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On a mission of peace, a bewitching woman sets the Starship Enterprise at war – with itself!

Mutiny on the Enterprise is a Pocket TOS novel – #12 in the numbered series – written by Robert E. Vardeman. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in October 1983.


From the book jacket
The USS Enterprise is crippled in orbit around a dangerous, living, breathing planet, and a desperate peace mission to the Orion Arm is stalled. Captain Kirk has never needed his crew more. But a lithe, alien woman is casting a spell of pacifism – and now mutiny – over the crew.
Suddenly Kirk's journey for peace has turned into a terrifying war – to retake command of his ship!

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Background information

  • This story is set immediately after The Klingon Gambit, also written by Vardeman.
  • A limited edition hardcover was printed by Gregg Press in 1984.


James T. Kirk
Leonard McCoy
Montgomery Scott
Hikaru Sulu
Pavel Chekov
Heather McConel
Ambassador Mek Jokkor
Ambassador Zarv
Ambassador Donald Lorritson
Speaker of the Planet Hyla.


Enterprise, USS; mutiny; Orion Arm

External links

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#11: The Yesterday Saga: Yesterday's Son Pocket TOS
Numbered novels
#13: The Wounded Sky
Ghost-Walker (#44) Titan Books release order  A Flag Full of Stars (#46)
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