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The Face of the Unknown

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Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek—a brand-new novel of The Original Series featuring James T. Kirk, Spock, and the crew of the USS Enterprise!

Investigating a series of violent raids by a mysterious predatory species, Captain James T. Kirk discovers that these events share a startling connection with the First Federation, a friendly but secretive civilization contacted early in the USS Enterprise’s five-year mission. Traveling to the First Federation in search of answers, the Enterprise suddenly comes under attack from these strange marauders. Seeking refuge, the starship finds its way to the true home of the First Federation, an astonishing collection of worlds hidden from the galaxy beyond. The inhabitants of this isolated realm are wary of outsiders, and some accuse Kirk and his crew for bringing the wrath of their ancient enemy down upon them. When an attempt to stave off disaster goes tragically wrong, Kirk is held fully accountable, and Commander Spock learns there are even deeper forces that threaten this civilization. If Kirk and Spock cannot convince the First Federation's leaders to overcome their fears, the resulting catastrophe could doom them all!

Customer Reviews

Fantastic novel!

Loved this book! Great follow-up story to one of my favorite episodes, "The Corbomite Maneuver". We finally get to see the civilization of the First Federation, and learn why they are so reclusive. Mr. Bennett has wrapped a great story around our beloved TOS heroes, and knows exactly what they would do, say, and how they would interact with each other. This is the best TOS novel that I have read in years! Highly recommended for any true Original Series fan!

The Face Of The Unknown

This book is based off the original TV series. A great read one you can not put down.

A great sequel to a great episode.

Although a bit longer than I think it needed to be, this book felt like an episode of the original series–with a much larger budget. We even get fist fights and prison breaks! There's even an attempt to bridge the original and animated series. All in all, an entertaining read, with excellent characterization of the original crew, and a message we could all stand to heed in this current political climate.

The Face of the Unknown
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Adventure
  • Published: Dec 27, 2016
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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