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Garth of Izar (Star Trek: The Original Series)

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GARTH OF IZAR: The legend of Captain Garth, the hero of Axanar, has spread throughout the Federation. His exploits are required reading at Starfleet Academy -- where he became a hero of a future legend, James T. Kirk... GARTH OF IZAR: Brutal injuries sustained on Antos IV forced the native Antosians to heal him by means of giving him their natural shape-changing abilities. ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 25th 2003 by Pocket Books/Star Trek
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Yosef Shapiro
Aug 27, 2014 Yosef Shapiro rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, tv-shows
This book is a follow up to Star Trek TOS episode "Whom Gods Destroy". If you are not familiar with at least the basic plot elements of that episode, this book is not for you. In this book, Captain Garth, apparently cured of his madness, is reinstated to Starfleet and sent on a diplomatic mission to Antos IV.

To me, the first part of the book was much better than the second half. I enjoyed Kirk's interaction with his hero Captain Garth. The diplomatic mission part dragged on for too long. Over
May 23, 2013 Julie rated it liked it
Recommended to Julie by: Bryon's mom procured it for me :D
A fairly entertaining novel continuing the story of the madman Garth of Izar from the original Star Trek series episode "Whom Gods Destroy." I liked the concept of hearing more about a previously established character. (I guess that makes it sound like I should enjoy fanfiction, right? But in general, I don't...)

I did think I was losing my marbles when all through the dream sequence in the first chapter, the enemy ship kept switching back and forth between being Romulan and Klingon with no ackno
Paul Lunger
Jul 27, 2011 Paul Lunger rated it it was ok
The sequel to "Whom Gods Destroy" is a book that while being well intentioned doesn't work for a lack of trying. Sargent & Zebrowski bring back a "sane" Captain Garth who has finished up his rehab on Elba II in order to have him go back to Antos IV the world he originally tried to destroy. The beginning part of the book takes far too long to even set up the plot & by the time Garth is picked up & the mission to Antos IV begins as a reader I was a bit bored. More frustrating still is ...more
Melvin Patterson
Mar 23, 2015 Melvin Patterson rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Well, I did enjoy the book although it is somewhat predictable. I've always loved the character of Garth of Izar and wish there had been a back story or that he had been given his own series. Ultimately, it was a decent time waster.
Oct 03, 2014 J.D. rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-trek
No matter how many times I tried to finish it, I did it just now. I find the plot UNREALISTIC. And Captain Garth being totally good, hurts my brain. That's all
Aug 28, 2009 Tammy rated it it was ok
Captain Kirk plays chaperone to Captain Garth, supposedly cured from his madness, on a mission to mediate civil unrest on Antos IV.

I couldn't really get into this book.
Feb 02, 2011 Walter rated it really liked it
A good continuation of Garth's legacy. One error at the beginning (was Kirk dreaming of a Romulan or a Klingon attack?) didn't mar what is otherwise a great Star Trek novel.
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Pamela Sargent has won the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Sidewise Award for alternate history. In 2012, she was honored with the Pilgrim Award by the Science Fiction Research Association for lifetime achievement in science fiction scholarship. She is the author of the novels Cloned Lives, The Sudden Star, Wa ...more
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