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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, only problem was the third DS9 story
I'm not going to spoil this for potential readers but the first story has to be the best only becasue of the plot twists regarding Kirk and Sarek, and shows that maybe humans weren't really that important in forming something like a UFP.

Story two is good as well, showing us how Things could have gone for Voyager if they hadn't had time to ally with the Borg,...
Published on 2 Aug 2008 by Lurker

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3.0 out of 5 stars Stand Alone "What If" novellas
Lets face it, if you're looking for a great novel to stimulate your mind and expand your horizons you're in the wrong place. As with all tv and movie tie-ins the Star Trek books are light hearted distractions not the heights of modern literature.

Infinity's Prism offers three "What If's" set in the Star Trek Universe. Three very different types of what if...
Published on 19 Aug 2009 by Andrew Riley


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, only problem was the third DS9 story, 2 Aug 2008
I'm not going to spoil this for potential readers but the first story has to be the best only becasue of the plot twists regarding Kirk and Sarek, and shows that maybe humans weren't really that important in forming something like a UFP.

Story two is good as well, showing us how Things could have gone for Voyager if they hadn't had time to ally with the Borg, also gives us a more concrete explenation of WHY 8472 were attacking, and why a species that lives in Fluidic space needs three legs.

Story three, well it was a good read, but too heavilly focuses on Ezri and Bashir, makeing the rest of the cast with the exception of the Botany Bays crew seem two dimensional. Although the choices of who was aboard was a pleasent suprise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stand Alone "What If" novellas, 19 Aug 2009
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Andrew Riley (Reading) - See all my reviews
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Lets face it, if you're looking for a great novel to stimulate your mind and expand your horizons you're in the wrong place. As with all tv and movie tie-ins the Star Trek books are light hearted distractions not the heights of modern literature.

Infinity's Prism offers three "What If's" set in the Star Trek Universe. Three very different types of what if too.
A LESS PERFECT UNION, breaks from the Trek narative in Archer's time, but is set in Kirk's. Many recognisable characters from TOS are found here illustrating how culture strongly affects individuals.
PLACES OF EXILE, is a Voyager story. The plot follows directly on from the break point during the Species 8472/Borg conflict. This offering gives us the standard characters that change only with the ongoing plot, showing how big a difference a single change can make.
SEEDS OF DISSENT is set in the DS9 time frame, the break point being Khan Noonien Singh winning the Eugenics war on Earth. The characters here are mostly name touch points, the human counterparts being unregonisable in terms of personality or indeed physical appearance.

I enjoyed all the stories, they're interesting looks into other types of future, the first and last could have been non-Star Trek stories, but they would have needed longer to set them up. Playing on the differences makes it quick and easy to understand the new timeline. None of them have any link to the "real" Trek universe and they don't link to each other.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad .., 10 Aug 2009
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M. Middleton (paisley) - See all my reviews
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This is the first star trek book I have read , having been a fan for many years decided to see what the written form would be like, its a what would happen if this happned idea ... the first two stories are ok , however when it came to the final story, reading felt like one should have known what the author was writting about from page 1 , there was no explianation as to what a princeps was and how Julian Bashier had become one, to me it seemed as if several pages leading into the story had been left out.. the book is basicaly written around the original series episode 'mirror mirror'idea

overall an enjoyable read
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid, 5 July 2009
When I first started reading this book, I thought it fan fiction. I thought 3 fan fiction writers had pooled their money together and paid to publish a book themselves, knowing no reputable company would publish.

Only after finishing all 3 books did I discover that these were experienced authors with many published books under their belts.

The style of writing is simplistic and represents everything that is bad about the mountain of Star Trek and Star Wars books that are written. And that is: Slap the logo on the front and fans will buy it. Doesn't have to be good, as long as the copy-writer can spin a good yarn on the back cover.

The stories are essentially just ways to kill off the characters we all know and love and render all the stories pointless.

The only saving grace of this book is James Swallow, who actually gives some style to his writing, but isn't allowed to run free as he has to stick to the Star Trek of writing.

This book also contains probably the worst Trek story I've ever read (The awful Voyager story which was just an excuse to get Janeway together with Chakotay). The writing of this Voyager story is mechanically and dull; it feels like a 12 year-old's first attempt at fiction. In one hysterically bad piece of writing, Kes is about to become pregnant and have a life changing decision to make, only for it all to be reversed and rendered null-and-void, all in the same paragraph.

If we continue to buy rubbish like this, then they will continue to publish rubbish like this. Fans should avoid on general principle.
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