He struggled to earn the respect of his father, the stern Vulcan Ambassador Sarek. But while his quest for perfect geometry of total logic will move him beyond his remorse, another loss will bring him full circle to once more face the fire he has never embraced. Loss is present on every page in many forms, nearly sinking the reader in its totality. Also, he clearly has little understanding of why, when and how to kill characters off, as the demise of Amanda was ham-handed and predictable past a certain point. Challenged by the thorny demands of his logic, he will have to find a way to face his conflicting decisions.
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While not nearly as good as , this was still a very satisfying read. This book is so well written but the plot is filled with so much sadness and disappointment, and it's hard to feel that it's resolved at the end because it's too late for most of the characters we care about, except Spock. The Typhon Pact, though, with its half-dozen governments, provides an even more textured backdrop for stories to be told. In the Crucible trilogy, George does a great deal of work re-contextualising the lives of the leading characters from Star Trek. The whole cast stood by him, but no one, not one person, d…. The parts about Spock and Jim's adventure through the Guardian were wonderful. It would be tempting to say that this is a novel about grief, but as we are dealing with Spock, that definition would be way too simple.
At his best, the writer as a tendency to look at episodes and events in a way which seems novel, but makes perfect sense. In Unification, Sarek suffers the final stages of his degenerative illness alone. In one, displaced in time, he saves a woman from dying in a traffice accident, and in doing so alters Earth's history. Trek had something to say, with many of its installments presenting self-contained morality tales. Now, George turns his attention to Spock and his seemingly never-ending struggle between his Vulcan and human heritages in The Fire and the Rose. That threat comes not just in the guise of military might, but also in social, economic, and other forms.
Unwilling to accept his feelings of loss and regret, he will seek that which has previously eluded him: complete mastery of his emotions. The author certainly comes at this issue with an Earthman's perspective, as evidenced by the ending. Returning to the present, however, Spock confronts other such crises, and chooses instead to willfully alter the past. George tries quite hard, and find a nuance or two, but The Fire and the Rose feels more like an attempt to consolidate what we already know of Spock. Spock, displaced in time, watches his closest friend heed his advice by allowing the love of his life to die in a traffic accident, thereby preserving Earth's history. In that split second, defined paradoxically by both salvation and loss, they will destroy the world and then restore it.
My own Rough Beasts of Empire plunged into the complex world of Romulan politics, while also giving readers the first-ever glimpses of the Tzenkethi. The second Crucible novel is also more streamlined where themes apply. The young Lieutenant Kirk had idolized his commanding officer aboard the Farragut, but had seen Captain Garrovick and two hundred other crew members die when attacked by a strange gaseous creature. What defines this whole story, what in a way defines a lot of what Spock inherently exists through, is loss. Being as close to Gary as I was, I used to talk to him a great deal. The half-Vulcan spent so much of the films trying to balance his human and Vulcan halves, so his decision to attempt kolinhar again represents a definite reversal. That said, I must admit that I felt fundamentally satisfied with my two most recent books, a pair of novels that will shortly be published under the Star Trek: Typhon Pact banner.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Nothing is more important than love in its many forms. Fortunately, the idea of the Typhon Pact is sufficiently broad to allow all sorts of different tales to be told. For Doctor Leonard McCoy, life takes two paradoxically divergent paths. George makes a brave choice with the character, and I think it pays off. They don't really have a point, and if they're supposed to be character studies, they're bad ones. Spock's homeworld, which I found gratifying.
This tale incorporates the original series, the movies, a couple of the novels, and even the animated series into the background. George's anniversary Star Trek tale, this of course centered on the Enterprise's legendary First Officer. But while his quest for the perfect geometry of total logic will move him beyond his remorse, another loss will bring him full circle to once more face the fire he has never embraced. The character spent so much time trying to reconcile his human and Vulcan halves. The main storyline follows Spock as he tries again to achieve Kolinahr and remove all of his emotions. Okay, some of them want to kill off Sarek, too, or instead, but either way--not cool! But what effect will this have on his life and his apparent attraction to Alexandra? Among the signatories to the Typhon Pact are the Romulans, the Breen, the Gorn, the Tholians, the Tzenkethi, and the Kinshaya. Spock, displaced in time, watches his closest friend heed his advice by allowing the love of his life to die in a traffic accident, thereby preserving Earth's history.
All in all, this book did not deliver on its promise at all. If only such decisions were as easy for Spock. I liked this novel pretty well. So I can't complain too much. As the months pass to their fateful encounter with the Guardian of Forever, Spock goes through his own personal anguish at watching Kirk lose the one great love of his life, Edith Keeler, in favor of saving the universe and future history. Spock, displaced in time, watches his closest friend heed his advice by allowing the love of his life to die in a traffic accident, thereby preserving Earth's history. He spends years building a reputation as one of the finest Starfleet officers ever to wear the uniform, only to suddenly abandon it.
I grew up in New York City, in a heterogeneous environment. Now he is forced to re-examine the fundamental choices he has made for his own life. Journey to Babel revealed that the pair did not get along, and had not seen eye-to-eye for some time. Now, the death of that friend will cause Spock to reexamine the fundamental choices he has made for his own life. Additionally, some of the races within the Pact had previously been underexplored, in the case of the Breen and the Gorn, or virtually unknown, as with the Tzenkethi and the Kinshaya. Currently he is writing a novella for Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Shattered Light, coming in December, 2010, from Gallery Books.