A novel by Star Trek's creator Gene Roddenberry—based on the screenplay by Harold Livingston and story by Alan Dean Foster—the human adventure is just beginning. The writer-producer who created Mr. Spock and all the other Star Trek characters— who invented the Starship Enterprise , who gave the show its look, its ideals— puts it all together again here in his first Star Trek novel! Their historic five-year mission is over. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty all the crew have scattered to other jobs or other lives. Now, they are back together again on a fabulously refitted USS Enterprise as an incredibly destructive power threatens earth and the human race.