Antimatter

Antimatter

John Vornholt / Aug 19, 2019

Antimatter The Bajoran shipyard is assigned to build an engine for a new starship a project which could be instrumental in revitalizing the planet s war ravished economy As Commander Sisko awaits the arrival of

  • Title: Antimatter
  • Author: John Vornholt
  • ISBN: 9780671885601
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Bajoran shipyard is assigned to build an engine for a new starship, a project which could be instrumental in revitalizing the planet s war ravished economy As Commander Sisko awaits the arrival of a tanker containing the antimatter that will power the starship, a band of hijackers captures the extremely valuable cargo and escapes through the wormhole When th The Bajoran shipyard is assigned to build an engine for a new starship, a project which could be instrumental in revitalizing the planet s war ravished economy As Commander Sisko awaits the arrival of a tanker containing the antimatter that will power the starship, a band of hijackers captures the extremely valuable cargo and escapes through the wormhole When the hijacking spurs a political debate, Major Kira struggles to mediate the dispute between the opposing factions Meanwhile, Sisko makes a desperate move to retrieve the antimatter With the stability of the Bajoran economy at stake, Sisko, Dax, and Odo infiltrate the hijackers, a move that could have deadly consequences for them and the planet Bajor.

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    534 Comments

    1. I want to like this one, probably more than I should. While it isn't terrible it's not anything to write home about. To be honest the main portion of the plot, involving the antimatter, was the part of the book I skimmed. The negotiations on planet Eco and interactions back on DS9 were what I paid attention to. The little insect aliens who ruled Eco were interesting and I hope we see them again but I'm sure we wont. I can't really say that this book stood out, maybe I enjoyed the book before it [...]


    2. I have to admit I'm pleasantly surprised that the book in some fashion portrays Bajor as this planet of people that had once been very advanced, particularly in terms of space-faring, that was damn near wiped out by 50 years of Cardassian occupation (per this book, although I know in other books the Occupation is referenced as lasting 75 years, and I seem to recall an early episode of the show in which the Occupation is referenced as having lasted a century).* And here we are, somewhere after th [...]


    3. Much better than the last trip to DS9, though the whole Bajor political thing never did grab me. At least this one took place mostly away from both Bajor and DS9 on an alien planet in the Gamma Quadrant. And non-humanoid aliens no less (though one can't think too much about how their society could have evolved without having a capacity for technological development--insect bodies can only take you so far, even if your inner hive acts as a computer interface). There were suspenseful moments and i [...]


    4. I wasn't a huge fan of this book. The characterization felt a bit weak, though this was written very early on during the series, so there wasn't too much to work with yet. The writing style felt awkward to me, with modifiers being over-used (i.e. "said the attractive Bajoran," meaning Major Kira). I have too many thoughts to write a coherent review, so here are some pros and cons, instead:Pros:-The Ecocids were an interesting race. I'd have loved to see Quark interact with them.-A knock-down-dra [...]


    5. The chase was fun though it felt kind of weird the way he wrote Dax as she almost seemed in love with herself in this book. Obviously written before The Search changed the dynamics of the Gamma Quadrant so if you do read the books in order make sure you read this one first as the Dominion plays no role in this whatsoever.


    6. Not at all a fan of Jadzia’s characterization, but Sisko, Kira, and Odo were okay. If it wasn’t a ds9 book, I’d give it a 2/5


    7. One whopping great big bomb13 April 2012 I'm probably getting to the point where I can't remember the Deep Space 9 novels that I have read, and I am not actually sure whether I read this and Proud Helios, but I will include it in the list of books that I have read (actually, no, I definitely did read them because I do remember the titles very clearly). I have read more DS9 books than any of the other Star Trek books out there, probably because I liked the premises behind the television series. I [...]


    8. John Vornholt delivers a pleasant, well constructed and adventurous story about an undercover mission to reclaim a stolen shipment of antimatter, the extremely dangerous annihilatory substance that in the Trek universe serves as the power source for interstellar travel.What's best in this novel is its way of utilizing the DS9's premise and possibilities during the early seasons. The story takes place during season two, and it captures the atmosphere of that setting perfectly. Here the frontier s [...]


    9. It tries far too hard to be a hard-hitting season one-style story (ironic, considering it's supposedly set in early season two). However, when it's being an action-adventure-mystery story, complete with epic imagery and witty dialogue's a winner. Not exactly a classic, but definitely worthy of your time. I would have loved to have seen the Okana shipyards visualed in a TV episode -- it's one of those iconic mental pictures that the "Star Trek" novels can produce from time to time that really hit [...]


    10. With a weak story, amateurish characterizations, and adolescent imagery, this is by far the worst of the the first 8 Deep Space Nine books. I only remembered it from the mid-90s as the last DS9 book I bought solely for being a DS9 book. Re-reading it, I now see why. There are bugs, Dax trying to be alluring, Sisko escaping sexual assault, renegade Klingon cruisersed I go on? It's awful. Just awful.


    11. As a fan of DS9 I suppose I'm a bit biast, as far as Star Trek goes, but I did like this book, that I remember. The sort of story that could well have been a part of the series, a definate for any other DS9 fans looking for original works.


    12. Can't remember if I ever read this book perhaps not. Hence, no rating and no reading date. Judging from the excerpt on the backside, it's not a very exciting story.



    13. was difficult to find, cause its out of print, however this was a fun book. read all DS9 books so far. this being #8was my favoriteFallen Heroes also a good book.


    14. A decent story, and a truly alien world with a hive mind species. Dax is a bit odd in this one, the writer assumes shes not used to being sexy! Apart from that a well written story and a good read.



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