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  • Hardcover
  • 371 pages
  • The Return
  • William Shatner
  • English
  • 18 July 2019
  • 0671526103

10 thoughts on “The Return

  1. Alejandro Alejandro says:

    This is one of the best Star Trek novels ever written KIRK IN OWN WORDS I consider this book the second best Star Trek novel that I have ever read.Even better since it s by William Shatner, who was the original actor who played the iconic role of Captain James T Kirk If somebody would resurrect Kirk, should be Shatner There are people who argue about the validity of the involment of Shatner in the novel I think that it s pointless to argue about that Sure, Judith and Garfield Reeves This is one of the best Star Trek novels ever written KIRK IN OWN WORDS I consider this book the second best Star Trek novel that I have ever read.Even better since it s by William Shatner, who was the original actor who played the iconic role of Captain James T Kirk If somebody would resurrect Kirk, should be Shatner There are people who argue about the validity of the involment of Shatner in the novel I think that it s pointless to argue about that Sure, Judith and Garfield Reeves Stevens were the writers who helped William Shatner to materialize the book, but I am sure that Shatner has the original idea and key elements of the story, the Reeves Stevens couple helped with their experience as proper novelists with experience in the field Also, this wasn t the first rodeo of Bill Shatner, since he did his Tek War book series, years ago Further, in the Star Trek universe he did a previous novel too, and after this one, he has made several others, even this novels are called Shatnerverse in Star Trek since the fact that James T Kirk is alive again but in the 24th Century is kinda not mentioned in the other Expanded Universe novels of the franchise, BUT they also didn t contradict it.Shatner as written too some biographies and recently 2016 he wrote yet another sci fi novel, sure, always it s mentioned some collaborator writers, but againIt s like George Lucas when he wrote the original first Star Wars novel that later Alan Dean Foster got credit by the work, no one can deny that Lucas did the main plot, but he didn t the time and proper education as novelist writer to sit for months and do the field work So, Alan Dean Foster got into the formula The same with the novelization of Star Trek The Motion Picture that it s credited only to Gene Roddenberry but I m sure that Alan Dean Foster helped him with the construction of the proper book So, what is the point to diminish the merit of William Shatner if he actually wrote or not the novel He is Kirk And you re reading a novel about Kirk, written by William Shatner Enjoy it Don t question it Just enjoy it HEROES FALL, HEROES RISE AGAIN Now, getting over with that.I want to comment my personal experience with the book.I read it in an important moment in my life 1997 At that moment, my grandfather from my mother s side of the family passed away In the process of the wake, I wasn t in the mood of being too chatty, so I focused in the reading of the novel And I don t know, I guess that being reading a novel about a hero of the past, that died saving lives and returning from the death, helped me in some way to embrace in a better way the idea of that my grandfather was dead The book helped at that moment of not being sad about death, but celebrating life, even if that life passed away UNHOLY ALLIANCE Commenting about the actual bookIt has an impressive and irresistible premise The events are set after the film Generations, where Captain James T Kirk died in the 24th Century while helping Captain Jean Luc Picard to save a whole civilization of an alien world The United Federation of Planets lost a hero, again, since Kirk was considered dead when he disappeared in the 23rd Century while saving the Enterprise B on its maiden voyage in the middle of a rescue mission.He didn t die then, but got trapped in the Nexus, a strange dimension where time is meaningless and where you can be happy forever, if you let it happens.Captain Picard got trapped in the nexus too, but in the 24th Century, but since time has no meaning there, Picard found Kirk and asked him to help him against Dr Soran Kirk was a hero once againand he fell, now for real.But true heroes never dieThe Borg Collective and the Romulan Star Empire plot against the greatest threat that both powers ever faced Captain Jean Luc Picard And they are choosing an unique weapon to kill him These two powers are forming an unholly alliance to resurrect Captain James T Kirk, submiting him to brainwash and ordering him to murder Picard If with this I can t convince you to read this book, I don t know what will do Due the events of this adventure are between Generations and First Contact, there isn t a starship Enterprise on active status, but I can assure that this is one of the best adventures that you will ever read, where Shatner really know how to use the full potential of an unified Star Trek universe.Since you will have characters from Deep Space Nine, The Next Generation and The Original Series and in a certain way that I won t spoil in detail, you can count that Voyager isn t left out of the party.And you can bet that they indeed willboldly go where no one has gone before Kirk Lives


  2. Bones Rodriguez Bones Rodriguez says:

    I can t help it I LOVE this book.There will be many of the Redshirt Star Trekkers who hate this book because Shatner wrote it, or because it elevates Kirk into almost super human status, or just because every character in both TOS and TNG is in it.But that s why I LOVE THIS book.This is one of my all time favorite STAR TREK experiences I have told many people that if they read it and don t enjoy it, that I would buy it from them I have read it three times, and writing this review makes me I can t help it I LOVE this book.There will be many of the Redshirt Star Trekkers who hate this book because Shatner wrote it, or because it elevates Kirk into almost super human status, or just because every character in both TOS and TNG is in it.But that s why I LOVE THIS book.This is one of my all time favorite STAR TREK experiences I have told many people that if they read it and don t enjoy it, that I would buy it from them I have read it three times, and writing this review makes me want to read it again.I WISH they could make this into a movie, and maybe sometimes in the future, technology permitting, somebody will.PUH LEEZE read this book


  3. Andy Andy says:

    Great story with some of fictions greatest characters The chemistry that has worked so well on screen and in book form has been captured here once again Honestly, I could probably read or watch Spock and Kirk talk to each other about the most trivial of things, so this book was a wonderful retreat I m not a Trekkie, but I have a undying admiration for the original series characters and the mythology they spawned If you re just a fan in passing or a die hard Star Fleet academy alumni, you s Great story with some of fictions greatest characters The chemistry that has worked so well on screen and in book form has been captured here once again Honestly, I could probably read or watch Spock and Kirk talk to each other about the most trivial of things, so this book was a wonderful retreat I m not a Trekkie, but I have a undying admiration for the original series characters and the mythology they spawned If you re just a fan in passing or a die hard Star Fleet academy alumni, you should enjoy this story that not only features all the bells a whistles of the Trek universe, but also the interaction between some of science fictions most iconic characters


  4. Michael Michael says:

    This is the second in a series of six books actually, two trilogies This series was my introduction to Star Trek novels, and I very much enjoyed these books I actually read them out of order by mistake, and then re read the whole thing in the correct order Good stuff for the avid Trek fan Note if you think Shatner really wrote these books, you don t know much about publishing His ghost writers, the Reeves Stevenses, deserve the kudos here.


  5. Jamie Jamie says:

    A lot of action and big, bold ideas here, but there s too much going on, much of it just too fantastical Shatner s audio narration is hurried and one dimensional, plus he mispronounces some Trek terminology to the extent that even I can recognize On a positive note, if you always wanted to witness Kirk and Picard get into a fist fight, or see Kirk literally try to slap some sense into Picard, this is the book for that I don t know, I think I read these Star Trek booksfor the depth they A lot of action and big, bold ideas here, but there s too much going on, much of it just too fantastical Shatner s audio narration is hurried and one dimensional, plus he mispronounces some Trek terminology to the extent that even I can recognize On a positive note, if you always wanted to witness Kirk and Picard get into a fist fight, or see Kirk literally try to slap some sense into Picard, this is the book for that I don t know, I think I read these Star Trek booksfor the depth they can paint around some of the characters and personal relationshipsthan for any action or excitement, and on that front this book falls pretty flat


  6. Sean Randall Sean Randall says:

    Geordi, I have frozen my eyelids together I am such a failure that hasn t happened in the other 11 trek titles I ve read in the last few months this was Data, of course, and I must say the post Generations setting of this novel explored some of the consequences of the movie fairly well It is fascinating to note that Shatner s screen time as Captain Kirk was supposedly quite difficult for the other actors, and yet his novel characterises certain characters particularly effectively Data and Geordi, I have frozen my eyelids together I am such a failure that hasn t happened in the other 11 trek titles I ve read in the last few months this was Data, of course, and I must say the post Generations setting of this novel explored some of the consequences of the movie fairly well It is fascinating to note that Shatner s screen time as Captain Kirk was supposedly quite difficult for the other actors, and yet his novel characterises certain characters particularly effectively Data and Worf are explored well, I feel riker and some of the others a little less It s still very much a Kirk novel, although there are indications that the ego has, if not diminished, made room for the new centuries characters I m very familiar with your early exploits and adventures with your Captain, But surely you of all people can understand that the dead cannot return to life There appear to be some of my exploits and adventures with which you are not familiar Spock and Riker don t hit it off in the slightest, but I suppose some antitheses are to be expected One area at which this novel excels is the plucking out of historical events and fitting them in This snatch of dialog clearly refers to Spock s tangle with the Genesis planet, for instance much of Kirk s history is brought up in one way or another not extensively or in any sort of overblown way, but in an aid to recall and with deft handling so we never feel weighed down by history What s impossible to miss is the fact that despite Kirk supposedly died, he s back in action and raring to go Mr Data, put us on a collision course with the Borg ship I would like you to pull out at two seconds before collision Yes, sir I believe I would like that as well There s humour aplenty and action enough for anyone, and if we accept the postulate that Kirk had to come back to make this novel and the subsequent stories work, this is a brilliant read For those who feel Kirk s time is up, this may be a little on the sickly side Kirk is portrayed as an excellent combatant, deceiver, computer operator and pilot and it is perhaps a stretch, even for the inviolable kirk fans, that he s mastered decades of technological advancement in what is realistically no time at all Nevertheless, the captain had a reputation to uphold and there s no getting around the fact that this is extremely well written, easy to read and pleasing to boot The spirit of this book can be summed up quite well, by a passage on page 116 relating to Captain Picard and his forced interaction with the Borg To conclude this review, it reads Above him, a starship was in danger Around him, Starfleet personnel looked to him for leadership And on the thousand worlds of the Federation, an interstellar civilization unmatched in history teetered on the brink of extinction, to be saved or destroyed by what a single individual would accomplish in the next few minutes and hours In the middle of action, there was no room for doubt He could not afford it or allow it He was a starship captain It was time to make a difference


  7. Hidekisohma Hidekisohma says:

    There is only one word to describe this book LOVE First off, Star Trek Generations was one of the most garbagiest things to ever garbage Not only did it make no sense, but it killed off one of the best characters in fiction Then, in response to this, Shatner writes his own book about how Kirk comes back And it is just as fantastic as you think it would be The Borg and the Romulans team up to bring Kirk back to life so that he can beat up Picard It s awesome.Another great thing about this There is only one word to describe this book LOVE First off, Star Trek Generations was one of the most garbagiest things to ever garbage Not only did it make no sense, but it killed off one of the best characters in fiction Then, in response to this, Shatner writes his own book about how Kirk comes back And it is just as fantastic as you think it would be The Borg and the Romulans team up to bring Kirk back to life so that he can beat up Picard It s awesome.Another great thing about this book is that since they didn t have to get the actors, the cast is all there Spock, McCoy, Scottie, and Kirk are all in it alongside the TNG crew It pretty much writes itself I have never breathed in relieffrom reading a book ever in my life As far is I am concerned, this is the canon If Shatner says Kirk is alive, I think he would know better than anyone if he was.However this wasn t just a good book for the subject matter, it also reads extremely well It s not insanely long, and it flows in a way that makes it easy to understand without too much technobabble thrown at you It s great to see Kirk up and about again and I would recommend this not just to any Kirk fan, but to anyone who likes Star Trek in general 5 out of 5


  8. Cherie Cherie says:

    I cannot even think what I think I m speachless I really need to stop writing I loved it , but it is the only thing I can make my fingers type.To say that this story had everything would be a gross understatement Yeah, I know, impossible, but true No Tholians showed up, but I think they were mentioned Everyone else showed up though.Made me want to have a month long Star Trek bender Oh, I am already Live long and prosper and read this book if you want to meet just about everyone again.


  9. Dale Dale says:

    It s Star Trek It s William Shatner What More Can You Ask For Published by Simon Schuster Audio in 1996.AbridgedThe audiobook lasts about 3 hours and is read by William Shatner, who is also one of the authors.I admit, I picked Star Trek The Return on a whim the fact that it was read by Shatner himself was a big plus Shatner is nothing, if not interesting His book is much like the man himself at least his well known public persona lots of action, bluster, bravado, noise and Shat It s Star Trek It s William Shatner What More Can You Ask For Published by Simon Schuster Audio in 1996.AbridgedThe audiobook lasts about 3 hours and is read by William Shatner, who is also one of the authors.I admit, I picked Star Trek The Return on a whim the fact that it was read by Shatner himself was a big plus Shatner is nothing, if not interesting His book is much like the man himself at least his well known public persona lots of action, bluster, bravado, noise and Shatner s well known and unique speaking style.This book takes place immediately after the events of the Star Trek Generations movie If you haven t seen the movie lately, don t fret Shatner uses it as a launching point only and goes on his own wayReadat


  10. Michael T Bradley Michael T Bradley says:

    OK, so here s where everything gets silly As I m sure most people know, this is the book where they reveal the V ger Borg connection I m TOTALLY fine with that it makes so much sense I don t know why none of the televised filmed stuff hasn t dealt with it But everything else about this novel is just total fan wank It s like, oh, look, Kirk s in the future now he s been brought back to life Well, even if he is being mind controlled or whatever, let s have him run into all his old friends OK, so here s where everything gets silly As I m sure most people know, this is the book where they reveal the V ger Borg connection I m TOTALLY fine with that it makes so much sense I don t know why none of the televised filmed stuff hasn t dealt with it But everything else about this novel is just total fan wank It s like, oh, look, Kirk s in the future now he s been brought back to life Well, even if he is being mind controlled or whatever, let s have him run into all his old friends This plays out like the Star Wars Ewok Christmas special, where you get to meet THIS SEASON S CBS lineup of stars It s just eyeroll after eyeroll as everyone and everything gets name checked and Kirk is made out to be the stuff of legend.Yeesh Done with the Shatner novels, I think


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The Return❰Ebook❯ ➠ The Return Author William Shatner – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The Borg and Romulan Empires have joined forces against the United Federation of Planets and their ultimate weapon is James T Kirk, resurrected by a mysterious alien science to destroy the Borg s hate The Borg and Romulan Empires have joined forces against the United Federation of Planets and their ultimate weapon is James T Kirk, resurrected by a mysterious alien science to destroy the Borg s hated enemy Jean Luc Picard, captain of the starshipEnterprise.


About the Author: William Shatner

William Shatner is the author of nine Star Trek novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ashes of Eden and The Return He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Get a Life and I m Working on That In addition to his role as Captain James T Kirk, he stars as Denny Crane in the hit television series from David E Kelley, Boston Legal a role for which he has won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.