Monday 9 March 2015

Star Trek: The Original Series: Shadow of the Machine by Scott Harrison

Star Trek: The Original Series: Shadow of the Machine by Scott Harrison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This e-novella takes place after V'Ger (1979 film Star Trek: The Motion Picture) and before the next five-year mission.

The crew is on a two-week shore leave before the preparations for the next voyager starts and Sulu travelers home to his pregnant wife, Kirk goes home to Iowa to visit his family and Spock travelers to Vulcan to inform about his decision to not continue with the kolinahr ritual.

This short e-novella is perfect for TOS fans that don't mind reading stories taking place between or after major events like V'Ger. I can say that I was very pleased reading this one because I love getting a glimpse into the lives of the crew of the Enterprise, despite that nothing serious happens. But for Sulu, Kirk and Spock are these visits very important. Sulu is about to become a father and he knows that he will not be there for his child since he is only on Earth for two weeks. Kirk is visiting his aunt Hanna and uncle Abner and for important his nephew Peter who is in need of someone to talk to and Kirk himself isn't his old self since the loss of Ilia and Decker. Spock is going home, not to pick up the kolinahr ritual again instead he has decided not to deny his human side anymore. So in a way, this may not be earth-shattering events, but it is important for them.

A great short story that I recommend warmly!

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a free copy for an honest review!

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