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Time for Yesterday

(Star Trek: The Original Series #39)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  1,700 ratings  ·  63 reviews
Time in the galaxy has stopped running in its normal course. That can mean only one thing – the Guardian of Forever is malfunctioning. To save the universe, Starfleet Command reunites three of its most legendary figures – Admiral James T. Kirk, Spock of Vulcan, and Dr. Leonard McCoy – and sends them on a desperate mission to contact the Guardian, a journey that ultimately ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Pocket Books (first published May 1986)
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Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Spock focused story that ties into the TOS episode All Our Yesterdays and the author's previously published story Yesterday's Son. ...more
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: specific-sci-fi
Mr. Spock was my first ever pre-sexual, sexual crush. This book, stolen from my mom's box of star trek books in the 80s, proved he'd had sex. In a cave! With a time-stuck cave lady. Cuz he went all primal. Yeah. And then a son, even more human than he was.

This is all. I can not and will not explain my five star rating otherwise except to note that five star ratings are for the occasional flawless book, or the book that stuck the reader very specifically.

Spock + 12yr Old Therese 4EVAH!!!
Sheryl Tribble
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked this one better than "Yesterday's Son." Crispin fleshes out her original character, Zar, as well as the culture he is working within, which I liked. ...more
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was okay. First, I barely have listened to a handful of the old Trek novels, let alone made it to like halfway or something, and this one is yet another with the Guardian of Forever. It's kind of annoying already. This one also had a prequel story to it, when Spock meets his son that he ended up having with Zarabeth from that TOS series episode, albeit taking place after the episode. This book doesn't need to have that one read first, but I think I would have liked it better if I did. So th ...more
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I was very surprised that I had not recorded this earlier.
Excellent book. The All my yesterday's series is definitely one of the all time me best StarTrek TOS mini series ever. Great characters that stay true to the original story line.
Oleta Blaylock
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think that this is one of my very favorite books in the Star Trek: TOS. This is a wonderful ending to the Yesterday Saga. I wish that there had been some way to have other adventures with Zar and Wynn. I always wished that he and Spock could have stayed together in the same time. I also wish that Zar had been able to meet Amanda and Sarek, As a warning there are some very sad parts to this story so tissues may be needed.

It has been 14.5 years since the crew of the Enterprise has seen Zar. Kirk
George Eraclides
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
A sequel to 'Yesterday's Son' by the same author. The Guardian of Forever is malfunctioning and its absence is destabilising the Space-Time fabric. The Federation leadership decides it needs an empath to try and communicate with the Guardian. Their first choice does not succeed and is badly 'damaged' so Kirk, Spock and McCoy go into the past again to find Zar, Spock's son (see Yesterday's Son for the full story), who is a high level empath (being the son of Spock). In the process they encounter ...more
Feb 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, fantasy
Apparently set just after Star Trek (the motion picture) which is little surprise as this book Kind d of has a cinematic scope to it in its overall feel whereas some of these books feel more in line with the original series.
Anyhow not a bad book involving a modicum of time travel and a alternate world which would maybe have suited one of the Conan universe.
It's a story where the gatekeeper of time is losing its rationale and a telepath is needed...enter(or re-enter) Spock's illegitimate son....i
Clint Hall
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-trek
My review of 'Yesterday's Son' was something along the lines of 'Read like an episode, albeit a forgettable one'. 'Time for Yesterday' read like a Star Trek movie . . . albeit a forgettable one.

It started out well enough, with lots of space action and a galaxy-shattering enigma. I wanted to like it, in fact, I thought I would be writing a praising review about it. But then the story turns into a sword-and-sandal epic. Which would've been fine if the story started out that way. It just felt like
Mar 13, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The sequel to Yesterday’s Son (so if you have not read that go back and do so). The Guardian is malfunctioning and is causing the rapid aging of stars and destroying planets. Only one being alive can solve the problem and once again Admiral Kirk, Captain Spock, and McCoy must travel to the planet Sarpedian to locate and convince Spock’s son, Zar to return from his time to communicate with the time portal. The novel perfectly sets up the next adventure of the Enterprise and her crew, tha
Carol Palmer
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novel is a sequel to Yesterday's Son and involves Spock's son Zar. This novel takes place after the events of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but before Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. Both movies are alluded to in the book. Although I read Yesterday's Son back in high school, it was easy to jump back into the story since I'm so familiar with all of the characters. It was a fun coincidence that while I was reading this novel that had the Guardian of Time as a major player, they also had the Gu ...more
Kieran McAndrew
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The rate of entropy in the galaxy is increasing uncontrollably and Admiral Kirk soon discovers that something has gone drastically wrong at the planet codenamed Gateway. Only one person has made successful telepathic contact with the Guardian of Forever, Spock's son Zar.

Crispin's novel is a well paced adventure, which still manages to explore themes of family and duty.
Sep 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good sequel to Crispin's Yesterday's Son. This continues where that left off. This time around Spock goes back in time once again, this time to save his son from dying in battle. It is a very well written novel that keeps the pace going at a decent rate. Definitely recommended for Trek fans, and also those who may not be into it very much, but knows the premise of the series. ...more
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic addition to the Star Trek universe. The character voices were spot on and the adventure felt as compelling as one of the TV episodes. I was excited to see Zar again and I enjoyed how his story played out.
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
The second book with Spock's Son and this is a great episode with a lot of father son bonding, and a little sword play, Armies, and conquest, oh and saving the entire universe, just in a days work. This was a Good Read. ...more
i really enjoyed this book, wonderful. great to see what is going on with Spocks son and learn more about his world, and whenever time travel occurs, hey things are going well. Have been re-reading star trek books recently and this has been my fav do far.
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek, sci-fi
Pretty good sequel. The first one put Zar in Spock's world and this one did the reverse. It was great to see their dynamic and how much their characters had grown since they last saw each other. ...more
Benjamin Barnes
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I greatly enjoyed the Audiobook with Leonard Nimoy The Story was Exceptional
Stephen Morley
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ann Crispin rules

Every time I read work I enjoy it. What a tremendous talent she was! Live long and prosper Ann Crispin.
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The best Star Trek book EVER! This book is even better than the first book (Yesterday's Son), which you really need to read in order to get the full effect of this sequel. ...more
Ronald Wilcox
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fits in very nicely to the ST: TOS storyline. Mostly true to the original characters except for Spock (his portrayal dropped it from 5 to 4 stars for me). Good storyline though and engrossing.
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I would probably give a 4.5. It was good, definitely recommend reading to finally see what became of Spock's son. ...more
Jena Fi
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved it !!!
Apr 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek
Enjoyable follow up to Yesterday's Son. Starts and finishes strong. Parts of the middle read like a mix between a romance novel and a Conan the Barbarian fantasy. ...more
Steven Sharp
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great story! Loved it! This book, along with the first one in the Yesterday Saga, are my favorite Star Trek novels!
John Matic
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Such a great book. Excellent characterization of Spock. A very worthy sequel.
Debbie Sue
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
i really dont read this genre much any more but this one was very well written. Dont know if i will read it again but I definitely recommend it
I'm not sure why, but I found this book a bit more boring than it's predecessor, Yesterday's Son. Although, I really enjoyed Zar as a character. In some ways he reminds me of a Vulcan mix version of Mac Calhoun of New Frontier, and since I'm reading these books concurrently, I really do see the similarities. ...more
Mike Crate
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-trek, scifi
I love this book, easily a five star novel and improves on every aspect of Anns first tale about Zar.
Throughout the galaxy stars are dying long before their time, the cause is traced back to Gateway the world where the Guardian of Forever exists. Thanks to their success with dealing with this time portal the crew of the Enterprise are sent to find out why time waves emanating from this world are tearing the fabric of space apart. On the long dead world they discover the portal is unresponsive bu
On it's own Time for Yesterday by A.C. Crispin is a decent, fun Star Trek novel whether one has read it's precursor novel Yesterday's Son. With that said, one's enjoyment of the novel and understanding of the interactions between Kirk, Spock, and McCoy (as well as the majority of the TOS Enterprise crew) with Zar can only come after having read Yesterday's Son. The book contains two plots that cross with one another thanks to time travel, but it's the initial one of the malfunctioning Guardian o ...more
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Ann Carol Crispin (1950-2013) was an American science fiction writer, the author of over twenty published novels. She wrote professionally since 1983. She wrote several Star Trek and Star Wars novels, and created her own original science fiction series called Starbridge.

Crispin also served as Eastern Regional Director, and then Vice President, of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

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