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January 1985 Cover Image
By: Janet Kagan
Years ago, Lt. Uhura befriended a
diplomat from Eeiauo, the land of graceful,
cat-like beings. The two women
exchanged forbidden songs and promised
never to reveal their secret.
Now the Enterprise is orbiting
Eeiauo in a desperate race to save the
inhabitants before a deadly plague
destroys them. Uhura's secret songs may
hold the key to a cure - but the clues
are veiled in layers of mystery.
The plague is killing humans, threatening other
planets - and Kirk must crack the code
before the Enterprise succumbs!
Another Uhura story, well written, but does tend to get
bogged down in the details of the Eeiauoians and their songs.
How is Eeiauo pronounced? It's all vowels!
(Maybe they originally came from Hawaii . . . Hehehe . . . Just kidding!)
My guess is: "ee-AAY-oo". I don't know if that's correct.
Why do authors think up names like that?