Book Review: Star Trek: The Lost Years by J.M. Dillard
Star Trek: The Lost Years
Author: J.M. Dillard
Published: August 1990
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
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.
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!