Star Trek #11: Yesterday's Son (Star Trek: The Original Series #11)
The Romulans attack the planet Gateway, where Federation scientists are studying the Guardian of Forever -- the mysterious portal to the past.
The Starship Enterprise must protect the Guardian -- or destroy it. But Spock has already used the portal to journey to the past. On the planet Sarpedion, 5,000 years ago, Spock knew a beautiful, primitive woman. Now he has gone ba...more
A while ago I caught the classic Star Trek episode All Our Yesterdays on late night TV and got sucked right into the story, as well as just how awesomely cheesy the original series is (I really have to watch it more often) Anyways, I happened to mention the episode to my long time Trekkie Mum who found this tie-in book tucked away on a dust covered shelf (amongst hundreds of others)
YESTERDAY’S SON is a continuation of sorts to that original ...more
This ties very strongly into the being introduced in the "City at the Edge of Forever" and the character, Zarabeth, seen in "All Our Yesterdays". Spock discovers he is a daddy! The atavachron affected him to the degree that he recessed to the passionate, primitive Vulcan lifestyle prior to that of Surak's philosophical revolution. So what does it mean? He pulls! And, somewhat surprising ...more
When Spock realizes that he left behind a son on the planet Sarpedion (see the 3rd season episode All Our Yesterdays, TOS), he uses the Guardion of Forever (see 1st season episode The City on the Edge of Forever, TOS ) to retrieve him. Only by the time they find the boy, Zar, he is 28, too old to be easily explained as Sp ...more
It was entertaining to see Spock attempt to be a father to Zar, a son he has never knew existed. This is the beauty of the characters portrayals. As Spock struggles to teach his son the Vulcan ways, Kirk and McCoy act as a counter-balance.
Although there is a high-stakes incident with the Romulans, this story is driven more by the character interactions with Zar. ...more
A wonderful story about how Spock discovers he has a son on the planet, Sarpeidon. , he uses the Guardion of Forever to retrieve him. Only by the time they find the boy, Zar, he is in his late 20's, too old to be easily explained as Spock's son. As the two newly-found family struggles to bond, a Romulan attack threatens the Guardian - and the galaxy as the crew knows it.
This was A. C. Crispin's first novel and it is an ...more
I think what really holds me back from enjoying this book more are three things:
1) for much of the book the plot just kinda meanders with no real sense of urgency or goal.
2) I don't really like spock's son. Or his mary sue mind hax powers.
3) The characterizations of the Romulans were WAAAAYY off. They were portrayed as a primitive, stupid, and savage species....
Still there were good pa ...more
My principle criticism of this novel is that it is too short. I could have read more..
It is odd that the cover shows Spock circa the eigh ...more
The tale is rather simple in structure, but the focus is clearly and thankfully in prose and character instead of plot twists and narrative gimmicks. We get to follow an original character go through a revolutionary changes in life and this sma ...more
This was, hands down, ...more
I enjoyed listening to the abridgement of a book I enjoyed years ago - and now am enjoying it's sequel. With the passing on of Leonard Nimoy, it's also a treat to hear him give voice to the inimitable Mr. Spock.
Very gripping, i read through it in two days with ease.
Its picture of Spock with its hidden (or suppressed) emotions is well portrayed and the ending was unexpected.
I may look up other works of AC Crispin to see if they're this enjoyable.
Ann Carol Crispin was an American science fiction writer, the author of over twenty published novels. She wrote ...more