Day: March 28, 2022

Book Review: Star Trek: The Lost Years by J.M. Dillard

Star Trek: The Lost Years
Author: J.M. Dillard

Published: August 1990
315 Pages

Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars

Book Description:

After the end of the Enterprise™’s five-year mission, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr. McCoy struggle to establish new lives apart from each other and the starship. The newly-promoted Admiral Kirk is placed in charge of a specially-created Starfleet division and attempts to defuse a critical hostage situation; Mr. Spock, who, in the midst of a teaching assignment on Vulcan, finds the one thing he least expected; and Dr. McCoy, whose unerring instinct for trouble lands him smack in the middle of an incident that could trigger an interstellar bloodbath.

Kim’s Review:

Y’all know I’m all about extra information that fills in all the blanks! I hate not knowing a full story! Thankfully, I learned a lot from reading this book. But I gave it 4 stars just because it’s not a complete “missing chapter in Star Trek history”, it’s just a chapter. I know that Admiral Kirk ended up as Head of Starfleet Operations by the time Vger showed up and this book barely covers a year, in fact, it’s really only a month. So I was a little peeved by that. However, I still got a look into things I didn’t know. I saw how Spock and McCoy dealt with their new reality of being off the Enterprise. I saw the beginning of Kirk’s rise at Starfleet and the obvious wrong decision of being behind a desk. This was a good story and very classic Star Trek. All the characters I love all in one place, giving me more info! Overall, a great book!

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