DorkBoy [TM] wrote:
I had never even heard of it until the recent reissue. My first reaction to that was "Wait- there was a Star Trek book before Spock Must Die?? No way!" And I'd been an avid novel collector for decades.
Is it worth reading? I never actually bothered to check it out.
It's not great. If you miss it, life will go on just fine.
If you've read lots of Astounding/Analog
stories from the '50's & '60's, it will make more sense. It's very Campbellian in not-so-subtle ways. Star Trek
(the TV series) was never as "Astounding
" as Reynold's novel.