Voyage of the Star Wolf by David Gerrold (Bantom, 1990) Gerrold’s second book in the Yesterday’s Children / Star Hunt universe features a similarly disreputable ship and an even more grim scenario, and for reasons unknown brings back First Officer Korie (with scant regard for continuity). The story itself is darkly compelling.
Starhunt by David Gerrold (Hamlyn, 1985) Not merely a reprint. Starhunt does encompass Yesterday’s Children but reboots at that story’s conclusion and ups the word count by a third, rewriting Korie from deranged and overambitious fool to master strategist and king of mind games. The psychobabble is unconvincing.
Yesterday’s Children by David Gerrold (Faber & Faber, 1972) A grim search for realism in depicting space warfare. Having established his antihero protagonist aboard a tumbledown ship rife with interpersonal tensions—Star Trek in other words but stripped of hope and idealism—Gerrold pins his denouement on mental breakdown and gimmickry.