It was a decent book. I give it a B-/B for a trek book. The first half was more enjoyable than the second half.
That half most shows the compression from two books to one, yeah.
I'm happy with decent though!
It would have been nice if the writer had found a way to continue the Berlinghof Rasmussen character's story in the second half of the book
I thought about it, but he wouldn't really have any useful or dramatic purpose to serve, since a Nebula Class isn't 22nd century, so he'd just have been comedic padding.