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STAR TREK: The New Voyages (Star Trek Adventures #2)

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  726 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
A spellbinding collection of eight of the original Star Trek stories, this book includes "The Enchanted Pool", "Intersection Point"", Enterprise", "Mind Sifter", and "The Hunting".
Mass Market Paperback, 237 pages
Published July 15th 1980 by Bantam Books (first published January 1st 1976)
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Sep 03, 2012 Wendy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A couple of the stories were good. Most were just okay, and a few felt like re-writes of episodes. I didn't like the last two stories at all. Still, worth having for die-hard ST fans because of the intros written by the actors.
Lisa (Harmonybites)
This anthology has come in for more than its share of disdain. I once saw an editor for the later published Strange New Worlds express contempt for it. These stories, after all, have a fanzine feel, several were first published in fanzines, as you might know seeing them mentioned in Star Trek Lives! the book about Trek fandom co-authored by Sondra Marshak. Strange New Worlds in contrast was a "writing contest" for those with less than three published stories, and saw itself as much more professi ...more
Having been a Star Trek fan since the days of the original program (yes, internet, I’m that old), I hate to say that I don’t remember much from the original broadcasts (I was a wee one, but I do vaguely recall watching a certain pointy-eared Vulcan in the shows final season). However, like all true Trek fans I really scarfed up the show when it dropped into TV syndication. I grew familiar with each and every episode, and – as a young man – I followed with great delight many of the SciFi trade pu ...more
Aug 30, 2014 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Extremely enjoyable episodic one-shot short stories, most of which would have fit in perfectly with the tones and themes of the original Star Trek series. Unlike similar anthologies, I enjoyed every single story in this collection, although I do have my favorites! Although each story is written by a different author (or authors) the characters feel cohesive in their thoughts and actions and remain true to the people I fell in love with watching The Original Series. I liked that each story had an ...more
Brian Lewis
Jul 11, 2014 Brian Lewis rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Although it may not be fair to give an overall rating to several different authors, the book, as a whole, is poorly written. My biggest gripe is that the majority of the stories didn't even get their characters right.

There are only about 2 stories that were done well, the rest reeked of fan-fiction that you could read on a variety of bulletin boards today. I have never truly enjoyed fan service oriented entertainment; it always lacks any sort of substance that a book truly needs.

Perhaps hardcore
This is a literal find, because it got down behind the pillars of a bookshelf I built and stocked, and I only found it while shelf-shifting.

I've evidently had it for many years, because it has a preprinted bookplate in it, and I got those bookplates as a gift from one of my cousins in the '80s. I may have acquired it new, or soon after its publication date (the one I have is the 7th printing).

These stories are fan fiction from the Original Series, before the movie that restarted the work. The wh
James Sorensen
Sep 11, 2014 James Sorensen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Published in 1979 by Bantam. This is a collection of early Star Trek fan fiction edited by Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath. These two women are co-authors of Star Trek fiction in their own right. They read through dozens of stories to come up with the selection published in this book. As a highlight some of the stars of Stars of ST: The Original Series wrote forwards to each of the included short stories.

Some of the stories very good and very well written others not so much. Not to be overly
Mike McDevitt
Ni Var- Spock gets the 'Enemy Within' treatment when a mad scientist splits him into human & Vulcan. Torment!

Intersection Point- a strange trip to a physically incomprehensible dimension torments Spock's mind.

The Enchanted Pool- My favorite of the book. A fairy-tale girl wants castaway Spock for his kisses: what's the angle?

Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited- This was fun: shades of 'Galaxy Quest' as Shatner, Nimoy & Kelley take their characters' places in the Star Trek dimension.

The Face
[These notes were made in 1981:]. If the television series Star Trek was largely a male phenomenon - conceived, directed, produced, principally acted by men - here is the other half of the story. Eight stories by women, chosen by women, and as might be expected from a woman, I find the principal themes of the stories sympathetic. Almost without exception, these writers have abandoned the adventure format, except as a secondary device, and concentrate on the emotional side of their three principa ...more
Stephanie "Jedigal"
Jan 02, 2009 Stephanie "Jedigal" rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Trek fans!
Published in 1976, this book of short stories is good plain Star Trek. Surprising to me, this appears to be all fanfiction - how lucky for these selected fans of that time to be able to get their material formally published with the Star Trek name.

The selections here all have a very authentic Trek voice. The characters say things that fit them. In fact, in many cases, the dialogue is so good, that you actually "hear" the words in the voices of the well-loved actors who played those parts.

Scott Williams
This was the first professionally published collection of short Star Trek stories. It was published in 1976 and the most interesting part of the book is the introductions to each of the stories written by Gene Roddenberry, Leonard Nimoy and other cast members.

The stories themselves are very fan fiction-y. They were culled from hundreds of entries by fan fiction writers. Though they are all well written, the stories are mostly not what we would recognize as Trek-style. Most of them are dreamy rom
Nov 26, 2014 Jaclyn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Damn, these short stories are pretty on par with stuff I read on in high school, but...that's not saying I didn't have a huge smile on my face while reading most of these. And, after looking into it I found out these stories actually WERE fan fiction of the pre-internet days. Some of the authors wrote for Spockanalia (yes this existed, look it up!) and other late 60's Trek zines... Brave early fans boldly going where many MANY nerds will go.
Oct 28, 2014 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A re-reading from it's original publication date--back when I was a teenager. Some of the stories still hold up.
I read this ages ago (pre-movies, even), and have always liked the "Visit to a Strange Planet Revisited".
Jan 25, 2014 Brenna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Basically a collection of 70s star trek fanfiction.
I liked it.
My favorite is The Winged Dreamers.
For this book I have only fond memories.
I picked it up by chance, because I needed something to read and the gas station I stopped at had only a few books to choose from.
This book started me on my journey as a Trekker. That was in 1976 and many years followed with me being active in the fandom. I still consider myself a Trekker today, alas not quite as active anymore.
Tara Calaby
Aug 08, 2009 Tara Calaby rated it really liked it
This is a collection of short stories written by fans that was professionally published with a foreword by Gene Roddenberry and individual story introductions written by the TOS cast members. The quality is a bit up and down, but the better pieces are well worth a read, and not only for the enormous amounts of slashy content that made it into publication :D
Rich Meyer
Jul 06, 2013 Rich Meyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
This was the first official collection of original Star Trek short stories. "Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited" and "Face on the Barroom Floor" are the real standouts for me. All are a tad dated and obviously written as proto-fan fiction, but the book is a fun read for any Trekked.
Gillette Kempf
I read this book when I was a teenager and completely entranced with the Star Trek universe and science fiction in general. The stories have stayed with me over 20 years. I recently happened on a copy and had to sit down and re-read my favorite stories all over again.
Bryn Hammond
Mar 21, 2013 Bryn Hammond rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: imagined-fiction
One of the four Trek published books I cherished. Better than #2, though #2 is another of the four. I saw nothing in the published novels, none that I tried, but this anthology of fan fiction was more exploratory.
Mar 28, 2009 Charles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
This book came along when I was very hungry for more Trek and even though not all the stories are written by full-dress professional writers they have a passion and joy about them that I really responded to.
May 17, 2016 Dorothy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: star trek fans, especially of the k/s persuasion
Contains "Ni Var", "Intersection Point", "The Enchanted Pool", "Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited", "The Face on the Barroom Floor", "The Hunting", "The Winged Dreamers", and "Mind-Sifter".
Some nice stories but also some with way to much attention to the possibility of a homosexual relationship between Kirk and Spock. Also goes sometimes outside of the Star Trek rules.
A wildly varied book of short stories. Imagine my surprise to discover most or all of these tales started out as fanfiction. Definitely a worthwhile read. =)
Jul 26, 2013 Jeff rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The fact that this is a collection of fan fiction was obvious in the by-the-numbers plots, clunky language, and poor characterizations.
Mar 11, 2010 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved some of these short stories. They feel much more like missing episodes than the full length novels do.
Jan 26, 2013 Enigmaticblue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the fact that Star Trek actually published fanfiction, and the stories are, overall, really quite good.
Feb 09, 2007 Steve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An anthology of some of the earliest (and quite possibly the best) independent short stories themed on Star Trek.
Oct 22, 2012 JJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely a good read, follows the TOS crew through eight short stories. I recommend it!
Oct 15, 2013 Elise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lot of great Star Trek short stories in here - some of the best I've read.
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