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Ederation science ship has been wiped out The remaining members of the Alnath II The Klingon PDFEPUB or mission have discovered a fabulous ancient city but their report doesn't make sense The Klingon battle cruiser has the Enterprise in its sights A surprisingly philosophical tale as it delves into the psyche of humans Vulcans Andorians and even Klingons The book is a beautiful look into the hearts and desires of the beloved Enterprise crew

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The Klingon Gambit

And is ready to destroy itBut Captain Kirk can't seem to make decisions Spock has started to throw temper tantrums And Chekov has disobeyed vital orders The crew of the Enterprise are losing their minds one by one all victims of the Klingon gambit One of the apt criticisms of the Star Trek franchise is about the repetitiveness of their plotting Though the original premise of a starship exploring the galaxy opened up a variety of possibilities it wasn t long before the crews were repeatedly encountering godlike aliens faux Edens and dangerous machines that needed to be talked into destroying themselves From the standpoint of a television show especially the original series such repetition is perhaps understandable given the constraints imposed by technology and budgets This is also what makes the franchise s novels so different freed from such mundane constraints practically anything is possibleThis is why Robert Vardeman s novel is so frustrating The title suggests a story involving the Enterprise crew grappling with some fiendish Klingon plot to take over the Alpha uadrant or perhaps an interstellar battle in which Kirk matches wits with the captain of a Klingon warship What Vardeman delivers instead is a tepid mystery that for fans of the original series will seem all too familiar as the author takes elements from two of their episodes and mashes them together after making just a few minor alterations The Klingons are less of a fearsome threat in the story than they are a secondary plot device and their gambit to the degree that there even is one boils down to seeking a MaGuffin and nothing The whole thing is a waste of a good title a neat cover and the hours of time spent reading it as fans are best advised taking a hard pass on this one

Robert E. Vardeman ¼ 8 review

The Klingons are hungry for war their target The EnterpriseWhen Captain Kirk and his crew are ordered to Alnath II to challenge the deadliest Klingon starship Terror they're ready for anything or so they think But the defenseless Vulcan crew of a F This is without a doubt one of the worst things I ve ever tried to read Cliched contrived boring drivel Nothing about this book was good or interesting nothing about it was thrilling or compelling Actually it did compel me to vomit a few times And all this comes from a fan of Star Trek especially the Star Trek novel


10 thoughts on “The Klingon Gambit

  1. says:

    Ironically and with pure unintended artlessness I'm sure this uote sums up the entire bookThe longer this drags o

  2. says:

    A great Star Trek adventure from the original series

  3. says:

    This is without a doubt one of the worst things I've ever tried to read Cliched contrived boring drivel Nothing about this book was good or interesting; nothing about it was thrilling or compelling Actually it did compel me to vomit a few times And all this comes from a fan of Star Trek especially the Star Trek novel

  4. says:

    A surprisingly philosophical tale as it delves into the psyche of humans Vulcans Andorians and even Klingons The book is a beautiful look into

  5. says:

    The Klingon Gambit by Robert E Vardeman is yet another book based on the classic Star Trek series I am slowly go

  6. says:

    Although I found it enjoyable the latest STAR TREK movie INTO DARKNESS left me longing for the days of classic Trek back when Kirk co

  7. says:

    Bad enough that even though I love Star Trek it could not push it to two stars Spock crying like a baby a story that never really did seem to get off the ground I suppose there was supposed to be tension building in the book but I never felt it

  8. says:

    One of the apt criticisms of the Star Trek franchise is about the repetitiveness of their plotting Though the original premise of a

  9. says:

    Did not finish It was to awful and I didn't want to waste my time

  10. says:

    Very inconsistent barely any surprises However it reads exactly like an original episode and it is very pulpy and interesting Very much an unused episode than a full on Star Trek novel