Best Destiny

The long-awaited story of a young James T. Kirk’s first adventure in space

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  • Stardate Unknown
  • Released November 1992

As James T. Kirk prepares to retire from a long and illustrious Starfleet career, events in a distant part of the Federation draw him back to a part of the galaxy he had last visited as a young man—a mysterious world called Faramond whose name takes Kirk on a journey back to his youth.

At sixteen, Kirk is troubled, estranged from his father, and has a bleak future. However, a trip into space with Kirk’s father George and Starfleet legend Captain Robert April changes James Kirk’s life forever, when a simple voyage becomes a deadly trap. Soon, Kirk and his father find themselves fighting for their lives against a vicious and powerful enemy.

Before the voyage ends, father and son will face life and death together, and James T. Kirk will get a glimpse of the future and his own best destiny.

Written by: Diane Carey


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“They’ve got us,” George Kirk murmured. “We’ve lost.”

George Kirk knew he had failed. From now on, when these criminals attacked any other ship, it would somehow be Commander George Kirk’s fault. He and his son and his crew, and his friend Captain Robert April—the founder of the Federation Starship Program—would simply disappear and become another mysterious statistic.

And then a crewman pointed out the window and shouted, “Look!”

The enemy ship had suddenly become a wild, demonic nightmare. Its hull buckled against itself, spitting flotsam in some places while it caved inward in others. Whole sections now blew open, as atmosphere sprayed in frozen funnels from a dozen places. Slits opened up along seams, and more chambers blew open, spewing out everything inside.

“Good God,” someone uttered.

The ship spun sickeningly on its side, pocked with holes torn by entire consoles that had come off their moorings and smashed through deck after deck to shoot right through the hull.

“What happened?” George rasped. “What happened to them?”

Robert April spoke first. “I’ll tell you what happened, old boy—” He coiled an arm around George’s shoulders and howled enthusiastically.

“It was your son. James Kirk happened!”

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