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"In the Maze" was the fourth short story collected in the TOS anthology The New Voyages 2 in 1978. It was written by Jennifer Guttridge, who also wrote "The Winged Dreamers".

Description[edit | edit source]

The excellence of certain Star Trek fanzine publications can be seen in stories like "In the Maze" — published here essentially as it appeared in "T-Negative"...

Summary[edit | edit source]

Enterprise personnel become the guinea pigs of an extradimensional scientist.

References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

crablike monstrosityJames T. KirkLopezLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSheckleySpockNyota UhuraWardoffunnamed USS Enterprise personnel (landing party members, security guard)
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Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)

Locations[edit | edit source]

unnamed planetlaboratory
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Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

unnamed races and cultures (native species, scientist's species) • Human (ArabRed-Indian) • Vulcan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]


Science and classification[edit | edit source]


Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captaindoctorfirst officerofficerphysicianscientistsecurity guardsheik

Other references[edit | edit source]

agricultureanimalbloodbraincommunicationconcretecoordinatesdimensionemotionfeudalismfoam-bandagegrasshourlanding partylanguagelifeformlog entrylogicminutemossorbitplantpneumoniaratsilverslime-devilstonetelepathytentacletimetransporter roomtrousertunicuniversewarwarp factor (warp two) • wateryear

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Publication history[edit | edit source]

January 1978
First published by Bantam Books. (ISBN 0-553-11392-5)
February 2000
13th printing by Bantam Spectra. (ISBN 0-553-27933-5)

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

  • An earlier draft of the story appeared in the fanzine "T-Negative" #23 in 1974.
  • Apparently the extra-dimensional scientist was not able to return the bodies of the crewmen killed by a tentacle monster. Twelve people beamed down, but James T. Kirk only beamed up ten.

Related stories[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous story:
The Patient Parasites
Star Trek: The New Voyages 2
Next story:
Previous story:
The Winged Dreamers
Stories by:
Jennifer Guttridge
Next story:
last story
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Demand of Honor
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Turnabout Intruder
Previous Adventure:
To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh
Chapters 16-18
Pocket Next Adventure:
Faces of Fire

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