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Garth of Izar is a Pocket TOS novel written by Pamela Sargent and George Zebrowski. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in February 2003.

The novel follows up on the events of "Whom Gods Destroy", taking place a couple of years later. Having been declared cured, Garth petitions Starfleet to be reinstated as a starship captain.


From the book jacket
GARTH OF IZAR: The legend of Captain Garth, the hero of Axanar, has spread throughout the Federation. His exploits are required reading at Starfleet Academy – where he became a hero of a future legend, James T. Kirk
GARTH OF IZAR: Brutal injuries sustained on Antos IV forced the native Antosians to heal him by means of giving him their natural shape-changing abilities. But the cure proved worse than the disease, as Garth was driven insane…
GARTH OF IZAR: His madness apparently cured at the rehab colony on Elba II, Captain Garth has returned to service to mediate a crisis on Antos IV, with the aid of Captain Kirk and the Starship Enterprise. But has Garth truly put his insanity behind him, or will he renew his plans for conquest – starting with the Antosians?

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