A Trip Back To The Original Five-Year Mission Of The Enterprise

“Day of the Dove” is a collection of adaptations by James Blish from a few of the original Star Trek television episodes. I found this little volume in a used bookstore in Denton, TX and thought it was an original novel until I actually got a closer look.  “What Are Little Girls Made Of” starts this off followed by “The Squire of Gothos” and then “Wink of an Eye”.  The final trio of stories are “Bread and Circuses”, “Day of the Dove”, and “Plato’s Stepchildren”.

This particular volume was first published in 1973 and is probably only of real interest to the more devoted of “Star Trek” fans.  Blish is a decent enough writer, but not a whole lot really stands out here.  I think Kirk and the other crewmembers come off better in the more original novels that have been published by Pocket Books for years.

Hopefully I have not read the next one before.  I don’t think I did, but next up is “The Silent Speaker” by Rex Stout.

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