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Just in time for the release of Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many I had the opportunity to interview Michael A. Martin about the first STO tie-in, his work on the post finale Enterprise novels and his upcoming return to the Star Trek: Titan series for

The Needs of the Many isn’t a book about timelines or continuity. Nor does it present a blow-by-blow account of the Undine War that had such a profound effect on the lives of the various interviewees - Jake assumes his 25th Century audience doesn’t need any lessons in basic history. Instead, it’s a collection of slice-of-life accounts that reveals how each of Jake’s interview subjects was tested by the war. It’s a book about the unique sacrifices each person had to make during the conflict. It was this theme of sacrifice that inspired the book’s title.”
You can read the full interview here.

New review

Jan. 30th, 2010 01:08 am
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My review of Star Trek: Enterprise: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing by Michael A. Martin is now online over at Unreality SF.

"The high fluctuation in quality in this novel is another reason why the whole thing doesn’t really feel like one coherent whole worthy of the Romulan War, but more like someone just collected stories from the war by different contributors. If that had been the intention, you could see it as a successful experiment, but since there’s no indication that it was planned out that way, The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing ends up as a somewhat schizophrenic novel. Very well-written scenes alternate with scenes you get headaches from reading, only to be followed by a really good one again. But if - and that’s a relatively big if - Martin gets his act together and is able to keep the high quality for whole novels, hope might not actually lost for the series, yet."


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