Book Review: ‘A Time to Heal’ by David Mack

November 16, 2021 at 7:20 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: A Time to Heal is the eighth novel in the A Time to series produced by Pocket Books at Simon and Schuster and was written by David Mack and was released in September 2004.

A Time to Heal picks up soon after the events of A Time to Kill, although the stakes are higher in this book than in any of the other books in the series. If something goes wrong here, there could be a galactic war on a scale never seen before in Star Trek. As a result, this book has an edge of tension that makes the reader feel like they just have to finish it. David Mack is very obviously a much better writer than his predecessors of this series, even this early in his career.

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“A Time to Kill” by David Mack

October 19, 2021 at 6:21 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: A Time to Kill is the seventh novel in the A Time to series produced by Pocket Books at Simon and Schuster and was written by David Mack and was released in August 2004. 

I have been largely critical of the A Time to series thus far. I found that John Vornholt’s books had excellent ideas, but were poorly executed. Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore’s books matched the tone of Star Trek, but were very boring. Robert Greenberger’s books had excellent pacing, but lacked a lot of substance and were entirely too short. Well, for the first time in the series, David Mack has changed the game and has turned in a fabulous novel!

What sets this book apart from its predecessors is it’s execution. All of the books have had some military-political angles that have been interesting, this book puts a laser focus on it. This whole book is a political thriller in the vein of Jack Ryan novels but is set in the Star Trek universe. Mack is able to deftly thread the political thriller and Star Trek feelings well, creating a unique and exciting novel.

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Book Review: ‘A Ceremony of Losses’

March 2, 2021 at 1:00 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses is the third book in The Fall crossover series of books, written by David Mack and released in October of 2013. 

I have heard many times that David Mack is one of (if not the best) Star Trek authors and that this series, The Fall, was one of the best series. So when you combine the best author with the best series, it should be a good combination….and it certainly was!

I’ve read some of Mack’s other books. I read the Destiny Trilogy, which is the epic crossover trilogy about the Borg, and it was fantastic. It wasn’t what was promised, but it was well done. I also read the first few books in his (and Dayton Ward’s) Vanguard series, which I didn’t care for. So overall, I’ve had a mixed bag with Mack.

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