Review – Recruitment
Recruitment is just plain weird.
It is perhaps one of the odder stories I have ever written for Star Trek fanfiction. It is about the recruitment of a new Section 31 agent. Because it was written for Andorian Week, the main character is an Andorian.
In 3087, Section 31 puts a potential agent through her paces.
However, in a scene reminiscent of Men in Black, an Andorian is thrown into an utterly unfamiliar situation. And she is expected to solve a puzzle. Complicating matters is the fact that it’s hard to tell who is competing against her, or even if anyone is. And perhaps they aren’t.
At the time, I was in the middle of helping out with Multiverse II. And I was also writing about Daniel Beauchaine‘s betrayal of the Temporal Integrity Commission. Hence I combined those ideas a bit. Furthermore, I added a holodeck simulation of Duluth, destroyed by nuclear war (an event also commemorated in The Three of Us). At the time, Rick Daniels was the only deep future branch of Malcolm‘s family (along with Eleanor and their father, Steven). Hence I added a pale fellow (a shout out to ancestor Lili O’Day), who the main character only refers to as ‘Sven’, as he seems to look Swedish.
- Recruitment on Star Trek Logs
- And posting: Recruitment on Fanfiction.net (the Clockworks anthology)
- also, Recruitment on Fictionpad (the Clockworks anthology)
- Plus: Recruitment on Wattpad (the Clockworks anthology)
- Recruitment in Times of the HG Wells context
The story is Rated K.
Since the story is strange, it suffers from some odd dreamlike qualities. Some of it was quite literally was taken from a dream. That included a strange, almost living, elevator. Therefore, it is an offshoot. It’s a kind of spur on the highway right now. I don’t know if I’ll ever get back to it. Although Steven Reed might be revisited a little in the Barnstorming series.
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