Transporters suck in Kirk, Chekov and an arrogant scientist, Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 1998. First read this book in 1993 when it came out. Meanwhile, Spock puts everything together instantly and Doctor McCoy goes full curmudgeon. Very bigoted, xenophobic, warlike crab like beings that no longer exist. Please try again. Simon and Schuster Audioworks That's right, you become a giant crustacean, complete with pincers, carapace and claws. Open the new world and you should find it has become your old world. They communicate by Morse Code sometimes. While exploring the ruins of an ancient civilization on the uninhabited planet of Careta IV, the crew of the Enterprise discovers windows to a strange alien environment.\"@, Export to EndNote / Reference Manager(non-Latin), http:\/\/\/oclc\/28140785>. are not only transported to another world but transformed into the likeness of that planet's former inhabitants...basically space lobsters. I looked at cover, the dinasaur I was sure was on cover is now gone and I am left with second half of book thinking "TOS did this before Voyager!". Also the aliens are not the nicest creatures in the galaxy. These crabs had the strange idea that they were the only intelligent species in the galaxy and therefore had the right to kill everybody else. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. 0 with reviews - Be the first. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. The E-mail message field is required. Publication information The next 200 pages is filled with Kirk learning how to use his lobster body and Spock trying to rescue the missing. What makes it really a stretch of the imagination isn't this bit of legerdemain, but the fact that the Kh!lict were a race of giant CRABS. A very technical Trek. But, they are not really very well developed. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. . I'm a Trekkie fan from way back when, especially of the original series with Captain Kirk and company. There's a problem loading this menu right now. To use this feature, sign in to your device with a Microsoft account and make sure you're an administrator on it. Part of me does wish this was an episode of any generation at some point - it might not have been one of the best episodes, but the visuals to actually see it would have been interesting, and not just the alien bodies that the couple of crew members inhabited, but also how Kirk figured out how to communicate with Spock, since that was a very visual thing as well. June 1993 2.1 Characters; 2.2 Starships and vehicles; 2.3 Locations; 2.4 Races and cultures; 2.5 States and organizations; 2.6 Science and … One of my favorite original Star Trek books. But their technology (hundreds of millenia ago) was greater than anything the Federation has ever seen before! The archaeological team and landing parties beam down and almost immediately the world feels "wrong" but no one can explain why. The bestselling Star Trek juggernaut rolls on with the 10th hardcover based on the phenomenally popular TV series and its spinoffs, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine . I admit to judging this book by its cover as I thought that the windows must have belonged to a mysterious race called the Iconians...but I was wrong to do so. Start by marking “Windows on a Lost World” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. You can easily create a free account. Definitely one for the fans's awesome! Find all the books, read about the author, and more. While exploring the ruins of an ancient civilization on the uninhabited planet of Careta IV, the crew of the Enterprise discovers windows to a strange alien environment.