Monday, September 30, 2002

The Eugenics War, volume 2, the rise and fall of Khan Noonien Singh, by Greg Cox

The conclusion of volume one, Cox again proves "it is all true". That is, the history of our era, seen from the Star Trek perspective is really true. That is - there really was a Eugenics War in the 1990's, even if WE don't remember it.

Again, Cox cleverly weaves a variety of real historical events within a Trek story, following Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln as they try to prevent disasters as Singh and his genetically superior kin attempt to take over the world. With superhuman skill Cox connects an incredible number of Trek events: the frozen sleepers found in TNG, the guy in Star Trek IV who "invented transparent aluminum", the first astronaut going to Saturn, the scientists at Area 51 who met the Ferengi, and Jackson Roykirk. And it all makes sense! I'm also sure that I missed lots of other references.

Good story, and good fun!