Star Trek: Spock’s World

{5/5} “‘Doctor,’ Spock said, ‘in the modern Vulcan language, the word for “idiot” is derived directly from an older compound word that means “one who fails to participate in civil affairs.”‘”

Star Trek: Spock’s World by Diane Duane, published in 1988

Vulcan is having a referendum on whether to secede from the Federation. Sarek has been called by T’Pau to speak for the yes side. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy have been called to speak as well. Their search for who has caused this to happen leads them to Spock’s ex-betrothed T’Pring.

In addition to the secession story the history of the planet Vulcan is told, in a way that makes the secession story make more sense.

This book explains some of the things we learned about Vulcan in the series and the first few movies. The story features Sarek and Amanda, T’Pau, T’Pring, and (in one of the historical sections) Surak.

It’s a masterpiece. This is the 2nd time I’ve read it.

I’ve read all 10 of Duane’s Star Trek books. I previously reviewed The Wounded Sky.

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