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The Wounded Sky (Star Trek, No 13)

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A book by Diane Duane

An alien scientist invents the Intergalactic Inversion Drive, an engine system that transcends warp drive -- and the U.S.S Enterprise™ will be the first to test it! The Klingons attempt to thwart the test, but a greater danger looms when strange … see full wiki

Author: Diane Duane
Publisher: Star Trek
1 review about The Wounded Sky (Star Trek, No 13)

This novel is more than "Star Trek". . .

  • Oct 16, 2001
. . .it is philosophy and theology. (In fact, I actually lent this book to a classmate in a doctoral seminar on hermeneutics!)

1) Diane Duane knows the "Classic" Star Trek characters as well as anyone and better than most.

2) She knows the classic episodes better than most.

3) She has filled her novel with extremely believable, yet extremely unique aliens of all descriptions.

4) And in the context of a "we've got to save the universe" novel, explores philosophical questions of God, meaning, existence, etc. in a manner which will challenge the reader (regardless of the reader's theological views).

Ms. Duane is known among "Star Trek" circles primarily for her novels about Vulcans and Romulans -- and this is well and good. But the true devotee of "Classic" Star Trek will not want to miss this title.

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June 17, 2011
Sounds like the philosophy and theology aspects of this book make it worth the read. Thanks for the recommendation!
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