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Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever was an adaptation of stills taken from the first season episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" of Star Trek: The Original Series, into a photonovel. Apart from being the first release in the series, it was also the very first of its kind, as far as Star Trek was concerned. Aside from an episode cast list and a glossary, the book also contained a mini-interview with Harlan Ellison, the writer of the episode.


From the back cover
A gateway back through time threatens the future of Earth!!! Spock and Captain Kirk to the rescue!
The authentic re-creation of a fateful voyage of the starship Enterprise...Over 300 action photographs from the episode The City on the Edge of Forever in the television series created by Gene Roddenberry.

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Background information Edit

  • In 1978, with the release of the fourth outing of the series, this volume was included in a boxed set of the first four releases of the series.
  • This was the first of Bantam Books's Star Trek photonovel releases to see internationally translated editions. Translated into Dutch as De Stad aan de Rand van Altijd, the Dutch language edition saw a release in 1978, whereas a German language edition was released one year later as Die Stadt am Rande der Ewigkeit.

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First novel in series Star Trek Fotonovels
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