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Title : A Flag Full of Stars
Writers : Brad Ferguson
Year : 1991
Rating : 3.7500 for 4 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Scott Bates Rating : 3
Review : Pretty good. This book takes place during the years between the end of TOS and the first movie, and thus is heavily-concerned with explaining why our heroes ended up in such odd circumstances -- Kirk at Headquarters, Spock in Kohlinahr training, etc. However, Ferguson knows he still has to tell a story, and has cooked up a pretty interesting mix involving a good-natured Klingon high-school teacher, a newly-minted admiral who's beginning to wonder if he's made a big mistake, a young officer who thinks he's in over his head, a moody and homesick Klingon spy, and the obligatory 'Super-Advanced Technological Breakthrough Which We Will Never Ever See Again". Plus, the FIRST Enterprise spacecraft turns up to prove there's just something about that name that means trouble... Good characterization, with the real standout being the Klingon G'Dath. There's a strong 'regular guy' vibe on practically everybody in this book, giving the whole story an added believablity -- you relate to these people, because they act like you would.
Reviewer : Greg Janesch Rating : 3
Review : A good book, though it seems that they are rather slow in building up the suspense. I wish they said more about the globe that G'dath made. The climax is a little short-lived, too.
Reviewer : ThomasJBryant Rating : 5
Review : One of my favorite "in between" stories. I've read it several times and each time has a strong appeal to me. You would think Roddenberry himself had a hand in it!
Reviewer : Ktasay Rating : 4
Review : This book had several 'inspirational' moments; the 1701's 'saucer' lifting off into orbit and docking with the engineering hull, the 1970's era Space Shuttle Enterprise finally reaching space, and a several moving passages about the 1969 moon landing. All of those serve to raise an otherwise drab story into something worth reading. The 'main' story however is full of eyebrow raising elements. I can willingly suspend my disbelief on a Klingon living as an immigrant in New York - and ...more This book had several 'inspirational' moments; the 1701's 'saucer' lifting off into orbit and docking with the engineering hull, the 1970's era Space Shuttle Enterprise finally reaching space, and a several moving passages about the 1969 moon landing. All of those serve to raise an otherwise drab story into something worth reading. The 'main' story however is full of eyebrow raising elements. I can willingly suspend my disbelief on a Klingon living as an immigrant in New York - and people's reaction to him. However his "invention", which has only a fragmentary description of what it actually does is the weakest element of the whole tale - and unfortunately it's a key element for that plot to work. It is the only part of this story which prevents it from being a perfect 5 in my opinion
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