Star Trek
Broken Bow

Author: Diane Carey with extra material by Paul Ruditis
Pocket Books
RRP 6.99, US $6.95, Cdn $10.50

ISBN 0 7434 7062 1
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It is the 22 century and the dawn of mankind's boldest adventure. Thanks to an amazing new breakthrough in warp technology, finally an era of true interstellar exploration is about to begin. Captain Jonathan Archer has been chosen to command the groundbreaking starship Enterprise NX-01. But before the ship can leave orbit a Klingon is attacked and almost killed by mysterious aliens. Enterprise's first mission changes and it's crew set out to take the Klingon home alive...

Broken Bow is released in paperback as season two of Enterprise comes to an end. Which is a shame, because this book would have faired better if it had been released a little earlier.

As you can imagine, the book follows closely the opening episode of season one with a few little extra bits of information thrown in for background reference, but the main TV episode is present and correct.

I have never understood the need to issue novelisations of episodes, but this book was engaging enough to keep me interested from the start.

But what makes this collection interesting is that there is a behind the scenes section (almost 40 pages in length) written by Paul Ruditis which takes a look at the concept and design of the series.

Also worthy of mention is the fact that the cover has a rather nice embossed Starfleet badge printed on it.

I worthy addition to the Star Trek range, just a shame it was so long in arriving.

Nick Smithson

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