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Star Trek: Preserver

A book by William Shatner

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  • May 1, 2011
Shatner's books (ghost-written with the Reeves-Stevens) do stand apart from the other Trek books ... but since THE ASHES OF EDEN, the books have paled by comparison to one another.

PRESERVER re-establishes Captain Kirk to his proper place in the Trek mythos ... and it re-establishes the team of Shatner, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens to their place of authority in the Trek publishing circle.

PRESERVER is, at times, befuddling and frustrating ... much like the lessons of life, the one central theme in all of the book. It's a tale told at a brisk pace and a narration rising to an incredible climax ... making the reader question, much like Captain James T. Kirk does better than any other fictional character his age, "what precisely are we here for?"

An excellent read.

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review by . February 22, 2001
By far, my favorite episode of the original Star Trek series was "Mirror Mirror" where Kirk, McCoy, Scottie and Uhura are swapped with their counterparts in a parallel universe. However, the Federation in the parallel universe is an empire help together by brutality. The closing scene is when Kirk tries to persuade the parallel Spock that the empire is illogical and that in any revolution, there is one man with a vision. Right before the beam out, Spock replies, "Captain Kirk, I shall consider it." …
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For three full decades, on television and in film, actor William Shatner has portrayed one of the legendary heroes of science fiction: James Tiberius Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise™. Although Kirk was believed to have perished at the conclusion of Star Trek® Generations™, his amazing literary resurrection led to an acclaimed trilogy of national bestsellers, The Ashes of Eden, The Return, and Avenger.

Now William Shatner again brings his unique blend of talents as an actor, writer, director and producer to the conclusion of the new trilogy begun with Spectre and continuing with Dark Victory, as two men -- and two universes -- never meant to meet are drawn closer together toward an inevitable and destructive reaction....


The deadly and tyrannical Emperor Tiberius, formerly captain of the I.S.S. Enterprise, had great success turning captured alien weaponry to his advantage, but his failed attempt to sieze the tantalizing advances of the ancient First Federation has always rankled him. In the more peaceful universe of the United Federation of Planets, Tiberius sees his second chance. And a new ally will help him take it -- the counterpart for whom he has nothing but contempt, the man whose U.S.S. Enterprise™ made first contact with the First Federation: Starfleet Captain James T. Kirk.

Honorable, Idealistic, and decent, James T. Kirk is many things Tiberius is not. But he is also a man deeply in love with his wife -- and Teilani is ...

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ISBN-10: 0671021257
ISBN-13: 978-0671021252
Author: William Shatner
Publisher: Pocket Books

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