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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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