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New Frontier was the first Star Trek tie-in fiction property not to be based on a television series. The series was created by John J. Ordover. The novels explore life aboard the Excalibur, commanded by Capt.

Star Trek: New Frontier is the father of the modern Star Trek Expanded Universe. New Frontier changed that by providing a self-contained universe written entirely by Peter David, carrying the consequences from one story to the next. Much like Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy created the modern Star Wars Expanded Universe, so did Peter David's adventures of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the . S Excalibur create the foundations on which all others would follow. For over fifteen years, the adventures of Captain Calhoun have entertained fans of Star Trek and created a bedrock to let publishers know fans were willing to follow original characters into the void.

Star Trek: New Frontier novels by Peter David. POCKET BOOKS, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

Star Trek: New Frontier is a series chronicling the adventures of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the USS Excalibur. Created by Peter David in 1997, it was the first Star Trek book series to prominently feature characters created directly for print rather than for the screen.

Praise for Peter David and Star Trek: New Frontier® Peter David mixes wry humo. ith tense dram. .His narrative is populated by a vast array of previously minor characters from the screen. Praise for Peter David and. Star Trek: New Frontier®. Peter David mixes wry humo.narrative is populated by a vast array of previously minor characters from the screen incarnations of Star Trek, all vividly fleshed out into well-rounded personalities. Peter David is the best Star Trek novelist around. A new Star Trek novel by Peter David is always a good bet. -SF Site.

Star Trek: New Frontier is a Star Trek novel series created by John J. Ordover and Peter David and published by Pocket Books

Star Trek: New Frontier is a Star Trek novel series created by John J. Ordover and Peter David and published by Pocket Books. The idea behind it was to create a Star Trek book series with its own continuity and not one that is purely a reaction to the television shows. Nearly every story of the series is written by series co-creator Peter David. According to David "The basic concept was John Ordover's, as was the notion of using several already existing characters. I fleshed out the concept and created the original characters.

From the universe of Star Trek The Next Generation® Peter David's bestselling novels of Star Trek: New Frontier have been a genuine publishing phenomenon. Now the series hits a new landmark with the first original hardcover to chronicle the adventures of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the valiant crew of the . But the latest chapter begins with the future of Calhoun and his mission very much in doub.The Excalibur has been destroyed, the victim of insidious sabotage.

New Frontier was the first Star Trek tie-in fiction property not to be based on a television series.

Recommended by Jean-Luc Picard, Captain Mackenzie Calhoun takes command of the U.S.S. Excalibur, manned by a crew that includes members from Star Trek: The Next Generation, for a daring voyage.

Comments: (7)

Leceri
I want to clarify something, while I write this review. I chose the stars based on the quality of the product, not the story. I adore the storyline of the New Frontier universe. I always have. I started reading them when I was a preteen, and have just started reading them again as an adult. So please, do not, even for a second believe that these stories are not worth your time.

Now, why I gave it one star. The kindle version of this book was so badly riddled with typos, and formatting errors that I was constantly getting pulled out of the story and having to report the errors to Amazon. I will admit I didn't have to pay much for this book, but that doesn't excuse that it seems to have been proofread by a half blind person, in a badly lit room, while they were drunk. I actually lost count of how many times the word Thallonian was misspelled as Thai-ionian. Then you have four, or five words at the beginning of a chapter all squashed together as one really long, nonsense word, or the word Thal, the capital city of Thallon, spelled as Thai. It's ridiculous. Please, do yourself the favor, just buy the physical books, separately, and read them the way I did when I was a kid. At least then the spelling, and formatting might have a better chance of being correct.
Fhois
This book is a compilation of the first four books in the New Frontier series (House of Cards, Into the Void, The Two-Front War, and End Game). The story is set around the year 2373, shortly after the events of the movie Star Trek: First Contact. This series focuses on the exploits of a new ship and crew and isn't based on any of the previous TV shows.

The story focuses on the crew of the USS Excalibur, an Ambassador class starship (the same class as the Enterprise-C). As such it is far from the latest or greatest ship in Starfleet. The ship is crewed by a mix of original characters and a few returning from minor roles in the TV series.

The star of the book is easily Captain Mackenzie Calhoun, an original character whose origins and command style differ sharply from any other captains in the series. In his youth Calhoun was from a primitive planet that had been conquered by an alien empire. He rose up and became the leader of a rebellion that freed his planet and then fueled by a vision joined Starfleet. He is impulsive and rough around the edges, willing to go toe to toe with anyone that challenges him. Honestly his character is a breath of fresh air when compared to the overly smug and stuffy characters who usually appear in Star Trek.

The story begins with the collapse of the Thallonian Empire. With the region plunging into chaos the Federation decides to send the USS Excalibur in to gather information and provide humanitarian assistance. In this first round of exploring they come across treachery and political intrigue as the Danteri, a member world of the Federation, starts trying to gain influence over the region.

Overall this compilation book has its ups and downs. The crew of the Excalibur are generally entertaining to read, although at times they seem to be running down the usual list of Star Trek clichés. With two vulcans on the crew we are treated to most of the usual jokes and cliches right off the bat. The security chief Zak Kebron feels almost cartoonish at times with him having the strength to manhandle men with ease, shrug off phaser hits, and hold his breath for over twenty minutes at a time.

Several old one episode TNG characters return in new positions and are a welcome sight. The one most fans will remember is Commander Shelby from "Best of Both Worlds" who is the Excalibur's first officer. Although in comparison, Edward Jellico from the TNG two parter "Chain of Command" is treated rather poorly. In the episode where he appeared he was a generally sociable and friendly person whose greatest sin was ruffling Riker's feathers. In this story however he is treated as a generally horrible person with multiple characters taking jabs at him. The most jarring moment for me came during the brief cameo of Picard and the crew of the Enterprise. Their portrayal felt extremely out of character, with them seeming almost bitter and hostile towards one another.

Perhaps the books biggest flaw is the pacing of the story. Despite being a compilation of four books, each individual book is rather short, with the total only coming in around 600 pages altogether. The first two books in this set are rather slow and uneventful, serving primarily to introduce the new cast and setting. The story doesn't start to pick up until the later half of the third book, with things finally kicking into full gear in the fourth book. If I had read these books individually I probably wouldn't have made it beyond the first book in the set.

Once things get going they are fun and entertaining, although the ending kind of came out of left field and didn't seem to serve much purpose at this point. The resolves enough of the current plot threads to make for a satisfying ending, while still leaving enough to let the series continue forward. Overall it is a decent start to an original spinoff.
Kagaramar
Star Trek: New Frontier is the father of the modern Star Trek Expanded Universe. Much like Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy created the modern Star Wars Expanded Universe, so did Peter David's adventures of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the U.S.S Excalibur create the foundations on which all others would follow.

Star Trek fiction existed before this massive multi-book series, existed in books by the hundreds in-fact, but it was continuity-less and insubstantial as a cloud to the greater universe. I hesitate to use the word licensed fan fiction, because some of it was really good, but that's how Paramount viewed it. Flattering, fun to read, but lacking in consistency and unimportant in the grand scheme of things.

New Frontier changed that by providing a self-contained universe written entirely by Peter David, carrying the consequences from one story to the next. For over fifteen years, the adventures of Captain Calhoun have entertained fans of Star Trek and created a bedrock to let publishers know fans were willing to follow original characters into the void.

With the obliteration of planet Vulcan by Nero, the old universe now exists entirely within text (and in Star Trek Online) so the importance of Star Trek fiction can't be understated. So, what better way to celebrate my love of Star Trek fiction than to discuss the Star Trek: New Frontier universe with its first four volumes collected neatly into this omnibus.

So what do I have to say about this series, now that I've talked it up for about four paragraphs?

It is very-very silly.

No, seriously, that's what you should understand before you pick up this volume and read a word of it. Peter David is a comic book writer, one of my favorite if not my favorite, and I mean that in both tenses of the word. The adventures of Captain Calhoun and his wacky crew trump the Original Series in terms of ridiculousness, are often prone to comedy skits, and include a race of Ewok-shaped evil wizards. If the idea of a planet-sized egg for a being not-too-dissimilar to the Phoenix from the X-men comics offends you, this may not be the series for you.

The strange thing is, New Frontier is still capable of generating drama and pathos despite its occasional verges into utter insanity. I care about the characters of the U.S.S. Excalibur more than I care about a lot of fictional characters. The death of billions during the Star Trek Destiny series affected me less than than the loss of some crew members here. This is definitely a book series where your mileage may vary but I recommend checking them out just in case.

Now that I've discussed the series as a whole to death, I'll mention the omnibus itself. The premise for New Frontier is brilliance in itself and I've replicated it a dozen times for my tabletop Star Trek games. A big Romulan Empire-sized territory called the Thallonian Empire has collapsed, leaving dozens of star systems anarchic and without leadership.

The Federation, fearing a humanitarian crisis on an epic scale, sends a lone starship into the chaos to patch things up. It is captained by the second most renegade/rules-ignoring Captain in Starfleet history (the most being Chris Pine's Captain Kirk).

Captain Mackenzie Calhoun is a former planetary warlord who joined Starfleet after liberating his planet from oppressive alien rule. He's also spent the past six years on undercover assignments for Admiral Nechayev, doing the sorts of things Section 31 would do if it had been invented yet out-of-universe.

His crew is a similar collection of misfits including straight woman Shelby from "The Best of Both Worlds", Robin Lefler (Wesley's girlfriend played by Ashley Judd), a hermaphrodite alien engineer, one-off TNG character Selar, an exiled alien dictator, and the cast from Peter David's Starfleet Academy books. It's not the sort of cast which immediately excites you but the way they interact is delightful. Assuming, you know, you throw out all sense that Starfleet has any discipline whatsoever.

The first four books aren't perfect. I'm not too fond of the way that Shelby conducts herself around Calhoun, I think Burgoyne (the hermaphrodite engineer) treats Selar in a manner dangerously close to sexual harassment, and the best moments for our captain are usually when his brother is humiliating him. Despite this, the humor and sense of adventure is nearly beyond compare in the EU. Check them out, I suspect you'll find them well worth it.

9/10
New Frontier (Star Trek New Frontier) download epub
Science Fiction
Author: Peter David
ISBN: 0671019783
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Star Trek; F First Edition edition (February 1, 1998)
Pages: 694 pages