Star Trek: The Academy: Collision Course

Star Trek: The Academy: Collision Course

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by William Shatner
     
 

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If you think you know how it all began, think again...

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

Overview


If you think you know how it all began, think again...

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 as 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416503965
Publisher:
Pocket Books/Star Trek
Publication date:
10/16/2007
Series:
Star Trek: All Series
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.41(d)

Meet the Author


William Shatner is the author of nine Star Trek ® novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ashes of Eden and The Return. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Get a Life! and I'm Working on That. In addition to his role as Captain James T. Kirk, he stars as Denny Crane in the hit television series from David E. Kelley, Boston Legal -- a role for which he has won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. More information is available at williamshatner.com.

Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens are the authors of more than thirty books, including numerous New York Times bestselling Star Trek novels. Their newest novel of suspense, Freefall, is a follow-up to their Los Angeles Times bestseller, Icefire, and is set against the political intrigue and historical conspiracy surrounding the next race to the Moon.

In keeping with their interest in both the reality of space exploration and the science fiction that helps inspire it, in 2003 Judith and Garfield were invited to join a NASA Space Policy Workshop for the development of NASA's new goals as put forth in the agency's 2004 Vision for Space Exploration. Then, for the 2004 television season, the couple joined the writing staff of Star Trek: Enterprise as executive story editors. For more information, please visit www.reeves-stevens.com.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that captains glory was a great novel and a good story. If this is the last one with a older kirk then i,m happy with the way it ends. shatner gives it a end but still leaves it open for more books. I think that shatners star trek novels have been better then the last 4 movies put together. Shatners star trek novels are what the TNG movies sould have been like, full of action, adventure, drama, comedy, suspense, everything that made the original series and movies so excellent. If your a star trek fan then you sould try reading shatners trek novels.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great actor and a great writer! William Shatner surpasses many other Star Trek writers I've read (i.e. Peter David), and creates a story that would make a compelling Star Trek movie. I liked the element of romance he carried throughout the entire book, something which is scarce in the universe of Star Trek.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A story about two young adults trying to find their place in the world and how an unforeseen event changes their lives forever. It's an inspiring story to see these two individuals overcome the obsticales they face along their paths that lead them to the same destination... The starting point to their future careers in starfleet. Besides, it's an inside look before Kirk became a Captian and Spock became his First lieutenant. I throughly enjoyed the book and could hardly set it down. I'd only recommend this to people who like space exploration/Sci-Fi Stories. I can only hope that they will publish the next series "Trial Run" to see where Kirk goes next and who else he'll meet along his way.
DigitalTripper More than 1 year ago
I wish Trial Run would be completed!! Hey Bill, get on that will you ? Collision Course for me was outstanding!! When the new Abrams Star Trek movie was release, I was hoping that it was this book!! It wasn't and the movie was ok. This Book, Star Trek Academy: Collision Course, will be a GREAT movie. I feel that it is closer to what actually happened to all of the characters. Unlike some others posting here I have only read it twice thus far...However I think It is time to start again.
Janet Vanderiviere More than 1 year ago
A fun read about Kirk and Spock's early life at the academy. A mystery unfolds.
Boshuda More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I read from the Star Trek universe. Academy Collision Course was a lot better than my last read Captain's Glory. I must have liked the writer enough to try him again with this book and I am glad that i did! I found it very exciting from beginning to end. I thought the interaction of Kirk and Spock was perfect. I look forward to reading the next book in the series!
blessedarethemeek More than 1 year ago
This was the best Star Trek book I've read, and the best light reading I've read in a long time. It had all the original "Kirk" appeal: swashbuckling and humor. I loved the scene when they are trying to fly a starship and it is tilting and rolling! I loved that it was consistent with the Star Trek universe, that the Academy recruits still got to be heroes without making the Federation look foolish. I loved the banter between Kirk and Spock. The science was sound. I liked Kirk's first transporter experience. Basically it is a solid Star Trek story, within the parameters of the "real" Star Trek universe. The only things I didn't like: 1. Kirk trying to pin Spock for something he didn't do, and 2. Kirk's brother's storyline. Otherwise, a great novel for Trek fans.
JaguarXKE More than 1 year ago
I have read several other of Mr.Shatner's books, but this by far was my favorite, having read it (only) five times. It provides a fresh(literally)new look at Kirk and Spock, starting with them as less-than-stellar teens, when they forged their new, although reluctant, friendship. Even Kirk's brother, Sam, is more than just a name mentioned as the story also takes a much closer look at his character, as he tries to keep (and not very well) his younger brother out of trouble. I don't want to reveal anymore here. As I mentioned in the heading, this book is a VERY thought-provoking page-turner - making you want more when you get to the end. I can hardly wait for the next story. ('ya hear that, Bill???) Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go read this book again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i have ever read!! Im 14 and I am a fan of William Shatner and Star Trek. I have read alot of his books but this is the best so far! Melissa
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book gives great detail of how Kirk begins his life after the Enterprise. it adds fundamental understanding to some bits of information written in Star Trek: Generations, and is a perfect start to the odessy series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favioret book ever! I read it in two days. I think everyone should read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has become one of my favorite books. It is very well written and the characters are done perfectly. It has everything you could hope for in a Star Trek book, and it gives you a better look into the beginning friendship of Kirk and Spock. All in all a fantastic book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spock is aweaome an so awkwad...this is a really god book that is hard to put down! _______
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Great read
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