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Bonner the Stochastic was an Orion novelist from Zeta Orionis.

Spock, while listening to Edith Keeler's sermon, was reminded of Bonner the Stochastic's writings. (TOS novelization: The City on the Edge of Forever)

In 2030, Bonner the Stochastic wrote a classic using the theme "Let me help", recommending these words over "I love you." In 2268, James T. Kirk recalled these words when Spock began exhibiting strange behavior after a meeting with Albar Exar. (TOS episode: "The City on the Edge of Forever", TOS short story: "Ni Var")

The author was awarded the Nobel Prize at some point during his life. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Forge)

In an alternate timeline, Jonathan Archer recommended this work to T'Pol, who then referred to it in order to convince a Romulan Commander to defect from the Romulan Star Empire. (Star Trek: Myriad Universes novel: A Less Perfect Union)

Bonner the Stochastic was a character who appeared in several novels by James Blish, in addition to his novelization of "City".

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