Spock's World Author:Diane Duane Ever since 1966, when the very first episode of the original STAR TREK television series aired, casual fans and devoted Trekkers alike have been captivated by the alien Mr. Spock and his enigmatic home planet Vulcan. Now, for the first time anywhere, here is an in-depth look at the secret history of both. — It is the twenty-third century. On the ... more »planet Vulcan, a crisis of unprecedented proportion has cause the convocation of the planet's ruling council - and summoned the U.S.S. Enterprise(tm) from halfway across the galaxy, to bring Vulcan's most famous son home in its hour of need. As Commander Spock, his father Sarek and Captain James T. Kirk struggle to preserve the very future of the Federation, the innermost secrets of the planet Vulcan are laid before us, from its beginnings millions of years ago to its savage prehistory, from merciless tribal warfare to medieval court intrigue, from the exploration of space to the development of c'thia - the ruling ethic of logic. And Spock - torn between his duty to Starfleet and the unbreakable ties that bind him to Vulcan - must find a way to reconcile both his own inner conflict and the external dilemma his planet faces... lest the Federation itself be ripped asunder.
Diane Duane, author of three previous bestsellling STAR TREK novels and an episode of the new STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION television series, as well as countess other bestselling science fiction and fantasy novels, has crafted a tale of unprecedented scope and imagination, at once a generations-spanning historical novel and a thrilling science fiction adventure. SPOCK'S WORLD is the book that the series fans have waited twenty years for.« less