THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JAMES T KIRK
( Original- timeline) Kirk looks back on his life.
Works best in the sections on his childhood, Starfleet Academy years and early career, and when recounting moments like when he and Bones first met Spock.
Gets less interesting once it has to describe TV/ movie scenes fans know backwards.
Sometimes swerves this by focusing as much on the aftermath of dramatic events – like, say, Kirk conducting Khan’s wedding post‑“Space Seed”.
The authorial voice doesn’t feel authentically Kirk – it’s quite earnest and regretful, with little trace of his sense of humour.
Trying to work out what’s established lore and what’s the author’s invention can be tricky – feels like footnotes should explain.