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The Tears of the Singers

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Author(s): Melinda M. Snodgrass
Artist(s): Boris Vallejo
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Pocket TOS #19
Titan Books #39
Published: 1 September 1984
Pages: 252
Stardate: 3126.7 (Unknown)
Reference(s): ISBN 0671696548 (paperback)
ASIN B002ZAJIU6 (Kindle)

The USS Enterprise must stop the slaughter of an alien race, or risk the fate of the universe!


From the book jacket
Captain Kirk and the USS Enterprise join the Klingons to avert disaster in the Taygeta V system – where a time/space warp has swallowed a spaceship without a trace. Spock suspects a link between the anomaly and the inhabitants of Taygeta, semi-aquatic creatures killed for the jewel-like tears secreted at the moment of death. But a mutinous Klingon officer threatens the vital mission, as a desperate Kirk and Spock race to save the Taygetians, the Federation – and the entire universe!

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Canon charactersEdit

James T. Kirk
Leonard McCoy
Montgomery Scott

Non-canon charactersEdit

Kor's wife
Guy Maslin 
Human musician, brought by Kirk as an expert to help the crew learn the Taygetans' music-based language

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