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Series: The Original Series
Author(s): Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz
Publication information
Published: Hardcover - August 1997
Reprint(s): Paperback - March 1998
Pages: 328
ISBN: Hardcover: ISBN 0671009265
Paperback: ISBN 0-671-00927-3
Chronology
Date: 9814.3 (2296); 2247 (flashbacks)

Contents

Introduction (blurb)

In the grand tradition of the New York Times bestsellers Spock's World and Sarek, Vulcan's Forge explores the past and present of one of Star Trek's most popular characters -- and of the ancient culture that forged him.

Just over a year ago, Captain James T. Kirk was lost to the Nexus while saving the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-B from destruction. Aboard the science ship Intrepid II, Captain Spock, commanding some of his old crewmates, must face the loss of his closest friend. But while still in mourning for one friend, he must come to the aid of another.

Decades ago, as a teenager, Spock had teamed up with David Rabin, the young son of a Starfleet captain, to fight an attempted coup on Vulcan that would have turned the planet's people away from the path of logic.

Now a Starfleet officer, Captain David Rabin has been assigned to a harsh desert world much like Vulcan, where the Federation is determined to protect the lives of the inhabitants. But Rabin's efforts are being sabotaged and he has asked for Spock's help against the unknown forces that may well destroy the society he had come to save.

While reflecting on his youthful adventure with David Rabin -- the adventure that set him on the path to Starfleet -- Spock joins with Rabin to face an enemy out of their past and confront deadly Romulan treachery. In the process Spock will decide if the path of his life now leads back toward the family traditions he had once sought to escape.

In Vulcan's Forge, Captain Spock faces his greatest challenge and his most difficult choice.

Summary

References

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Characters

AmandaShara AlbrightArakan-ikaranAthertonAvrakChangChaseClaytonDiverDuchampsRustam KavousiKharikSern LeshonLiverakosLeonard McCoyFrances MercierOzmaniFaisal PrinceDavid RabinNechama RabinRevered ElderRichardsRuanekSarekSeredSpockStonnHikaru SuluT'Lar of GolT'PauNyota Uhura
Referenced only 
AzetburJohann Sebastian BachMarc ChagallPavel ChekovDavid (biblical)GoliathJobKhan Noonien SinghKheralJames T. KirkJosef MengeleNanclusPardekAbdullah PrinceRharikScheherazadeMontgomery ScottSolomonHikaru SuluSurakT'PringT'ResikYemada

Starships

IRW AdamantUSS Enterprise (NCC-1701)USS ExcelsiorUSS FarragutGalileo model shuttlecraftUSS Intrepid II (Oberth-class) • USS Chaka ZuluUSS ExodusUSS John Paul JonesUSS Patrick O'Brian

Locations

40 Eridani Aal-Stakna MountainsAqabaCamp KhitomerIsraelJanus VIKalaraKentuckyLokiMount SeleyaNairobiNegevNew PersiaNorpin colonyObsidianPlains of GolRomulan Neutral ZoneRub al-KhaliRupathan RangeShikahrSinai National PreserveTaragi-shar RangeTarin IVte-Vikram cavesTe-wisat-karakTennesseeVulcanVulcan's ForgeWomb of Fire

Species

AndorianHortaHumanKlingonObsidian humanoidRomulanVulcan

States and Organizations

Adepts of GolBenak HaranFaithfulFederation SecurityHouse Minor StrevonIsraelKnessetRomulan Star EmpireStarfleet AcademyStarfleet Medical Corpste-VikramUnited Federation of PlanetsUnited States of AfricaUnited States of AmericaVulcan Science AcademyWhite Stone Clan

Other

Aliekum salaamAmbassadorArabicAztec • "Beauty and the Beast" • BedouinBeech 4000BelmontBibleboktarikBritishCaptain of the HostschallikChant of Generationschickenchuchakicipher level Dcipher level FCitationcloaking deviceEater of SoulsEclipse (horse)EgyptianelephantEquipoiseErebusExpulsionFaerie Folkfal-tor-panFarsiFederation ProtectorateFiery OnefilibusterFirst ContactGreat HouseGuys and DollsharanhayalitHebrewhikiriHoly Challenge of CombatI-ChayaIranianJane's Fighting ShipsJohn Fordkahs-wankatraKentucky Derbyke-tar-yatarke-taryaKhar Hakaikhara bushKindly FoolKobayashi Maru scenarioKolinahrL'chaimlaraLawrence of Arabiale-matyaliaklirpaLunikkh ta-ViklytheretteMahdiMakkhoiMan o' Warmint julepMonth of the Raging DurakMonth of the Shining CharamoviesMordorNobel PrizeOld High Vulcanorchidplak-towplomik soupPraetorPreakness • "The Prince Trapped in Monster Form" • Public School 29qatarakquadrotriticaleRigelian flatwormRight of StatementRomulan alerubber duckySaurian brandySeabiscuitsehlatserentiShalomshavokh • "Sikan and T'Risa" • sinikislingshotStarfleet RegulationsSunstorm Trucetal-shaya • "Tale of the Three Princes of Serendip" • TasmeentchahTennessee bourbonThomas Adjustable Power Celltri-ox compoundTriple CrownTuraniTurksWar AdmiralWestern movies

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