Memory Prime

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Memory Prime
Memory Prime.jpg
Author Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Country United States
Language English
Series Star Trek: The Original Series
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
October 1988
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 320 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-671-74359-7 (first edition, paperback)
Preceded by The Three-Minute Universe
Followed by The Final Nexus

Memory Prime is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. It was their first work in the Star Trek universe.

Plot[edit]

'Memory Prime' is the name of a planet home to artificial intelligences called 'Pathfinders'. These beings help Federation personnel sort the information coming from all over Federation territory. The planet is also the host to a current series of scientific award ceremonies. Unfortunately the visitors are being stalked by a killer and Spock is being accused of being part of a Vulcan terrorist cell, the Adepts of T'Pel.

Production[edit]

The book was written by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, a married writing couple who had worked together on a series of science and technology textbooks in Canada prior to Memory Prime. They had decided that they no longer wanted to write textbooks, and after watching Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in a cinema in New York. Afterwards they wondered if there were Star Trek novels, and they got in touch with Pocket Books. The duo submitted a series of story ideas, and the publishers selected Memory Prime. The entire correspondence between the authors and the publishers was conducted by post, with no in-person meetings. It was their first work in the Star Trek universe, and they would go on to write behind-the-scenes book, a collaboration with William Shatner and eventually write episodes for Star Trek: Enterprise.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

The novel reached the New York Times Best-Seller list in 1988.[3]

Mary P. Taylor, in her book Star Trek: Adventures in Time and Space, described Memory Prime as "an exciting mystery and satisfyingly complex story with a lot of action and strong character development."[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "An Interview with Trek Writers Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Pt. 1". Star Trek.com. November 12, 2004. Archived from the original on December 12, 2004. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Production Report: Alliances Forged, Tested in "United"". Star Trek.com. November 23, 2004. Archived from the original on December 12, 2004. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Paperback Best Sellers: November 6, 1988". New York Times. November 6, 1988. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ Taylor (1999): p. 349

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Mary P. (1999). Star Trek: Adventures in Time and Space. New York: Pocket Books. ISBN 978-0671034153. 

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