Spoilers TOS: The Higher Frontier, by Christopher L. Bennett - review thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Cyfa, Mar 7, 2020.

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Rate TOS: The Higher Frontier

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  1. Cyfa

    Cyfa Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Blurb:

    An all-new Star Trek movie-era adventure featuring James T. Kirk!​

    Investigating the massacre of a telepathic minority, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise confront a terrifying new threat: faceless, armored hunters whose extradimensional technology makes them seemingly unstoppable. Kirk must team with the powerful telepath Miranda Jones and the enigmatic Medusans to take on these merciless killers in an epic battle that will reveal the true faces of both enemy and ally!​

    ~o~​

    In three days time, @Christopher's latest TOS movie-era novel will be officially released, although I'm sure some book stores already have it on their shelves - Has anyone picked up a copy yet? I'm really excited for this novel and can barely wait for it to hit my Kindle!

    The Higher Frontier by Christopher L. Bennett is out on Tuesday, 10th March!
     
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  2. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm looking forward to reading a new TOS novel. It'll take some time until I'll get to read it, though. I'm still busy with The Captain's Oath and two German Trek books.....
     
  3. thribs

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    I got my copy yesterday. I was hoping I would finish it and create the thread first. Bummer. :)
     
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  4. Kilana2

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    This is why I created the PICARD - The Last and Best Hope Thread earlier than necessary.
     
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  5. thribs

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    Hopefully it’s better than that dreary book. Wasn’t a fan.
     
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  6. Cyfa

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    I must admit, I was a little surprised that a review thread hadn't already been created as they usually seem to get put up a week or two before the publication date.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how Christopher treats telepathy (and other psi/psy abilities, if there are any) in this book. I find telepathy, telekinesis and the like fascinating (I used to be a big fan of Anne McCaffrey's Talent and Dragonrider series!), and I'm curious whether it will be based in science or be "indistinguishable from magic". I hope it's the latter - a little mystery is always good :)
     
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  7. Extrocomp

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    The cover shows an Andorian starship and there's a ringed planet in the background, so I'm guessing the Aenar are the telepathic minority mentioned in the blurb.
     
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  8. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    I got my author copies last night!
     
  9. David Weller

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    I got my copy a few days ago. Looking forward to reading it.
     
  10. DEWLine

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    Spotted the book at Chapters Gloucester here in Ottawa yesterday. Haven't bought it yet.
     
  11. Ronald Held

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    Waiting for mine to ship,so I can start it Wednesday.
     
  12. E-DUB

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    No Enterprise on the cover, no characters on the cover. Interesting direction.
     
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  13. EnriqueH

    EnriqueH Commodore Commodore

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    The cover sucks, but I’m sure the story is good.
     
  14. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    I think it's a terrific cover, and so do most of the people I've heard from.
     
  15. EnriqueH

    EnriqueH Commodore Commodore

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    Not me.

    It’s a lullaby in space.
     
  16. Mysterion

    Mysterion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The cover's just nine, IMO. Many of the more recent Trek book covers have been really crowded, and it's nice to see something bit less cluttered.
     
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  17. EnriqueH

    EnriqueH Commodore Commodore

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    It’s nice if it was a Bob Ross version of Star Trek.

    mountains in the beautiful sky. All that’s missing is happy trees
     
  18. thribs

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    I’m sure the cover relates to the story. It is a interesting one for sure. If you didn’t know that was a Andorian ship, you would just think it was the cover for some generic sci fi story.
     
  19. tgiokdi

    tgiokdi Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I think it's a fantastic, if generic cover, look forward to getting my own copy. Who did the art? Is that a location / ship from the story?
     
  20. Desert Kris

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    That cover is really interesting, in a simple yet grand and majestic way. I like how they've done Star Trek logo lettering along the left side.

    One part of me wants to get to The Higher Frontier through the post-TMP sequence of Ex Machina and the time travel follow-up, and finally this new one. Another part of me wants to jump right to it as my next Star Trek book, out of interest to see a new story featuring Miranda, Ambassador Kollos, and the Medusans. The title's intriguing, too, given the Star Trek context, I'm curious to know about what The Higher Frontier means.
     
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