Brand : Greg Cox

Devil in the Sky (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Book 11)



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Star trek deep space nine: devil in the sky

I rate this book pretty good because not only do i like the series but by the story of the book. i have watched many star trek shows that have plots like this book. so, it was a good one!

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Star trek deep space nine: devil in the sky

I rate this book pretty good because not only do i like the series but by the story of the book. i have watched many star trek shows that have plots like this book. so, it was a good one!

K. wyatt |

Ds9 #11 devil in the sky - an enjoyable trek tale!

I found it interesting to read in the interview with greg cox by kevin dilmore in the back of "star trek the q continuum" that greg cox and john gregory betancourt had written "devil in the sky" with only the series bible, the script for "emissary" and having only watched a few episodes. the reason i found this so interesting is that in this novel, which was the inaugural star trek novel for both authors, they captured the characters and the feel of star trek deep space nine so well. you will quickly find that the pacing of this novel and both authors overall writing styles lend well to a quick and thoroughly enjoyable read. both authors proved with this novel that both of their works, whether collaborative or individual, are to be looked forward to. one of the main themes that started in this novel and has continued to today in novels written by greg cox, is his penchant for using characters and species from all of the series, but most especially the original series, such as his use of the hortas in this novel, which according to his interview with kevin dilmore was john ordover's idea. "devil in the sky" also lends itself very well to the early feel of the series. this is the type of story you "could've" seen on the series, except for the prohibitive costs of using the horta via a heavy amount of cgi. the cover art for "devil in the sky" isn't all that imaginative other than the drawing of a horta, giving a potential reader that this creature from the original series is included in the story. the premise: bajor has recruited the hortas from janus vi to help rebuild their devastated mining industry all in the hopes of revitalizing their struggling economy. unfortunately for the hortas and the bajorans, cardassian raiders step in and abduct the mother horta. now commander sisko finds himself stuck with twenty horta eggs and they suddenly begin to hatch and the only food source for them appears to be deep space nine itself. meanwhile, major kira sets out on a rescue mission, deep in cardassian space. i highly recommend this novel to any and all fans of the series or star trek in general. if you've never read a novel written by one or both of these authors, you will soon learn that they can definitely be counted among some of the best that star trek has to offer. {ssintrepid}