The Good That Men Do
Pax Galactica. Enemies become allies. Old secrets are at last revealed. Long-held beliefs and widely accepted truths are challenged. Man turns to leisurely pursuits. In this golden age, two old friends are drawn together. They seek to understand, and wonder how what they have long believed,... show more
Pax Galactica. Enemies become allies. Old secrets are at last revealed. Long-held beliefs and widely accepted truths are challenged. Man turns to leisurely pursuits. In this golden age, two old friends are drawn together. They seek to understand, and wonder how what they have long believed, what they have been taught, was never so. Over two hundred years ago, the life of one of Starfleet's earliest pioneers came to a tragic end, and Captain Jonathan Archer, the legendary commander of Earth's first warp-five starship, lost a close friend. Or so it seemed for many years. But with the passage of time, and the declassification of certain crucial files, the truth about that fateful day -- the day that Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker III didn't die -- could finally be revealed. Why did Starfleet feel it was necessary to rewrite history? And why only now can the truth be told?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 1st 2007
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise (#11)
If you like Star Trek: Enterprise and feel that the series finale was a let-down (at best) or an abomination (at worst), you should read this book. Trip's death, such as it is, is given meaning... but to say more than that about Trip would be to spoil one of the more delightful revelations in the Tr...
Good to see how the 'Enterprise' story might have continued. And of course Trip isn't dead!
Reviewer TheBiblioSanctum is right, this novel rights the wrongs of the series ending. 50% of this book is about Trip going on a mission, which is quite an exciting read. 40% is about Archer and Shran helping friends who are in trouble, I didn´t care for that part. The remaining 10% is about pre-Fed...
I'd never read a Star Trek novel before this (that is, if you don't count the Star Trek Online book) and I'm glad I chose this one for my first taste. I quite liked Enterprise, even though by the time I actually got to watching the series it had already been canceled for several years. That might ha...