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Analog Science Fiction and Fact, September-October 2017
Tract Canfield, Eldar Zakirov, Edward M. Lerner, Jerry Oltion
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Eleven
Joe Abercrombie, N.K. Jemisin, Ken Liu, Jonathan Strahan
Progress: 384/507 pages
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. A: Middle Ages
Stephen Greenblatt, Alfred David, James Simpson, M.H. Abrams
Progress: 367/543 pages

Post-Destiny cleanup, part 2 -- A Singular Destiny

Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Singular Destiny (Star Trek: All) - Keith R.A. DeCandido

A short review this will be, for time is limited:

 

- I like the overall direction, from the cleanup after the Borg invasion, to the next threat on the horizon.

 

- Characterization tends to be good in this one, but there are too many characters for a 400-page novel. More focus on Sonek Pran (a highly likable and interesting character) would have improved the novel.

 

- I like that the characters are almost all relatively unfamiliar. Ezri Dax is really the only significant character who is familiar from the TV shows, but she is a fun character.

 

- Also, the Klingon chapters are entertainingly visceral, despite the fact that I never could get a grip on the Kinshaya sequence.