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Eugenics Wars - The rise and fall of another Dr Evil,
This review is from: The Eugenics Wars: v.2: Vol 2 (Star Trek: The Original) (Mass Market Paperback)
I love Star Trek. I have loved Star Trek since I started reading the original series novels. I have always had a soft spot for Spaceseed and Wrath of Khan. Khan Noonian Singh being such an interesting character.
In the "Rise and Fall of Khan Noonian Singh" the eugenics wars are described vaguely to shadow behind major, current real life events. I found the whole premise behind it interesting, but unfortunately when put into motion it comes across with very poor craftmanship. The desire smash in every single time hopping, alien's on earth Star Trek episode ends up causing the story to fragment into more of an author pointing to what canon he knows, instead of dealing with the far more important plot.
Gary Seven and his faithful sidekick Roberta both come across as four color super-heros. Khan himself comes across as more Ming the Merciless with the knock-on super-intellectual ability to utter from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Quotations at the drop of a hat.
There is an eery feeling that this would have made a fantastic Austin Powers meets Star Trek novel, but it was done far too seriously to have even an element of humor.
I have read a few reviews that have praised this as being a piece of fantastic writing. Please don't believe the hype, but read a few passages and make the informed decision.
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Initial post: 5 Feb 2011 16:41:09 GMT
I read the first chapter, I made my informed decision. Terrible writing, badly structured sentences that make the text hard to follow. I am so NOT buying this book!
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