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A mysterious music holds the clues to save an alien race!

Uhura's Song is a Pocket TOS novel – #21 in the numbered series – written by Janet Kagan. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in January 1985.


From the book jacket
Years ago, Lt. Uhura befriended a diplomat from Eeiauo, the land of graceful, cat-like beings. The two women exchanged forbidden music and promised never to reveal their secret.
Now the USS Enterprise is orbiting Eeiauo in a desperate race to save the inhabitants before a deadly plague destroys them. Uhura's secret songs may hold the key to a cure – but the clues are veiled in layers of mystery. The plague is killing humans, threatening other planets – and Captain Kirk must crack the code before the Enterprise succumbs.

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Background information

  • This is the only Star Trek novel written by Janet Kagan.
  • When this novel was released by Titan Books in the UK, it was released as a "Giant" novel and not as part of the normal numbered series. It was one of four such releases – the others being Dwellers in the Crucible, Shadow Lord, and Pawns and Symbols.
  • A limited edition hardcover was printed by Gregg Press in 1985.
  • ranked the novel among as one of the best Star Trek novels. [1]


James T. Kirk
Nyota Uhura
Pavel Chekov
Evan Wilson
Brightspot to-Srallansre
Jinx to-Ennien 
Another Star Freedom to-Eeiauo
Rushlight to-Vensre


Enterprise, USS

External links

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#20: The Vulcan Academy Murders Pocket TOS
Numbered novels
#22: Shadow Lord
First novel in series Titan Books release order
"Giant" novels
 Dwellers in the Crucible
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