SUMMARY Ò ALWAYSONLTD.CO.UK ´ William LeisnerWhat ifKhan won the Eugenics Wars What ifEarth had succumbed to fear after the Xindi attack and withdrawn from the Coalition of Planets and exploring the final frontier And what if and this is a big one what if Harry Kim Was Promoted To Lieutenant Such Are The promoted to lieutenant Such are the the three novellas comprising ST Myriad Universes volume one Three Treklit veterans have produced here a collection of stories that have old heroes and villains Kirk Dukat KHAAAAAAAAN playing very different oles An unexpected discovery for me I couldn t stop eading itWilliam Leisner s A Less Perfect Union starts us off with an alternate Babel conference featuring a xenophobic James Kirk who serves the United Earth ship Enterprise under the command of an aging Christopher Pike Although Earth succumbed to xenophobic politics following the conclusion of the Xindi war withdrawing from the proto Federation after a century of isolation some on Earth are interested in estoring Sezon Maczet relations with the Vulcans and Andorians Unfortunately their spokesperson T Pol whoemembers the hopeful days of Archer s Enterprise is kidnapped by a Romulan impersonating Ambassador Sarek with the unwitting help of Jim Kirk Leiser almost ivals Greg Cox for subtle allusions to parts of the Trek verse including Trek literature This was a strong start to the book with the hilarious sight of Doctor McCoy urging Jim not to be so defensively acist about VulcansIn Christopher Bennett s Places of Exile we see a Voyager too shattered by its first encounter with Species 8472 to continue pressing on towards the Alpha uadrant choosing instead to temporarily settle among the Penguin Post residents and officers of a space station based civilization Bennett brings his customary science strengths to the table here and they serve him and theeader well when he begins exploring fluidic
space janeway and chakotay s enthuaism for makingJaneway and Chakotay s enthuaism for making home in the Delta uadrant vary widely Janeway s intention of Plain Of Jars And Other Stories returning to the Federation never wavers and she is concerned that her crew might lose its identity But it is Federation ideals that move Janeway and the other to work withefugees of the Borg 8472 war creating a nascent coalition that works to find a way martial or scientific to end the brewing catastrophe Another interesting aspect of this story is the expansion of the Doctor who becomes a dispersed intelligence controlling medical droids throughout the Coalition s stations ships Although Bennett kills Tuvok and Paris Harry Kim finally gets a love life and a promotion Was it worth it HarrySeeds of Dissent authored by James Swallow visits a very different 24th century one in which Khan Noonien Singh won the Eugenics Wars and created a human empire nearly engulfing the Alpha uadrant The discovery of an ancient human freighter the Botany Bay sparks problems for the Children of Khan however The freighter contains the last survivors of unmodified humanity and their memory banks contain Using Arcgis 3d Analyst records of the atrocities committed during Khan sise to power and challenging a history of Khan that sees him personally doing everything from being the first to step foot on Mars to breaking the lightspeed barrier Although this story features an amusingly perverse pairing of. It's been said that for any event there are an infinite number of possible outcomes Our choices determine which outcome will follow and therefore all possibilities that could happen do happen across countless alternate Mobile Html5 realities In these divergentealms known history is bent like white light through a prism broken into a boundless spectrum of what might have beens But in those myriad universes what might have beenis what actually happened A Less Perfect Union More than a hundred years after. Kira and Dukat Lucie Rie Modernist Potter rebel lovers it s mostly a genericebels vs the Empire story The augmented humans aren t even interesting they I Never Promised You A Rose Garden re big and can survive in space for a few moments but nothing of their society isevealed beyond a lot of Roman derived titles The ending was a little different than expected howeverOf the three I egard Bennett s as the strongest Swallow s had the most interesting premise but its development wasn t nearly as imaginative as it could have been This book is first in a trilogy of alt tales but the others don t seem particularly interesting with one exception of Soong type androids becoming pervasive in the Federation As usual Bennett posts annotations for his story A Less Perfect Union by William Leisner explores a world where Christopher Pike emains the captain of the Enterprise while James T Kirk is at his side as First Officer Where s Spock Well Vulcans are not a member of the Federation of
Planetsin fact Earth is at odds with the Vulcans due to anfact Earth is at odds with the Vulcans due to an many years earlier which devastated San Francisco Kirk has his own bone to pick
With The Vulcan Peoplethe Vulcan people it all comes to a head when the Enterprise picks up T Pol for a diplomatic mission to try to Finding Sponsors For Your Racing Career repairelations with their alien neighbors Stranger still McCoy has joined the crew and he and Kirk immediately butt heads over what McCoy perceives is Kirk s Leathersex Q A Questions About Leathersex And The Leather Lifestyle Answered racist feelings toward the Vulcans Of course longtime fans of TOS will find this humorously ironic It s politically andacially charged with tons of action just like all the great Trek episodes 910Maybe my favorite of the entire lot was Places of Exile by Christopher L Bennett I ve never seen any episodes of Voyager I know I know so I found this one extremely easy to accept as canon I guess it might have been harder if you already knew the Count Brass real events of this universe For those unfamiliar the crew of Voyager is stranded in the Delta uadrant and are trying to find their way back to planet Earth while navigating the unknown and dangerous stretch of space in between In this version their ship is crippled and they must make an emergency landing on a planet where they are essentiallyefugees forced to make new lives for themselves It delves into how each member of the crew eacts to the knowledge that they will most likely never each their homes in their lifetimes I love character studies so this one was The Last Kabbalist Of Lisbon right up my alley 1010What would happen if Khan had actually succeeded in his uest toule Earth and create a dominant Untitled race of superhumans Well Seeds of Dissent by James Swallow has a truly terrifying answer After Khan s victory augmented humans become the norm and Khan is viewed as a deity Princeps Julian Bashir from Deep Space Nine is in command of the Defiant and he comes across a most unusual ship named Botany Bay If youe a Trekkie then you most certainly heard ominous music playing just then When fictionalized history clashes with the harsh truth of eality the world crafted under Khan s descendants begins to fragment This book was the push I needed to continue my Khan s descendants begins to fragment This book was the push I needed to continue my tutelage by beginning DS9 by the way 910 I don t know why but I m a sucker for a good alternate universe story This might stem from my enjoyment of alternate his. The Terra Prime movement achieved its dream of an isolationist Earth humanity is once again at a fork in the iver of historyand the path it follows may ultimately be determined by the voice of a single individual the sole surviving crewmember of the first Starship Enterprise™ Places of Exile Midway through Voyager's journey across the galaxy Captain Kathryn Janeway and Commander Chakotay must choose whether to brave a deadly war zone or abandon their uest for home But an attack by Specie. Tory with its speculation of what might have happened and what those differences eveal about people But this isn t limited to fictional speculations reveal about people But this isn t limited to fictional speculations history as I get no less pleasure from alternat It s been said that for any event there are an infinite number of possible outcomes Our choices determine which outcome infinite number of possible outcomes Our choices determine which outcome follow and therefore all possibilities that could happen do happen across countless alternate Rukkivihud Rehe All realities In these divergentealms known history is bent like white light through a prism broken into a boundless spectrum of what might have beens But in those myriad universes what might have beenis what actually happenedA LESS PERFECT UNION More than a hundred yeas after the Terra Prime movement achieved its dream of an isolated Earth humanity is once again at a fork in the Proosa river of historyand the path it follows may ultimately be determined by the voice of a single individual the sole surviving crewmember of the first Starship EnterprisePLACES OF EXILE Midway through Voyager s journey across the galaxy Captain Kathryn Janeway and Commander Chakotay must choose whether to brave a deadly war zone or abandon their uest for home But an attack by Species 8472 cripples the ship and the stranded crew must make new choices that willeshape their destiniesand that of the Delta uadrant itselfSEEDS OF DISSENT Khan victorious Almost four centuries after conuering their world genetically enhanced humans dominate a uthless interstellar empire But the warship Defiance under its augmented commander Princeps Julian Bashir makes a discovery that could shake the pillars of his proud civilization an ancient sleeper ship from Earth named the Botany BayI Love Alternate Timeline Stories Fantastic Book Interesting tales If your a Star Trek Fan you will like this book Lets face it if you e looking for a great novel to stimulate your mind and expand your horizons you Storie Di Vampiri 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 literatureInfinity s Prism offers three What If s set in the Star Trek Universe Three very different types of what if tooA LESS PERFECT UNION breaks from the Trek narative in Archer s time but is set in Kirk s Manyecognisable characters from TOS are found here illustrating how culture strongly affects individualsPLACES OF EXILE is a Voyager story The plot follows directly on from the break point during the Species 8472Borg conflict This offering gives us the standard characters that change only with the ongoing plot showing how big a difference a single change can makeSEEDS 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 appearanceI enjoyed all the stories they The Mysterious Epigenome What Lies Beyond Dna 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 uick and easy to understand the new timeline None of them have any link to theeal Trek universe and they don t link to each othe. S 8472 cripples the ship and the stranded crew must make new choices that will Nie Tylko Pani Steinbach reshape their destiniesand that of the Delta uadrant itself Seeds of Dissent Khan victorious Almost four centuries after conuering their world genetically enhanced humans dominate authless interstellar empire But the warship Defiance under its augmented commander Princeps Julian Bashir makes a discovery that could shake the pillars of his proud civilization an ancient sleeper ship from Earth named the Botany Bay.