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For the fifth movie in the Star Trek franchise, please see Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

Star Trek 5 is a collection of short story adaptations of seven Star Trek: The Original Series episodes, written by James Blish. Published by Bantam Books, it was first released in February 1972.


From the book jacket
The Enterprise blazes new star trails to danger as Kirk, Spock and the rest encounter –
  • an asylum planet where the mad rule
  • a universe with a total population of one
  • race warfare to the death – whiteblack against blackwhite
  • paradise – with a most unusual serpent
  • the ultimate in women's lib
  • an almost eternal triangle
  • a gang of galactic drop-outs
– and other startling problems and perils.

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Blish discusses episode selection and upcoming books in the series.
"Whom Gods Destroy"
A 23 page adaptation of "Whom Gods Destroy".
"The Tholian Web"
A 16 page adaptation of "The Tholian Web".
"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"
An 18 page adaptation of "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield".
"This Side of Paradise"
A 15 page adaptation of "This Side of Paradise".
"Turnabout Intruder"
A 22 page adaptation of "Turnabout Intruder".
"Requiem for Methuselah"
An 20 page adaptation of "Requiem for Methuselah".
"The Way to Eden"
A 22 page adaptation of "The Way to Eden".

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