Wagon Train to the Stars

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Wagon Train to the Stars
Author Diane Carey
Country United States
Language English
Series Star Trek: New Earth
Star Trek: The Original Series
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
June 2000
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 352 pp
ISBN 0-671-04296-3
OCLC 44193450
LC Class CPB Box no. 2018 vol. 4
Preceded by Across the Universe
Followed by Belle Terre

Wagon Train to the Stars is a Star Trek: New Earth novel written by Diane Carey.


Guarding a colony expedition becomes much more difficult when an ancient feud between two alien races threatens everyone.


The title, Wagon Train to the Stars is taken from the original title envisioned for Star Trek: The Original Series.[1][2] In Voyages of Imagination, Carey remarks: "One of the interesting parts of that book is that the ships' manifests and organizational work Kirk had to do was essentially what a real commodore in a mismatched fleet would have to do. Each of the Star Trek officers had to take on new assignments to make sure they could usher this regatta of vessels, pioneers, and supplies all the way out to their destination, in good order. I put my knowledge of boson's work and ship organization to good use, basically figuring out what Kirk would have to do to make such a project happen. Ship's business and organization has always been an underlying element of Star Trek, and it gave us a chance to see our favorite characters actually doing the nitty gritty of their real jobs. 'It's not all phasers and pretty girls, y'know.'"[3]


Set directly after the events of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the Enterprise is assigned to lead a massive caravan of several thousand colonists to their new home six months away.


  1. ^ Jaap van Ginneken (2007). Screening difference. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 209. ISBN 0-7425-5584-4. 
  2. ^ Rioux, Terry Lee (2005). From Sawdust to Stardust: the Biography of DeForest Kelley, Star Trek's Dr. McCoy. Pocket Books. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-7434-5762-0. 
  3. ^ Ayers, Jeff (2006). Voyages of Imagination. Pocket Books. p. 430. ISBN 1-4165-0349-8. 

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