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Series: The Original Series
Author(s): James Blish
Publication information
Publisher: Bantam Books
Published: paperback - January 1970
Reprint(s): March 1985 & June 1999
Pages: 118
ISBN: ISBN 0553107976
Date: 2269
Stardate: 4011.9
Original 1970 cover.

An exciting new story of interplanetary adventure.



1970 cover 
Captain Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise find themselves in the middle of an undeclared war waged by the Klingon Empire
The Organians should be consulted about the war but their entire planet has disappeared—or been destroyed…
Mr. Spock entered the transporter chamber. His image would be flashed to Organia by the huge machine's faster-than-light tachyons. But the experiment failed. Suddenly there were two Mr. Spocks. One of them had to be destroyed…
But which one?
1985 Cover 
Captain's log, stardate 4181.4. We are at war with the Klingon Empire.
Launching an unprovoked attack upon the Federation, the Klingons have broken the terms of the Organian Peace Treaty—leaving the Enterprise stranded deep in uncharted space, cut off from the rest of the Federation fleet.
To find out what happened to the Organians, Commander Scott rigged an experimental modification to our transportation system designed to enable a tachyon replica of Mr. Spock to travel faster-than-light to Organia. But the experiment failed, and incredibly, left us with two identical Spocks: one of whom is a replica in every way opposite of our first officer, a traitor whose continued existence poses a grave threat to the Enterprise and quite possibly the entire Federation.
One of the Spocks must die. But which one?


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James T. KirkSpockLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottHikaru SuluPavel ChekovNyota UhuraAyelborneClaymareKolothKorKorax
Referenced only 
DavidGoliath • James Joyce • Joanna McCoy

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class class I heavy cruiser) • IKS DestructionStar-class battleshipcorvette


BosklaveEarthCaernarvon • Great Nebula Area of Orion • Organia

Species and cultures


States and organizations

Klingon EmpireGrand Senate of the Klingon EmpireOrganian Council of EldersStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets


anorexia nervosabench-markbench-markingchi-quarechicken-and-quadrotriticale soupchrononcoffeeCommand Academy ring • Dalton recension • Dirac jump • Eurish • finis opus coronatFinnegans Wake • fluoroscopy • Fundamentals of Naval Engagement • glow pups • haggle • hand microphone • Hilbert space • Interdict • Korzybski • laburnum seed • Law of Parsimony • mathom • The Merchant of Venice • new suns space • transporter



  • Spock Must Die! is the first original Star Trek novel in a series. The only previous publication to this was the Star Trek 1 novelizations and the stand-alone young-adult novel Mission to Horatius.

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published order
Previous novel:
First Star Trek Book by Publication
TOS unnumbered novels Next novel:
Star Trek: The New Voyages
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Book of Fulfillment
Pocket Next Adventure:
Spock, Messiah!

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