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Vulcan's Forge

Vulcan s Forge Just over a year ago Captain James T Kirk was lost to the Nexus while saving the U S S Enterprise B from destruction Aboard the science ship Intrepid II Captain Spock commanding some of his ol

  • Title: Vulcan's Forge
  • Author: Josepha Sherman Susan Shwartz
  • ISBN: 9780671009267
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Just over a year ago, Captain James T Kirk was lost to the Nexus while saving the U.S.S Enterprise 1701 B from destruction Aboard the science ship Intrepid II, Captain Spock, commanding some of his old crewmates, must face the loss of his closest friend But while still in mourning for one friend, he must come to the aid of another.Decades ago, Spock had teamed up withJust over a year ago, Captain James T Kirk was lost to the Nexus while saving the U.S.S Enterprise 1701 B from destruction Aboard the science ship Intrepid II, Captain Spock, commanding some of his old crewmates, must face the loss of his closest friend But while still in mourning for one friend, he must come to the aid of another.Decades ago, Spock had teamed up with David Rabin, the young son of a Starfleet Captain, to fight an attempted coup on Vulcan that would have turned the planet s people away from the path of logic Now a Starfleet officer, Captain David Rabin has been assigned to a harsh desert world much like Vulcan, where the Federation is determined to protect the lives of the inhabitants But Rabin s efforts are being sabotaged and he has asked for Spock s help against the unknown forces that may well destroy the society he had come to save.While reflecting on his youthful adventure with David Rabin, Spock joins with Rabin to face and enemy out of their past and confront deadly Romulan treachery In the process Spock will decide if the path of his life now leads back toward the family traditions he had once sought to escape.

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    1. Josepha Sherman Susan Shwartz

      Josepha Sherman was an American author, folklorist, and anthologist In 1990 she won the Compton Crook Award for the novel The Shining Falcon.

    386 Comments

    1. Reading about both young Spock and a post-Generations Spock is interesting. However, the different timelines were confusing, and there were too many references to movies, especially for a story that takes places centuries into the future. So, this was a mixed bag.


    2. It demonstrates a great command of Vulcan and the character of Spock, especially in its opening chapters. Nevertheless, it's not as engaging as either "Spock's World" or "Vulcan's Glory"ough it tries to move mountains in order equal their reputations. Strangely enough, it seems a bit redundant AND repetitive, though not quite in the same way as A.C. Crispin's "Sarek".


    3. I'm rereading this book very slowly before I go to bed. It's really well written and the characters feel true to canon. I especially love the Spock/McCoy dynamic and the play on the lingering bond they have so many years after the fal-tor-pan.


    4. Lawrence of Arabia jokes number too many. Indeed, I get tired of the campy humor here, especially when the point is only to depict the Vulcan rejection of emotion. I would have expected less of this in a book focusing on Vulcan characters, and more explanation of exactly how and why Vulcans think. If one cannot find what a core Star Trek Vulcan is by reading a book or two in that world, then where can a fan find it? What we have here is more a sociological examination of planet Vulcan, by compar [...]



    5. This was a very interesting story. It picks up a year after James Kirk's death in STAR TREK: GENERATIONS. Scotty has retired and the rest of the bridge crew is trying to get on with their lives. McCoy and Spock are still mourning the loss of Kirk and for Spock the loss of his mother. So much loss in such a short amount of time. So the story is divided into three parts. Part One: takes place on a planet called Obsidian orbiting an unstable Sun called Loki (what were they thinking). Part Two: take [...]


    6. It's filling the holes that the shows and movies left in Spock's life, but it's not perfect in doing so. There are a few incoherent things in the plot. Still I've read/heard worse Trek novels and this one was rather enjoyable.


    7. Spock's early yearsGreat background on how Spock's early years molded him to become who he is! Great story and I'm ready for the next book!



    8. "Reconciliation of the Sundering would truly be a worthwhile goal - the crowning scientific expedition of his life."The insight that a lover of Trek lore such as myself gleans from this book is overshadowed in the first 60-75 pages by an inability of the coauthors to speak one another's language. The reader experiences fractured jolts from the changes in narrative style that plagues the opening chapters. An ineffective and overabundant use of interruptions that may have been intended to reveal i [...]


    9. Would you enjoy having to walk for the day in the desert when you are only thirteen years old? In Star Trek Vulcan's Forge by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz, we travel back in time to see how Spock grew up. We learn about how he and his friend David were lost in the desert for three day on Spock's home planet, Vulcan. We also learn how Spock and David are lost on another planet, Obsidian, which neither one of the men know, fifty years later. Spock has to use his keen Vulcan senses to help the [...]


    10. The late Leonard Nimoy when reviewing the following novel described it as "Fascinating" and I wholeheartedly agree with that description.The Novel takes place in an era after James T Kirk was lost to the Nexus while saving the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-B from destruction. Spock is now the Captain of a science vessel with Dr McCoy and Commander Uhura on-board. The story takes place in a desert planet of Obsidian; where Captain Spock meets his childhood friend Captain David Rabin. In parallel to the [...]


    11. I really enjoy these abridged versions of ST books on audiobook because I can get through them quickly, but they give me enough of the story that I'm entertained. And it's usually a ST actor reading them, which is fun. Here Nimoy reads this tale starring Spock, which is awesome (his Bones impression especially is pretty hilarious). Essentially this is a bipartite tale, half in the "present" just after Kirk's apparent death in Generations, and half in Spock's childhood, where we see his friendshi [...]


    12. Plot: BWriting: BVocabulary: CLevel: IntermediateRating: PG13 (terrorism, kidnapping, hand-to-hand combat, hallucinogenic drugs, religious fanaticism, paranoid schizophrenia, harrowing desert crossing)Worldview: All paths may lead to peace/god. Religious fanaticism leads to death.Two parallel stories emerge: one from Spock's teenage years on Vulcan, one from the year after Captain James Kirk died. Both episodes follow Spock and his friend David Rabin as they must hazard a desert crossing to resc [...]


    13. Another single character Star Trek novel, focussing on the iconic Vulcan, written by two Spock-obsessed female writers. There was a lot to be wary of here. But actually I quite enjoyed it. The parallel storylines, one from Spock's adolescence and one from his adulthood, after the Enterprise years, work well. There is only a limited amount of new material that you can bring to a franchised character, but this novel does a good job of finding and filling in the few gaps left in Spock's biography ( [...]


    14. I don't own this one yet, but I have "Vulcan's Heart", so decided I should read this first. I'm glad I did. Regardless of whether I enjoy "Vulcan's Heart", I plan to add this one to my collection, as it seems to work just fine as a standalone. Touching, bittersweet moments of Spock and McCoy (and Uhura) missing Kirk after he is "lost" during 'ST: Generations'. I also enjoyed Spock's reconciliation with his father and finding out what prompted his decision to work toward Reunification.


    15. Vulcan's Forge is a very good Star Trek novel. It takes place after Star Trek Generations, and deals with Spock's adventure in the present on the desert planet of Obsidian, and his adventure in the past on the desert planet of Vulcan, both of them with his Human friend David Rabin.This book contains excitement, and huge portions of dry humor both blending together to make a very enjoyable reading experience.3.5 stars


    16. An OK attempt at Spock as Captain and a a look into his childhood. The story was long and predicable, with very little to keep me interested. Fast-scanned about half the book, very little depth to this one even for a Trek book. I will read the next on though.


    17. I'll have to go back and re-read it to give it a proper rating but I don't remember hating it too much or liking it too much either.



    18. An ambitious and wise narrative with some oddly amateurish failings with the storytelling and clumsiness with the language.


    19. I read this when I was a teenager and absolutely loved it! I picked it up again because I had forgotten a lot of it. So far, I'm enjoying it as much as I did the first time, if not more.






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