Speaking of forgotten books, I have this vague memory of a scene involving a graphic description of a Klingon mind-sifter, involving (among other things) heavy leather restraint straps. Anybody have a clue what I could be half-remembering?
It could be "Mind-sifter" from Star Trek: The New Voyages
(though your memory of the straps could be from the straitjacket at the 1950s mental institution where Kirk ends up there), or maybe Ishmael
, or maybe "Chaotic Response" from Constellations
. Those are the only mind-sifter-based stories I can think of.