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Spock, Messiah! is a Bantam TOS novel, written by Theodore R. Cogswell and Charles A. Spano, Jr.. The second full-length original novel in Bantam's series, it was first published in September 1976.


From the book jacket
The victim of a cruel experiment, Commander Spock renounces the USS Enterprise, becomes the Messiah of the planet Kyros, and launches a holy war on the rest of the world[sic].
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Background information

  • Unlike most of Bantam's other original novels, Spock, Messiah! was not included in Titan Books' 1990s Star Trek Adventures reprint series.
  • Notwithstanding the fan-written short story collection Star Trek: The New Voyages, this was the first original Star Trek novel to be published since 1970's Spock Must Die!. Following its release, however, original novels would be published on a more frequent basis, continuing until the early 1980s.


Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in Bantam TOS characters.
James T. Kirk
Leonard McCoy


USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
Prime Directive
After deserting the Enterprise, Spock becomes the Messiah of this planet.

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