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Man o' War 1

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Captain's Glory 1


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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

William Shatner (1931 - )

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mkiker2089 May 1st, 2006 10:38 PM PST

I know what you're thinking, another celebrity trying to cash in on his name. You are wrong though, Shatner has ideas and his books are easy to read page turners. I'd recommend starting either with Tekwar if you want to delve into a slightly pessimistic world, or with Man o' War for a unique take on Martian cliches. I'm told that his book Ashes of Eden is pure genius, but I haven't read it yet. Beyond that his Trek franchise seems to focus on joining the two shows into one mishmash. Again I have no personal knowledge because the idea doesn't stir my soul like the Tek series did.


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William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, singer-songwriter and musical performer who gained fame for his starring role as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. Shatner has written three books chronicling his experiences playing James T. Kirk and being a part of the Star Trek franchise.

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