Final Frontier

Final Frontier

by Diane Carey

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Commander George Samuel Kirk was aboard the Enterprise under the command of Captain Robert April before his famous son was born. Starfleet has just been founded and the Enterprise has just been built, and is sent on its first mission. The mission takes the Enterprise into the heart of hostile Romulan territory, where cosmopolitical machinations and advanced weapons technology will decide the fate of a hundred innocent worlds.

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ISBN-13: 9780743454261
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Series: Star Trek
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 203,070
File size: 3 MB

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Star Trek: Final Frontier 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Zathras86 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I pulled this one off the shelf next because I've been ripping into Diane Carey lately, and she deserved a chance to redeem herself. She manages it here, because despite its many flaws, Final Frontier is a really fun and enjoyable read. The switch from a first-person to a third-person narrator does wonders for Carey's writing style. It cuts down a little on the endless interior monologues that were so annoying in the Lt. Piper books. The background and plot sequence are reasonable if perhaps a little contrived. There is a too much tendency to tell rather than show - whether it's that a certain character is undergoing emotional turmoil, or that a certain passage is thematically important to the book. Memo: if we can't pick up on it without being told explicitly, you didn't do it right, and beating us over the head won't help! The characters have distinct voices and personalities and are very fun and likable, if lacking in complexity. The villains in particular feel like cardboard cutouts. (But hey, this isn't Hamlet.) Carey is particularly good at humorous banter; add in lots of situational irony and amusing references to other incidents in the TOS canon and there's enough to keep you chuckling and happy throughout the book. What I liked most about Final Frontier was how well it embodied the spirit of the original TV series: a fun space adventure with good guys trying to do the right thing, bad guys you love to hate, a couple of good battles, a couple of good jokes, and just enough of a serious theme to make it interesting.
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