New 'Hailing Frequencies' Column

By Amy
November 17, 2000 - 2:42 PM

Michelle Erica Green of Mania has posted the latest edition of her 'Hailing Frequencies' column. In it she gives the usual run-down of spoilers, the doings of various trek people, a 'Body and Soul' review and a book review, this week of e-book 'Star Trek S.C.E. #3: Hard Crash'

I have said this before, and I will say it again when I review the final volume of the Dark Matters trilogy, but let me say it here just to emphasize the point: Christie Golden's Star Trek novels give me faith in the franchise and make me desperately wish that she, rather than Braga et al, were going to be the head writer of Series V. Her S.C.E. novella, a mere 87 pages long, introduces two new alien cultures, gives us the strongest perspective yet on Gold's command, and features three poignant love stories -- four if you count the passionate symbiotic relationship between a captain and her ship. I'm most familiar with Golden's Voyager novels, so I'm delighted by how well she writes Geordi LaForge, plus all the new characters of the S.C.E. series.

Hard Crash begins when an alien vessel crashes into a peaceful planet and wreaks havoc for no apparent reason. The crew of the Da Vinci beam over to discover a dead pilot whose body appears to have been mutilated by the ship, but on closer investigation, she seems to be related to the Borg -- half-organic, half-cybernetic, engineered specifically to work with the vessel. The ship, which the pilot Jaldark called "Friend," doesn't realize that she has died. When 110 tries to make contact, the Bynar is badly injured.

For Michelle's full article, please click here and visit Mania.

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