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Sulu must battle an old enemy, with his daughter's life at stake!

The Captain's Daughter is a Pocket TOS novel – #76 in the numbered series – written by Peter David. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in December 1995.


From the book jacket
When Demora Sulu, an exemplary young Starfleet officer, suddenly attacks her commanding officer, who kills her in self-defense, everyone is stunned. No one is more grief-stricken than her father, Captain Hikaru Sulu of the USS Excelsior. Determined to learn the truth behind his daughter's bizarre death, Sulu goes to the planet where she was killed, and finds himself confronted by an old enemy eager to destroy Sulu's reputation and his life!

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Background information[]

  • Author Peter David's original title for the novel was Demora; this was vetoed by Paramount's marketing department. (Voyages of Imagination, p. 107)
  • Pocket editor John Ordover later noted that the novel "did not do very well. You can argue that there were all sorts of reasons, that it wasn't clearly a Captain Sulu novel, that it was this, it was that, the title was wrong. You can give any sort of excuses but the bottom line is our most popular author did a Captain Sulu novel and it didn't sell very well." (Voyages of Imagination, p. 107)


Morgan Bateson
Pavel Chekov
John Harriman
James T. Kirk
Leonard McCoy
Peter Preston
Janice Rand
Hikaru Sulu
Demora Sulu
Nyota Uhura


Amusement Park Planet; Bozeman, USS; Enterprise-B, USS; Excelsior, USS; Jenolan, USS; Sakuro's Disease

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