Books by William Shatner and Complete Book Reviews

William Shatner, Author Putnam Publishing Group $19.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-399-13788-4
In this latest entry (after TekLab ) in the hard-boiled 21st-century mystery series by the well-known Star Trek actor, PI Jake Cardigan is lured to Brazil on a phony case, leaving his fiancee unprotected as she waits to testify against the TekLords,
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William Shatner, Author Putnam Publishing Group $19.95 (223p) ISBN 978-0-399-13736-5
In their third adventure (after Teklords ) set in the 22nd century, private detective Jack Cardigan and sidekick Sid Gomez are once again fighting the evil and omnipotent Teklords. A serial killer who calls himself the Unknown Soldier is stalking...
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William Shatner, Author HarperPrism $23 (242p) ISBN 978-0-06-105276-7
Fast on the retro-rockets of Delta Search and In Alien Hands, Shatner's third, warp-paced entry in his Quest for Tomorrow series finds Jim Endicott under scrutiny by the Hunzza and the Albans, alien races who fear humanity will suddenly make the...
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William Shatner, Author Eos $24 (240p) ISBN 978-0-06-105118-0
The latest entry in Shatner's Quest for Tomorrow series opens with an explanation that this installment is set in an alternate universe, one in which hero Jim Endicott did not murder his father. To save his son from his enemies this time, Carl...
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William Shatner, Author Ace Books $5.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-441-80208-1
In his first novel, actor Shatner delivers a hard-boiled private eye story set against a science fiction background. Ex-cop Jake Cardigan, framed for dealing ``Tek,'' a popular 22nd-century drug, is released from controlled coma to search for a...
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William Shatner, Author Putnam Publishing Group $23.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-399-14360-1
Wherever does he find the time? Shatner, who's now involved in four book series (Tek, War, Star Trek and Quest for Tomorrow), delivers the second volume in his War series, featuring Benton Hawkes, a 22nd-century diplomat from a corporate-ruled Earth.
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William Shatner, Author Putnam Publishing Group $19.95 (223p) ISBN 978-0-399-13616-0
Shatner's second novel, like his first ( Tekwar ), is a competent but predictable detective thriller played before a standard SF backdrop. Private eye Jake Cardigan narrowly escapes an assassination attempt. It seems someone is holding a grudge for...
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William Shatner, Author Putnam Publishing Group $19.95 (223p) ISBN 978-0-399-13892-8
The fifth entry in Star Trek veteran Shatner's science fiction detective series ( TekLab ; Tek Vengeance ) features all the elements that have made the other episodes so successful and so eminently forgettable: cardboard characters, an unlikely,...
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William Shatner, Author Putnam Publishing Group $19.95 (220p) ISBN 978-0-399-13997-0
Though told with humor and at a brisk pace, Shatner's sixth yarn featuring futuristic PI Jake Cardigan (Tek Secret) is so overstocked with cardboard characters, nearly each of them trying to do damage to another, that it's sometimes difficult to...
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William Shatner, Author Putnam Publishing Group $17.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-399-13495-1
In his first novel, Shatner delivers a hard-boiled private eye story set against a science-fiction background. The erstwhile ``Captain Kirk'' of Star Trek fame takes us to the 22nd century where many of the technical trappings of society have...
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William Shatner, Author Putnam Publishing Group $22.95 (244p) ISBN 978-0-399-14339-7
Having spawned a comic-book series, a set of trading cards, four TV movies and a cable TV series, Shatner's Tek series, starring tough-guy future detectives Jake Cardigan and Sid Gomez, now gives birth to a ninth novel that's more of the same old....
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William Shatner, Author Ace Books $5.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-441-80010-0
PI Jake Cardigan pk tries to stop a deadly viral plague that has been loosed on a future San Francisco. PW called this ``A competent but predictable detective thriller played before a standard SF backdrop. . . . Lots of fast action here, but very...
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William Shatner, Author Putnam Publishing Group $22.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-399-14131-7
Benton Hawkes, diplomat-hero of this rumble-tumble start to a new Shatner series, is, like the hero of the author's Tek novels, a cut-from-cardboard macho man. Around the end of the next century, Hawkes is sent to Mars to deal with the human...
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William Shatner, Author HarperPrism $22 (304p) ISBN 978-0-06-105274-3
The kickoff of Shatner's third SF series (after Tek and Man of War) is, according to the publisher, aimed to promote ""scientific literacy and a love of reading."" The novel certainly promotes the revival of the Heinlein-style juvenile, with a few...
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William Shatner, Author Eos $23 (304p) ISBN 978-0-06-105275-0
A sequel to Delta Search, this second novel in Shatner's Quest for Tomorrow series continues the story of Jim Endicott, who carries in his DNA the secret of a supercomputer made of linked human minds. Endicott is pursued by secret agents of sundry...
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William Shatner, Author . HarperCollins $23.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-06-105119-7
Like its predecessors (Delta Search, etc.), Shatner's fifth interstellar adventure of teenage superman Jim Endicott mixes fast action and bold characterization with lapses in logic. After Jim and the Stone Cowboy gang escape the doomed colony...
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William Shatner, with David Fisher. St. Martin’s/Dunne, $26.99 (224p) ISBN 978-1-250-16669-2
Shatner, with the assistance of Fisher (coauthor of Shatner’s previous memoirs), opens this frank and witty memoir by admitting, “I have lived a fortunate life.” Shatner, known for his portrayal of Captain Kirk on TV’s Star Trek (and later in the...
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William Shatner, with David Fisher. St. Martin's, $25.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-250-08331-9
Shatner and Leonard Nimoy shared an off-screen relationship as deep, complex, and sometimes testy as their Star Trek characters Kirk and Spock, according to this fond elegy. Shatner is warmly effusive, calling Nimoy his only "real friend… to whom I...
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William Shatner and Jeff Rovin. Simon & Schuster, $25.95 (368p) ISBN 978-1-5011-1155-6
Shatner and Rovin have created a tightly paced blend of police procedural, military SF, and space opera, set in an intriguing near-future world. Unfortunately, it is populated by predictable character types—whose racial and gender diversity, though...
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William Shatner and Jeff Rovin. Simon & Schuster, $25.95 (368p) ISBN 978-1-5011-1158-7
Shatner and Rovin follow Zero-G with this rousing tale that combines espionage with two of science fiction’s greatest tropes: artificial intelligence and first contact. It is the year 2050, and something has gone drastically wrong with an experiment
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William Shatner, Author, William Shatner, Narrated by, David Fisher, With , read by the author. Macmillan Audio $29.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4272-0415-8
With an acting career spanning more than five decades, Shatner has enjoyed a variety of roles and opportunities—most nearly eclipsed by his roles as Capt. James T. Kirk and T.J. Hooker. But as Shatner tells it, he's had a grand time with...
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William Shatner, Author, David Fisher, With with David Fisher. St. Martin's/Dunne $25.95 (358p) ISBN 978-0-312-37265-1
Working with various collaborators, Shatner has previously written science fiction (the TekWar series) and science fact (I'm Working on That ), and ventured into memoir with Star Trek Memories . Embarking on a full-scale autobiography, he...
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William Shatner, Author, Judith Reeves-Stevens, Author, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Author with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, read by Shatner. S&S Audio $24 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7435-3962-3
An old threat in a new form, the Totality threatens to eradicate all life in the universe. Starships throughout the Federation are succumbing to malfunctioning warp drives, and shadow creatures are kidnapping key people throughout the Federation. In
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William Shatner, Author, Chip Walter, With . Pocket $25 (400p) ISBN 978-0-671-04737-5
Shatner bares his deep-seated trepidation vis-à-vis all things digital in this breezy peek at the reciprocal effects that Star Trek (and its offspring) and serious scientific research have exerted on one another over the past 35 years. While...
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William Shatner, Author, Chris Kreski, With HarperCollins Publishers $22 (306p) ISBN 978-0-06-017734-8
Fans of TV's 1960s science fiction series Star Trek will go into orbit over lead player Shatner's candid, captivating reminiscence, packed with stellar anecdotes and backstage lore. Writing with help from MTV editorial director Kreski, Shatner...
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William Shatner, with Joshua Brandon. Atria, $28 (256p) ISBN 978-1-66800-732-7
The 91-year-old Hollywood legend returns with more diverting anecdotes and musings about his earthly life and beyond. In an assemblage of essays covering everything from his historic spaceflight in 2021 to his deep reverence for the natural world,...
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