on 19 October 1997
The book faithfully follows the movie script. So, if you watched the movie, there is no reason to buy the book, unless you are a real trekker. Desgined to be a commercial success among trekkers, because the authors or producers included time travel, how the human race joined the Federation, the invention of the warp drive, the Borg, and of course, how they are defeated.
Excellent, if you are a Next Generation fan, but probably not so good for the rest of the world. Not even for sci-fi fans. The science in it is not "very hard". I still want to know how the warp drive works?
on 11 April 1998
the book seems to me to have more detail, like any book, to have more detail than its movie. this stands true for first contact. when i read this book i couldn't put it down. the vivid descriptions of the borg gave me chills and picard's obsessions with wanting to kill them made me want to cheer. this is a book for all next generation fans who like adventure and revenge. i recommend this book highly. bring the borg on board and enjoy the story. then if you were impressed, try the film.