October 2007 Cover Image
- 452 Pages
- October 2007
- Pocket Books
- $25.00 U.S.
- $28.99 Canada
|STAR TREK ACADEMY - COLLISION COURSE
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 are born.
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
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
that was worth every second I spent reading it.