Missing in Action

Missing in Action Peter David s unforgettable novels of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the Starship Excalibur remain one of Star Trek s most popular book series among fans Now David continues the thrilling

  • Title: Missing in Action
  • Author: Peter David
  • ISBN: 9780743429597
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • Peter David s unforgettable novels of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the Starship Excalibur remain one of Star Trek s most popular book series among fans Now, David continues the thrilling new direction for the New Frontier universe begun in After the Fall with a novel that will shock and delight longtime and brand new readers of this acclaimed series.FollowingPeter David s unforgettable novels of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the Starship Excalibur remain one of Star Trek s most popular book series among fans Now, David continues the thrilling new direction for the New Frontier universe begun in After the Fall with a novel that will shock and delight longtime and brand new readers of this acclaimed series.Following the dramatic events of After the Fall, Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the USS Excalibur find themselves catapulted headlong into another universe, far from the New Thallonian Protectorate and Sector 221 G a place where an ancient war rages between two powerful alien races But Calhoun has no intention of staying here for very long and, adopting the time honored philosophy of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, takes it upon himself to somehow and by any means necessary persuade one side or the other to help him and his crew get back home.Meanwhile, the shadow of war has fallen over the New Thallonian Protectorate, and an embattled Si Cwan faces growing treachery as he attempts to maintain his tenuous hold on power With Starfleet and the Federation declaring Sector 221 G temporarily off limits, Admiral Elizabeth Shelby and Captain Kat Mueller decide to take matters into their own hands, ignoring orders by trying to find some way of getting to the Excalibur, presuming there is any Excalibur to get to But they never count on the most unexpected of allies an old friend whose shifting loyalties are about to be put to the ultimate test even as a growing cataclysm looms

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    1. I've been ploughing through the last several New Frontier novels to get to the most recent three -- ones that I've bought but never got around to reading (because I hadn't had a chance to plough through the previous books recently). This is the first of those, a sequel to the "only okay" After the Fall.Somebody dies in this one. Somebody major to the series. And, ironically (and intentionally), it happens completely offstage, making for a particularly gruesome reveal.I offer that up in as non-sp [...]

    2. Peter David läuft in diesem ST-New Frontiers-Roman wieder zu großer Form auf; gespickt mit köstlichen Wortgefechten mit einem trockenen Humor, spannungsgeladene Action und nachdenklichen Phasen, in denen seine Protagonisten auf ihr vergangenes Leben zurückblicken, treibt er die Handlung in eine auswegslose Situation, aus der sie wieder mit ausgelügelten Aktionen wieder herauskommen; köstlich !Captain Calhoun wird mit der EXCALIBUR in einem Kampf mit einem riesigen Raumschiff verwickelt, de [...]

    3. Meh. If you want to read good Star Trek, read The Last Frontier. (No, it has nothing to do with the 5th movie.)

    4. Star Trek: The New Frontier: Missing in Action by Peter David is the 16th novel of the New Frontier series proper and the 23rd chapter of what I like to call Star Trek: The Prime Time Soap. This book picks up right where the previous book, STTNF: After the Fall left off: the USS Excalibur seemingly destroyed at the hands of a mysterious race known only as the Wanderers, the former Lt Soleta of Starfleet now Cmdr Soleta of the Romulan Star Empire being placed in charge of her own ship the Spectre [...]

    5. When I closed the cover of Missing in Action, I said to myself- literally outloud- "Now that's good storytelling."I've come to expect that with PAD's Star Trek New Frontier series, but MIA is the best one yet.Slight SPOILERS to follow:In MIA, Calhoun finds himself and the crew of his ship, The Excalibur, sucked into a distant universe where the laws of physics are not what we are accustomed to. Space is gelatinous rather than a vacuum and the creatures that inhabit it are just as bizarre. While [...]

    6. The events of After the Fall left the Excalibur stranded in some kind of universal pocket, similar to fluidic space. And they have no idea how to get home.Soleta tries to return to Romulus but the Praetor is dead (after the events of Nemesis) and her ship is attacked, causing her and the crew to go on the run with no idea what to do or where to turn.New Thallon is embroiled in a civil war with Si Cwan on one side and Fhermus on the other. Cwan begins to suspect Kallinda and sends Robin Lefler aw [...]

    7. I am a huge Star Trek fan, & I don't care who thinks I'm a geek, including my fiance. The Star Trek novels, are in many ways better than the TV series & movies. Many decent authors of sci-fi have written countless Star Trek books. Peter David is the best. It would be amazing if Paramount aired a tv series based on the New Frontier bok series. The most fascinating characters, intensely gripping story lines, the way way incorporates caracters from ST:TNG into the books. McKenzie Calhoun sh [...]

    8. Another good installment in the series, although probably not the best book to start with; you really need to read After the Fall first.There's quite a large cast in this book (including three ships), but PAD does a good job of balancing all the characters. There are various plot twists, including some that still surprised me when I re-read the book after a year. More importantly, the ones I remembered still make sense when you know about them in advance, i.e. the author has played fair by makin [...]

    9. Continuing the events in "After The Fall" this one is no disappointment. The characters' lives intersect in fascinating ways and the action continues. One thing the author does a lot in the latter books of this series is makes the exposition happen between installments and between the pages, which serves to keep the action going and makes readers desperate for the new information which is scattered throughout. Very well done.

    10. Well, that's it for Star Trek: New Frontier. I just finished reading this, the last one in the series, and like all of the others, an excellent book. I see on Peter David's web site that he has written another one, which won't be published until next year. Oh well, at least "Missing in Action" didn't end with a cliffhanger like many of the other New Frontier novels!

    11. Being a Star Trek nut, I liked the book. It probably wasn't my favorite book, but it was full of interesting plot twists and the good guys win, which is always the reason I keep reading. I really like the characters and I'll keep reading this sequence of Star Trek adventures.

    12. I wish Peter David would write more of Star Trek New Frontier books. Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and his crew find themselves in another universe. Meanwhile the New Thallonia Proteactorate is trying avoid a war. Will Captian Calhoun reach the planet in time??

    13. Well, imagine that - 2 races at war with Calhoun in the middle. Sensing somethin' of a theme here. The Romulan stuff was first class, though, and I must say the whole thing with Cwan was fairly gripping. The Q angle got on my nerves, though.

    14. An easy four. David ups the ante. It's a sequel to 'After the Fall' with a half dozen plots whizzing high and a saga of epic proportions. I really enjoyed this. Some great character humour, mystery and surprise. Four point nine.

    15. A good continuation of the lack-luster previous book, with some great Soleta bits and a pretty shocking ending.

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