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The Cry of the Onlies by Judy Klass
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The Cry Of The Onlines Boaco Six -- a once-tranquil Federation colony, now caught up in the throes of revolution. The Enterprise's mission: re-establish contact with the planet, and determine whether or not formal ties between the Federation and Boaco Six Should be strengthened. Negotiations beteween Captain Kirk and the planet's ruling Council of Youngers are proceeding smoothy, until the atmosphere of goodwill is shattered by the sudden destruction of a Boacan -- at the hands of an experimental Starfleet vessel Now, in order to prevent full-scale war from breaking out, the Enterprise(TM) must recapute the stolen Starfleet vessel and its abductors. A mission that will require the aid of the galaxy's most reclusive genius -- and bring Captain Kirk face-to-face with the long-buried secrets of his past...… (more)

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I enjoy books that continue storylines where old episodes left off, which is what this book does. I enjoyed exploring the world of Boaco Six along with the characters in the book and seeing a world torn apart by a recent revolution and the struggles of trying to bring a pre-warp civilization into modern times while retaining their own heritage. The Boaco Six parts of the book were very well done. The parts regarding to the Onlies and leading up to their interaction with the Boaco parts of the storyline felt a bit lacking however. It didn't seem like the main focus of the book was on them, as the title implies. It is a minor gripe however, as I would still very recommend reading. ( )
  thanbini | Jun 19, 2016 |
A bit of a convoluted plot that brings together characters and events from two Star Trek episodes: the one about the 300-year old children and the "grups", and the one with Flint, nearly immortal, who was Brahms, Shakespeare, Da Vinci and many other men of genius during his long life on Earth. One jarring note is how calmly Kirk takes it when Spock confesses to him that he had altered his memory to save him pain at the conclusion of the latter episode. Interesting book, but only for the connections with earlier episodes. ( )
  burnit99 | Feb 4, 2007 |
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    AN UGLY WHITE BEAM SHOT OUT OF THE KLINGON SHIP ....


It blasted into the graceful metal arch that held up the top decks of the Enterprise. The bridge shook. it was a well-aimed shot; Kirk prayed the damage was not severe.

"Shields up!" the captain barked hoarsely. "Drop everything, Mr. Scott. Divert all power if you have to, but get those shields up!
"Aye, Sir!"

"The answer to your question, Captain," Spock said as he helped a shaken Flint rise to his feet. "They feel confident enough to risk an all-out war."

Kirk nodded grimly. "Go to red alert, Mr. Sulu."
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