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Kirk and the Enterprise battle an enemy warship, an amorous computer – and a galaxy heading for war!

Web of the Romulans is a Pocket TOS novel – #10 in the numbered series – written by M.S. Murdock. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in June 1983.


From the book jacket
Ravaged by a killer virus, the Romulans enter Canara, where the only antidote can be found. Desperate, they incite a victorious USS Enterprise attack on one of their vessels, but Kirk discovers their ruse.
Meanwhile the central computer has fallen in love with him, severely crippling the Starship Enterprise. Somehow Kirk must overcome the lovesick computer and bring the antidote to the Romulans, before the galaxy crashes over the brink of war.

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Background information

  • This is the only Star Trek novel written by M.S. Murdock.
  • A hardcover limited edition was printed in 1984 by Gregg Press.

Cover gallery


Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in Pocket TOS characters.

Regular and recurring characters

James T. Kirk
Starfleet captain, CO of USS Enterprise.
Half-Vulcan Starfleet commander serving as Enterprise XO and chief science officer.
Leonard McCoy
Starfleet lieutenant commander, a doctor serving as Enterprise chief medical officer.

Other characters

Arviela (β)
Starfleet lieutenant serving at the Enterprise helm.
Romulan commander of Raptor.
Romulan commander.
Romulan commander.
Argelian (β)
Romulan officer.
Mikhail Garson
Potemkin captain.


Exeter (lower right)

Potemkin and Hood with two other vessels

Areturan (β)
Areturan musk oil (β)
Canara (β)
Eagle (β)
Romulan ship.
USS Enterprise
Constitution-class Federation starship.
USS Exeter
Constitution-class Federation starship.
USS Farragut
Federation starship.
Federation Defense Council
Myrruthesia (β)
Disease affecting Vulcanoids.
USS Hood
Constitution-class Federation starship.
USS Potemkin
Constitution-class Federation starship commanded by Captain Mikhail Garson.
Raptor (β)
Destroyed Romulan Bird-of-Prey of S'Talon.
Remus (β)
Romulan ship of S'Tor and Pompe'.

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