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Adventures in Time and Space

(1999)
(A book in the Star Trek series)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
It's a concept that shouldn't have worked: excerpts from the best of the Star Trek novels, grouped under such categories as The Crew, Visions of the Future and Aliens, and Allies and Enemies. After all, these segments of Trek narratives were designed to be read in context, weren't they? It's a tribute to Mary P. Taylor's editing skills, however, that this turns out to be a truly delightful volume, with the various extracts chosen so cannily that the final effect is of an exhilarating, world-spanning saga, with each section adding fresh insights. Of course, the segments that grip most compulsively are those by the most authoritative writers (such as Sherman and Schwartz's wonderful study of Spock in Vulcan's Forge and Steven Barnes's adaptation of a TV episode, Far Beyond the Stars. But such is Taylor's skill at picking the best: there are no episodes that are less than rewarding. It's also an intelligent touch to strip-mine the galactic derring-do with passages on the creation of the various TV series and movies. Here again, enthusiasts will find much to cherish (not least in the section by The Man himself, Gene Rodenberry). The final effect of the book, though, is to confirm the continuing vigor of a concept that shows every sign of lasting until the futuristic era it depicts. --Barry Forshaw, Amazon.co.uk

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Mary P Taylor's Adventures in Time and Space

Paperback Editions

August 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Adventures In Time and Space (Star Trek): All Series)
Author(s): Mary P Taylor
ISBN: 0-671-03415-4 / 978-0-671-03415-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2002 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Adventures in Time and Space (Star Trek)
Author(s): Mary P Taylor
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Availability: Amazon