Wednesday, May 7, 2008

just a vehicle

The Eugenics Wars, Vol. I: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh
Rating: 1.5 stars (out of 5)
Genre: science fiction
Challenge: A-Z (author)
Review: This book is little more than a vehicle for Greg Cox to demonstrate his knowledge of political and cultural history of the late 20th century, as well as his knowledge of the Star Trek universe. Khan and Gary Seven (with faithful sidekicks Roberta and Isis) tromp through world history a la Forrest Gump except with an agenda. Allegedly, their agenda is the same, to help humanity survive into the 21st century, although Khan already shows signs of being the anti-hero we know from episode and movie. How he goes from being so idealistic, if ruthless, to being exiled on the Botany Bay is a question left to Volume II, which I may find the patience to read one day.

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