Star Trek Discovery Drastic Measures review

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An original novel based upon the explosive new Star Trek TV series on CBS All Access!

It is 2246, ten years prior to the Battle at the Binary Stars, and an aggressive contagion is ravaging the food supplies of the remote Federation colony Tarsus IV and the eight thousand people who call it home. Distress signals have been sent, but any meaningful assistance is weeks away. Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Lorca and a small team assigned to a Starfleet monitoring outpost are caught up in the escalating crisis, and bear witness as the colony’s governor, Adrian Kodos, employs an unimaginable solution in order to prevent mass starvation.
While awaiting transfer to her next assignment, Commander Philippa Georgiou is tasked with leading to Tarsus IV a small, hastily assembled group of first responders. It’s hoped this advance party can help stabilize the situation until more aid arrives, but Georgiou and her team discover that they‘re too late—Governor Kodos has already implemented his heinous strategy for extending the colony’s besieged food stores and safeguarding the community’s long-term survival.

In the midst of their rescue mission, Georgiou and Lorca must now hunt for the architect of this horrific tragedy and the man whom history will one day brand “Kodos the Executioner”….

A fun and interesting read is what I had hoped for, after all the first Discovery book was pretty fun and interesting. I did not find this book to be fun, nor interesting, I found it to be more of a bland story by checklist:

  • Something bad happens.
  • Villain runs away.
  • Good guys show up.
  • Aside from a couple explosions, there’s no confrontation with the bad guy.
  • There’s no space combat.
  • End of story.
  • Epilogue that reveals something absolutely amazing if Discovery actually picks up on it.

I doubt Discovery will pick up on the Epilogue, though it’s possible. It was literally the only thing that I found to be of interest in the book.


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