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Kirk come to a planet where everyone is peaceful and doesn't commit any acts of violence, due to a virus in the air that prevents everyone from thinking angry thoughts. Unfortunately, Kirk's crew takes in a lungful just as the Klingons attack, leaving them helpless. Meanwhile, the proprietor of the planet has designs on Spock's Brain.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   deposing an evil leader Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   controls your mind Kind of series    -   Star Trek Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Star Trek or Star Wars book?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   20's-30's


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog

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