Play Me Some Andorian Blues

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Feb 8, 2011 in Star Trek |

Star Trek Typhon Pact - Paths of Disharmony (small)

The final piece of the current Trek miniseries, Typhon Pact, finally hit book stores late last month and I’ve been loving every minute of it. These novels have been dark, and full of gloom with just a glimmer of hope. It’s definitely not the Star Trek universe we’ve come to expect, but perhaps that’s a good thing. Some readers have expressed concern over the direction of the series. Specifically, that it doesn’t seem to know where it’s going — and it’s true, it doesn’t, but it’s that very same uncertainty it instills that makes me want more.

The last entry in the Typhon Pact line, Dayton Ward’s Paths of Disharmony, follows the continuing adventures of Enterprise-E, and focusing on a diplomatic mission to Andor. In addition to the growing dissent in the wake of a recent Borg invasion, the Andorian populace dwindle closer to extinction as a result of infertility. As Picard and his crew battle the political and social unrest, members of the Typhon Pact may play a role in deciding which path the world takes.

It’s a shame the series had to end so soon — there had been additional entries planned — but it leaves the door open for what’s next. As to what that’ll be, nobody can really say.   

Tim is a pro-blogger and freelance writer out of San Diego, California. In addition to, he contributes to the ModernMethod Network of sites as the Features and Reviews Editor for the Japanese culture and entertainment blog, Japanator. He’s also an Assocaite Editor for their popular gaming blog, Destructoid, and the collectible toy culture blog, Tomopop. For more information, follow him on twitter, or check out

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