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Author(s): James Blish with J.A. Lawrence
Artist(s): Eddie Jones (as S.Fantoni)
Publisher: Bantam Books
Series: Bantam TOS
Published: November 1977
Pages: 177
Stardate: Various (2266 - 2268)
Reference(s): ISBN 0553113828 (paperback)


Short story adaptations of five Star Trek: The Original Series episodes, twelfth collection in the series.


From the back cover
Kirk: Slave; McCoy: Murdered; Spock: Outlaw; in a universe gone mad!
  • A universe where worlds are ruled by neo-Nazi dictators...
  • A universe that immunizes children to the wholesale slaughter of their parents...
  • A universe where the slightest thought unleashes total terror...
  • Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy and the crew of the Starship Enterprise enter the darkest dimensions of existence – on their newest exploration of unknown worlds.

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Lawrence discusses Blish's death and her decision to finish the series.
Blish talks about how he came to adapt the episodes, and why his adaptations don't always accord with the televised versions.
Patterns of Force
A 33 page adaptation of TOS: "Patterns of Force".
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A 40 page adaptation of TOS: "The Gamesters of Triskelion".
And the Children Shall Lead
A 29 page adaptation of TOS: "And the Children Shall Lead".
The Corbomite Maneuver
A 37 page adaptation of TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver".
Shore Leave
A 31 page adaptation of TOS: "Shore Leave".
Appendix I
List of books in the series with episodes and writers.
Appendix II
Alphabetized list of episodes.

Background information

  • This edition was completed following the death of Blish.

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