Saturday, December 8, 2007
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 8 edited by Dean Wesley Smith
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 8
edited by Dean Wesley Smith
Pocket Books, New York, 2005
Twenty-two short stories set in the Trek Universe written by fans. These are the published entries of the 'Strange New Worlds' writing competition. There are stories using characters from The Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager and Enterprise as well as Speculative Fiction which is not set in any specific universe.
I enjoyed most of these stories, all fan fiction I have read has an innate understanding of the characters and their motives, the technology, settings and historical events. My favourites were 'Morning Bells are Ringing' from Next Generation and 'Gumbo' from Deep Space 9. I found is odd (or maybe not!) that all the Voyager stories focussed on (or mentioned in passing) the relationship between Tom Paris and B'elana Torres! Must have been a very popular relationship!
Link to journal at bookcrossing