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Star Trek The Janus Gate #1: Present Tense
     

Star Trek The Janus Gate #1: Present Tense

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by L.A. Graf
 

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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 legendary command if Capt. James T. Kirk. Who are these exceptional men and women often asked to make the ultimate

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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 legendary command if 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

book one of three

PRESENT TENSE

The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise™ is exploring the seemingly peaceful and uninhabited world of M-3107 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!

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The USS Enterprise mission was routine until something very puzzling happened: Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy disappeared suddenly and without explanation. Can the search-and-rescue team discover the missing officers?
KLIATT
These are the first two volumes of a trilogy featuring the original Star Trek cast of characters. In the first installment, Captain Kirk and the Enterprise find themselves under the control of a mysterious alien device built by a long-dead and forgotten civilization while exploring an abandoned and lifeless planet. The device drains energy from their power cells and uses it to charge a mysterious matter transmission process, transferring beings from crisis points in their lives, especially points where they would have died, to a healing chamber. In this volume, three crewmembers get "saved" by the device—Captain Kirk, Chekov, and Sulu. However, the device transports the contemporary crewmember away as it "saves" the crewmember at the point of the crisis. This installment sets up the situation without giving any real information about what it is or what happens to the missing crewmembers. In the second book, some of the mysteries are partially unraveled. We learn, for instance that the Gate has sent Lieutenant Sulu to a future point in a different time line, a time line in which James T. Kirk was never Captain of the Enterprise. Kirk's absence becomes central since the other Captain of the Enterprise humiliated the Gorn in the famous encounter from the television series and the Gorn are now taking their revenge in the alternate time line. By the end of this volume, Spock is able to use the alien device to return Lieutenant Sulu to the proper timeline but has not dealt with sending the alternate time line Chekov and Sulu back to the future and has not recovered Captain Kirk. (Editor's Note: The last book in the trilogy is now available: Past Prologue. Pocket Books. 252p. c2002.0-7434-4596-1. , New Haven, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743445931
Publisher:
Pocket Books/Star Trek
Publication date:
06/15/2002
Series:
Star Trek: The Original Series
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
71,217
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

L.A. Graf is jointly made up of two people, Karen Rose Cercone and Julia Ecklar. Karen Rose is a university geo-science professor and author of the Helen Sorby-Milo Kachigan historical mystery series. Julia Ecklar is the author of the popular Noah’s Ark science fiction series originally published in Analog magazine. The two women combined as L.A. Graf have written or contributed to over twenty Star Trek novels including a national bestseller.

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Star Trek The Janus Gate #1: Present Tense 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now, I might be biased because I am such a big fan of Star Trek: TOS, but I found L.A. Graf's writing to one, be engaging, and two, slightly thrilling. I mean, I'm not known for finishing books but that book was back on my bookshelf in a day and a half because it's quick, easy, and so interesting, I couldn't put it down for long. I was cooking with it! The story line is also very intriguing-we get a glimpse of what could've been after the plot from episode "The Naked Time", we see a new perspective on the timid Ensign Chekov, a new glimpse of Uhura's authority, meet some new characters. It's all very exciting, I must say.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The back cover of this book is wrong. The story centers mainly on Chekov, Uhura and Sulu as they try to rescue an away team. However, there is a strange alien technology at work that transports Kirk off the planet and no one knows where he went. There is a lot of time travel to this story and not as much humor in the usual L.A. Graf books, but it is worth checking out if only to get to Book 2 of the series, which is quite intriguing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Set within the original five year mission after the episode 'The Naked Time' the story was uninteresting. Save your money on this trilogy.