- Taschenbuch: 512 Seiten
- Verlag: Pocket Books/Star Trek (26. April 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1451606257
- ISBN-13: 978-1451606256
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 2,8 x 17,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 161.437 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations: Watching the Clock (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 26. April 2011
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Christopher L. Bennett is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, with bachelor’s degrees in physics and history from the University of Cincinnati. He has written such critically acclaimed Star Trek novels as Ex Machina, The Buried Age, the Titan novels Orion’s Hounds and Over a Torrent Sea, the two Department of Temporal Investigations novels Watching the Clock and Forgotten History, and the Enterprise novels Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures, Tower of Babel, Uncertain Logic, and Live By the Code, as well as shorter works including stories in the anniversary anthologies Constellations, The Sky’s the Limit, Prophecy and Change, and Distant Shores. Beyond Star Trek, he has penned the novels X Men: Watchers on the Walls and Spider Man: Drowned in Thunder. His original work includes the hard science fiction superhero novel Only Superhuman, as well as several novelettes in Analog and other science fiction magazines.
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In this novel we learn a bit more about the two agents and the agency they work for. In a time when a number of assaults from the future hit the Federation just after the Borg are vanquished and the Typhon Pact is forming the DTi gets a lot to do and has to coordinate with agencies from several futures - which is really not easy because all try to avoid "spoilers" as River Song in "Dr. Who" calls it. The Cold Time War, that has already troubled Cpt. Archer so much seems not really finished and endangers the whole of several realities.
A lot of story and history and a lot of quite hard science and philosophy to time and its nature which is luckily a bit annotated in the end makes this a quite complex novel that is not always easy to read - but fun if one likes to bend someone's own mind.
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But due to a lack of books to read (I can be a voraceous reader), I ordered this book and I must say I am very glad I did! It is excellent, especially after 4 mediocre Typhon Pact novels.
This novel goes into some depth into the background of the department of tempaoral affairs, has many fasincating adventures, is quite character driven, always giving at least a few pages into how most of the main characters got into their temporal jobs, showed how important their jobs were, and let me say that the last 20-30 pages were quite a surprise to me...in a good way, not bad! There are plenty of examples where events which happened to TOS, TNG, DS9 and Voyager series' really do need the temporal agents to come in and fix things, or at least use the events to see a larger picture, which is classified and hence most of the Federation sees them as a beurocratic joke.
There is even some present day (in the TNG universe, that is) crossover with some TNG characters- Captain Riker's crew of the Titan, and Worf, and Chaudry of the Enterprise.
If you, like me, are hesitant about this book when you see the words "Department of Temporal Investigations" because of the DS9 episode, please let me allay your fears. Get it. It's one of the good Star Trek books.
Thanks for reading :)
Edit 12th May 2011
I forgot to add something. In one scene, 2 agents are interviewing Captain Janeway after she returns from the Delta Quadrant. It's only a page or two, I haven't seen her name used except in passing for several books now ever since she died, and I realised how much I missed her. I said it in a previous review- she should not have died. She's a pivotal character, no different than having Spock, Kirk or PIcard die. I hope they bring her back. Maybe the Caelier can bring her back the same way they brought back Hernandez. It doesn't hurt to hope :)
Couple this with a ripping good yarn that, I think, is on par with the "The Buried Age", and I don't think readers will be disappointed!
Well if you are A: A Star Trek fan... B: A fan of time travel related science fiction... C: A fan of stories that show what happened after some of the best known and best loved episodes and movies of the Star Trek franchise had ended and most importantly D: A fan of fast paced stories with deft characterization and intricate clever plots that are still easy to follow (so long as you are paying even a little bit of attention) then this book may very well be for you.
Personally I am enjoying every second it's taking me to read it, and wish there was some way I could travel back in time to read it again once I'm finished. Oh hey wait there is. It's called re-reading. ;-)