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Mass Market Paperback Vulcan's Glory Book

ISBN: 0671656678

ISBN13: 9780671656676

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Book Overview

Here is a very special STAR TREK(R) novel -- from the woman consistently voted by the fans as their favorite writer from the original STAR TREK television series D.C. Fontana, writer of such classic STAR TREK episodes as Journey to Babel and This Side of Paradise, here brings us the never-before-told story of a very young Mr. Spock, on his first mission aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. You'll also meet Captain Christopher Pike and his enigmatic first...

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This is a great read! Have a wonderful time!!!


Vulcan's Glory by D.C. Fontana, is Outstanding! Hands down one of the best Vulcan book around. Her depth of charater development is both logical and interesting. I only wish there was more of her books out there. This one has been around for sometime and I had read it years ago. A great read!

For Fans of Vulcans

I've been a Trekkie since the Original Series aired in 1966 and have always been intrigued by Mr. Spock. VULCAN'S GLORY was immensely enjoyable as a science fiction, as well as a mystery, novel. I'm somewhat familiar with D.C. Fontana's Trek scripts so I was definitely looking forward to reading this particular story! I don't want to give too much away as I don't want to spoil it for others who have not read it yet. I must say, I was surprised at the plot twist at the end!

Five star concept, three star execution.

The concept, or should I say concepts, behind this book are excellent. It's a delight to see something truly different, and a novel set during Captain Pike's tenure as captain of the Enterprise certainly qualifies; the only regulars from the original series that we see in this book are Scotty (who mainly shows up in a minor subplot) and Spock, who the story centers around. And while stories centering around Spock are hardly novel, the concept of exploring the background of the character before he met Kirk, et al, is certainly a nice change.Another concept behind this book is to explore the "hidden" emotional lives of Vulcans. This concept is handled much less well than the background concept; those of us well-versed in the lore of Star Trek know that it is a mistake to believe that Vulcans have no emotions, and we've certainly seen Spock's emotional side before. But Vulcans in general, and Spock in particular, are FAR more circumspect about acknowledging those emotions openly than they are shown to be in this book. Disappointing, because D.C. Fontana ought to know better; she wrote for the original series, including the episode "Journey To Babel", in which she showed a much better grasp of the way Vulcans display (or fail to display) their emotions.The peeks into the respective personalities of Captain Pike, Number One, and Doctor Boyce was nicely handled, though. I certainly wouldn't mind seeing more books from this time period.

Vulcan's Glory....Spock's missions with Captain Pike

D.C. Fontanna's novel shows Spock's different relationship with Captain Pike. We get to see an early Scotty who is not yet chief engineer. I liked the part where he had a distillery within the engine room. We need more of these one book adventures and less of the six part ones. Without giving away too much; it shows a more emotional Spock who falls for another female Vulcan officer. It explains why he appeared so emotional in the pilot.

Great look into a young Spock and Captain Pike

This is just a great Star Trek novel in every way. It provides an incredible amount of insight into the early crew of the enterprise during a very key mission in Spock's career. You also get a refreshing look at a young engineer we're all familiar with. D.C. Fontana - great job!
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