Thursday, September 1, 2011

Star Trek: A Choice Of Catastrophes

Of all the Star Trek TV series the original is still my favorite. There was something magical about the team of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu, Chekov, Uhura and Chapel. The chemistry between the characters was flawless and made for some spectacular stories on TV and later in movies.

Sadly Deforest Kelley and James Doohan who portrayed Leonard “Bones” McCoy and Montgomery “Scotty” Scott have both passed away.

Fortunately they are very much alive in Pocket Books’ Star Trek library of books-the latest of which is called A Choice OF Catastrophes.

In the new book the U.S.S. Enterprise, under the command of Mr. Sulu, runs into a space/time distortion area and power is lost. The distortion field also affects any crew member with an abnormal level of psychic ability and each suffers a coma and will eventually die.

With no options left to him McCoy must link with the surviving officers’ minds and enter a nightmarish dream world that could threaten the very existence of the Enterprise and her crew.

While McCoy struggles on the psychic plane Kirk, Scotty, Spock and other members of two away teams explore a strange planet where all sentient life has disappeared. What they discover is hidden deep underneath the sprawling alien landscape and is linked to the incidents aboard the Enterprise.

A Choice Of Catastrophes is classic Star trek at its best with plenty of action, suspense, humor and clever banter between the key players. Look for the book from Pocket Books written by Michael Schuster and Steve Mollman.

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