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FORGOTTEN HISTORY review on TrekMovie.com

I missed this until now… over the weekend, TrekMovie.com’s Robert Lyons posted his review of DTI: Forgotten History.  The “money quote,” as they say:

DTI: Forgotten History coverBennett spends generous and balanced time in each timeline, balancing the delicate need for gradual revelation of the Kirk-era timeline in order to leave the reader teased and somewhat in the dark about the development and ultimate resolution of the crisis that presents itself in the later era. In doing so, Bennett revisits and ties together many time-travel incidents from the Original Series and the Animated Series, allowing them to form a consistently woven tapestry behind the formation of the DTI. While the race to ‘connect the time-travel dots’ seemed overkill in the previous DTI installment, the addition of the formative storyline to embrace the original Enterprise’s temporal hopping serves to strengthen the author’s attempt to bring forth a consistent theory of time travel in the Star Trek universe.


I’m sorry I haven’t yet updated my website with information about this book.  I’ve had another project demanding my attention for the past several weeks.  But I’ll try to get around to putting something up soon.

  1. Bill Buchanan
    May 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I loved the book, and I can’t wait to read the annotations for Forgotten History!!!

  2. John Edgeworth
    May 22, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Chris, I am just finishing DTI and my review, and all reviews should be very positive. You have done a masterful job of research on the time travel “episodes” over these many decades and tied them into this great novel. I have been singing your praised to all my friends and added a comment to my facebook page. Granted you did send me signed copies of all the novels I asked for, BUT I can assure you this had very little, oh maybe a little, or man you got me a lot to do with getting me to read many of your books. Chris in all sincerity, they are good, keep it up, and I am looking forward to you next novel coming out soon.

  3. June 18, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Hello Christopher, I just finished “Forgotten History” which I enjoyed and have started “Watching the Clock”. You keep referring to the Borg being wiped out. Where does this occur? Is it in a book and is it one of yours?

    • June 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      See the Star Trek: Destiny trilogy by David Mack.

      • June 21, 2012 at 11:27 am

        Thank you. I really like how you are putting together many Star Trek stories.

  4. Xaq
    December 14, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I thought the genius of this novel is taking a story which could have just been another time-travel consequences story (which would have been enthralling on its own), and turning it into a story about a civilization discovering time travel and trying to deal with it.

    It’s something that’s been skimmed over in the various Trek series, but the Federation was just discovering the existence of time travel in the era of the Original Series, which would be a huge thing for any situation to deal with. Do we experiment further, at the risk of our very existence? Do we back off out of fear?

    And, at its core, it’s a story about how we deal with new science and new technologies. While time travel is very far off (if it’s at all possible), it relates to present-day technological struggles.

    Plus, just in general, I find your way of examining tons of Star Trek stories and connecting them under a common hypothesis — like you did with the Cosmozoans in “Orion’s Hounds”, and time travel in these two DTI novels. In this one, it’s particularly brilliantly done.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Xaq
      December 14, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      In my last paragraph, *I find your way of doing that to be amazingly cool.

      Just realized I didn’t finish the thought. lol

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