Christopher L. Bennett’s Star Trek novel Living Memory is set in the era between Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Admiral Kirk is serving as the commandant of Starfleet Academy, and he is attempting to oversee the incorporation of a group of alien cadets into the Academy. These aliens, the Arcturan “warborn”, were genetically engineered for a war that no longer exists; can they fit into the more pacifistic Starfleet? Is Starfleet, in fact, pacifist? Meanwhile, Captain Spock and the U.S.S. Enterprise as well as Commander Pavel Chekov on board the U.S.S. Reliant find themselves investigating a series of cosmic “storms” that are escalating in intensity and starting to threaten planets across the Federation. What connection do these events have to the younger days of Nyota Uhura…?