Star Trek: Department Of Temporal Investigations (2011)
Fiction Review by The Gravedigger
This new spin-off series that takes place throughout the various classic Star Trek Generations revolves around time agents Lucsly and Dulmur, who had originally been introduced in a Star Trek Deep Space Nine TV episode, "Trials and Tribbleations". They, and their colleagues, which include a young woman who was part of the Bozeman's time-displaced crew, are concerned with keeping the time-stream as it is, though this poses continual problems. The Temporal Cold War, which was introduced in Captain Archer's days as the first Enterprise captain, is touched upon, as is the recent invasion--and defeat--of the Borg. Not only does the Federation have a department that deals with time-travel--so do the Romulans and the newly formed Typhon Pact.
On one hand, I liked all the references to all the different stories and Federation time periods. I'm a continuity buff and I tend to enjoy the Star Trek time travel stories more than others. And it's cool that the author used an underutilized alien race in the Star Trek Universe by having a Deltan time investigator as one of the characters. But there's really no continual story-- simply a collection of many different ones, which made it a bit of a tedious read. Still, I will probably pick up the next installment in this new series.