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Constellations is a Pocket TOS short story anthology – marking the 40th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series – edited by Marco Palmieri. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in September 2006.


From the book jacket
Since time immemorial, Man has imagined the night sky to be filled with stories: legends of heroes and strange life-forms amidst the very stars. Eternal tales of wonder and mystery, danger and adventure, passion and logic, hope and Human nature, they comprise a mythos embedded in the universe itself... constant, enduring, and immutable.
Rediscover the mythology of our age on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, in this scintillating collection of new stories about the original Star Trek – untold voyages of the captain and crew of the Starship Enterprise that not only recapture the magic of the world-renowned television series created by Gene Roddenberry, but push beyond it [...]


by David Gerrold
"First, Do No Harm" 
by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
"The Landing Party" 
by Robert Greenberger
"Official Record" 
by Howard Weinstein
by Jeff Bond
"Chaotic Response" 
by Stuart Moore
"As Others See Us" 
by Christopher L. Bennett
"See No Evil" 
by Jill Sherwin
"The Leader" 
by Dave Galanter
by William Leisner
"Devices and Desires" 
by Kevin Lauderdale
"Where Everybody Knows Your Name" 
by Jeffrey Lang
by Allyn Gibson

Background information

  • On the title for the anthology, editor Palmieri noted: "The anthology's title relates to Star Trek's elevation in the last four decades to a kind of living pop-culture mythology. Constellations, after all, represent classic tales in the night sky – mythic stories strewn across the galaxy. What more appropriate name for a new collection of original Trek fiction?" (Star Trek Magazine issue 128)
  • This collection also included an excerpt from the story "Anything But Alone" by writer Joshua Ortega and artist Gregory Giovanni Johnson that was featured in its entirety in the Star Trek manga book Shinsei Shinsei. That release also featured the "First, Do No Harm" prose story from this collection.
  • In the story "Devices and Desires", the planet killer is taken to "The Yard", a top secret facility where the alien technology Starfleet has acquired is stored and studied. One of its researchers was Dr. Pad, which is a reference to Peter (Allen) David.
  • In the novel's inner title page, the fifth city listed under Pocket Books is Meekrab, a town on Denebia.

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