01 December 2007

Archival Review: Star Trek: Corps of Engineers: Grand Designs by Dave Galanter, Allyn Gibson, Kevin Killiany, Paul Kupperberg, David Mack, and Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore

Trade paperback, 640 pages
Published 2007 (content: 2004)
Acquired August 2007
Read November 2007
Star Trek: Corps of Engineers: Grand Designs
by Dave Galanter, Allyn Gibson, Kevin Killiany, Paul Kupperberg, David Mack, and Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore

This collection only holds six S.C.E. stories (probably because Kevin Killiany writes so much), but that's all right-- includes three of my favorites.  Ring Around the Sky by Allyn Gibson is a beautiful look into new character Mor glasch Tev, Orphans by Kevin Killiany is a distinctively-written tale feature Klingon engineers (who have disappointingly not yet returned), and Sargasso Sector by Paul Kupperberg is just plain fun.  And this time around, I enjoyed the other three stories more so than I remember previously, making this quite possibly the best stretch of S.C.E. stories in the series's existence-- the events of Wildfire certainly paid off in spades from a storytelling perspective, as its ramifications inform almost all of the tales in this volume.

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