Star Trek #71: Crossroad

Star Trek #71: Crossroad

by Barbara Hambly

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The crew of the Nautilus, a battered Starship of mysterious origin, is beamed aboard the Starship Enterprise™. The group claims they are freedom fighters from the future working to save the Federation from the Consilium -- a group of corrupt power-seekers.

But when the Nautilus crew members suddenly seize control of the U.S.S. Enterprise™, and a Starship from the future arrives to arrest the renegades, Kirk must separate his true allies from those who wish to destroy the Federation.

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ISBN-13: 9780743420228
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Publication date: 09/22/2000
Series: Star Trek: The Original Series , #71
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 203,157
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Barbara Hambly (1951) is an American author and screenwriter who works in a variety of genres including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and historical fiction. She is most well known for her Benjamin January historical mystery series, about a free person of color in antebellum New Orleans. From 1994 to 1996 she served as president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of American and won the Locus Award for Best Horror Novel for her 1989 novel Those Who Hunt the Night.

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Star Trek #71: Crossroad 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It had a surprise ending and I liked that.
Gilbert_M_Stack More than 1 year ago
One of the things that makes some Star Trek novels stand out above other more routine books in the series is an author’s ability to take a member of the cast and develop the character in a way that is true to the original series and yet adds depth and breadth to the characterization. Everybody tries to do this with Kirk and Spock—they’re the stars and it’s expected—but Hambly lavishes this extra attention on Nurse Christine Chapel and her efforts here alone make this novel worth reading. On top of that, there’s a good storyline with a decent mystery attached to it and when the answer to the puzzle was finally revealed it made perfect sense—even though I didn’t figure it out on my own. This one is definitely in the better half of the couple of hundred Star Trek books I have read.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Weird and wonderful. Time travel, temporal paradox, psionic control and a very strange future - it was nice of Hambly to finally say who the person was, I certainly hadn't guessed. I thought it was Lao, trying to fix his brother. The best thing was that all the standard characters - Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chapel, etc - were very true to their canon selves. That's something that a lot of ST novels fail with - they're bent out of shape to fit the story. Here, though, they're handled correctly - even the ones who only have walk-on parts ring true, and Kirk in particular (a lot of the book is from his POV) feels right. He worries about the right things the right way - and I agree totally with his relief when he finally gets actual evidence about who's lying and who's telling the truth. It's quite a dark story, like many of Hambly's, and it ends on an inconclusive note - will that future actually come to pass, or not? But a magnificent story none-the-less, and one I will reread.
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