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The first story [in Thrust], SUCCUBUS, INCUBUS by Maggie McClendon is a haunting little mystery unique in several ways, not the least of which is that it utilizes the oft-opted "dream end format" in a new way; the dream is truly both fantasy and reality for Kirk and Spock. In this case, the alien succubus-incubus is the catalyst to reveal and enact realities that both have unconsciously repressed. SUCCUBUS, INCUBUS is also one of the first stories to note the linking character/relational similarities between Kirk/Spock and Alexander/Hephaistion.