Star Trek Log Nine
Alan Dean Foster
this is often the 9th of the "Star Trek Log..." sequence, a suite of diversifications of the lively famous person Trek sequence. the 1st six of the sequence have been collections of 3 episodes to a publication; the final 3 were one prolonged episode consistent with ebook. this can be possibly the simplest episode to this point, "BEM", an episode within which the company staff care for a really alien clever lifestyles shape, way more alien than lighting tricks may have allowed at the unique sequence. The extraterrestrial beings are "communal beings", collections of existence kinds which subscribe to symbiotically to create better existence types, yet that can nonetheless dissociate while neccessary into their part elements, in order that a head, a torso, and a trunk can each one be relocating individually and appearing separate features. on this planet Pandro, all better existence kinds have this strength.
go away. This One, notwithstanding, doesn't demean self by way of informal violence to complete easy goals." "Oh." Kirk wasn't convinced even if he was once extra interested than livid. "However," the commander concluded, "you might demean yourselves if you happen to wish." "If we want? Commander bn Bem, i would like these phasers and communicators now—and for O'Morion's sake, toss them over rigorously. they are lovely rugged, but—" bn Bem waved him off. "Compliance with request is, yet is not any have to throw. This One needs to.
Wildly. "What . . .?" "Do no longer wreck yourself." "But—This One has erred," bn Bem protested. "This One has attempted to pass judgement on Kirk Captain and Spock Commander, merely to be came across himself short of. This One has acted wrongly." "You could have made a mistake," the Voice declared, with out judging the Pandronian's activities by any means, "but in case you disassemble you can't research out of your blunders. blunders call for attractiveness. in addition they call for nonrepetition. for those who disassemble, you won't be capable to by no means repeat.
cognizance. an invaluable functionality for an clever being to have. the benefits could observe to a number of diseases—the difficulties of hangover, for example." "True," agreed Kirk effortlessly. "I can see where—" He paused, gaped at his first officer. "Now, why might a nonimbibing Vulcan have an interest in hangover treatments, Mr. Spock?" "While no longer topic to the sort of primitive illness, Captain, i will be able to nonetheless savor the luxurious of a body structure which retains the remainder of the physique from agony for the.
Unwholesome-looking. not like the a bit ominous panorama, the cries of innumerable tiny climbers and different hidden creatures sounded merrily from in the thickly overgrown parts. The 5 cylinder-shapes grew to become extra special, extra element and backbone, and became the 5 explorers transported from the firm. anything brought on a split-second hold up within the ultimate transformation of every determine. Scott resolved first, stumbling a little bit as he did so at the gentle, sloping.
Exclaimed, spinning to look each crevice, every one capability hiding position. yet Spock endured to stare in disbelief immediately forward. "He couldn't have reversed his course and slipped previous us. to flee he needed to wade through here." "That's very unlikely, Spock," Kirk stated optimistically, turning. "There's no way—" He stopped, moved to a niche within the timber the dimensions of his chest, and stared via. He bought just a short glimpse of a blue bipedal determine disappearing into the space. yet until this.