(EBOOK / KINDLE) Spock Must Die Star Trek By James Blish


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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Spock Must Die Star Trek By James Blish Common opinion seems to hold that being a Star Trek fan is akin to declaring a form of voluntary abstinence in this sexual age I find that perception to be a serious boat miss I am a Trekkernot an “in garb” convention going mind meld teaching Klingonese poetry writing disciple of the Church of Roddenberry for which it’s worth I worship Cthulhu who reigns supreme over all However I am a big fan of the universe the

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Spock Must Die Star Trek By James Blish Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James Blish Summary Spock Must Die Star Trek OK the first Star Trek story not based on a shooting script reuested by popular demand fan mail to the author from readers of his script adaptationsWhat would you do with that opportunity? Let's just say I am unsurprised that Blish's story revolves round a transporter accident The technology raises heaps of uestions in

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Spock Must Die Star Trek By James Blish DISCLAIMER This review assumes that you have a good working knowledge of “Star Trek” and its universe especially the “classic” original series “Trek” from the 1960s If all you know of “Star Trek” is the lens flare movie reboots then this isn’t really the place to be If you’re a “Star Wars” fan fuggedaboutit Me I like ‘em both and I snort Melange too so there It’s a niiiiice spiceIn

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    Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James Blish (EBOOK / KINDLE) Spock Must Die Star Trek By James Blish One of the first original Star Trek novels written Spock Must Die is a product of an entirely different era in

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    Summary Spock Must Die Star Trek (EBOOK / KINDLE) Spock Must Die Star Trek By James Blish James Blish ´ 2 Free read In this existential treatise on the philosophy of self James Blish attempts to resolve the infamous McCoy's Paradox regarding the continuity of essentia through the medium of a Star Trek The Original Series novel As you doMcCoy's paradox is of course well known to anyone who has even walked past a bookshop that c

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Spock Must Die Star Trek By James Blish Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James Blish I shoplifted this from Eastlawn Pharmacy in Midland MI somewhere around 1972 Can't remember a damn thing about it other than everybody wanted Spock dead Including me

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Spock Must Die Star Trek By James Blish Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James Blish James Blish ´ 2 Free read Spock must die Say it isn’t so But it is In James Blish’s 1970 novel Spock Must Die the crew of the Enterprise is confronted with a dilemma that can only be solved by Spock’s death This is a intellectual science heavy novel and suspense

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Spock Must Die Star Trek By James Blish Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James Blish Summary Spock Must Die Star Trek Nice uick read that could as well have been an episode of the original seriesI liked the format of every chapter b

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Spock Must Die Star Trek By James Blish James Blish ´ 2 Free read While rating this I have to confess that I am a huge Star Trek nerd This was my first time reading any of the novels and I thought the

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    Summary Spock Must Die Star Trek James Blish ´ 2 Free read (EBOOK / KINDLE) Spock Must Die Star Trek By James Blish This review originally published in Looking FOr a Good Book Rated 25 of 5Oh this was absolute gold back in the early 1970'sGoing mostly off of my own memories this was the first professionally published Star Trek storynovel Fan magazines fanzines were already being produced but with James Blish's Spock Must Die fans everywhere could finally buy a brand new Star Trek story By a professional We were already familiar with Blish throu

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Spock Must Die Star Trek

Spock Must Die Star Trek Characters á 2 Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James Blish James Blish ´ 2 Free read When a transporter experiment goes horribly awry suddenly there are two Mr Spocks One is the true Fir. OK the first Star Trek story not based on a shooting script reuested by popular demand fan mail to the author from readers of his script adaptationsWhat would you do with that opportunity Let s just say I am unsurprised that Blish s story revolves round a transporter accident The technology raises heaps of uestions in the minds of anyone with the slightest philosophical bent and any decent SF writer fits in that category Also at the time most of those obvious ideas hadn t already been used three times eachThe book opens with Bones waxing metaphysical with Scotty and Kirk being surprisingly willingly dragged into the debate Not long after a transporter accident makes the theoretical discussion all too real and threatens the very existence of the Federation to boot A good deal of care was put into developing a story that fits the characters and background of the TV show Indeed in an utterly non preachy way Blish pushes the values of euality and non prejudice espoused by the Federation even further than the broadcasts did by giving Uhura much prominence and effective inputI can t help feeling that Blish had his tongue in his cheek affectionately too though mastery of James Joyce helps in the field of practical cryptology and Scott s accent varies from barely comprehensible Glaswegian to completely neutral depending on his stress level as if Blish is taking the mick out of James Doohan s portrayalAnybody who knows Blish s work well will recognise that James Joyce was something of an obsession of the authorIt s an easy entertaining book that Blish manages to turn into a good opportunity to examine ideas that interested him and I therefore strongly recommend it to Blish fans who might feel reluctant to read a tie in novel It s not first rate but it s worthwhile

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Spock Must Die Star Trek Characters á 2 Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James Blish James Blish ´ 2 Free read St Officer of the Enterprise The other is his complete opposite a traitor whose very existence poses. One of the first original Star Trek novels written Spock Must Die is a product of an entirely different era in Trek publishing Veteran sci fi writer James Blish famously adapted most of the original 79 episodes of classic Trek as short stories in a series of 12 collections For many fans like myself these collections were an essential part of our discovery of the original series in the days before we could watch any episode we wanted any time we wanted via video tapes DVD collections or streaming Their success and fan letters encouraged him to try his own hand at crafting an original Trek story and the result is Spock Must DieSpock Must Die is a far philosophical novel than many of the Trek tie ins published today It s also a lot sweeping in its scope than many of the Trek novels published today And yet it weights in at just a mere hundred and twelve pages The central philosophical issue is raised on the first page of the story with McCoy who is inadvertently called Doc instead of Bones due to an editing error at the time debating Scotty on the implications of using the transporter McCoy wonders if the person who steps into the transporter and is beamed down is the same person who arrives or if you re just a relatively close duplicate of a person who no longer exists The novel spends the next hundred or so pages trying to answer that uestion when a transporter experiment creates a duplicate of Spock Unable to tell which is the original Kirk and company wrestle with the morality of the situation as well as trying to ensure that one of the Spocks isn t a cleverly disguised Klingon agent It s not helped by the fact that neither Spock can break the tie and one of them attempts to blackmail Kirk into killing the other and insisting he s the original All of this is set against the backdrop of the Organians disappearing and war erupting with the Klingon Empire Blish s novel operates under the theory that space is really really huge and that the Enterprise really is out there alone on the edge of the frontier It s no uick jaunt back to Organia but instead a six month voyage at high warp through hostile territory That six month period gives a lot of time for debate philosophical reflection and hand wringing over what to do about the duplicate Spock problem and why the Organians are no longer enforcing their treaty that created the uneasy peace between the Federation and the KlingonsThere s even a section of the novel given to the debate over what makes Spock so attractive to women Written in a time before there were a zillion or other so tie in novels and stricter rules on what one could and couldn t do in a Star Trek novel Blish is allowed to take some risks that might not be available to writers today For example the novel s end finds the Organians returning and punishing the Klingons for their role in cutting them off from the universe and their plans to impose a similar fate on Earth in a way that s fairly far reaching in scope and feels like it s intended to be the final word on the subject And while Spock Must Die helped pave the way for other writers to dabble in the Star Trek universe I can t say it s one of the better tie in novels ever written Philosophical debates aside Blish s portrayals of certain classic Trek characters doesn t ring entirely true While it s admirable to see him put Uhura into the chain of command it doesn t ring true that Kirk would put her in command of the ship at certain points of the story when Sulu is available At least based on the evidence from the classic episodes The resolution to how we determine which Spock is which also seems a bit abrupt I m not sure if Blish was being kept to a page count or just didn t know the best way to write his way out of the dilemma he d created for the story Either way the resolution and denouncement of which one is the copy isn t nearly as compelling or interesting as the events leading up to itIn the end Spock Must Die is a bit of a mixed bag It s a harder sci fi take on the original series but it doesn t necessarily always get the characters right Blish did a lot to help invent the sub genre of Trek publishing and for that I m grateful I just wish his original creation for the line had been a bit better

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Spock Must Die Star Trek Characters á 2 Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James Blish James Blish ´ 2 Free read A grave threat to the crew the ship and the Federation itself One of the Spocks must die But which on. Spock must die Say it isn t so But it is In James Blish s 1970 novel Spock Must Die the crew of the Enterprise is confronted with a dilemma that can only be solved by Spock s death This is a intellectual science heavy novel and suspense builds as you try to solve the Spock problem along with the rest of the crew The novel opens with a philosophical discussion between Scotty and Dr McCoy that Captain Kirk is unwittingly pulled into McCoy as fans know has no love for the transporter or being transported He complains incessantly about his atoms being scrambled In his discussion with Scotty he goes one step further and says that the transporter essentially murders people and the transported duplicate is merely a ghost of the original transported person I am a construct made by a machine after the image of a dead man McCoy claims 5 Scotty snorts in disgust but McCoy is worried that his soul has been destroyed in the process of transporting This discussion is about to be tested The ship s mission is to patrol an area near the Klingon Empire and map out a navigation grid for this area of space but then they receive reports that the Klingons are attacking Federation outposts This is a direct violation of the Organian Peace Treaty episode Errand of Mercy but the Organians have failed to intervene This is puzzling because the Organians are beings of pure thought with a lot of power Because Captain Kirk cannot contact Starfleet Command without giving away the location of the Enterprise he orders them to Organia While en route Scotty tells him that he and Spock have engineered a way of using tachyons to extend the transporter s range Instead of having to go all the way to Organia to find out what s wrong it is possible to send someone from their current location This method also solves McCoy s lost soul problem as the tachyon modified transporter will duplicate a person on the ship in the transporter bay then send only the duplicate to Organia Upon returning the tachyon created duplicate will report its findings and then dissolve when Scotty essentially shuts off the tachyon field Mr Spock being familiar with the Organians is assigned this mission Unfortunately the tachyon field somehow makes two Mr Spocks and one must dieThis is a very short novel under 120 pages but it s fairly technical I don t know if it s real physics technical or fake physics technical but once I got a basic understanding of the sentence I skimmed over all the blah blah technical blah This is less cowboys in space and nerds in space A lot of energy goes into trying to decide which Spock is the original Spock One or Spock Two They have to know because it soon becomes apparent that one of the Spocks is not their friend and is engaged in espionage I knew not because I made any brilliant deductions but because I remembered how they figured it out from when I last read the book about ten years ago This novel isn t heavy on character development or even character interactions mostly it s an intellectual puzzle which Spock is the original What happened to the Organians Why are the Klingons so confident they can take over the Federation It s enjoyable though and the end is weird with all those hallucinations It s like the Spocks Scotty and Kirk were on acid trips The dialogue isn t as well written as it could be especially from Star Trek veteran James Blish Spock doesn t always speak with usual logical precision Blish has him starting a sentence with Why not go and I thought no Spock wouldn t say that Kirk consistently calls Dr McCoy Doc which is odd In the tv show Kirk calls him Bones or McCoy but rarely Doc McCoy being cranky about the transporter is a funny character trait that s often used for laughs but I rolled my eyes at the whole the transporter killed my soul bit First this is an advanced highly technologicalscientific civilization I m not saying religion won t exist in the twenty third or whatever century or that McCoy isn t religious but it s an odd discussion I agree with Scotty if you have a soul it s immaterial it s immortal I think it would survive multiple trips through a transporter no matter how much your atoms got scrambled Spock Must Die by James Blish is an interesting and fun trip into 1970s Star Trek based fiction

  • Paperback
  • 128
  • Spock Must Die Star Trek
  • James Blish
  • English
  • 21 August 2019
  • 9780553246346