The Shocks of Adversity (Star Trek: The Original Series)
Located far beyond the boundaries of explored space, the Goeg Domain is a political union of dozens of planets and races. When the U.S.S. Enterprise arrives in its territory to investigate an interstellar phenomenon, Commander Laspas of the Domain Defense Corps is at first guarded, then... show more
Located far beyond the boundaries of explored space, the Goeg Domain is a political union of dozens of planets and races. When the U.S.S. Enterprise arrives in its territory to investigate an interstellar phenomenon, Commander Laspas of the Domain Defense Corps is at first guarded, then fascinated to discover the existence of an alliance of worlds much like his own, and finds a kindred spirit in Captain James T. Kirk. And when the Enterprise is attacked by the Domain’s enemies, crippling the starship’s warp capability and leaving its crew facing the prospect of a slow, months-long journey home, the Goeg leader volunteers the help of his own ship, offering to combine the resources of both vessels to bring the Enterprise to a nearby Domain facility to make the necessary repairs. But what at first seems to be an act of peace and friendship soon turns out to be a devil’s bargain, as Kirk and the Enterprise crew learn that there are perhaps more differences than similarities between the Federation and the Domain. When the Goeg’s adversaries strike again, the Enterprise is drawn deeper and inexorably into the conflict, and Kirk begins to realize that they may have allied themselves with the wrong side....
Publish date: May 28th 2013
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Star Trek: The Original Series 3
Now, this is what I want to read in a ST novel. While exploring an unknown region of space, Enterprise gets caught in a conflict between the Goeg Domain and an apparent resistance group called the Tarpi. The ship is badly damaged, going to warp impossible, an repairs would take months. The command...
Not the greatest TOS novel story wise, but interesting. Some interesting insights into Kirk as a captain and how he deals with subordinates, along with a new race/conglomeration of alien worlds, the Goeg Domain. The latter doesn't really fit in with the canons of the franchise, considering the seemi...