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Product Details

  • Series: Star Trek: The Original Series
  • Mass Market Paperback: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Book; 1st edition (September 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671769944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671769949
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,073,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

The planet Sanctuary is a fabled world in unexplored space thought to be the last refuge of the persecuted, home to both the justly and unjustly accused. Though its name has been translated into every language in the galaxy, Starfleet has never known its exact location.

The crew of the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM is assigned to capture a dangerous criminal named Auk Rex, and their pursuit takes them to an unexplored sector of space. Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr. McCoy continue the pursuit in a shuttlecraft, following Auk Rex to the surface of the planet, Santuary. Kirk and his crew are locked in a life and death struggle on the mysterious planet, which harbors deadly secrets and never releases its visitors.

About the Author

John Vornholt is the author of several bestsellling Star Trek novels including two of the hugely successful four-volume Next Generation/Deep Space Nine DOMINION WAR sequence. He lives in Tuscon, Arizona. --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.

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Customer Reviews

The cover says it's a new book.
Paul S
This is a fact moving well-written novel that will pique your interest and how will the Federation's finest work their magic and escape.
Joe Zika
A good Trek novel that was easy to follow.
Stephen A Fender

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Treckhyon 5 on March 5, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This was an excellent book from an excellent writer, but it had it's problems. The greatest problem was the characterization. Kirk and Spock at least didn't sound the way they should, and although this was fairly easy to ignore at a story-development standpoint, it annoyed the hell out of me. The plot was interesting, altough a bit predictable at times, but it was nice to see original characters to play out important parts in the story, particularly since the main characters were no else than the same old and predictable Kirk, Spock an McCoy. And as for the Senites, I think much was gained by the use of them, an I think they eventually proved to be one of the main intriques of the story. All in all an entertaining read wich I reckomend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 6, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Vornholt does an excellent job of holding the reader's attention. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! If you want an action packed adventure, this is it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Yanni on May 27, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was well-written, with a goodly amount of excitement, had some interesting characters among the non-regulars, and did a passable if not great job of capturing the personalities of the regulars. The main plot situation seemed a bit forced; I find it hard to believe that Kirk & company would have gotten themselves into that situation, and equally hard to believe that the way out that they found was truly the best solution that they could find, but all in all it was an enjoyable if unremarkable read. As usual, John Vornholt did a fine job on the mechanics of writing, but the idea wasn't really one of his best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "d_day" on July 1, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've read over 100 star trek books and this is my favorite, or at list one of them The story is surprising, the descriptions of local life are very well writen, you can feel you are there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 17, 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
What is you were trapped on a planet, with no hope of ever getting off. You'd make yourself comfortable, right? I mean the planet does have all the food you can eat, a house will be built for you and everything else is free. So wouldn't you want to stay? Well not Kirk, Spock and McCoy who accidently got caught on Sanctuary while chasing a pirate. They try to get off, for good reason. The people of the planet, round up all the men and turn them into hard working unisex beings. Yet, any ship with engine power that goes into the sky gets disenigrated by the sheild. So how do they get off? Read their amazing adventure. I do wish that there was deeper character development, since Kirk, Spock and McCoy spent so much time together, but this is still good.
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By Paul S on February 21, 2014
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Kirk, Spock, and Bones get stranded on an alien planet run by lobotomized, castrated beings. They fight thru dangerous alien forests and waterways. Deal with encampments of renegades. Destroy the aliens' HQ with the aid of a pretty humanoid female. Kirk has an affair with her (one per episode please). They build a hydrogen balloon to rise above the alien captors' barrier and escape.
Scotty has the conn during all this, which takes two weeks and he can't figure out what to do. The USS Neptune shows up at one point to help but doesn't and leaves. Maybe they should have beamed in the wizard of Oz sooner. It's hard to believe that, without Spock on board, no one on that starship comes up with any ideas on how to bypass the alien force-field technology.
I found myself wishing that Kirk, Bones, and Spock would find a way back to the ship rather than spend all of the book on a planet. I enjoy a star trek book more when the action takes place on the Enterprise.
Good science fiction depends on believable mechanical-technical explanations of futuristic engineering and this book had that. It was done without excessive wordiness.
The book was well done, easy to read. It flowed along smoothly.
The cover says it's a new book. The front matter says it was first released in 1992. Maybe simon and schuster feel they have to lie to get us to buy it. They don't. It's a good book worth reading.
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By Aislinge Kellogg on May 21, 2013
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This book was very well written and sucked me right into the story and the plight of the different characters. The peril was well-done, the solutions inventive but not truly outrageous or unbelievable. There are many writers contributing to the original Star Trek books and I hope it continues, just as what was once a strange shoe in the mid-60s has become so much part of our culture and science.
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