This is not a bad book, but it is not anywhere close to being a great one either. It started out fairly well, if a bit rushed, but towards the end of the book it fell apart. Characterization began to suffer, especially with Spock, and the issue with the bigot was resolved too quickly to be natural or smooth. Parts of the story were played up, others ignored, and some were mentioned but barely described. There were some solid ideas in here, just not utilized as well as they could have been. Also, there were a couple of obvious grammatical and printing errors. All in all, it was rather low in quality.