I'm a bit later than everyone else in getting around to reading this one, but I have to say that I thought this was the best Trek I've read in years. I also have to admit that I never liked the character of Reed in the TV series, but his speech to the crew...well, let's just say it literally made me get all teary-eyed. I'm not sure a Trek novel ever had that effect on me to this point. I understand Malcolm a lot more now.
All in all, a fantastic book and I can't wait for the next one! Thanks, Christopher!