Spock Must Die!
by James Blish
A transporter accident has presented Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise a surprising mystery: two Spocks! But which is the original, and which is the copy with murderous intent?
In this special festive episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Bruce discuss the early Bantam Star Trek novel Spock Must Die! by James Blish. We talk about the novel’s unique place in the history of Star Trek fiction, a philosophical debate about the transporter, Spock vs. Spock, the Klingon threat, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.
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