The Enterprise has only a few baffling clues to find Spock–somewhere in the past!

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TOS #023 Cover

  • Stardate Unknown
  • Released May 1985

The Enterprise is on a peaceful mission at Starbase 12 when a bizarre cosmic phenomenon causes a Klingon ship to suddenly vanish — with Spock aboard for the ride. Spock’s last message from the Klingon ship is cryptic and frightening. The Klingons are traveling into the past, searching for the one man who holds a vital key to the future. If they can kill that man, the course of history will be changed — and the Federation will be destroyed!

Written by Barbara Hambly


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“Where are you — from,” Sarah asked.

Spock shook his head wearily. “The name of the planet would mean nothing to you. Your astronomers have not even discovered the star yet.”

“I see.” She looked down at her folded hands where they rested on the handle of the door. Then she looked up at him again. “I knew at the dance, you see.”

Spock’s eyebrow lifted, startled. Sarah smiled a little.

She reached out and took his hand in her long slim fingers… then she released it and her fingers brushed lightly against his cheek. “That’s fever-hot,” she said clinically. “A hundred and three, a hundred and four. A — one of us — would have been raving. You were clearly having the time of your life… When you took my hand for the grand right and left, I noticed the scars on your hand had turned a sort of apple-green.”

In the future,” he found himself saying tiredly, “I must remember to avoid dancing…”

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