Series: Star Trek: Discovery #1
Published by Gallery Books on September 26, 2017
Genres: Star Trek, Science Fiction, Fiction
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An all-original novel based upon the explosive new series on CBS All Access.
Aboard the Starship Shenzhou, Lieutenant Michael Burnham, a human woman raised and educated among Vulcans, is promoted to acting first officer. But if she wants to keep the job, she must prove to Captain Philippa Georgiou that she deserves to have it.
She gets her chance when the Shenzhou must protect a Federation colony that is under attack by an ancient alien vessel that has surfaced from the deepest fathoms of the planet’s dark, uncharted sea.
As the menace from this mysterious vessel grows stronger, Starfleet declares the colony expendable in the name of halting the threat. To save thousands of innocent lives, Burnham must infiltrate the alien ship. But to do so, she needs to face the truth of her troubled past, and seek the aid of a man she has tried to avoid her entire life—until now.
Warning, this review may contain spoilers for the show Star Trek Discovery seasons 1 and 2.
I really enjoyed reading this book, as I like anything Star Trek related. With each chapter, it never failed to keep my attention. That being said, this book does have a few flaws, that really is not the book’s fault.
I think that this book needs a few tweaking since Season 2 of the show has aired. In this book, Spock and Michael are distant and not really connected as they are in the show. View Spoiler »In the show is revealed that Spock and Michael are siblings, but here in the book, it’s almost sort of hinted at but not really confirmed. « Hide Spoiler
Other than that I really loved that both Pike and Georgiou are featured in this novel. After the show, Pike has quickly become one of my favorite captains of Star Trek. To see there characters expanded more, really made me happy.
Alien technology has been a long interest to me, and this novel has it all. From colonists in distress and a mysterious vessel from years in the past. There is even View Spoiler »a rogue governor « Hide Spoiler. involved.
Overall if you love Star Trek or Star Trek Discovery, check this book out. You can not go wrong! There are so many awesome details you can learn about the characters. Even if they are considered beta canon.