Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Fascinating Combination

The Star Trek and Here Come the Brides television series combine in Book 23 of the Star Trek novels. Published in 1990 and written by Barbara Hambly, Ishmael chronicles what happens when Spock encounters a Klingon plot to change history through time travel. To avoid the Klingon Mind Shifter, Spock administers self-amnesia, then is transported to Seattle of 1867 where Aaron Stempel rescues him and names him Ishmael. (The actor Mark Lenard, who played Spock’s father on television and in movies, also played Aaron.) Additionally, Hambly writes mysteries featuring a Creole physician and musician, Benjamin January, in 1800’s New Orleans.

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