Many are familiar with The Captains' Table, an anthology featuring many of the captains of the Star Trek universe, including but not limited to James Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Kathryn Janeway, Christopher Pike, Hikaru Sulu, Will Riker, and others. Yet, Spock is conspicuous by his absence, as the one-time captain of the Enterprise has no story of his own, either in the introductory novel of the series, or it's sequel, which featured many less-celebrated commanding officers of Star Trek lore.
Strangely enough, my first pitch to Marco for Constellations
was a Spock Captain's Table story. There was a reason why it was that. In other words, if it weren't for the Captain's Table, this story couldn't happen. (In the other CT stories, the CT is basically a frame device for an unrelated story.) It was something that couldn't happen anywhere but there.