Years ago, Lt. Uhura befriended a diplomat from Eeiauo, the land of graceful, cat-like beings. The two women exchanged songs and promised never to reveal their secret—but now, those songs may be the only hope to save the planets from a deadly epidemic.
The U.S.S. Enterprise™ is orbiting Eeiauo in a desperate race to save the inhabitants before a deadly plague destroys them. Uhura's secret songs may hold the key to a cure—but the clues are veiled in layers of mystery and the inhabitants of Eeiauo aren't what they seem. But the plague is killing humans, threatening other planets—and Kirk must crack the code before the Starship Enterprise succumbs!
Janet Kagan (1946–2008) was the author of two science fiction novels—Uhura's Song and Hellspark—and numerous short science fiction and fantasy stories, featured in publications such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact and Asimov's Science Fiction. She has been nominated and won several awards for her short stories, including the Asimov's Reader Poll award for best Novelette and the Hugo award.