Star Trek #50: Doctor's Orders

Star Trek #50: Doctor's Orders

by Diane Duane

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ISBN-13: 9780743420013
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Publication date: 09/22/2000
Series: Star Trek: The Original Series , #50
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 291
Sales rank: 280,608
File size: 290 KB

About the Author

Diane Duane is the author of The Door Into Fire, which was nominated for the World Science Fiction Society’s John W. Campbell Award for best new science fiction/fantasy writer two years in a row. Duane has also published more than thirty novels, numerous short stories, and various comics and computer games, several of which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. She is best known for her continuing Young Wizards series of young adult fantasy novels about the New York–based teenage wizards Nita Callahan and Kit Rodriguez. The 1983 novel So You Want to Be a Wizard and its six sequels have been published in seven other languages, and are now routinely cited by librarians all over the US as “the books to read when you run out of Harry Potter.”

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Star Trek #50: Doctor's Orders 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read, very entertaining story. The writers use of humor with McCoy hit the nail on the head with his personality and wit. Excellent job!
Hawkforce More than 1 year ago
A great Star Trek read.
Vincent Sprague More than 1 year ago
This is a great Star Trek Novel filled with plenty of Bones's clever wit and humor.
bluesalamanders on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Through a series of more-or-less unconnected events - a mission to study new alien life, a conversation with the Captain, and an unexpected encounter with a hostile ship - Doctor McCoy is in command of the Enterprise when they come under attack.Generally I don't read tv tie-in books, but Diane Duane is one of my favorite authors, so I decided to give it a try - and I'm glad I did. This is not only an enjoyably Star Trek story; it's also simply a good book. The aliens are fantastic, as they generally are in Duane's books, and the characterization of the Enterprise crew seems spot-on. I did skim through some of the battle scene toward the end, but that was due to a lack of interest, not a lack of quality.Certainly recommended to people who enjoy Star Trek, especially if you happen to be a Diane Duane fan as well.
JudithProctor on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Definitely one of the better Star Trek books. A bit plus for me is that the scientists actually sound like real scientists and do research that makes sense. Even linguistics is treated seriously. The result is to make the planetary survey far more interesting and believable.A must-read for McCoy fans - I love the relationship of grudging mutual respect that develops between him and the Klingon commander.
lycomayflower on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This Star Trek book is a showcase for McCoy. While the Enterprise is orbiting a planet the crew is surveying and all is meant to be quiet and dull, Kirk, on a whim, puts McCoy in command for the afternoon. And then Kirk disappears and Klingons show up (natch) and McCoy can't be relieved of command by someone who knows what he's doing (read: Spock) because of StarFleet regs blah blah blah. And then McCoy turns on the badass and performs better in command than anyone expected. There's a lot of world-building and culture-exploring while members of the crew are doing the planet survey, and those sections of the book are the most interesting. We also get a fairly nifty outsider's view of commanding a starship while McCoy is in command, and some of the interiority from McCoy is nice. But at about the two-thirds point, the whole thing just becomes a Big Space Battle, and while it's a well-done BSB, it pales in comparison to the rest of the book. Guardedly recommended to TOS fans for the good McCoy stuff (and some good Kirk stuff, too), but if "Evasive manuevers! Lock phasers! More power to the shields! Blardy blardy blardy" wears thin for you, the last 80 pages or so will drag.
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I cant wait :)