Renaissance



⚣ [PDF] ✅ Renaissance By Peter David ✰ – E17streets4all.co.uk The ship is only a memory, but the drama unfoldsThe USS Excalibur has been obliterated Its captain, Mackenzie Calhoun is gone Now the surviving crew members are dispersed throughout the galaxy, seekin The ship is only a memory, but the drama unfoldsThe USS Excalibur has been obliterated Its captain, Mackenzie Calhoun is gone Now the surviving crew members are dispersed throughout the galaxy, seeking to forge new lives in the wake of the Excalibur s destruction For Dr Selar, the ship s former medical officer, that means facing a very personal crisisFollowing the birth of her child, the Vulcan doctor returned to her homeworld, determined to raise the child exclusively in the way of logic But the child s father, the Hermat Lieutenant Commander Burgoyne, has hir own views regarding their offspring s future, and s he intends to fight for hir paternal rights, even if it means appealing to the highest authorities of two worlds Elsewhere in the Alpha Quadrant, Lieutenant Robin Lefler and her enigmatic mother travel to the pleasure planet Risa where they encounter a genuine Starfleet legend.Renaissance

aka David PetersPeter Allen David often abbreviated PAD is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels David often jokingly describes his occupation as Writer of Stuff David is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real world issues with humor and references to popular culture He also uses metafiction frequently, usually to humorous effect, as in his work on the comic book Young Justice.

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    Mass Market Paperback Á Renaissance PDF ò former medical officer, that means facing a very personal crisisFollowing the birth of her child, the Vulcan doctor returned to her homeworld, determined to raise the child exclusively in the way of logic But the child s father, the Hermat Lieutenant Commander Burgoyne, has hir own views regarding their offspring s future, and s he intends to fight for hir paternal rights, even if it means appealing to the highest authorities of two worlds Elsewhere in the Alpha Quadrant, Lieutenant Robin Lefler and her enigmatic mother travel to the pleasure planet Risa where they encounter a genuine Starfleet legend."/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 270 pages
  • Renaissance
  • Peter David
  • English
  • 06 August 2017
  • 0671042394

10 thoughts on “Renaissance

  1. says:

    This trilogy is rather entertaining I can t wait to see what happens in the conclusion.

  2. says:

    I have a love hate relationship with Peter David s bookI love them so much that I can read them in one sitting, but I hate that they have to come to end Such is the case with the new addition to the New Frontier series itself the second portion of a trilogy that won t be completed until November thankfully it s not a year otherwise I d have to be seriously upset with Pocket Books The storyline continues to follow the crew after the destruction of the Excaliber There are only two plotlin I have a love hate relationship with Peter David s bookI love them so much that I can read them in one sitting, but I hate that they have to come to end Such is the case with the new addition to the New Frontier series itself the second portion of a trilogy that won t be completed until November thankfully it s not a year otherwise I d have to be seriously upset with Pocket Books The storyline continues to follow the crew after the destruction of the Excaliber There are only two plotlines going this time around The first finds Selar and Burgy battling literally and figuratively for the future of their son The other features the mother daughter team of Robin Lefler and her mother, Morgan Of the two, the vacation that Robin and Morgan takes seem thelightweight of the two until the final fifty pages when David pulls the rug out from under the reader to say too much would, honestly, ruin the fun.David pays homage to the history of Trek by bringing in old characters from the past and actually making them useful to the story The characters aren t just there for shock value but actually contribute to the plot Especially nice is a chance to catch up with David s vision of how Scotty might turn out, trapped in the 24th century, many years after his time.This is an enjoyable and fun novel to read The final 50 pages are staggering in that they take some disparaging threads together and serve as the jumping off point for the final leg of the trilogy in which we will hopefully find out the fate of Captain Calhoun I don t think for an instance he s dead and what really happened to the Excaliber we re told how the ship was destroyed here and it s truly a wonderful moment of revelation.Staggering and superb, this series only gets better and better And it only makes waiting until November that much harder

  3. says:

    This is the second of the Excalibur sub trilogy which follows various characters after the destruction of the USS Excalibur This volume focused primarily on Burgoyne 172, Selar, Robin Lefler, and her mother Morgan.Burgoyne and Selar s plot was the major focus, and the biggest reason why I rated this lower than the other books in this series, as they re my two least favorite characters of the crew It s annoying to see two otherwise competent characters acting so dumbly with each other At least This is the second of the Excalibur sub trilogy which follows various characters after the destruction of the USS Excalibur This volume focused primarily on Burgoyne 172, Selar, Robin Lefler, and her mother Morgan.Burgoyne and Selar s plot was the major focus, and the biggest reason why I rated this lower than the other books in this series, as they re my two least favorite characters of the crew It s annoying to see two otherwise competent characters acting so dumbly with each other At least it s resolved now for future books One thing I really don t like about Burgoyne s general characterization in this series is how Peter David often portrays hir as an object of ridicule in some ways The elder Vulcan T Pau also purposely misgenders Burgoyne, too, so that s really annoying There are a lot of issues with Vulcans in Star Trek, and I don t think they re properly treated with here There s also a lot of haha gay type humor that was probably a thing in the 90s but rather fall flat in the year 2020 even if Peter David writes a sympathetic gay Vulcan in this one.The other plot follows Robin and Morgan to a vacation on Risa, and it just ends up as a rather vapid storyline Robin and Morgan are great characters, but they re usually better with the rest of the Excalibur crew, not each other.And the plotline left hanging by Si Cwan in the previous book gets touched upon here, only to end in a cliffhanger yet again Here s hoping the author finishes off this story strongly and I m really missing Captain Calhoun s presence right now

  4. says:

    I knew I was going to hate this book, and I was right I flinched the entire way through it.Though there s a subplot with Morgan Robin dull nothing that you can t get from a rerun of Reba, sadly and a subplot with Si Cwan meh might be leading somewhere interesting , this book is mostly about Burgoyne Selar s custody battle over their child.Here s the thing There are some interesting concepts brought up here, and some fun little almost twists Selar s brother s character part in t I knew I was going to hate this book, and I was right I flinched the entire way through it.Though there s a subplot with Morgan Robin dull nothing that you can t get from a rerun of Reba, sadly and a subplot with Si Cwan meh might be leading somewhere interesting , this book is mostly about Burgoyne Selar s custody battle over their child.Here s the thing There are some interesting concepts brought up here, and some fun little almost twists Selar s brother s character part in the overall scheme could have been so muchinteresting , but through the whole thing I knew PAD was going to give it a shitty, expected ending And he did UGH It just Peter, you re better than this Anyway, at least it s done now

  5. says:

    A little slower than the other New Frontier titles, mostly dealing with the relationship between Selar and Burgoyne, Vulcan culture, and a vacation on Risa with Morgan and Robin Like all Peter David titles, if you re not overly familiar with his other works and the Star Trek universe in general, there are a lot of references that will fly right over you, as they are mentioned in passing but actually carry a lot of plot with them.

  6. says:

    I love SciFi and I really enjoyed this book the characterisations are vivid, and you become really interested to see them develop and where they are going I don t want to give too much away but Captain Calhoun s marooning is central to the story, along with Elizabeth Shelby s loss and finally, them coming back together, albeit with a new son to add to the equationI will be looking out for further books in this series

  7. says:

    Burgoyne 172 doesn t take no for an answer.

  8. says:

    Another excellent chapter in the lives of the Excalibur s crew

  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Excalibur Renaissance is book 10 of Star Trek New Frontier, book two of the Excalibur Trilogy and chapter 13 overall series It continues from where Excalibur Requiem left off Capt Calhoun is still dead and the former crew of the destroyed USS Excalibur are still scattered across the galaxy In this installment we follow Burgoyne 172 and Selar to Vulcan for family drama and then we follow Robin Lefler and her mother Morgan to Risa for family drama of a different type With this novel the Ne Excalibur Renaissance is book 10 of Star Trek New Frontier, book two of the Excalibur Trilogy and chapter 13 overall series It continues from where Excalibur Requiem left off Capt Calhoun is still dead and the former crew of the destroyed USS Excalibur are still scattered across the galaxy In this installment we follow Burgoyne 172 and Selar to Vulcan for family drama and then we follow Robin Lefler and her mother Morgan to Risa for family drama of a different type With this novel the New Frontier series officially becomes Star Trek The Prime Time Soap Opera not that that s a bad thing necessarily, as I happen to like the occasional soap Burgoyne and Selar s story begins on Earth, in the Nevada desert Burgy had bought a house there because of the area s resemblance to Vulcan But there is really no domestic bliss Star Trek s Oddest Couple cannot find a way to agree on how best to raise their son Xyon Then Selar decides to leave suddenly Earth without warning, taking Xyon with her to Vulcan Once there, Selar accepts a job filling in for another doctor who needed to go on an extended leave and we meet her brother, Slon, and best friend Giniv who for some reason I feel resembles Velma from Scooby Doo or Peppermint Patty from Peanuts.Burgy, after unsuccessfully trying to secure aid from his homeworld it seems that Xyon s singular gender renders not legally a Hermat, in spite of his parentage , tracks Selar to Vulcan where his efforts to have a part in his son s life end with calling for an ancient Vulcan ritual the Kunit Ka fa ar, established waaaay back when the Vulcans who did not accept the teachings of Surak were leaving the planet in an exodus that would finally end with the settling of Romulus The ritual would decide parental rights of families torn apart by the exodus Officiating the ritual, we have none other than T Pau who despite all logic clings to life To find out the outcome of this ritual and to see why Spock makes a cameo near the end, buy the book.A word on Slon When we first meet him, we are told that he has exceedingly curved eyebrows that gave his face a look of perpetual disdain The first thought that flashed thru my head is that if he was wearing traditional Vulcan garb, he d look a bit like a drag queen Later we find out he IS gay complete with on again off again friend Sotok, whom we do not meet I was prepared to ignore the appearance and friend with benefits thing and to chalk it up to being a little overly sensitive my years of enjoying Peter David s writing make it easy to give him the benefit of the doubt , but then we are hit with the theory that Slon, by virtue of his homosexuality, is exempt from Pon Farr, the biological urge Vulcans experience to mate every seven years Really Inscatological terms, the biological urge to mate is referred to as being horny, and I don t think there s anyone who would claim that homosexuals do not get horny This bugs me to no end as it seems to subtly claim that there is something physically wrong or perhaps even something that can be cured about homosexuality I hope I am wrong about this One final word about Slon despite the above, Slon s behavior and logic remain largely within the Vulcan norm So that s something On to Robin and Morgan a k a The Gil Girls In Space They head to Risa, check in at the huge resort the El Dorado, meet Scotty at a bar called the Engine Room, and become involved with the father and son team Rafe and Nik Viola After a few dates with the Violas we learn Scotty doesn t like them at all Eventually, while tracking down the source of some mysterious computer ailments to the El Dorado computer core, Scotty is seemingly killed by the hacker responsible Next we learn that the Violas are not all they seem as it turns out they are behind the troubles with the El Dorado computer core as part of a plan to rob the resort blind We also learn that the galaxy is a small place as we learn that Rafe and Nik are not their real names, that Rafe is actually Olivan, the man Si Cwan suspects of killing his teacher, Jereme, and that he may have had something to do with the destruction of the USS ExcaliburTo be concluded in Star Trek The New Frontier book 11, Excalibur Restoration, book 3 of the Excalibur Trilogy

  10. says:

    Like the first book in the Excalibur miniseries of New Frontier, Renaissance has two plot lines that go back and forth The first storyline deals with Burgoyne and Selar and their new child, Xyon Selar wants Xyon raised in the Vulcan way but she doesn t want Burgoyne to be involved at all in Xyon s life So, she takes Xyon and flees to Vulcan Burgoyne follows her, intent on being part of Xyon s life and invokes an ancient Vulcan ritual to decide for the rights of the child.The other storylin Like the first book in the Excalibur miniseries of New Frontier, Renaissance has two plot lines that go back and forth The first storyline deals with Burgoyne and Selar and their new child, Xyon Selar wants Xyon raised in the Vulcan way but she doesn t want Burgoyne to be involved at all in Xyon s life So, she takes Xyon and flees to Vulcan Burgoyne follows her, intent on being part of Xyon s life and invokes an ancient Vulcan ritual to decide for the rights of the child.The other storyline is Robin and Morgan going to Risa They meet Scotty who is the engineer in charge of keeping the hotel El Dorado running They also meet two men named Rafe and Nik At the end of the book, Si Cwan and Kalinda come in because apparently Rafe and Nik aren t who they seemThis book has a bitserious tone with the child custody battle I wasn t too keen on the whole Risa plot but the first storyline made up for it There are still moments of lightness interspersed to lighten the mood a bit

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