Introduction (blurb)[edit | edit source]

From the book jacket : "Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you. Don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship because while you're there, you can make a difference." – James T. Kirk, 2371

The Autobiography of James T. Kirk chronicles the greatest Starfleet captain's life (22332371), in his own words. From his birth on the USS Kelvin, his youth spent on Tarsus IV, his time in the Starfleet Academy, his meteoric rise through the ranks of Starfleet, and his illustrious career at the helm of the Enterprise, this in-world memoir uncovers Captain Kirk in a way Star Trek fans have never seen.

Kirk's singular voice rings throughout the text, giving insight into his convictions, his bravery, and his commitment to the life – in all forms – throughout this Galaxy and beyond. Excerpts from his personal correspondence, captain's logs, and more give Kirk's personal narrative further depth.

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References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Robert AprilChristine BlackLance CartwrightRuth CartwrightPavel ChekovChenCotoJames DavisMatthew DeckerBen FinneyJamie FinneyNaomi FinneyStephen Garrovick (I)David GarrovickJohn GillGriffinHoward KaplanEdith KeelerLee KelsoKotaro KimuraGeorge Samuel Kirk, Jr.George Samuel Kirk, Sr.James T. KirkJoshua KirkSteven KirkTiberius KirkWinona KirkArnold KodosBarbara LeightonRod LeightonThomas LeightonGeorge MalloryCarol MarcusDavid MarcusAngela MartineTravis MayweatherLeonard McCoyMetlayGary MitchellHarry MorrowHeihachiro NoguraChristopher PikeMark PiperPressPeter PrestonSaavikSarekSpockL.T. StoneStrongHikaru SuluMinka SussmanTichenorRobert TomlinsonRonald TraceyTyreeNyota UhuraOliver WestYitae
Referenced only 
Isaac CodyWilliam F. CodyDrusillaEugenioWendy FelsonFranklin KirkJoanna McCoyMelakonBrunhilde Ann MilanoRichard RobauWilliam Smillie

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

HMS Bounty (Klingon bird-of-prey) • USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS Enterprise-A (Constitution II-class) • GalileoUSS HotspurUSS KelvinUSS Los AngelesUSS Patton

Locations[edit | edit source]

Alpha QuadrantEarthIowaRiversideStarbase 8Tarsus IVUnited States of AmericaYellowstone National ParkYosemite National Park

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

Human (Sioux) • TellariteVulcanLegaran

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Hill PeopleStarfleetStarfleet AcademyUnited Federation of Planets

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captaincargo officerchiefcommandercrewmandoctorfirst officerinstructorKahn-ut-tunurseofficerpilotscience officerwitch doctor

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

animalastrobiologybloodbonecommunicationscommunicatorcomputereggfiregasGuardian of Foreverhairoilorbitphaserphaser bank emitterpoisonsatelliteshuttlesnowspacespaceshipstarbasestarshiptricorderuniversal translator

Other references[edit | edit source]

184319th century20th century2206223022332242alcoholarrowbeanbowcattlecavecheesechickenChristianitycitycolonycorndaydikironium cloud creaturedogdrumfarmfireflygodGreat Bird of the GalaxyhorseknifemilkmoneymugatoplanetPrime Directivered alertriverrodentrootStarfleet Medal of HonorStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)tobaccotreeweaponwoodyearzinc

Images[edit | edit source]

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Timeline[edit | edit source]

Chronology[edit | edit source]

  • 1930 - Kirk, Spock and McCoy travel through the Guardian of Forever and meet Edith Keeler (events referenced in the prologue)

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Related stories[edit | edit source]

TOS episode: "The City on the Edge of Forever"

Previous Novel:
First in series
Autobiographies Next Novel:
The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard

Connections[edit | edit source]

Star Trek reference works
In-universe BluprintsStar Fleet Technical ManualMedical Reference ManualSpaceflight ChronologyMonstersMapsBiographiesThe Klingon DictionaryMr. Scott's Guide to the EnterpriseThe Worlds of the FederationTNG Technical JournalTNG Technical ManualChronologyEncyclopediaThe Ferengi Rules of AcquisitionFederation PassportThe Klingon WayNCC-1701-D BlueprintsThese Are the Voyages...Federation Travel GuideLegends of the FerengiKlingon for the Galactic TravelerQ's Guide to the ContinuumDS9 Technical ManualThe Tribble HandbookThe Klingon HamletCookbookCelebrationsStarship SpotterThe Hologram's HandbookThe Starfleet Survival GuideStar ChartsShips of the LineCaptain Kirk's Guide to WomenHaynes Manuals (USS EnterpriseKlingon Bird of Prey) • Federation: The First 150 YearsA Very Klingon KhristmasStellar CartographyThe Klingon Art of WarAutobiographies (James T. KirkJean-Luc PicardKathryn Janeway) • Hidden Universe Travel Guides (VulcanThe Klingon Empire) • Shipyards (Starfleet Ships 2151 - 2293Starfleet Ships 2294 - The FutureThe Klingon FleetFederation Members) • Illustrated Handbooks (NCC-1701-DNCC-1701 & 1701-A) • Body by StarfleetKirk Fu Manual
Real world The Making of Star TrekThe World of Star TrekThe Trouble with TribblesInside Star TrekThe Making of Star Trek: The Motion PictureTNG CompanionMake-Up FX JournalThe Making of Star Trek: DS9The Physics of Star TrekThe Art of Star TrekInside Star Trek: The Real StoryThe Making of Star Trek: First ContactNew Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek ComicsPhase II: The Lost SeriesTOS SketchbookTNG - The Continuing MissionScience LogsTNG Sketchbook: The MoviesAction!Quotable Star TrekDS9 CompanionAliens & ArtifactsVoyager CompanionVoyages of Imagination101Star Trek: The Art of the FilmThe Art of Star Trek Online365Star Trek VaultThe Visual DictionaryCostumesTNG: WarpedThe Star Trek Book50 Artists 50 YearsDesigning Starships (Volume 1Volume 2The Kelvin TimelineDiscovery) • The Official Guide to The Animated Series

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