Back to "The Last Best Hope" I have to say the best part of this book is the fact that it really is a logistical problem that is the villain. It's a matter of the Romulans refusing to acknowledge the problem, refusing to accept help, and dragging their feet but also the fact it's just a huge task. I am thinking that this actually really does make Spock's actions on the Jellyfish all the more heroic because if he did somehow "suck up all of the exploding sun" (which I presume is the purpose of Red Matter since it apparently also creates wormholes rather than just black holes) then presumably Romulus and Remus are both destroyed but all the other planets that were mentioned as being endangered by the super-nova are now safe. Obviously, any colonies in the Romulus system are ****ed because, well, no Sun but the ones a system over are going to be fine. It explains why there's a Romulan Free State as all those planets they left to die are....well, fine, and presumably ready to murder some people.