Command & Control by Simon Bar Sinister-While on the surface an amusing Star Trek tribute, has a lot of the qualities I look for in a story: a good plot, sexy female slaves, and a little bit of humor. The reader knows that Christine is probably doomed. There is not as much of a cloud of doom as there is in one of Trilby Else’s stories, but the reader can tell what is going to happen. I like a surprise, an unexpected twist here and there, but sometimes it is nice to know what is going to happen. A lot of the fun is that knowledge, and Simon is a pro at writing like that.