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Star Trek Log 9 is a novelization of the Star Trek: The Animated Series episode "Bem", written by Alan Dean Foster. Published by Ballantine Books, it was first released in January 1977.


From the book jacket
Another exciting episode from television's most popular science fiction series
–Complete in this volume–
It seemed like such a simple request.
The Pandronians had petitioned to send a representative to observe a Federation crew carrying out a survey mission… precisely the type of mission the Enterprise had just been assigned.
What could go wrong?
So Commander Ari bn Bem joined Captain Kirk and his crew to evaluate aboriginal life forms of undetermined intelligence and accomplishment on the planet Delta Theta Three.
And that's when the trouble started…

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An adaptation of TAS: "Bem".

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