1986 1st year edition; Pocket Books publishers, New York; Book Club Edition; hardbound in black boards with blue outline lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Twenty-nine-year-old Captain Kirk comes to the helm of the Federation starship Enterprise for the first time and struggles to win the respect of his new crew. James T. Kirk is the youngest man to be promoted to the rank of captain in Federation history. His crew consists of a first officer who finds him impetuous; a chief engineer who finds him arrogent; a chief medical officer who finds him trifling; and a helmsman who wants a transfer.
But the young crew, which would later become the legendary space explorers, quickly puts aside their differences when a monstrous starship appears on their nascent flight path.