(NG distribution altered to match new topic. Why is there no group
devoted to Trek novels? There are certainly *enough* of the things.)
William December Starr, Keeper of the Purple Twilight and Mac Breck
wrote, in sequence:
>>> But--but-- Bad-Kira-on-Good-Kira action!
>> Mirror Leeta sent to "debrief" Mirror Ezri!
>Mirror Leeta sent to "debrief" Mirror Jadzia!
I think it's possible these gentlemen have independently invented the
premise of "Star Trek: Dark Passions" novels by Susan Wright, but I'm
not sure, as I fear to touch anything with the word "Passions" in the
title. I briefly met Ms.Wright at Balticon 2003 (among other Trek
authors), and she self-promoted along the lines of "Seven-of-Nine
girl-on-girl action! What's not to like?"
Aside from TOS and multiple forays in DS9, the Mirror Universe also
plays a major role in the second trilogy of William Shatner's "Kirk
returns! gets married! becomes a luddite!" books: _Spectre_, _Dark
Victory_, and _Preserver_ -- wherein we again meet Mirror-Spock, plus
a bunch of Mirror-Voyager people, and also Mirror-Kirk, aka the
deposed Emperor Tiberius I.
(The series is co-written by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, and
you can easily see the welds -- J&G are capable of paragraphs with
more than one sentence. I don't know if this means the Kirk books lie
in the same authorial sub-continuity as _Memory Prime_, _Prime
Directive_, _Federation_, etc.)
Parallel universes are, of course, one of the Overused Premises of
written and media SF (_The Infinite Worlds of Maybe_, "Sliders"); but
Trek excels at the "number of familiar faces per cubic parsec" metric.
Fortunately, "Enterprise" hasn't yet used that entry in the Chinese
Menu of Plots.
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> In article <is4530lpri99s46fv...@4ax.com>,
> Phillip Thorne <tho...@underbase.org> wrote:
>> Fortunately, "Enterprise" hasn't yet used that entry in the Chinese
>> Menu of Plots.
> Don't give them any ideas....
Five quatloos says the Mirror Universe turns out to be a product of
the Temporal Cold War.
Steve Coltrin spco...@omcl.org WWVBF?
Kill your gods.
I always thought the Mirror Universe was created by the events in "The
City on the Edge of Forever". The Empire is a direct result of the
Nazis conquering Earth then later moving into space.