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Perry's Planet (Star Trek Adventures #13)

3.35  ·  Rating details ·  227 Ratings  ·  28 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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Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Fun story, but basically a variation of stuff we've seen a million times before. The author needlessly clutters up the TREK universe by introducing new characters instead of relying on familiar ones, and he hinges the plot on a major event in Kirk's past that the book hardly even touches upon, let alone explores. Spock seems capable of handling everything completely on his own, whereas the rest of the crew comes off as dead weight. Especially Kirk, who spends most of the book demanding to be bro ...more
Matthew Goode Ⓥ
Dec 31, 2012 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
Jul 22, 2009 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.
OJ Svartheim
At first, during the first couple of chapters, I was having trouble getting into this one, thus it took me a while to work my way through them. The writing at this point felt rushed and lackluster, making me feel uninterested and worrying that I was in for a rough ride through a mediocre novel. In fact, I lacked so much enthusiasm, I even ended up taking a break from the novel to read through the latest issue of Metal Hammer instead.

But once I picked the book back up, and continued reading, the
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-trek
A pretty bad rehash of Return of the Archons where they don't learn their lesson from the last time an all-powerful computer posing as the local god (or original colonist) and their Perfect Society™ with no violence whatsoever and a half-thought of Klingon threat really wasn't worth reading at all but at least it was quick.
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Zwischendurch lustig, aber eben ein vollkommen unlogisches Grundsetting.
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, trek
This was a good one, too.
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: st-books
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Apr 06, 2015 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
Dan Quigley
Apr 28, 2013 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 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek, tv-tie-in
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
Brian Lewis
Jul 11, 2014 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
Mike McDevitt
Jul 04, 2011 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
Tim Ristow
Oct 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Good old-fashioned Star Trek TOS adventure. Short, but very much like an episode of the original TV series. I've read this book multiple times over the years and always remembered liking it a lot. However, on my most recent read, after probably 10 years since last picking it up, the memory surpassed the actual quality. Its an enjoyable enough tale but not quite as "classic" as I'd remembered it in readings from my youth. But, for a Bantam Star Trek novel its one of the best of their line and wor ...more
Rich Meyer
Oct 30, 2013 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 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.
Oct 31, 2012 marked it as to-read
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Jan 11, 2016 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.
Mar 23, 2015 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.
Dec 17, 2014 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!
Joe Davoust
Mar 21, 2014 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.
Reuben Herfindahl
Jan 25, 2014 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 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Not the best Star Trek out there...
Greg Lindsay
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pretty good Trek
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1980 grade B

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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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