I've actually liked her Trek books, with the exception of Ghost Ship
. Final Frontier
struck me as quite an enjoyable read, along with its loose sequal, Best Destiny
--the quintissential "young Kirk" book.
And of course, in Dreadnought
Ms. Carey established the much-deserved fate of the insubordinate Mr. Boma--busted out of the fleet. Piper was quite likeable, too.
So...to be frank, I see her as severely underrated by today's TrekLit audience--though, again, I'll be the first to admit that her attempts to write for TNG (Ghost Ship
, and possibly Ship of the Line
) weren't her best....
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."