The Starship Trap (Star Trek, Book 64)

by Mel Gilden | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0671793241 Global Overview for this book
Registered by cosmicflurk of San Diego, California USA on 1/28/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by cosmicflurk from San Diego, California USA on Friday, January 28, 2005
Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise must determine the fate of missing starships before the galaxy is drawn into a deadly conflict.

Not exactly the greatest Star Trek book, but we fans don't read Star Trek novels because they're great literature (although it's a happy bonus when they sometimes are.)

Journal Entry 2 by cosmicflurk from San Diego, California USA on Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Sent to AnnaLibrarian for the Incarnations of Star Trek relay.

Journal Entry 3 by AnnaLibrarian from Richmond, Virginia USA on Friday, March 04, 2005
Thanks for the relay book.

Journal Entry 4 by AnnaLibrarian from Richmond, Virginia USA on Sunday, July 20, 2008
This was your typical Trek story, but the author's characterizations weren't particularly compelling. Mainly told from Kirk's perspective, there were several rabbit holes that seemed to go nowhere, in addition to some of Kirk’s behavior being slightly out of character.

The hard science fiction aspect of the Aleph plot device was, at least, interesting. Much more so than the villain's fixation on 19th and 20th century European and American classic literature or one of the minor character's obsession with the American Old West. C'mon, Gilden — your ethno-centric roots are showing! For all the aliens and cultures on Star Trek, there is a disproportionate number of stories with references to American or European modern (to the reader) history.

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