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Past Prologue (Star Trek: The Janus Gate #3)

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Thanks to the accidental triggering of an ancient alien technology, Captain Kirk has been banished to his own past. During a brutal massacre on Tarsus IV, Kodos the Executioner entered the history books as one of the most genocidal tyrants of the twenty-third century. As a boy, Kirk barely survived. Can he stand by now and let it happen again?Lt. Kevin Riley is the only ot ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 25th 2002 by Pocket Books/Star Trek
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David King
Jul 22, 2014 David King rated it liked it
“Past Prologue” by L.A. Graf is the third and final book in “The Janus Gate” trilogy, a series of novels set during the Star Trek Original Series. Kirk is stranded in his past and is trying to find his younger self who is missing in the chaos of a civil war. He is helped by his own father but neither of them realises that 14 year old Kirk is now in the future. In this future Sulu and Chekov have to work with older versions of themselves to try and find a way to reactivate the Janus Gate to ensur ...more
Amanda
Jul 26, 2010 Amanda rated it liked it
ok, so I liked the story, but what exactly did the summary on the back of the book (which sounded pretty good too) have to do with the book?? Kirk wasn't sent back to Tarsus IV and Spock never asked Kevin Riley for help. Confusing. Also, they made a big deal on the front of the book about the story focusing on minor characters. The stories that L. A. Graf writes for Star Trek usually give a good size part to Sulu, Chekov, and Uhura, so this was different how?

Judith Paterson
Jun 27, 2013 Judith Paterson rated it liked it
The 3 books of the trilogy need to be viewed together really. The series improved as it went on with Past prologue being the best of them. On it's own I would give it 3.5 stars. The blurb on the back of the books is not correct bye the way.
Some interesting thoughts on time travel and morality of changing timelines etc
Tammy
Jun 19, 2010 Tammy rated it liked it
The crew of the Enterprise must retrieve Captain Kirk from his past, and return his younger self to his place in time.

This was a pretty good conclusion to the trilogy. I thought the first two were better though.

Also, the snippet about Kevin Riley on the back cover has nothing to do with this book.
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L.A. Graf reportedly stands for Let's All Get Rich and Famous. Its a pseudonym used by authors Karen Rose Cercone and Julia Ecklar.

They have co-written some eleven Star Trek novels. Their first Star Trek novel came out in 1990.
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