I have read it, and now I really wish I could try it. I didn't notice that Diane Duane was involved. She's one if my all-time favorite authors.
Diane wrote the text of the text adventure. All her original Starfleet characters are featured, including transporter technician Theresa Renner, named for a former roommate of Diane's, IIRC.
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Naraht the horta; Harb Tanzer, Chief of Recreation; Nurse Lia Burke; linguist Janíce Kerasus; and Doctor Tom Krejci (DC Comics' TOS Series I: the "Double Blind" two-parter, #24-25, and "The Last Word", #28). Harb's hair is miscoloured; it should be silver/white.
Other Duane novel/game characters who get mentioned by name in "The Last Word" comic include Athende (the tentacled Sulamid), and Avoca.
These seem to be representations of the game?