From the back of the book
At last, Admiral James T. Kirk and the crew of the late Starship USS Enterprise begin the long voyage home.
But their trip is interrupted by the appearance of a mysterious all-powerful intruder. Suddenly, Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest of the crew must journey back through time to twentieth-century Earth. For only there can they save the future - by rescuing the past!


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Movie charactersEdit

Margaret Sinclair-AlexanderBenBob BriggsLance CartwrightChitirih Ra-DreiiChristine ChapelPavel ChekovGeorge and GracieAmanda GraysonGregoryJasonJavyJoeKamaragJames T. KirkIgrilan KorMadelaineLeonard McCoyMikeWalter NicholsJanice RandJoel RandolphRogersonHiram RothS'rrelSaavikSarekMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluTaggardGillian TaylorTorgTrillyaNyota UhuraCetacean ProbePunk on the Bus
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Robin HoodDavid MarcusHarold RobbinsJacqueline SusannKiri-kin-thaT'Plana-HathFriar Tuck

Novelization charactersEdit

Margaret Sinclair-AlexanderBenBondBob BriggsLance CartwrightChitirih Ra-DreiiChristine ChapelPavel ChekovGeorge and GracieAmanda GraysonHarryJasonJavyKamaragKirim Dreii-dallJames T. KirkCarol MarcusLeonard McCoyNarcMarcus NicholsJanice RandRogersonHiram RothSaavikSarekMontgomery ScottSgeulaichesSpockAkira SuluHikaru SuluT'LarT'MeiGillian TaylorNyota UhuraVerai Dva-PayjhCetacean ProbePunk on the Bus
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ArnegheJohnny CarsonRobin HoodJedda Adzhin-DallJ.T. EstebanWaylon JenningsAurelan KirkGeorge Samuel Kirk, Jr.George Samuel Kirk, Sr.Peter KirkKrugeDavid MarcusGary MitchellHarry MorrowLouis PasteurChristopher PikePeter PrestonHarold RobbinsRalph SeronShresJacqueline SusannT'PringFriar TuckVirgilYalowZinaida Chitirih-Ra-Payjh

Junior Novelization charactersEdit

Comic Adaptation charactersEdit

Margaret Sinclair-AlexanderBob BriggsLance CartwrightChristine ChapelPavel ChekovChitirih Ra-DreiiGeorge and GracieAmanda GraysonJoeKamaragJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyWalter NicholsJanice RandHiram RothSaavikSarekMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluGillian TaylorNyota UhuraCetacean ProbePunk on the Bus
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Kiri-kin-thaRalph SeronT'Plana-Hath

Starships and vehiclesEdit

HMS Bounty (B'rel-class Bird-of-Prey) • Cetacean ProbeUSS Copernicus (Oberth-class) • USS Enterprise (aircraft carrier) • USS Enterprise-A (Constitution-class) • USS Excelsior (Excelsior-class) • USS Saratoga (Miranda-class) • USS ShepardUSS Yorktown (Constitution-class) • buscarFederation travel podHuey 204 (helicopter) • Mustangpickup truckZenith (courier)
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Enterprise (space shuttle) • USS Grissom (Oberth-class) • USS Lydia Sutherland


AlamedaBering SeaCaliforniaCetacean InstituteDeltaEarthEarth SpacedockFederation Council ChambersGolden Gate BridgeGolden Gate ParkMercy HospitalMission DistrictMount SeleyaRomulan Neutral ZoneSan FranciscoSausalitoSolStarfleet HeadquartersVulcan
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AlaskaArgusBantu NationBelgiumBerkeley, CaliforniaCambridgeDenevaEdinburghGanjitsuGenesis PlanetIowaJapanLos AngelesMarsMassachusettsPhilippinesRigel IVSacramentoScotlandSouth AfricaTibet

Races and culturesEdit

AndorianArcadianArkeniteArioloBzzit KhahtCaitianDeltanEfrosianHumanhumpback whaleKasheetaKlingonVulcanXelatianZaranite
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Baird's beaked whalebaleen whaleblue whaleCuvier's beaked whaledolphinfin whalegray whaleminke whaleNorth Pacific pilot whaleorcapygmy sperm whaleright whalesei whalesperm whale

States and organizationsEdit

Federal Bureau of InvestigationFederation CouncilKlingon EmpireRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetStarfleet AcademyStarfleet CommandUnited Federation of PlanetsUnited States of America

Other referencesEdit

1960s19872069acrylicAeneidAlice in Wonderlandalienaquariumatmospherebeefblastoneuroncargo bayChevroletcommunicatorcomputercorridordilithiumdogThe Doors • "dumb ass" • eaglefal-tor-panFlying Dutchmanforce fieldgadoliniumglasshamburgerHamlethorseinsigniaionJapanese languagekatrakimonoKobayashi Maru scenarioKvernLand RoverLSDMacintoshMoby DickMona LisamoneyMurphy's Lawnewspaperpizzaplanktonplasticpregnancyrank insigniaroller coastersharkshrimpslingshot effectspectaclessquidThe Tale of Genjitelephonetelevisionthree-dimensional chessthrustertontransparent aluminumtransportertricorderuniformuniversal element compensatorwarp speedwind-rider


Related StoriesEdit

  • The Search for Spock (TOS movie) - The Voyage Home was a sequel to The Search for Spock, continuing from where that film left off, with the former-Enterprise crew and their captured Bird-of-Prey on Vulcan.
  • The Doomsday Bug (TOS comic miniseries) - Set just before the film the doomsday bug causes brain damage to Spock, effectively resetting him to his former state after The Search for Spock and necessitating Spock's return to Vulcan. Spock had fully recovered in preceding comics set between the two films.
  • Probe (TOS novel) - Probe is a sequel to The Voyage Home featuring the Cetacean Probe's withdrawal from Federation space and establishing its origins.
  • TOS - Strange New Worlds VI short story: "Whales Weep Not": Features the investigative search made after Taylor vanished.
  • Debt of Honor (TOS comic) - Set a short time after The Voyage Home, includes appearances by Gillian Taylor and George and Gracie, and the birth of their child.



published order
Previous story:
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
TOS novelizations Next story:
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Captain's Daughter
Chapters 20-21
Pocket Next Adventure:
Scotty's Song
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2286.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1
Chapters 26-30
Chapters 5-12
Next Adventure:
Whales Weep Not

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