January 28th, 2012

KS Sickbay

Star Trek: The Motion Picture / Book Review "Ex Machina"

The STTMP Viewing Party at kirkspock today got me thinking about "Ex Machina" by Christopher L. Bennett, which is one of my favorite pro Trek novels. I reviewed this book for a Yahoo group years ago, and thought I’d dust off the review and post it here.

"Ex Machina” is a direct sequel to both "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched The Sky".

When “Ex Machina” came out I hadn’t read a pro Trek novel in at least ten years; I was completely burned out by too many boring pro forma books. But when someone posted the following excerpt on a K/S Yahoo group I just had to pay attention:

McCoy grimaced. "Ahh, you're no fun anymore." He leaned back, thinking. "Well, there's always family. Sometimes they'll listen when nobody else will." Spock just stared. "Oh. Yeah, right. If Sarek practically disowned you for choosing your own career, I can just imagine how he reacted to your coming out of the closet."

"'Closet,' Doctor?"

"Never mind."

OK, so it’s not what you think.
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