When I was an eight-year-old girl, my mom forced me to watch Operation: Annihilate! Since then I’ve been obsessed with Star Trek. Not too long after discovering the greatest TV show ever, I found out there were novels! So there I was, in Grade Four, fervently reading about Captain Kirk’s adventures while my classmates were reading Goosebumps by R.L. Stine.
When I saw Miasma appear on NetGalley, I was thrilled to get a chance to read this enovella as it’s been quite a while since I last read a Star Trek story.
Miasma takes place post Star Trek V: The Final Frontier with Kirk and crew on a routine mission transporting a group of diplomats. On the way, Uhura picks up a looped transmission in an unknown language from a nearby planet, but due to the planet’s dense atmosphere they cannot scan to determine if this is a distress call or a warning. So they send an away team to investigate, but of course it’s never that easy.
Since this was a novella, the plot was short and concise and had no unnecessary subplots. It actually felt very much like an original series Star Trek episode. Greg Cox was able to keep everyone in character – I had no trouble picturing Nimoy, Shatner, and Kelley in the situations and the dialogue matched up well to each character.
Despite having read numerous Star Trek novels, I haven’t actually read any of Greg Cox’s stories. I do have a number of his books on my To Read list so I will definitely be bumping them up a few notches now that I know he can write a competent Star Trek novel.
At just under 100 pages, Miasma is a perfect quick afternoon read for any Star Trek TOS fan!
Unfortunately physical copies aren’t available since Miasma is is only sold as an ebook. You should pick up your own copy! (Amazon Kindle)
I received a copy of Miasma from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.