October 2007 Cover Image
- 452 Pages
|STAR TREK ACADEMY
By: William Shatner
With Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
|Young Jim Kirk wants nothing to do with
Starfleet, and never wants to leave Earth. In the summer of 2249, he's
a headstrong seventeen-year-old barely scraping by in San Francisco, haunted
by horrific memories from his past.
In the same city, a nineteen-year-old alien named Spock is determined to
rise above the emotional turmoil of his mixed-species heritage. He's
determined to show his parents he has what it takes to be Vulcan - even if
it means exposing a mysterious conspiracy at the heart of the Vulcan Embassy,
stretching to the farthest reaches of the Federation's borders. There,
a chilling new threat has arisen to test the Federation's deepest held belief
that war is a thing of the past and that a secure future can be forged through
peaceful means alone. But it is in San Francisco, home to Starfleet
Academy, where that threat will be met by two troubled teenage boys driven
to solve the mystery that links them both.
In time, the universe will come to know these young rebels and Captain James
T. Kirk and Mr. Spock . . . two of the Federation's greatest heroes.
Yet before they were heroes, they were simply conflicted teenagers, filled
with raw ambition and talent, not yet seasoned by wisdom and experience,
searching for their own unique directions in life - a destiny they'll discover
on one fateful night in San Francisco, when two lives collide, and two legends
Star Trek Academy - Collision Course sets the stage for an exciting new era
of Star Trek adventure, and for the first time reveals Kirk and Spock as
they were, and how they began their journey to become the Kirk and Spock
we know today.
Another excellent story by William Shatner!
I actually believe that the co-authors do most of the writing
but I have no problem with that . . . they know how to write Trek!
It's very interesting to see Kirk and Spock as teenagers, both with
their unique talents and it's also interesting to discover that they
really didn't like each other at first (at least according to this story.)
I have a feeling the events in the new movie (May 2009) will
contradict this novel completely, but that's OK, this is a top-notch story
that was worth every second I spent reading it.