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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!

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Background information[]



James T. Kirk
Leonard McCoy
Montgomery Scott
Hikaru Sulu
Pavel Chekov


J.T. Esteban
R. Grenni
Carol Marcus
David Marcus
Harry Morrow
Dannan Stuart (β)
Lawrence H. Styles


Khan Noonien Singh
Peter Preston


Project Genesis; katra

Class that was smaller but much faster than the Constitution II-class, designed for very long range exploration. Traveled most efficiently at warp 12.
USS Andromeda (β)
USS Enterprise
USS Excelsior
USS Grissom
USS M-31 (β)
USS Magellanic Cloud (β)

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