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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but..., 26 Feb. 2011
This review is from: Star Trek: Destiny #3: Lost Souls (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (Mass Market Paperback)
..there is one point in this story were a character refuses to build a weapon that could potential stop the Borg due to moral considerations. I wont go into too much detail for those who have yet to read the book but at this point in the story millions have already died, the federation is on the brink of utter annihilation and basically the end is nigh. Given the predicament the characters find themselves in I found it utterly unbelievable that any way to stop such a ruthless enemy would not be followed up to the hilt and executed with all alacrity. The moral refusal just didn't sit right with either of the characters involved, and it felt more like an excuse for the writer to beat us over the head with his own oh-so-right-on politically correctness then anything to do with how real characters would act faced with the end of everything. I think this is the best book in the series but Picard is a shadow of his TV series self. He seems to spend most his time telling other characters they are being reckless for trying to fight back - this when any real commander would be exploring and actioning any and all options to stop the slaughter. I'd love to see a Star Trek book with the moralising cut to the minimum. Oh I know, I know, the whole ethos of the Trek world is the belief that we can act better then we have in the past, stand on the moral high ground. But when faced with the end of everything at the hands of a remorseless enemy I rather fancy morals would go out of the window. There would be only one aim: To kill them, kill them all!
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