Greg Cox wrote:
Finished it. Rated it 'Above Average'.
I found its' greatest strength was that it felt like an episode of TOS. Its' greatest weakness was that it felt a little too much like certain episodes. But it was a fun read.
For what's worth, I had just done a rewatch of all three seasons of the original series, so I was very much in a TOS state of mind!
Perhaps for stand-alones that should be a prerequisite ('why just stand-alones?', I just asked myself). I am in the middle of a TOS rewatch (currently in the third season) so the timing for this reading was perfect.