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by J.M. Dillard

High above the planet Earth, an alien probe appears -- and in an unspeakably horrific instant, releases a deadly blast that strafes the planet's surface, leaving a miles-wide, smoldering crater of destruction in its wake. Millions die in Florida, Cuba, and Venezuela, their lives blotted out in a blazing millisecond. Just as swiftly, the probe implodes and crashes on the planet surface, but the remnants provide no clue as to its origin. Who are the attackers, and what provoked them? Aboard the Starship Enterprise™, Captain Jonathan Archer learns of the destruction. His ship is called home; it is uncertain whether its mission of space exploration will continue. But before Enterprise reaches Earth, Archer is abruptly kidnaped from the bridge by the time-traveling enemies he has encountered before. He finds himself aboard a Suliban vessel, face-to-face with his old nemesis, Silik, a high-ranking indiviual in a battle known only as the Temporal Cold War. Silik leads him to his master, a mysterious humanoid from the far future. The humanoid claims that the attack on Earth was just a test; and the next attack will destroy Archer's home planet...unless he and the Enterprise crew stop it. To do so, they must enter a region of space called The Expanse - an area so dangerous that no ship has ever emerged from it unscathed. Vulcan crews were driven to bloodthirsty madness, Klingon crews were anatomically inverted, their internal organs exposed outside their bodies...while they still lived. Many vessels were lost, never to be heard from again. Archer faces the greatest crisis of his career: Should he believe Silik's time-traveling master, and expose his ship and crew to the perils of The Expanse, in hopes of saving Earth from destruction? And can he convince Starfleet Command and the Vulcan High Council to let Enterprise go to face her biggest challenge?
Download The Star Trek: Enterprise: The Expanse epub
ISBN: 0743484851
ISBN13: 978-0743484855
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: J.M. Dillard
Language: English
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek; 1st Pocket Books Ed edition (October 1, 2003)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1892 kb
FB2 size: 1947 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 362
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The novelization of 'The Expanse', one of Star Trek: Enterprise's most engaging episodes, is well-written and a faithful take-off on the television episode which bears the same name. The main problem is that the book so closely parallels the episode and the author adds so little other information, that is not terribly satisfying to read. In fact, I was able to read the entire book in just under 3 hours.

It would have been interesting to learn more of the backstory of the Xindi in this novel, as well as other characters introduced. While the novel is emotionally charged at times, and it nicely shows the anguish of some of the characters, it just doesn't hit the mark in expanding upon the fine writing in the TV episode.

If you have time to read this, go ahead. If not, then read one of the non-episode novelizations out there. It will be much more satisfying.
This is the novelization of the first couple of episodes of a LONG story-arc; as such, there is no satisfactory conclusion to be had. So if you don't mind reading a book that starts a very major plotline, with a very specific goal for the characters, and doesn't see them through to their success or failure at accomplishing that goal, and which is not, to the best of my knowledge, even part of a series that will continue the story elsewhere, you should enjoy this book as it is well-written and has very good pacing, plot, and characterization. If it were "The Expanse, Book 1", I probably would have given it a fourth star. But as a stand-alone, it is sorely lacking in the "conclusion" department.
A good book useful for when I couldn't get enough star trek. Non-canonical for the most part, but still enjoyably to read.
Good story. Follows the series but is done too soon. I really like the way it is written. It is like being there.
Easy read, with good story and familiar characters.
This book is a combination of the end-of-season episode "The Expanse" and the start-of-season episode "The Xindi". As is usually the case with novelizations, much has been added beyond the dialogues of television. It is well-written, and I very much had the 'feeling' of the cast members speaking as I read the rendering of the dialogues.
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It did not include the whole time inside the expanse. It alot out.......
This great for anyone who has yet to watch Enterprise. A new story would also be a great idea now.