Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Elusive Salvation by Dayton Ward

Elusive Salvation (Star Trek: The Original Series)Elusive Salvation by Dayton Ward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

More fits for the Bureau of Temporal Investigations!

A nice TOS story that weaves various aspect of Trek history into a contemporary (well, twentieth century) tale (strike that - the 19th Century is in there too!). Ward deftly moves from Admiral Kirk and Captain Spock's era to Roberta Lincoln and Gary Seven's operation, along with UFO conspiracy history. I realized that aspects of this story referred to other historical incidents (History's Shadow, also by Ward) which I now feel compelled to get my hands on. There's no end to research for those of us devoted to the literature of Trek.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Queed by Henry Sydnor Harrison

QueedQueed by Henry Sydnor Harrison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Surprisingly relevant and engaging.

My wife noted while (re-)reading "Carney's House Party," from 1911, how a big topic was the book "Queed" that everyone was reading and talking about. Turned out 1) it was a real book and 2) freely available from Gutenberg.

It's a remarkable story - interesting, quirky - full of personal philosophy and politics. There is mystery, romance, heartbreak... all sorts of things - and while clearly set in its turn of the century time, much of it seem remarkably relevant - a great read.

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