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June 2002 Cover Image
By: L. A. Graf
Book #1 of 3
Beam aboard for a bold new era in Star Trek storytelling! Beginning with
this thrilling all-new trilogy, the original five-year mission of the Starship
Enterprise is reimagined via the many valiant crew members who served
under the legendary command of Capt. James T. Kirk. Who are these
exceptional men and women, often asked to make the ultimate sacrifice
for the sake of interstellar peace and exploration? What are their stories?
Their saga begins in . . . The Janus Gate
The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is exploring the seemingly peaceful and
uninhabited world of M-3017 when a bizarre and inexplicable transporter
accident causes both Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy to vanish completely.
Transporter records suggest that the two men were transported somewhere,
but their ultimate destination remains a mystery.
Now in command of the Enterprise, Spock dispatches a search-and-rescue
team -- consisting of Security Chief Giotto, Transporter Technician John
Kyle, and Chief Helmsman Hikaru Sulu -- on an urgent mission
to recover the missing officers.
But then the rescue team disappears as well!
I had a very bad feeling when I first discovered
this new series of novels. I thought they'd
ignore the main Trek characters and only focus
on the secondary characters, but, thankfully,
that's not what they did.
I enjoyed this story, but I must tell you this:
the teaser on the back of the book is almost completely wrong!
McCoy doesn't disappear, only Kirk does, and it's not
in a transporter accident, but in an alien device they don't understand.
Also, Chief Giotto and Kyle aren't even in this novel!
It's amazing that Pocket Books allowed this to happen.
Someone screwed up!
Anyway, this is the beginning of an interesting story
that takes us into a future where the Gorn rule
and no one has heard of James T. Kirk!