Search Results: "William Shatner"


BOOK REVIEW

IN ALIEN HANDS by William Shatner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Agreeably inventive, well plotted, interestingly peopled, deftly paced and controlled: a quantum leap ahead for Shatner, following the abysmal Man O'War (1996)."
Second installment in a new series (Delta Search, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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MAN O' WAR by William Shatner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 16, 1996

"As for the rest, Shatner will have to do better than stock situations, hackneyed plotting, and such ludicrous Trekkisms as spaceships with built-in gravity and instantaneous communications between Mars and Earth."
First of a new cycle from the author of the interminable Tek series, this set in the mid-21st century and featuring grumpy fiftysomething career diplomat Benton Hawkes. Read full book review >

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STEP INTO CHAOS by William Shatner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Gripping, scientifically lucid space adventure, told in a terse, snazzy style with plenty of cliff-hanging incidents: overall, much the best of the various series (Star Treks; the sleuthing Tek yarns; the grumpy-but-lovable diplomat Benton Hawkes novels) appearing under the Shatner letterhead."
Third in the Quest for Tomorrow novels (In Alien Hands, 1997) and, logically, a wrap, though the publishers continue to bill it as a series. Read full book review >

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TEKLAB by William Shatner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 11, 1991

"If this is where Shatner's writing career is headed, one wishes he would return to TV."
This third futuristic crime adventure by Star Trek's Shatner (TekWar, 1989; TekLords, p. 571) displays the same cardboard characterization, predictable plotting, and lackluster prose as before. Read full book review >

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TEK SECRET by William Shatner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"The Tek telemovie reportedly in the works should help, too."
Fifth in the series (Tek Vengeance, 1992, etc.) featuring private detective Jake Cardigan and his sidekick Sid Gomez. Read full book review >

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TEKLORDS by William Shatner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 1991

"Okay for existing fans, but won't win many new converts."
Sequel to Shatner's promising debut, Tekwar (1989), now apparently having mutated into a series, with familiar ingredients: hard-boiled p.i. Read full book review >

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THE LAW OF WAR by William Shatner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1998

"Still, it's a blend the fans seem to relish."
Second outing for grumpy fiftysomething diplomat Benton Hawkes (Man O—War, 1996), who, to his disgust, is now prime minister of Mars, a planet he hates . . . or thought he did. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE STARS by William Shatner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Stick with Shatner's latest interminable series and you'll find out - probably - eventually…."
($24.00; Feb.; 240 pp.; 0-06-105118-7): What can possibly beat space hero Jim Endicott's previous adventures? Read full book review >

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TEK VENGEANCE by William Shatner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 5, 1993

"And the upshot—cozy, comfortable, flaws and all—is the best since the series began."
A fourth case for Shatner's private detective duo, Jake Cardigan and Sid Gomez, pursuers of the evil international dealers of Tek, a mind-blowing electronic ``drug'' (Teklab, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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SHADOW PLANET by William Shatner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"Dialogue that's flat when it's not laughable and lengthy stretches of lazy nonplotting make for an unrewarding slog."
Young gang-members highjack an alien spacecraft and light out for parts unknown in the latest Quest for Tomorrow installment (Beyond the Stars, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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ZERO-G by William Shatner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Zero stars."
A near-future spy thriller set in space from Star Trek's Shatner (Leonard, 2016, etc.) and prolific co-writer Rovin (The Sound of Seas, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

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STAR TREK MEMORIES by William Shatner
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"Today, Star Trek prospers, and so will this memoir- -most probably at warp speed. (``Over 130 never-before-seen photographs''—not seen)"
Finally, the Captain's Log that a zillion Trekkers have been waiting for. Read full book review >