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The Joy Machine

(1996)
(Book 80 in the Star Trek : The Original Series series)
A novel by

 
 
Timshel was once the vacation spot of the galaxy, full of culture, natural beauty, and friendly, hospitable inhabitants. But now Timshel has cut itself off from the universe. No one is allowed to enter or leave. Concerned, the Federation has sent agents to investigate, but none have returned.

Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship EnterpriseTM are shocked to discover the truth: the people of Timshel have succumbed to an insidious new technology that guarantees every citizen total pleasure, a soul-destroying ecstasy that has enslaved their entire civilization. Kirk and Spock have faced many threats before, but now they face the most seductive menace of all: perfect happiness.

And the rest of the Federation may soon fall under the irresistible control of the Joy Machine.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Theodore Sturgeon's The Joy Machine

Paperback Editions

September 1996 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Joy Machine (Star Trek, Book 80)
Author(s): James Gunn, Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-671-00221-X / 978-0-671-00221-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Star Trek
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: S/trek Vol 80: The Joy Machine (Star Trek)
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon, James E Gunn
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: S/trek Vol 80: The Joy Machine (Star Trek)
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon, James E Gunn
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2000 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Joy Machine (Star Trek: The Original Series Book 80)
Author(s): James Gunn
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA