I seem to have skipped this one due to it being part of Blish’s novelization series, but it actually contains one new story. As you should know, Blish died without completing the last batch of scripts. This included “Mudd’s Women” and “I, Mudd”. These were then completed by J. A. Lawrence, and to top the book off, included one new story, called “The Business, as Usual, During Altercations”.
The novelizations of the episodes are up to par, nice to read if you don’t remember them, but tedious if you do. The new story is also nice, tries to be somewhat humorous and entertaining, but I find it to be just a forceful re-hash of the Mudd character. I think that you might as well write up a new character than just keep bringing him on and on. You might remember he was used in two TOS episodes as well as in an Animated one.
Or well, if you find the Mudd character enthralling, this might be just it for you. At least the cover of the book is great!
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