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Gemini is a Pocket TOS novel written by Mike W. Barr. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in February 2003.


From the book jacket
Captain James T. Kirk and the Starship Enterprise have been sent to the planet Nador to participate in a watershed event: the Nadorians' first true election, to vote on whether or not to join the United Federation of Planets.
Supporting the Federation are the planet's joint rulers: Their Serene Highnesses Abon and Delor, Siamese twins joined at the spinal cord to represent the unity of the different tribes of Nador. But a shadowy group of fanatics wants nothing to do with the Federation, and will stop at nothing – whether it be assassinating the princes or kidnapping Captain Kirk's nephew Peter – to achieve their goals!
Kirk must work to stop the fanatics from wreaking havoc on Nador, and from harming his beloved nephew – but even he may be hard-pressed to stem the tide of chaos when the princes' horrible secret is revealed!

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Background information

  • This is the first (and, to date, only) Star Trek novel by long-time comic writer Mike W. Barr. The concept of the Siamese twins derived from a rejected Star Trek: Voyager pitch by Barr. The first draft of the novel took eight months to finish, being completed on 6 July 2000. (Voyages of Imagination, p. 136)


James T. Kirk 
Peter Kirk
Leonard McCoy
Montgomery Scott
Hikaru Sulu
Pavel Chekov
Tonia Barrows 
Abon and Delor 
Twins, joint rulers of Nador.


Enterprise (NCC-1701), USS; Nador; Nadorians; United Federation of Planets

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