Planet of Judgment

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Planet of Judgment
Planet of Judgment (1977).jpg
AuthorJoe Haldeman
Cover artist(unknown)
CountryUnited States
SeriesStar Trek
SubjectStar Trek
GenreScience fiction
PublisherBantam Books
Publication date
August 1977
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Preceded byThe Price of the Phoenix 
Followed byVulcan! 

Planet of Judgment (1977) is a Star Trek tie-in novel, written by Joe Haldeman.

Plot summary[edit]

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.


According to the author, he was approached for a two-book contract at the suggestion of Fred Pohl.[1]


  1. ^ "joe_haldeman: It's dead, Jim". 2010-07-22. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2018-10-12.

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