flesh out all his regular charcters to some degree, especially the two characters I was most worried about. He finally made Burgoyne 172 more than a sex-craving curiousity, and Soleta got a chance to shine as well. And, like all the "New Frontier" books before, Captain Calhoun continues to stand out as a conflicted man who inspires both frustration and admiration--often at the same time. I find myself hanging on the Calhoun scenes just to see what the man does next. So, sex aside, the characters work.
And the plot? Well, the plot fares less well, mostly because it is familiar ground, and the actions of the aliens involved are telegraphed well in advance. However, David makes the most out of it.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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Nach den ersten vier Teilen (als Sammelband gebraucht erhältlich) ist dieser fünfte Teil etwas schwächer, aber immer noch sehr gut. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 7. November 2010 von Jerry
Es gibt viele interessante Sachen, die man bei StarTrek sonst nicht immer so findet: eine Rasse von religiösen Fanatikern namens Redeemers mit einer gewissen Vorliebe für... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 4. August 2007 von Amazon Kundenrezensionen
Auf Captain Calhoun und die USS Excalibur trifft eine lokale, uralte Prophezeiung zu, wonach Calhoun eine heilige Religiöse dem Messias ähnliche Figur sei. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 22. Mai 2007 von Boson
This book actually is more like a continuation of the story in books one through four. This book focuses on the Excalibur coming to a planet where they bascically proclaim Calhoun... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 16. Juni 2000 von Mel Orr
EXCELLENT BOOK! This is how I like to see Shelby. When the "barely contained dynamo" comes out of her shell to save her man! Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 1. Dezember 1999 von Jennifer L. Anderson
I enjoyed this book very much. It took about a week to read but when I got to the end I couldn't put it down. Wow what a great story! I hope that there are more to come.Am 23. April 1999 veröffentlicht
A very good story. Very intradition to TOS. (Strange beings with bizzare powers.) But the character development that is presented is even better than the action. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 15. September 1998 veröffentlicht
I finished reading "Martyr" a few day ago and I think it was fantastic. It was not only a good story, it is something very special. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 11. September 1998 veröffentlicht
I too think that it is about time that someone expanded upon the Star Trek lore without pulling major characters in as essential figures but Peter David has over-stepped the line... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 20. Juli 1998 veröffentlicht