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Title:Captain's Glory (Star Trek)
Authors:William Shatner
Other authors:Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Judith Reeves-Stevens
Info:Star Trek (2006), Edition: 1St Edition, Hardcover, 368 pages
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Another of Shatner's Trek books, but either he's improving a bit, or he's getting old and tired enough to hand off more of the duties to his co-writers. The latter, I suspect. Anyway, I missed an earlier book that must have focused on his and his late wife Teilani's multiracial son, Joseph. The plot is actually intriguing, although messily handled. The Totality, a group mind entity that has already taken over the Andromeda Galaxy, is attacking the Milky Way Galaxy by destroying the capability of warp flight, effectively isolating all star systems. That's the good part. The messy part is the reason for this; it seems unneccesary. The Totality are shapeshifters and telepaths; one would think they would welcome the benefits of being able to easily propagate themselves through space. Shatner does come up with an alternate explanation for their tactics, and their origin is eventually revealed, an explanation which links such Star Trek elements as the Galactic Barrier and the Progenitors. The final confrontation with Norinda is messily handled, too, and it's never really clear just how Joseph and Kirk are able to eventually resist and defeat the Totality. It's nice to see Spock, McCoy, Scotty and some of the Next Generation cast in the mix. This is an interesting book that had the potential to be a much better one. ( )
  burnit99 | Mar 14, 2007 |
OK, not great ( )
  vsandham | Dec 28, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 074345376X, Mass Market Paperback)

During James T. Kirk's five-year mission as captain of the Starship Enterprise,™ a mysterious alien threat called "The Totality" commenced its invasion, intending to conquer the Milky Way galaxy as it had conquered the Andromeda. A war unlike any other is about to begin -- one that threatens to destroy the Federation.

Captain Kirk has encountered the Totality before. It took the beguiling form of Norinda, an irresistible alien who becomes the woman each person most desperately desires. In his first encounter, Kirk almost lost the Enterprise. In his second encounter, he almost lost his child, and watched in horror as the Totality absorbed Spock in its monstrous dimensional tendrils. But now, Kirk faces an even more devastating personal challenge. The battle lines have been drawn, and he and his friend Captain Jean-Luc Picard are on opposite sides.

With Captain William Riker of the Starship Titan caught in the cross fire of the conflict between Kirk and Picard, and with Kirk's own child poised on the brink of a startling destiny millions of years in the making, Kirk must prepare for his final encounter with the Totality. But how can Kirk fight an enemy whose greatest weapon is love? And how can he triumph, when the price of victory is the life of his only child?

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"During James T. Kirk's heroic five-year mission as captain of the Starship Enterprise, a mysterious alien threat called "The Totality" commenced its stealthy invasion, intending to conquer the Milky Way galaxy as it had conquered the Andromeda. Now the time for secrecy has passed, and a war unlike any other has begun - one that threatens to destroy the Federation, first by bringing warp travel to an end, and then by absorbing all living matter into an unknown realm." "Twice before, Captain Kirk has encountered the Totality. Both times it took the beguiling form of Norinda, an irresistible alien who becomes the woman each person she meets most desperately desires. In his first encounter, Kirk almost lost the Enterprise. In his second encounter, he almost lost his child and watched in horror as the Totality absorbed Spock in its monstrous dimensional tendrils. But now, Kirk faces an even more devastating personal challenge. The battle lines have been drawn, and he and his friend Captain Jean-Luc Picard are on opposite sides." "After the events of Star Trek Nemesis, on the leading edge of Star Trek's future history, Captain's Glory depicts a Federation attacked from within, on the brink of collapse, with Earth's own solar system an armed and isolated camp. Reunited with Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy and Chief Engineer Scott, Kirk must join forces with Admiral Kathryn Janeway and the Holographic Doctor from the Starship Voyager in order to save Spock and expose the true nature of the Totality." "With Captain William Riker and Commander Deanna Troi of the Starship Titan caught in the cross fire of the conflict between Kirk and Picard, and with Kirk's own child poised on the brink of a startling destiny millions of years in the making, Kirk must prepare for his final encounter with the Totality. But how can Kirk fight an enemy whose greatest weapon is love? And how can he triumph, when the price of victory is the life of his only child?"--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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