Introduction (blurb)Edit

Another exciting episode from television's most popular science fiction series

Complete in this volume

The Counter-Clock Incident

Commodore Robert April, first Captain of the Enterprise, was traveling at warp-speeds toward retirement... a fate worse than death for a seasoned sailor of the spaceways.

There didn't seem to be any way to turn back the hands of time - but then nothing is ever certain in the outer reaches of the galaxy.

Nothing, that is, except that a Klingon in pursuit means trouble... especially when that Klingon is the wily Commander Kumara!


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Robert AprilSarah Poole-AprilArex Na EthKarla FiveKarl FourJames T. KirkKumaraKursleyLeonard McCoyNobisPoMontgomery ScottShundreshSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)


Antimatter universeArretBabelBeta NiobeAmphion

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Other referencesEdit


  • This is the seventh of Alan Dean Foster's TAS adaptation collections which have been reprinted a number of times, often in omnibuses with other Star Trek Log books. Most recently in 2006 by Del Rey Books, an imprint of the original Ballantine Books publishers, as part of Star Trek's 40th Anniversary celebrations.
  • This is also the first of the Star Trek Log books to feature the adaption of a single episode.
  • April is stated as having never commanded a starship before the Enterprise. This is later contradicted by the comic Flesh of My Flesh where April is stated to have commanded a USS Tiberius.
  • Much of USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) is stated to have been designed by Chief Construction Engineer Franz Joseph IV.
  • The Klingon God of Gods is identified as the Great Kinkuthanza.
  • In Foster's essay (preface of the 2006 trade reprint omnibus of Logs Seven and Eight), he explains that the Kumara adventure in Log Seven is based on a two-part Klingon-themed script he prepared for Roddenberry for a potential Season Four of the original series.

Related storiesEdit


published order
Previous novelization:
Log Six
Star Trek Logs Next novelization:
Log Eight
Previous episode:
How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth?
TAS episode produced Next episode:
Final Episode
Previous episode:
How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth?
TAS episode aired Next episode:
Final Episode
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth?
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Eye of the Beholder
Previous Adventure:
How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth?
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
The Trellisane Confrontation
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2270.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
Seeds of Rage
Chapters 7, 9, 12, 14, 18, 21
Chapter 1, Section 1
Next Adventure:
The Better Man
Chapter 1, Section 6


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