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Some Assembly Required is a Pocket SCE eBook novella – #12 in the series – written by Scott Ciencin and Dan Jolley. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in January 2002. The novella was later collected in the SCE omnibus Some Assembly Required.


From the book jacket
Keorga is a haven for artists and musicians, a place of contemplation and artistic appreciation. When their request for a planet-running computer is denied by Starfleet, they go elsewhere; unfortunately, the instruction manual is in a language they cannot understand.
A team from the USS da Vinci is brought in to help them, but soon they realize there's more to this than a simple translation problem. The computer seems to be running a test – one that the Keorgans are failing! If the S.C.E. team can't get the information they need out of the recalcitrant Keorgans and figure out how to stop the rampaging computer, Keorga may well lie in ruins!

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Background information

  • This is author Ciencin's first Star Trek prose work, having previously worked on Star Trek comics for WildStorm Comics. It is Jolley's only Star Trek credit.
  • This novella provides the title for the omnibus print collection which includes it.

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