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Perry's Planet (Star Trek Adventures #13)

3.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  182 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
On a diplomatic mission to the planet Perry and its maniacal ruler, the crew members of the Enterprise are infected by a mysterious "peace virus" that renders them incapable of fighting the Klingons.
Mass Market Paperback, 132 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by Bantam Books
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Matthew Goode Ⓥ
Jan 04, 2013 Matthew Goode Ⓥ rated it liked it
Well, it was okay. I found it exciting enough simply because it's a Star Trek book, but the ending seemed a little clunky, and the insistence that humans are have at their core a struggle of good and evil is just too tired and uninteresting for me (and not something that really strikes a cord). Also, some parts were just too unbelievable (the amount of time taken for the virus to spread from Scotty for one). I've read a Star Trek book by Jack's brother Joe, and that was a lot better, which sort ...more
Apr 07, 2015 Charles rated it liked it
This was one of the first novels based on the original Star Trek series, and while it has many of the characteristics of the following books in the series, there is a difference. The later books have tighter storylines as the authors and editors perfected the formula.
In this book, a Klingon ship whose captain is on a blood vendetta against Kirk attacks an Enterprise with a tired crew. The Enterprise easily beats off the attack, but the Klingons also plant a device that wrecks havoc in the tran
Jul 22, 2009 Randy rated it really liked it
another good writer heard from. Joe's brother.
The Enterprise investigate a planet colonized 300 years before. No violence, not even a thought of it. Except for the Immunes.
Brian Lewis
Jul 11, 2014 Brian Lewis rated it it was ok
I found the overall story far too routine. I swear I have read, watched, and breathed the plot of this book several times. It even reminds me of a few Original Series and Animated Series episodes that predated this book. While, "The Starless World" entertained me with it's overall cheese-factor (and a bet of sexyness), this one was rather drab, with a straight forward plot.

One of the few good points would be that the book was incredibly quick to read. The characters stayed in character and the b
Dan Quigley
Apr 30, 2013 Dan Quigley rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek-books
This was an early Star Trek novel, yet one of the last published by Bantam. The story and its character portrayals were rather typical Original Series and could have been used as a basis for any script of one of the less popular shows from that series. The story creates some suspense and the solution to one of the problems raised by the plot, namely how to deal with the Klingons' attack, was clever and well handled. However, the book gets demoted from four stars to three for two main flaws: 1) t ...more
Jun 28, 2013 Dark-Draco rated it really liked it
Shelves: tv-tie-in, star-trek
This is a short adventure about the original cast of Star Trek. Captain Kirk has made an enemy of the Klingon, Korol, who has sworn a blood oath after the death of his brother at Kirk's hands. But the crew of the Enterprise are in no fit state to deal with them, as, overdue for shore leave and with a ship in need of maintenance, it is enough just to get on with the day to day routines. Then a call comes in from Perry's Planet,a 300 year old colony that wants to join the Federation. At first it i ...more
Jul 20, 2013 Adam rated it it was ok
Shelves: st-books
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Dec 17, 2014 J.D. rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek
One of fav of Star Trek adventures books. Interesting ideas,good twist with Capitan Perry. And Scotty with the Klingons is gold!
Mar 23, 2015 terry rated it did not like it
I finished this book in about an hour and it quite possibly was the worst treklit I've ever read.
Mike McDevitt
Jul 04, 2011 Mike McDevitt rated it it was ok
Take 'This Side of Paradise' without the romance, and 'Return of the Archons' without the brown cloaks and you get 'Perry's Planet', a tepid adventure on a world where an engineered virus enforces utter pacifism. Not much to recommend. I was bothered by a brief conversation Uhura has with a female doctor, where they both admit they'd leave their careers in a heartbeat for the right man! It was published in 1980, for goodness sake! On the heels of the strident feminism of 1970's Marvel comics sup ...more
May 09, 2015 John rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi, star-trek
1980 grade B

Classic Trek
Rich Meyer
Oct 31, 2013 Rich Meyer rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
An okay Trek novel with some good characterization, I'd have to say that it kind of fails on the utopia/dystopia scale. Much of it was a bit unbelievable by TV science fiction standards, being more along the lines of a children's show than an adult program. I will say that it was a more franchise-cohesive read than a quite a few of the Bantam original novels, with a good use of the original characters and a few new ones.
Mikael Kuoppala
Nov 25, 2012 Mikael Kuoppala rated it really liked it
Another solid Trek story from the 70's. "Perry's Planet" has some slightly silly sci-fi concepts, but it uses them with a plausible twist. And the society on "Planet Perry" is a wonderfully fascinating and nicely eerie one. What's best is that Haldeman avoids the easy pitfall of black-and-white storytelling, treating the very odd-seeming imagined culture like a plausible entity.
Joe Davoust
Apr 28, 2014 Joe Davoust rated it really liked it
This was a solid TV episode quality novel. It did just enough to tell a good story while letting is spend time with the characters we love.
Jan 11, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one. I think these short stories are some of the best Trek pulp!
Jun 14, 2016 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written. This story could easily be a tv episode from the original series. It felt so much like one I had to check to see if it really was or not. The characters are spot on.
Oct 31, 2012 Stacy marked it as to-read
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Reuben Herfindahl
Nov 15, 2014 Reuben Herfindahl rated it liked it
Simplistic and short, but is fairly true to the original series. Could have been an episode of the third season.
Mar 18, 2011 Bev rated it it was ok
Not the best Star Trek out there...
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Greg Lindsay
Feb 10, 2013 Greg Lindsay rated it really liked it
Pretty good Trek
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Jack Carroll "Jay" Haldeman II was an American biologist and science-fiction writer. He was the older brother of SF writer Joe Haldeman. He was married to writer Barbara Delaplace.
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