Monday, June 6, 2016

Review of "Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Saratoga," by Michael Jan Friedman

Review of

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Saratoga, by Michael Jan Friedman, ISBN 0671568973

Three out of five stars

 Captain Sisko’s wife was killed along with others when they were serving on the U. S. S. Saratoga during the titanic battle with the Borg at Wolf 359. Those painful memories are reawakened when the other survivors of the battle arrive to be taken to a ceremony where a new Saratoga is being launched.
 What should have been a routine journey aboard the Defiant turns potentially deadly when they inadvertently are captured in an energy nexus and the ship fails due to what is believed to be sabotage. Once again, the engineering team on the ship finds it necessary to create a solution to the failed engines before the ship is sucked into the nexus and destroyed. The problem is exacerbated by the reality that one of Sisko’s old shipmates and friends may be responsible.
 In true Star Trek fashion, solutions to all the problems are found and the ship returns to the station, Following a typical path of many Star Trek novels, there is a second and distinct plot track, where Quark is to negotiate the purchase of critical equipment for a city on Bajor. This is generally a distractor, for there is no tension or force to this track and is the primary reason why I give the book three stars.

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