Re: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts Of Empire review thread ^As I've said before, though, we've already had plenty of war stories in Trek. Heck, there's already a war story ongoing in the ENT novels, the Earth-Romulan War. And Star Trek has NEVER been a franchise primarily or exclusively about war stories. There are a lot of other kinds of stories worth telling -- if you ask me, far more worth telling than just another shoot'em-up. Indeed, the whole thing that makes the Typhon Pact interesting -- and this should be especially clear in RBoE, as well as in Paths of Disharmony -- is that they're interested in competing with the Federation in ways other than war, methods like political gameplaying, espionage, competition for advanced technology and resources, the use of propaganda to make the Federation look bad, you name it. And what's intriguing is how well those non-military methods are working at giving the Pact an edge. Focusing only on the war possibilities here is a serious failure of imagination.