It's not good... not good at all... that this series is over.
A good finale.
The attack on Vanguard was the strongest part of the book, I think.
Most of what's good has already been said; what I didn't like was the name-dropping of Hofstadter and Koothrappali (Cooper was already in the Hub), and the late arrival of the Enterprise
The series fared very well without Kirk and Co. and I think it wasn't a good idea to have the Enterprise
, once again, swoop in and save the day.
BTW: You do like your "salt-and-pepper", don't you?