Less talk ! More violence!

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Khan Harrison, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Khan Harrison

    Khan Harrison Ensign

    Jun 17, 2013
    So in the vain of Mack's kill and heal, what are some of the most violent trek novels ever written?
  2. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    Destiny has a pretty high body count !
  3. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

    Dec 29, 2008
    In the future's past
    I think DMACK killed a few trillion in his last TNG centric trilogy..
  4. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 15, 2012
    Yeah, hard to beat the Borg killing billions of people without a reset button push.
  5. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 17, 2011
    Zero Sum Game has Agent Bashir, 007 versus a bunch of BREEN.
  6. Section 31

    Section 31 Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 10, 2005
    The Vanguard series might be worth your while. I remember at least one planet exploding...
  7. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2002
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    KRAD killed a few billion people plus a few extra universes in The Next Generation: Q & A.
  8. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 8, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    Nobody has mentioned Fallen Heroes yet?
  9. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Washington, DC
    So basically - everything by David Mack, and then a couple others.
  10. Jarvisimo

    Jarvisimo Captain Captain

    Jan 4, 2011
    David Mack does perhaps write the most cinematic of violence in treklit: especially when one hears how much soundtrack influences the composition of his writing, a la the Bombay and James Newton Howard's King Kong score in Harbinger. But he is also rather diverse in how he writes violence: there is no one style.
  11. Cadet49

    Cadet49 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 4, 2010
    Yeah ... the hand-to-hand violence in Destiny was actually the one element that really didn't jive for me with what has been established in televised and filmed Trek. For example, the scenes on Dax's ship, where her security officer (Kedair?) is taking out Hirogen boarding parties with neck breaks, and Jasminder on the Enterprise taking out a hirogen with a sword, just didn't match the TNG security officers we've seen - Starfleet isn't made up of ninjas! It kind of pulled me out of the story, because it seemed uncharacteristic ...

    I really like this story, but do wish some of the more intense violence would be toned down, as it doesn't seem the right fit for Trek, in my opinion...
  12. BrentMc

    BrentMc Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 4, 2006
    California U.S.A.
    I have enjoyed many of David Mack's books, but as far as violence goes I am looking for less violence and more exploration/discovery/science etc.
  13. David Mack

    David Mack Writer Commodore

    Jan 25, 2003
    New York, NY
    Actually, that sequence was inspired by the John Williams-conducted version of Gustav Holst's "Mars, The Bringer of War" from The Planets.

    Howard Shore's score for King Kong was my inspiration for the sections of Vanguard: Reap the Whirlwind set on Jinoteur.