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by Diane Carey

Before Janeway and Sisko, before Picard and Kirk... It Is the twenty-seoond century...and the dawn of mankind's boldest adventure. Thanks to the amazing breakthroughs in warp technology, an era of true Interstellar exploration is about to begin, and a whole new universe, full of astounding wonders and unparalleled dangers, has just opened up for humanity. Someone has to lead the way, and that someone is Capt. Jonathan Archer of the first Starship Enterprise?, NX-01. Archer and his crew, including Vulcan SubCommander T'Pol and the enigmatic Dr. Phlox, will face challenges previously unimagined as they truly go where no man has gone before?. But they must also survive first contact with a fearsome extraterrestrial race known only as the Klingons. The thrilling premier of an all-new Star Trek® saga. Plus, as a special bonus, a 32-page look behind the scenes of the hit TV series!
Download Broken Bow (Star Trek: Enterprise) epub
ISBN: 0743448626
ISBN13: 978-0743448628
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Diane Carey
Language: English
Publisher: Star Trek; First Edition edition (October 2, 2001)
Pages: 240 pages
ePUB size: 1730 kb
FB2 size: 1829 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 517
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"Broken Bow" is the novelization of the first episode of the television series "Enterprise" and it is a quite enjoyable read. It is approximately 150 years from now. Mankind has made first contact with the Vulcans, and later a few other intelligent races, but Earthmen are still the "new kids on the block" and humans are just beginning to venture out into the stars in a significant way. Starfleet is very new, and mankind's mentors, the Vulcans, disapprove of these upstart humans getting loose outside of our Solar System.

The novel delves into the politics of the construction of the Enterprise and Starfleet, both of which the Vulcans believe are premature, more than the initial television episode did. I personally find the setting in "Enterprise" to be more interesting and enjoyable than that in either The Original Series or The Next Generation (both of which I very much enjoyed!) simply because it has a wonderful "New Frontier" feeling to it. The new warp technology means that Starfleet has very little knowledge of what lies "out there," the other technology is new and sometimes quirky. The transporter is "safe for biotransport" but no one relishes the idea of riding the darned thing, which I can understand. Most races that Enterprise will encounter are new to mankind, and offer new challenges and opportunities. In this episode, humanity meets up with the Klingons, which is never an easy thing to do!

The prose in the novel is good, and this is a very decent read for fans of "Star Trek" and the "Enterprise" concept.
In this book, Diane Carey once again demonstrates what she is capable of when not attempting to show how cute and clever she can be with the language. In many of her earlier works, her writing was almost indecipherable due to a tendancy to try to find new, unusual uses for perfectly good words. More and more, in her recent efforts, she has gotten away from this quirk, and the result has been some truly fine writing; this is one of the best so far. The story itself is not as good as her story in "Day of Honor, Ancient Blood", but that isn't her fault. In this case, she is writing a novelization of an existing episode, and she does a solid, workmanlike job of it. The episode is good, just not as good as the best ideas that Ms. Carey has had on her own. This story is an excellent introduction to the "Enterprise" characters and storyline, and Ms. Carey's treatment of it is very worthwhile reading.
This is the first book in the Star Trek Enterprise series. It is a novelization of the series pilot and serves to introduce the new characters and the world in which they live. The time is about one hundred years after Zephram Cochrane and one hundred years before Captain Kirk. The novel faithfully reproduces the dialogue from the TV show but expands on the thoughts each character is thinking as the events of the novel revolve around them. The book makes the TV series more enjoyable and is well worth adding to anyone's Star Trek collection.
The book felt true to the show. Infact, I feel that it enhanced the pilot episode. Though nothing really new here, if you've already seen the episode. But it did improve the experience.
Really, really tough to keep interest -- writing is wooden. I don't even enjoy it as a diehard Enterprise fan...and yes, those exist.
Nice read with familiar cast of characters. Good job of re-telling the pilot episode with additional details.
The author did a good job of keeping true to the story. This is first episode of the TV series. For those that have seen the series, you know how it ends, but it's a good read. I like that you get more back story than the show provided.

This is something you can get through in a day or two.
Great start to a series