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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[]

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[]

Enterprise personnel become the guinea pigs of an extradimensional scientist.

References[]

Characters[]

crablike monstrosityJames T. KirkLopezLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSheckleySpockNyota UhuraWardoffunnamed USS Enterprise personnel (landing party members, security guard)
Referenced only 
DevilGod

Starships and vehicles[]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)

Locations[]

unnamed planetlaboratory
Referenced only 
Hell

Races and cultures[]

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

States and organizations[]

Starfleet

Science and classification[]

communicatorhyposprayintercomknifelaboratorymedikitmedscannerphaserprobescalpelsensortransportertricorderturbolift

Ranks and titles[]

captaindoctorfirst officerofficerphysicianscientistsecurity guardsheik

Other references[]

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

Timeline[]

Publication history[]

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[]

Background[]

  • 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[]

Connections[]

published order
Previous story:
The Patient Parasites
Star Trek: The New Voyages 2
NewVoyages2.jpg
Next story:
Cave-In
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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