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Vulcan's Forge (Star Trek) (original 1997; edition 1997)

by Josepha Sherman (Author)

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Just over a year ago, Captain James T. Kirk was lost to the Nexus while saving the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-B from destruction. Aboard the science ship Intrepid II, Captain Spock, commanding some of his old crewmates, must face the loss of his closest friend. But while still in mourning for one friend, he must come to the aid of another.Decades ago, Spock had teamed up with David Rabin, the young son of a Starfleet Captain, to fight an attempted coup on Vulcan that would have turned the planet's people away from the path of logic. Now a Starfleet officer, Captain David Rabin has been assigned to a harsh desert world much like Vulcan, where the Federation is determined to protect the lives of the inhabitants. But Rabin's efforts are being sabotaged and he has asked for Spock's help against the unknown forces that may well destroy the society he had come to save.While reflecting on his youthful adventure with David Rabin, Spock joins with Rabin to face and enemy out of their past and confront deadly Romulan treachery. In the process Spock will decide if the path of his life now leads back toward the family traditions he had once sought to escape.… (more)
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Title:Vulcan's Forge (Star Trek)
Authors:Josepha Sherman (Author)
Info:Star Trek (1997), Edition: First Edition, 320 pages
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A robust Star Trek novel, with authentic characterization and a thoughtful structure. The action doesn't move particularly quickly, but the real plot isn't in the action. It's the exploration of Spock's motivations, how he decided to join Starfleet, and then how he transitioned from a Captain in the movie era to an ambassador to the Romulans in the TNG era. Plus a lot of desert survival, with an original character who ought to seem like an expy of Kirk but emerges as his own person, reminding Spock just enough of his other friend. (And I loved the meaty role for McCoy, and the way their relationship works not only after all this time, but after McCoy has carried Spock's katra.) I also really liked the use of Rabin's Jewish heritage and how it resonates with Leonard Nimoy's own life and what he brought to Spock's character. It adds an extra dimension to Spock and Rabin's relationship, and how Rabin is able to reflect on Spock. A very enjoyable and readable story, despite the slow pace. ( )
  FFortuna | Apr 21, 2019 |
This is a good book featuring Spock. The audiobook is narrated by Leonard Nimoy, himself, which is reason enough to listen to it, IMHO. There is some assumption made that the reader knows exactly what happened before, which is confusing if you're coming to the book without knowledge of previous events - i.e. - Kirk's death (which one?), Sarek is alive and well, so that presumes a timeline squarely in TNG, but if Kirk's death is Generations, this is confusing. You have to be forgiving of the context in which this book is written, but it's still a very enjoyable book. ( )
  TheMadTurtle | Aug 3, 2016 |
I love the back and forth from the past to the present. ( )
  RBeene | Mar 18, 2015 |
A year after Kirk's death, Spock is called upon to help a human friend from his boyhood protect the inhabitants of a desert world much like Vulcan. The book alternates between this effort and the boyhood adventure Spock shared with his friend that saved Vulcan from a return to militarism, and set Spock on his path toward Starfleet. A good story that expands fruitfully upon Spock's history and makeup. ( )
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To the young women of Bellatrix, past, present, and future, Mount Holyoke College's science fiction society
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Captain David Rabin of Starfleet stood leaning wearily against one wall of the Federation outpost, snatching this rare bit of free time to look out over the stark, clean beauty of the desert and at least try to relax.
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Just over a year ago, Captain James T. Kirk was lost to the Nexus while saving the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-B from destruction. Aboard the science ship Intrepid II, Captain Spock, commanding some of his old crewmates, must face the loss of his closest friend. But while still in mourning for one friend, he must come to the aid of another.Decades ago, Spock had teamed up with David Rabin, the young son of a Starfleet Captain, to fight an attempted coup on Vulcan that would have turned the planet's people away from the path of logic. Now a Starfleet officer, Captain David Rabin has been assigned to a harsh desert world much like Vulcan, where the Federation is determined to protect the lives of the inhabitants. But Rabin's efforts are being sabotaged and he has asked for Spock's help against the unknown forces that may well destroy the society he had come to save.While reflecting on his youthful adventure with David Rabin, Spock joins with Rabin to face and enemy out of their past and confront deadly Romulan treachery. In the process Spock will decide if the path of his life now leads back toward the family traditions he had once sought to escape.

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