This unnerving novel is sort of like ‘The Tommyknockers’. A small village has a talent show. Four volunteers step up on stage to be hypnotised and then everything changes.
Familiar faces look at them with hatred and contempt. What was once normal seems evil, yet pure in its own malignant way. The four cannot fathom what is going on. Are their friends and family being changed and honed for a purpose? This is a very good Lovecraftian tale of fear, change and wrongness.
“They are to us as we are to apes.”
“I really don’t think you want to go in there.”
The Green Hornet Year One Volume One: The Sting of Justice script and art direction by Matt Wagner
The divided Romulans are plotting, an old foe returns (again) and Kira’s post DS9 life is revealed and it is an unexpected one. There is mention of The Ascendants- a plotline the DS9 reluanch have been hinting at for years and seem to have never got round to doing. So they skipped over it instead. The intriguing Donatra plot is flushed away and it seems that Trek books just give the illusion of change. This was a waste of my time.