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January 1979 Cover Image
By: Stephen Goldin
(Text taken from the January 1979 edition)
Blast off with Captain Kirk, Dr. McCoy and Mr. Spock
as they hurtle through space with the crew
of the Starship Enterprise. Plunge through an eerie
pocket of spatial unreality as they risk death
by radiation to save the endangered people of
Epsilon Delta 4. See the marvels of Enowil, the mad
gnomic master of an insane planet. Beware of
treachery from the Klingons, if you would succeed
(Text taken from the December 1984 edition)
Captain's Log, Stardate 6191.8
I am faced with one of the most difficult decisions
of my career. Three days ago, the Enterprise was
ordered to proceed at maximum warp to Epsilon Delta 4,
where 700 colonists are slowly dying of radiation
poisoning. Our journey there was interrupted
when Enowil, an eccentric being of unbelievable
power, seized control of the ship, as well as one
Klingon and one Romulan star crusier.
Offering anything in his power to give as a reward,
he has asked all of us for help in solving what he
refers to as a 'private matter.' I've seen evidence
of his power: it's incredible. If I decline, if I take the
ship and leave, both the Romulans and the Klingons
have a chance to obtain what could be an unstoppable
weapon . . . and change the galactic balance of power.
But if I stay, I am surely condemning the 700 colonists
on Epsilon Delta 4 to a slow and painful death.
This novel is written in the same style as,
"How Much For Just The Planet?"
A very bizarre story, but none-the-less entertaining.
It's a "mad world" alright.
Check it out if you dare!