Rules of Engagement (Star Trek novel)

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Rules of Engagement
Rules of Engagement (Star Trek novel).jpg
Author Peter Morwood
Country United States
Language English
Series Star Trek: The Original Series
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
1 February 1990
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 245 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-671-66129-9 (first edition, paperback)
OCLC 21002558
Preceded by The Kobayashi Maru
Followed by The Pandora Principle

Rules of Engagement is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Peter Morwood and published by Pocket Books in 1990.

Plot[edit]

James T. Kirk is sent to assist in the evacuation of Federation personnel from the crisis-wracked planet of Dekkanar. He is ordered to only participate in the evacuation, not to even raise shields or fire weapons. The situation becomes complicated when Captain Kasak takes an experimental Klingon warship to the planet as well

The novel also offers an alternate explanation, via Kasak's viewpoint, of why Klingons' facial features have changed over the years.

Reception[edit]

The novel entered the New York Times Best Seller list for paperbacks at #13 on February 4, 1990.[1] The book moved up to #10 the following week (with a note that its sales were indistinguishable from the #9 book).[2] The book peaked at #8 in the February 18, 1990, listing before slipping back to #13 on February 25, 1990, and falling off the list after that.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paperback Best Sellers: February 4, 1990". The New York Times. February 4, 1990. Retrieved November 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Paperback Best Sellers: February 11, 1990". The New York Times. February 11, 1990. Retrieved November 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Paperback Best Sellers: February 18, 1990". The New York Times. February 18, 1990. Retrieved November 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Paperback Best Sellers: February 25, 1990". The New York Times. February 25, 1990. Retrieved November 1, 2011. 

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