I read this one in 2016…
Formulaic Trek with all the usual tropes, down to the amusing banter at the end.
I would have liked a little beforehand info, where to slot this into canon. Between Final Frontier and Undiscovered Country, maybe? Based on the hints given, I would suggest only reading this after at least having seen The Voyage Home, not earlier, to avoid spoilers.
If I ever in my life should encounter a vehicle called Galileo, I will not be getting into that doomed deathtrap!
Despite the dire circumstances the crew finds themselves in after their crash landing, the story did not build up much tension for me until the second half of it. In terms of character and plot development this felt like a much shorter story. Nothing very exciting, nothing new or unusual, nice to have for any fans of the original series.
I received this free copy from the publisher/author via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, thank you!
January 8, 2016 – Started Reading
January 9, 2016 – 10.0% “He had taken part in more Starfleet funerals than he cared to remember, including his own.“
January 9, 2016 – 25.0% “Ok, here is my guess. Sentient fog? Don’t tell me!”
January 9, 2016 – 40.0% “One redshirt left to go…”
January 9, 2016 – 85.0% “Spock doing a Gandalf impression, nice.”
January 9, 2016 – Finished Reading
The Enterprise-A is transporting a party of diplomats when it picks up a mysterious alien signal emanating from a nearby world. The planet’s dense, impenetrable atmosphere makes it unclear if the beacon is a distress signal, an invitation—or a warning to stay away. Spock, Doctor McCoy, and Chekov are part of a team sent to investigate, but an unexpected catastrophe forces a crash landing. Now the landing party is stranded on a hostile world, unable to communicate with the Enterprise. While Captain Kirk and Saavik race to locate the lost crew, a badly wounded Spock struggles to keep McCoy and the others alive until they can be rescued, even if that means making an unthinkable sacrifice…Goodreads blurb