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Yesterday's Son

Rating: Yesterday's Son by A.C. Crispin is a Star Trek novel rated */5 by this reviewer
Series: The Original Series #11
Author: A.C. Crispin
Review by: Lt. Cmdr. Kali D'or

Yeaterday's child is the first published book by A.C. Crispin and she certainly had a way with the Vulcans. I had not read this one for years and hadn't really thought about it until I found out that she was coming to visit us inthe Cloud City Cantina. So I dusted it off and re-read it. And I am glad I did.

This book takes place after "Star Trek-The Movie". On the way to a routine stop at Star Base 11, Mr. Spock is approached by one of the crew with some interesting information about the planet Sarpedion, where the Enterprise visited 2 years ago and performed a rescue mission. Seems that in the huge library/archives a painting was discoverd and fortunately, the image saved before the planet's sun went nova. And there is something in that image that disturbes Spock, and McCoy greatly.

Remember Zarabeth, from the episode "All Our Yesterdays"? Spock had a thing for her? Well, he sure did, and that produced a child. Of course, since the event happened, thanks to the "Guardian of Forever", Spock and McCoy and Kirk can take a quick trip back in time to rescue them both. After a visit to Vulcan and an audience with T'pau, Spock and his friends slip off to the Guardian's planet, still a secret from everyone but a select few, to try a rescue.

Unfortunately, there are Romulans to deal with, and alot of other things best left to the reader to discover. This book covers alot of ground in what seems no time at all. The story actually takes place over a 4-6 week time frame and we learn more about Mr. Spock, appreciate McCoy and his bedside psychiatry, and find out that Kirk is still Captain Kirk.

For a first book, it is excellent. And proves to be just a taste of what is to come for us as readers, not only in the Star Trek Universe, but also in a little galaxy, far, far away. And alot of other place too, in the years to come.

Title: Yesterday's Son
Author: A.C. Crispin
Review by: Lt. Cmdr. Kali D'or