Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Book Review: Metamorphosis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Jean Lorrah

Metamorphosis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Jean Lorrah
Rating: 3/5

The first "Giant Novel" in The Next Generation series, this book takes us on a journey where the android Data becomes human. I mean, literally human. This isn't a spoiler because the book sets up this notion from page one where Dr. Pulaski is goading everyone about how non-human Data truly is... but never fear, Data takes it all in stride with most of his friends taking the brunt of her offensive words (androids have feelings too Pulaski).

The novel starts well and I was intrigued about the alien world the Enterprise was sent to investigate, but after Data becomes human my mind started to wander. I don't want to give too much away, but I will say a human Data is an angsty Data.

I was expecting a steller novel since Jean Lorrah wrote one of my favorite TNG novels, Survivors (a Tasha Yar back-story, which I highly recommend) but this one kind of ran out of steam towards the end. With the steam running out it was still a pretty good novel, which I recommend if you're a Data fan.

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