Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars #1: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh

Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars #1: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh

by Greg Cox
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Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars #1: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh by Greg Cox

An engrossing and fast-paced thriller that explores the secret history of the twentieth century -- and the rise of the conqueror known as Khan.

Even centuries later, the final decades of the twentieth century are still regarded -- by those who know the truth of what really happened -- as one of the darkest and most perilous chapters in the history of humanity. Now, as an ancient and forbidden technology tempts mankind once more, Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise™ must probe deep into the secrets of the past, to discover the true origins of the dreaded Eugenics Wars -- and of perhaps the greatest foe he has ever faced.

1974 A.D. An international consortium of the world's top scientists have conspired to create the Chrysalis Project, a top-secret experiment in human genetic engineering. The project's goal is nothing less than the creation of a new, artificially improved breed of men and women: smarter, faster, stronger than ordinary human beings, a super-race to take command of the entire planet.
Gary Seven, an undercover operative for an advanced alien species, is alarmed by the project's objectives; he knows too well the apocalyptic consequences of genetic manipulation. With his trusted agents, Roberta Lincoln and the mysterious Isis, he will risk life and limb to uncover Chrysalis' insidious designs and neutralize the awesome threat that the Project poses to the future.

But he may already be too late. One generation of super-humans has already been conceived. As the years go by, Seven watches with growing concern as the children of Chrysalis -- in particular, a brilliant youth named Khan Noonien Singh -- grow to adulthood. Can Khan's dark destiny be averted -- or is Earth doomed to fight a global battle for supremacy?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743422598
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Publication date: 12/12/2001
Series: Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars Series , #1
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 203,382
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Greg Cox is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Trek novels and short stories. He has also written the official movie novelizations of GodzillaMan of SteelThe Dark Knight RisesDaredevilGhost Rider, and the first three Underworld movies, as well as books and stories based on such popular series as AliasBuffy the Vampire SlayerCSIFarscapeThe 4400, LeverageThe Green Hornet, The PhantomRoswellStar TrekTerminatorWarehouse 13Xena: Warrior Princess, and Zorro. He has received two Scribe Awards from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania. Visit him at GregCox-Author.com.

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Rubicon383 More than 1 year ago
Greg Cox did not disappoint in this 3rd volume of the Eugenics Wars. Working off of year’s worth of subtext from Riccardo Montalban, Mr. Cox creates a surprisingly concrete world that in this particular volume tells the story of Khan's exile on Ceti Alpha V and bridges the gap of 15 years or so until his return in Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan. I always enjoy when an author can successfully turn an antagonist into a protagonist. Khan's plight winds up being kind of tragic considering all of the events going back to volume 1. The inevitable death of Marla McGivers had considerable impact on the story as well as the struggles of the entire Botany Bay crew as light is shed on the who, how and why of the tribe that is found in ST:II. If you’re a fan of Classic Trek or the ST books, then you should have no excuse not to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After a slow first half this novel really takes off. It is very enjoyable as the author weaves in many ST charaters and historical events into the story. Like many poeple, I really like the Khan character and think that this is a great start to his backstory. Look forward to reading more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emotional roller coaster ride. One second you hate Khan, the next, you feel sorry for him. Loved the real historical tie ins, which is even better now that the events are not recent history. Make the "fiction" even more believable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I dont read original series trek novels because i usually find them to be stiff and dull. This is one every trek fan should read. Greg Cox has written several trek novels and so far I have found them all to be some of the best examples of trek. If you enjoy any version of star trek this is a great novel
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Can't believe that I almost missed this story line. Terrific writing. Well done.
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Great
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Absolutely loved this book. Having watched the original Star Trek episode 'Space Seed' and the movie 'Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan' and read 'The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh volumes 1 and 2' both by Mr. Cox, this volume would be the way that I would have tied everything together.
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King_of_Spice More than 1 year ago
Greg Cox does a masterful job at bridging the gap between "Space Seed" and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan." Cox goes the extra mile to explain any inconsistencies between the two of them. It now makes sense why Khan recognizes Chekov when they cross paths in the film, and why exactly the Starfleet crew was unaware that Ceti Alpha VI exploded and shifted the orbit of Ceti Alpha V. There are also a handful of obvious references to the Star Trek films. During the side story of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy on Ceti Alpha V reading the diary, McCoy mentions that they should have gone to Yellowstone, and during the main story, both Khan and Marla make comments to the effect of Kirk feeling Khan's wrath. The story itself is very interesting and compelling right from the opening chapter. Cox really seemed to strive for logic while writing this. Obviously, Khan and Marla's diaries won't be written with perfect grammar, like the book is written, so during the breaks in the main story, where it shifts back to Kirk and co. there is some explanation on exactly what Kirk is reading. The other part of the story that I really thought Cox did a great job with his his description of the dreaded Ceti eels, specifically when there is one implanted in Marla. I could almost feel it myself when reading about the various feelings that Marla is having. This was my first ever Star Trek novel, and while I can't say that it won't be my last (I'm not a huge Trekie, I really only like the films), I can say for sure that my first ever Star Trek novel wasn't a disappointment.
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This series of books is amazing. All of the authors seem to write in the same style, so there are over 100 books waiting to be read. Greg Cox is no different. He matches the personalities of people like Reginald Barclay and the Q family so well that it's almost like you are looking at a script for one of the TV shows. This book, like all in the series, deserves 5 stars.
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