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Star Trek: Vulcan's Forge

Star Trek: Vulcan's Forge

Written by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz

Narrated by Leonard Nimoy


Star Trek: Vulcan's Forge

Written by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz

Narrated by Leonard Nimoy

ratings:
4.5/5 (8 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
Released:
Aug 1, 1997
ISBN:
9780743546775
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Audiobook

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Description

Just over a year ago, Captain James T. Kirk was lost to the Nexus while saving the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-B from destruction. Aboard the science ship Intrepid II, Captain Spock, commanding some of his old crewmates, must face the loss of his closest friend. But while still in mourning for one friend, he must come to the aid of another.

Decades ago, Spock had teamed up with David Rabin, the young son of a Starfleet Captain, to fight an attempted coup on Vulcan that would have turned the planet's people away from the path of logic. Now a Starfleet officer, Captain David Rabin has been assigned to a harsh desert world much like Vulcan, where the Federation is determined to protect the lives of the inhabitants. But Rabin's efforts are being sabotaged and he has asked for Spock's help against the unknown forces that may well destroy the society he had come to save.

While reflecting on his youthful adventure with David Rabin, Spock joins with Rabin to face and enemy out of their past and confront deadly Romulan treachery. In the process Spock will decide if the path of his life now leads back toward the family traditions he had once sought to escape.

Released:
Aug 1, 1997
ISBN:
9780743546775
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Josepha Sherman was an American author, folklorist, and anthologist. In 1990 she won the Compton Crook Award for the novel The Shining Falcon. She died in 2012, and is remembered for her large and diverse output of both high-quality fiction and nonfiction.


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  • (4/5)
    A robust Star Trek novel, with authentic characterization and a thoughtful structure. The action doesn't move particularly quickly, but the real plot isn't in the action. It's the exploration of Spock's motivations, how he decided to join Starfleet, and then how he transitioned from a Captain in the movie era to an ambassador to the Romulans in the TNG era. Plus a lot of desert survival, with an original character who ought to seem like an expy of Kirk but emerges as his own person, reminding Spock just enough of his other friend. (And I loved the meaty role for McCoy, and the way their relationship works not only after all this time, but after McCoy has carried Spock's katra.) I also really liked the use of Rabin's Jewish heritage and how it resonates with Leonard Nimoy's own life and what he brought to Spock's character. It adds an extra dimension to Spock and Rabin's relationship, and how Rabin is able to reflect on Spock. A very enjoyable and readable story, despite the slow pace.
  • (4/5)
    This is a good book featuring Spock. The audiobook is narrated by Leonard Nimoy, himself, which is reason enough to listen to it, IMHO. There is some assumption made that the reader knows exactly what happened before, which is confusing if you're coming to the book without knowledge of previous events - i.e. - Kirk's death (which one?), Sarek is alive and well, so that presumes a timeline squarely in TNG, but if Kirk's death is Generations, this is confusing. You have to be forgiving of the context in which this book is written, but it's still a very enjoyable book.
  • (4/5)
    I love the back and forth from the past to the present.