Now Reading: May 7

Now Reading: High Performance MySQL

Just Finished: Star Trek: Vanguard: Summon the Thunder by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore

So far, I have enjoyed the Vanguard series. Though it is set in the Star Trek universe (or should I say the Pre-Reboot Star Trek universe?) in the Original Series era, it features none of the classic characters. Instead, the action centers around the diplomats, shady characters, spies, and administrative staff aboard the Vanguard station. This book additionally features the crew of the starship Endeavour, which suffers a grave mishap while studying some ancient ruins in a frozen wasteland.

You would think that Starfleet would have issued a new general order by now. Something like, “Ancient ruins must never be disturbed.” Ah, well, how are you supposed to go exploring strange new worlds and seek out new civilizations, if you’re not allowed to poke around in ancient piles of rubble, and provoke powerful, super-evolved intelligences?

Another plotline follows a space privateer as he is accompanied by a reporter for a space newspaper on his way to transport a space accountant back to a space mob boss.

Don’t get me wrong. I quite enjoyed this book, and am looking forward to unraveling more of the mysteries of the Taurus Reach.

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