Series / license:
Hardcover, Pocket Books, September 1988: ISBN 0-671-66851-X
Awards / sales lists:
Hardcover: eight weeks on the NY Times Bestseller List
Mass market paperback: three weeks on the NY Times Bestseller List
250k+ copies in print
Mass market paperback, Pocket Books, 1989: 0-671-66773-4. Numerous printings
UK paperback: Pan Books, June 1990: ISBN 0-330-31247-2, Three printings betore publication date.
German mmpb: published as SPOCKS WELT, Heyne Verlag, Munich
Portuguese-language edition published as O MUNDO DE SPOCK, Editora Aleph, São Paulo: ISBN unknown.
Numerous other world editions
Double audio tape, adaptation of novel, narrated by George Takei and Leonard Nimoy. Simon & Schuster / Pocket Books Audio, 1989: ISBN 0-671-67917-1
“I am Spock…I hold the rank of Commander in the Starfleet of the United Federation of Planets; I serve as First Officer of the Starship Enterprise. I am the son of two worlds. Of Earth, whose history is an open book…and of Vulcan, whose secrets have lain hidden beneath its burning sands…Until now…”
It is the twenty-third century. On the planet Vulcan, a crisis of unprecedented proportions has caused the convocation of the planet’s ruling council – and summoned the USS Enterprise from halfway across the galaxy, to bring Vulcan’s most famous son home in its hour of need. As Commander Spock, his father Sarek, and Captain James T. Kirk struggle to preserve the very future of the Federation, the innermost secrets of the planet Vulcan are laid before us, from its beginnings millions of years ago to its savage prehistory, from merciless tribal warfare to medieval court intrigue, from the exploration of space to the development of c’thia – the ruling ethic of logic.
And Spock – torn between his duty to Starfleet and the unbreakable ties that bind him to Vulcan – must find a way to reconcile both his own inner conflict and the external dilemma his planet faces…lest the Federation itself be ripped asunder.