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- The extraordinary novel based on Paramount Pictures' supreme space adventure!
The novelization of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock is an adaptation of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, written by Vonda N. McIntyre. The seventeenth novel in Pocket Books' numbered Pocket TOS series, it was first published in paperback in June 1984.
- From the book jacket
- No One On The Enterprise Can Believe That Mr. Spock Is Gone!
- As the crew grieves for Mr. Spock, the awesome Genesis Device, now controlled by the Federation, has transformed an inert nebula into a new planet teeming with life. But Genesis can also destroy existing worlds.
- The creators of the Device want it given freely to the Galaxy. But Starfleet Command fears that it will become a force for evil. And the enemies of the Federation will not rest until they seize it – as their most powerful weapon in the battle to conquer the Galaxy!
- As with the novelization of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Ceti Alpha V and Regula I are referred to as "Alpha Ceti V" and "Regulus I". Also, the Enterprise is stated in the novel to be a Constellation-class vessel, not Constitution-class.
- The Science Fiction Book Club released a special edition of the novelization in hardback in July 1984.
- The UK edition was from Granada Books.
- Class that was smaller but much faster than the Constitution-class, designed for very long range exploration. Traveled most efficiently at warp 12.
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