Gods Above

Gods Above

Peter R. David

Book 13.0 of Star Trek: New Frontier

language: English

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Publishing date: Jan 2, 2003

Words: 82226
Pages: 335

Description:

"Captain Mackenzie Calhoun has often been accused of playing God, but he has never faced off against real gods -- until now. As Captain Kirk did before him, Calhoun has encountered beings of unnatural power and abilities verging on godhood, and who claim to be the very individuals who inspired the Greek, Roman, Norse, and, other pantheons from Earth culture. These beings say that all they want is our worship, and in return for it will provide us with a peaceful galaxy-wide paradise of perfect health and endless pleasure. When the Federation, in the person of Captain Calhoun and the crew of the U.S.S. Excalibur, refused their offer, the resulting battle left Morgan Primus dead and Lieutenant Mark McHenry, whose own powers over time and space had proved to be substantial, in a limbo beyond death. Now, with a wounded ship and an injured crew, Captain Calhoun, along with Captain Shelby and the crew of the Trident, must face these god-like beings once again, with the fate of galactic civilization at stake." Captain Mackenzie Calhoun has often been accused of playing God, but he has never faced off against real gods -- until now. As Captain Kirk did before him, Calhoun has encountered beings of unnatural power and abilities verging on godhood, and who claim to be the very individuals who inspired the Greek, Roman, Norse, and, other pantheons from Earth culture. These beings say that all they want is our worship, and in return for it will provide us with a peaceful galaxy-wide paradise of perfect health and endless pleasure. When the Federation, in the person of Captain Calhoun and the crew of the *U.S.S. Excalibur,* refused their offer, the resulting battle left Morgan Primus dead and Lieutenant Mark McHenry, whose own powers over time and space had proved to be substantial, in a limbo beyond death. Now, with a wounded ship and an injured crew, Captain Calhoun, along with Captain Shelby and the crew of the *Trident,* must face these god-like beings once again, with the fate of galactic civilization at stake. About the Author Peter David** is the *New York Times* bestselling author of numerous *Star Trek* novels, including the incredibly popular *New Frontier* series. In addition, he has also written dozens of other books, including his acclaimed original novel, *Sir Apropos of Nothing*, and its sequel, *The Woad to Wuin. David is also well known for his comic book work, particularly his award-winning run on *The Incredible Hulk*. He recently authored the novelizations of both the *Spider-Man* and *Hulk* motion pictures. He lives in New York.