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- Print Length: 336 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (22 Sept. 2000)
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- Language: English
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The Cry of the Onlies (Star Trek: The Original Series Book 46) Kindle Edition
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This story is set in what would've been season four of the show and directly follows on plot lines from the episodes `Miri' and `Requiem For Methuselah' with a passing nod to `Dagger Of The Mind' as well.
The Enterprise is sent to the Boacan system where two planets, Boaco Six and Boaco Eight are possibly heading for civil. Boaco Six is vital to the Federation as it is a key producer of argea, a component of many drugs. However, Boaco Six has just gone through a period of bloody revolution and the old overlord Puil was actually put in power by `aid' from the Federation in the first place.
Kirk and his staff meet with the Council Of Youngers, led by Tamara Angel, to try to strengthen ties with them and the UFP. They receive a lukewarm reception as there is still a lot of resentment towards the Federation and things go from bad to worse when a vessel carrying Boaco Six's ambassador is destroyed by a Starfleet vessel.
The ship was stolen by Jahn, one of the Onlies, and it is equipped with a new type of cloaking device. With both Romulans and Klingons attempting to destabilise the area so they can conquer is, Starfleet calls in Mr. Flint, the creator of the new cloaking technology, to disable it before the incident escalates into war.
The Cry Of The Onlies is a solid entry into the classic Trek history. Klass weaves plot lines from the three episodes of the series with skill and creates a good story with some genuine tension.
The fallout from both `Miri' and `Requiem For Methuselah' are well handled, especially how Spock and Kirk have to deal with Mr. Flint and the events that originally happened on Holberg 917-G.
An entertaining read, especially for classic Trekkers.
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This is an interesting premise, combining such widely different stories and so is the Boacan situation as well. Both situations though bring out a darker aspect of the Federation than the original series usually does. The Federation is protrayed as having some problems with at least incompetance, if not outright corruption, more in line with the outlook of the Next Generation and DS9 points of view.
The endings of the various plotlines is rather too...convenient, predictable, neat but overall the novel manages to breath some new life into the episodes by showing what happened after the Enterprise left.
Not in the bottom ten of Star Trek novels, but close to it.