||I liked this books because: a) I know the author, b) I make a brief cameo as a security guard (no I don't die) c) its has interesting, fresh ideas with ties and talks about classic episodes, d) all of the above. The answer is: D. This book was written when the writers referred back to classic episodes and characters. I like books like that. And of course seeing your name as a guard, so you can prove you served with Kirk is a kick in the pants (don;t know whether its an accident or design, but I'll take anyway I can). But seriously, Vic also writes in the style that i like; his voice is what I grew up reading and enjoy. Even the cover art is what I consider classic (not TOS) Trek. I highly recommend this book.