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Star Trek: Signature Edition: Sand and Stars (Star Trek: All) [Kindle Edition]

Diane Duane , A.C. Crispin
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Vulcan: linchpin member of the United Federation of Planets. Home to a civilization dedicated to o'thia, the ruling ethic of pure logic. But it was not always so; thousands of years before, Vulcans were a violent, warlike race, with tempers surpassed only by the planet's hot, arid sands. The philosopher Surak would show his people another way, teach them to reject their emotions and embrace logic and knowledge. The Vulcans would evolve and prosper, eventually exploring the stars and attaining further enlightenment as they encountered other cultures.
In the twenty-third century, Commander Spock, Captain Kirk, and the U.S.S. Enterprise are summoned to Vulcan when its people consider seceding from the Federation and returning to their isolationist ways. Vulcan's savage history becomes fully revealed as Spock, his father Sarek, and Kirk work to preserve the planet's future from anti-Terran factions with hidden agendas. The crisis is twofold for the half-human Spock -- should Vulcan secede, he will be required to resign from Starfleet and return home, or forever sever ties with his homeworld.
Years later, a decades-old plot to destroy the Federation from within forces Ambassador Sarek from the bedside of his dying wife, Amanda. The ambassador's decision widens the long-standing rift between himself and Spock at a time when they must pool their resources together. While the Enterprise crew contends with Romulans, Klingons, and the mysterious Freelans, Sarek's only comfort comes from reading Amanda's journals, which reveal more about his human spouse, his son, and himself than he ever realized.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2636 KB
  • Print Length: 436 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek; 1st Pocket Books Trade Pbk. Ed edition (7 Dec. 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003YCP9AC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #659,196 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't pay to be old 5 May 2005
By chrissy
Just recently I keep finding re-issues of books and getting excited thinking it's a new book by a favourite author. This is a case in point - Sand and Stars is actually two books that came out a considerable time ago - "Spock's World" and "Sarek". So if, like me, you have been reading SF for some time it's probable you have already read both and could get caught out - just like me!
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE, STAR TREK FANS--THIS IS NOT A NEW BOOK! 18 Dec. 2004
By Leslie Stone - Published on
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"Sand and Stars" is actually two older books--"Spock's World" and "Sarek"--repackaged. Although both books are great, therefore, making this book great, I was DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED when it arrived in the mail because I had already read them. I thought I was getting a NEW Star Trek book about the Vulcans. The description and product detail do not explain this. So, if you have not read "Spock's World" or "Sarek," by all means, order this book--you'll really enjoy it!
28 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: COMPILATION, NOT A NEW ST NOVEL 17 Jan. 2005
By Nan R. Lewis - Published on
This is NOT a new Star Trek novel: it is merely a compilation of two previously released ST novels, Sarek, and Spock's World. My one star rating reflects my annoyance at having to return what I thought was a new novel when I purchased it. The rating is not a commentary on either of the novels included in this compilation, both of which I thought were quite good.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Great Books for the Price of One. 12 Feb. 2011
By Raleigh2222 - Published on
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I originally purchased both of these novels in hardcover, and am happy to add to my Kindle for less than $5 each. The other reader's one star ratings are more for the packaging and really aren't about the content of the books.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars annoying that they gave a new title to old works 25 Sept. 2009
By pjf - Published on
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These were so-so novels when first published, but it is very annoying that there is nothing in the title or front cover that indicates that this is not a new novel co-writen by two authors but two separate old novels (Sarek and Spock's World) written separately. The cover is very, very deceptive. Shame on Signature edition. How hard is it to put out something new?
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