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Killing Time (Star Trek: The Original Series #24) Killing Time deserves to be remembered with revulsion as a piece of trash but I must respect it It is a novel from the early years before Star Dreck became a hardened corporate franchise when the writers could get away with anything, which often led to acts of offbeat creativity and, occasionally, offensive material that should never have been published Killing Time demonstrates both It s an altered history novel in which the Enterprise characters risk everything to restore the original timeline It could be called Time travel Not just in the book, but I also time traveled reading it I have owned the German translation of this TOS novel for two decades, and I clearly remember it being one of my favourites It was interesting re reading it or rather, reading it in the original English for the first time , as it made it really obvious that even back then what drew me to Star Trek were the relationships, most notably the one between Kirk and Spock Because that s what this novel is about as the internet has informed me, it was actually quite notorious as being one of the slashiest pro novels Side note I find this rather amusing, considering that I had no notion that something like slash same sex fanfiction existed, being rather busy imagining myself as Spock s girlfriend g Even without this, I still enjoyed this book very much Some of the writing is a bit weak, tending towards drawn out exposition, and the plot is necessarily somewhat timey whimey, but I liked the characterisations and enjoyed the supporting cast Generally speaking, especially for a novel focusing so much on the two male protagonists and their relationship, the women we do see are treated well For example there s a nice scene with Chapel that, although short, Having barely made a dent in the TOS tie in materials I only started watching the show a little over a year ago , I was drawn to read this book out of sequence by its reputation I was amused and intrigued by its almost urban legendary status as the Kirk Spock slash fiction story that actually got a brief publication run as an official tie in novel, so I made sure to get a hold of the PDF of the uncensored first edition.My verdict as to its aforementioned reputation yes, there is some significant homoerotic subtext there but, on the other hand, nothing much outrageous than you re going to find in some of the canonical material especially the movies , not to mention the near infamous passage fromStar Trek The Motion Picture A Novelwhich, in attempting to put the issue of the exact nature of Kirk and Spock s relationship to rest, actually added considerable fuel to that particular fire Van Hise s tongue in cheek claims that there s no truth to the rumours about this book s original content seem pretty unlikely after actually reading the first edition any time Spock attempts to mind meld with Kirk is played up as a pretty blat there was some bad het nonsense in here that i didn t like very much but overall i liked it a lot Killing Time has a lot going for it, the choice to use temporal manipulation offers so much to the author but alas also means you have to find a way to reverse everything and in that respect it can be a disaster waiting to happen Events begin small as those on board the Enterprise experience strange dreams which get vivid until the dreams become the reality and life aboard Enterprise is the dream Kirk is back as a reluctant Ensign and serving aboard an Alliance starship under the command of Captain Spock When Spock is ordered to prepare for an invasion of Romulan space doubts are raised over the validity of the orders, further investigations indicates a subtle but growing in balance in the minds of many of the crew and soon it s clear that the whole galaxies population could be affected On the Romulan side of the border the Praetor is l Della Van Hise s novel is one that offers an interesting plot involving a Romulan attempt to erase the Federation from existence by altering the past There s an interesting twist, too, that sets it apart from most change the course of history stories, and I enjoyed what it added to the book Yet this is than outweighed by plot elements that make absolutely no sense and characterization that runs contrary to canon To have Jim Kirk getting the willies and Spock expressing emotions on practically every other page made me wonder just how familiar Van Hise was with their portrayal in the original series befor This book was actually one of the best Star Trek books I have read so far About 20 or so The beginning was kind of corny, before the alternate universe takes over, but from then on it s a blast There s enough action to keep the story moving, with enough character interaction to keep me extremely happy.I enjoy a good Spock Kirk FRIENDSHIP story, and that s what this brought Although some might argue this could be viewed as slash, meaning homosexuality I don t view it that way The book was that of the bond of brothers through the screw ups of Romulans It was immensely personal and sweet between Kirk and Spock getting to know each other and feeling uncomfortable meaning to much to a stranger.I can understand why Roddenberry banned this book because it doesn t show Kirk as the hero he is, but I like a flawed hero, and all too often we don t get to see that flawed sid It s very intense, in terms of characterization, and it does best when it s exploring the Enterprise crew trying to figure out why their new parallel universe is insanely wrong But this is also a book that tends to hammer home its points both large and small with a sledgehammer The Kirk Spock relationship is extra intenseand I can see where the original, infamous pulped version of this novel was heading Frankly, it isn t necessaryand the author could have dialed back the emotional intensity without losing any of its power As for the Romulans, with the VISIBLE SUBTEXT. Second History A Romulan Time Tampering Project That Has Transported The Enterprise And The Galaxy Into An Alternate Dimension Of Reality Now, Kirk Is An Embittered Young Ensign And Spock Is A Beseiged Starship Commander Lured Into A Romulan Trap, Captain Spock And Ensign Kirk Must Free Themselves From Both Their Captors And Their Own Altered Selvesbefore The Galaxy Hurtles Toward Total Destruction

About the Author: Della Van Hise

Della Van Hise is a native of Florida, transplanted to California at the age of 21, who has subsequently sunk her roots into the high desert near Joshua Tree National Park She has not personally seen any aliens since around 1992, but there is rud to be a secret UFO base underneath her house.Della s writing started around age 11, when she would bang out some of the very earliest fan fiction

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