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The Klingons are hungry for war -- and Kirk is caught in a brutal battle of wits!

Pawns and Symbols is a Pocket TOS novel – #26 in the numbered series – written by Majliss Larson. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in November 1985.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
Threatened by a deadly famine, the Klingon Empire is on the verge of igniting a mad interplanetary war of conquest. When an earthquake destroys a remote Federation research station, Jean Czerny, agricultural scientist, succumbs to amnesia. Stranded on enemy borders, she is imprisoned by Kang, the evil commander of a Klingon battleship. Now Kirk must play a dangerous game of mind strategy to prevent a savage attack on the Federation!

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Background information Edit

Characters Edit

James T. Kirk
Leonard McCoy
Montgomery Scott
Jean Czerny 
Agricultural scientist.
Klingon commander.
Kang's wife
Cyrano Jones 
space/y trader
Kevin Riley

References Edit

USS Enterprise; SS Dierdre; IKS Klolode Two, IKS Devisor; Capella IV; Space Station K-7; Klingon; tribbles; glommer; neoethylene; Beyond Antares; ryetalyn; quadrotriticale

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