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Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens is a Star Trek novel showcased in the Outpost 10F Library.
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Rating: Preserver by William Shatner with
Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens is a Star Trek novel rated */5 by this reviewer
Series: The Original Series
Published: April, 2001
Author: William Shatner with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Review by: Lt. Gary Seven

This is it, the book you have suffered for. The pain, anguish, and sheer torture of the other Shatner books is paid for by this book. A small disclaimer: if you are not up on TOS episodes, then don't touch this book. It will be way over your head. This also contains spoilers for the last book.

The story starts off with Kirk returning with the cure save Teliani. She recovers. Kirk is not around to find this out, though. In order for him to get the cure, he had to join Tiberius in the search for a secret base of advanced alien ships left by the First Federation. Remember the green little kid from the TOS episode "Cormbite Maneuver?"

Picard is off on his own, trying to find out about a secret division of Starfleet. His search takes him to Memory Alpha (also the title of a good Trek book), where he meets two psycho-historians who are convinced the universe is going to end in three months.

From there, Kirk, Picard, Spock, and McCoy all come together on the tail of a greater mystery.

Or so it appears. With Tiberius, Kirkís mirror counterpart, things are never dull. The dual personality that Shatner writes for them makes for interesting insights into the mind of Kirk, and ultimately the author himself.

To me, this was a great book. I enjoyed the tie-ins to the Original Series, and the growth of Kirk. It has layer upon layer of mystery and adventure. It is well worth reading the other books in the series to get the background for this. If you donít know that much about the original series, then I would not recommend reading this book.

Title: Preserver
Author: William Shatner with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Review by: Lt. Gary Seven

02/16/05