In the aftermath of the astonishing events of Star Trek®: The Motion Picture, the captain and officers of the U.S.S. Enterprise remain haunted by their encounter with the vast artificial intelligence of V'Ger...and by the sacrifice and ascension of their friend and shipmate, Willard Decker
As James T. Kirk, Spock, and Leonard McCoy attempt to cope with the personal fallout of that ordeal, a chapter from their mutual past is reopened, raising troubling new questions about the relationship among God, Man, and AI. On the recently settled world of Daran IV, the former refugees of the Fabrini worldship Yonada are being divided by conflicting ideologies, as those clinging to their theocratic past vie with visionaries of a future governed by reason alone.
Now, echoes of the V'Ger encounter reverberate among the Enterprise officers who years ago overthrew the Oracle, the machine-god that controlled Yonada. Confronting the consequences of those actions, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy also face choices that will decide the fate of a civilization, and which may change them forever.
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A great TOS story!
Kirk, Spock, and McCoy return for another adventure, and continue to develop as people. A great story that continues a story arc started by one of the original episodes. I couldn’t put it down! Great book!
A real interesting Star Trek story
Yonada has made it to its destination. The travelers now set up a new society. Natira, their leader is a radical atheist looking to extinguish the religion of the Oracle, on the other side is a religious zealot who inspired by the recent transfiguration of V’ger in the Sol System has launched a plan to bring back the Oracle. In the middle are the people who just want to practice their faith and live in peace. Recent terrorist attacks have brought the Enterprise to the planet to help reestablish the peace. What could possibly go wrong?
This is WHY I read Star Trek novels. The movies and series are great, but the novels go... where none of the other media seem to be able.... to go. Very good writing, sir. Had me from the beginning and leaves me both satisfied and wanting in the end. May the wind be ever at your back.