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Corona by Greg Bear
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I have read few Star Trek books, but back in 2012 on a Loncon 3 site visit I picked up three of them and have now finally got around to looking at them. It's a book that is great on incidental detail, but a bit light on plot (and the back cover of my edition spoilered the important question of Who Is Behind It All, a point not revealed in the book until more than half way through). Still, I've read enough Doctor Who books to know that the point is sometimes to renew acquaintance with old friends rather than necessarily to push the literary envelope, and in fairness we do learn more here about the Vulcans (and indeed Uhura) which fills out the Trek universe nicely. Also mercifully short. ( )
  nwhyte | Dec 11, 2016 |
An interesting Star Trek novel in which Kirk must contend against an awesome, sentient force of protostars - Corona - to rescue a team of stranded Vulcan scientists under its thrall. Complicating matters is a female reporter, a new computer designed to monitor and override Kirk's decisions if need be, and the possibility that Corona may destroy the universe. ( )
  burnit99 | Dec 27, 2006 |
Surprisingly (from an established author) forgettable for a supposedly Vulcan-centric plot. Classic TOS-episode plot: mind-control by an energetic alien, Kirk acts just rebellious enough (also "sexy") to save the day. ( )
  angharad_reads | May 26, 2006 |
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An awesome, sentinent force of protostars -- Corona -- has taken control of a stranded team of Vulcan scientists. The U.S.S Enterpriseā„¢ has come on a rescue mission, with a female reporter and a new computer that can override Kirk's command. Suddenly, the rescuers must save themselves and the entire Universe -- before Corona unleashes a Big Bang!

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A sentient force of protostars has taken control of a stranded team of Vulcan scientists. The Enterprise has come on a rescue mission with a female reporter and a computer that can override Kirk's commands, only to discover they must save themselves as well. Science fiction. Juvenile fiction.… (more)

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