I just finished reading the book and thought it was well writen showing the different Starship crews and the mystery unfolding about the Columbia and the Calriean's. The battle with the borg was showing what a really desperate situation the federation is in. The sickbay scenes with Dr. Ree and Will & Deanna were painful to read. So sad.I just read the new excerpt for Mere Mortals I can't wait to see what happens next. Thanks David for a terrific book.