Planet of Judgment

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Planet of Judgment
Author Joe Haldeman
Country United States
Language English
Series Star Trek: TOS
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Bantam Books
Publication date
January, 1977
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 0-553-11145-0
OCLC 3195399

Planet of Judgment is an early Star Trek novel, written in 1977 by Joe Haldeman. According to the author, he was approached for a two-book contract at the suggestion of Fred Pohl.[1]


The crew of the Starship Enterprise detects a rogue planet (dubbed Anomaly) orbited by a miniature black hole. This seems to contravene all scientific laws. Assuming that the system is artificial, Captain Kirk leads a landing party to the planet's surface, where they become trapped. The crew find themselves at the center of a galactic conflict, in which an alien race is threatening to invade Federation space. Dr. McCoy, Mr. Spock, and Captain Kirk must participate in a series of trials that will determine not just their survival, but that of the Federation.


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