on 5 September 2011
I really enjoyed this set of stories in the Vanguard universe. All 4 stories have something to offer a Vanguard fan and I love how their very nature (they're SHORT!) means that there's no time-wasting, you're just straight in there with what's going on and every moment counts. All the authors really do well with telling completely different stories and I really do feel the universe suits this kind of succinct storytelling. There are SO many opportunities for storytelling with Vanguard, and this book demonstrates that perfectly. Particular praise MUST go to Marco Palmieri for his first Vanguard written tale (I think?) which was 2nd favourite for me in this collection, beaten only by David Mack's contribution which was frankly, mind-blowing! Get it!
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on 28 July 2011
I have followed this series since the first edition of Star Trek:Vanguard. I have enjoyed every other book, but this was a real disappointment.
There's something about novellas/short stories that just seems shallow and uninteresting, this book just didn't grip me. I look forward to the next full novel, hope it lives up to the rest of the series.