The Daystrom Project
|Title:||The Daystrom Project|
|Cover Artist(s):||possibly Rick Endres|
|Date(s):||June 1987, (reprints 2001 and 2008)|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: TOS|
|External Links:||online version, flyer of the reprint version|
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The Daystrom Project is a 184-page gen novel by Rick Endres. It won a 1988 Fan Q Award for Best Writer & Story. It was also reissued in 2001 as Orion Archives 2275: The Daystrom Project and then re-released in 2008 which explains the three different covers.
Blurb (from the flyer of the reprint): "The dreaded Kh’myr Klingons have kidnapped Doctor Richard Daystrom and his daughter. Their goal: to construct a multitronic computer with the engrams of a Kh’myr imprinted upon it, and thereby ease the way to conquer the galaxy! Only one man stands in their way: James T. Kirk! Note: Adult themes, rape, violence."
Reactions and Reviews
Post-ST:TMP. In a plot to take over the galaxy, Kh'Mer Klingons abduct Dr. Daystrom and his daughter in order to force him to build a multitronic computer weapon with Klingon engrams. A few very good scenes, but by and large the usual vicious super-Klingons raping and torturing cute little things whose only character trait seems to be helpless beauty. Nice bit at the end when McCoy is the only one on the bridge still mobile and Spock orders him to take the weapons console. Rick lets him off, but I think it's a very nice dilemma for the doc.