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The Federation's leading minds – marked for murder!

Memory Prime is a Pocket TOS novel – #42 in the numbered series – written by Gar and Judith Reeves-Stevens. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in October 1988.

Summary Edit

From the back cover
Memory Prime is the central core of an immense computer library, an entire network of research planetoids. Here, the Pathfinders, the only artificial intelligences legally permitted to serve the Federation, control and sift the overwhelming dataflow from thousands and thousands of research vessels across the galaxy.
The greatest scientists in the Federation have gathered at Memory Prime for the prestigious Nobel and Z-Magnees prize ceremonies, unaware that a deadly assassin is stalking one of them. As Captain Kirk struggles to save his ship from sabotage and his first officer from accusations of murder, he discovers the hidden assassin is far from the deadliest secret lurking on Memory Prime.

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Kirk is by no means happy about his most recent assignment, shuttling scientists to a ceremony on Memory Prime. The plot thickens as intercepted transmissions seem to link Spock with the secret Vulcan terrorist group, the Adepts of T'Pel. After a suspicious, and highly dangerous attempt at sabotage while en route, the Enterprise is commandeered by the commodore. Things seem hopeless when Spock makes a semi-miraculous (and highly illegal) escape from the Enterprise's brig. Even the captain begins to lose hope until Bones gets him back in the fight, and off he goes to save the Federation's finest minds, and save Spock as well.

Memorable quotes Edit

"Excuse me, Academician, but is that... bourbon?"
"From Kentucky."

- McCoy and Academician Sradek

"You must find it quite refreshing, Spock, to work with a human who has such a firm grasp of logic."

- Academician Sradek, on McCoy

Background information Edit

Characters Edit

James T. Kirk 
Enterprise captain.
Enterprise exec and science officer.
Leonard McCoy 
Enterprise surgeon.
Montgomery Scott 
Enterprise chief engineer.
Enterprise communications officer.
Hikaru Sulu 
Enterprise helmsman.
Pavel Chekov 
Enterprise navigator.
Mira Romaine 
An admiral from Starfleet Command.
Montana Wolfe 
A Starfleet commodore; portmaster of Starbase 4.

References Edit

Memory Alpha (β)
Federation library facility.
Memory Beta (β)
Federation library facility, created in the tradition of Memory Alpha.
Memory Delta (β)
Federation library facility, created in the tradition of Memory Alpha.
Memory Epsilon (β)
Federation library facility, created in the tradition of Memory Alpha.
Memory Gamma (β)
Federation library facility, created in the tradition of Memory Alpha.
Memory Prime (β)
Federation library facility.

External links Edit

Previous novel: Series Next novel:
#41: The Three-Minute Universe Pocket TOS
Numbered novels
#43: The Final Nexus
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (#15) Titan Books release order  The Entropy Effect (#17)

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