- 1 Description
- 2 Summary
- 3 References
- 4 Timeline
- 5 Appendices
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]
References[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- crablike monstrosity • James T. Kirk • Lopez • Leonard McCoy • Montgomery Scott • Sheckley • Spock • Nyota Uhura • Wardoff • unnamed USS Enterprise personnel (landing party members, security guard)
- Referenced only
- Devil • God
Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
Races and cultures[edit | edit source]
- unnamed races and cultures (native species, scientist's species) • Human (Arab • Red-Indian) • Vulcan
States and organizations[edit | edit source]
Science and classification[edit | edit source]
- communicator • hypospray • intercom • knife • laboratory • medikit • medscanner • phaser • probe • scalpel • sensor • transporter • tricorder • turbolift
Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]
Other references[edit | edit source]
- agriculture • animal • blood • brain • communication • concrete • coordinates • dimension • emotion • feudalism • foam-bandage • grass • hour • landing party • language • lifeform • log entry • logic • minute • moss • orbit • plant • pneumonia • rat • silver • slime-devil • stone • telepathy • tentacle • time • transporter room • trouser • tunic • universe • war • warp factor (warp two) • water • year
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]
- TOS novella: Giant in the Universe – Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Montgomery Scott were trapped with giant rats in a laboratory in 2266.
- TOS - New Visions comic: "A Scent of Ghosts" – Other-dimensional beings in colonizer ships sought a new universe to call home.
- TOS - New Visions comic: "An Unexpected Yesterday" – Sub-dimensional beings created a portal on Earth in the early 21st century.
- TOS - Plot-Your-Own Adventure Stories novella: Distress Call! – Enterprise landing parties explored the mazelike Vardan buildings in 2277.
Connections[edit | edit source]
The Patient Parasites
|Star Trek: The New Voyages 2
The Winged Dreamers
Demand of Honor
|Memory Beta Chronology||Next Adventure:|
To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh
Faces of Fire
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