Re: The Stuff of Dreams cover
Why in the world do we need Kirk back in the 24th century? If not for the Nexus, he would've most likely been dead by the TNG era anyway. And it's not like there's any dearth of 23rd-century fiction featuring the character.
Why did we need
McCoy, Spock or Scotty? Or, keeping with the novels, Uhura and Chekov? The barn door has been flung open, ripped from it's hinges and burned to ashes. It's not like bringing Kirk to the 24th century would somehow cheapen his death.
We can admit that we're killers ... but we're not going to kill today. That's all it takes! Knowing that we're not going to kill - today! - Kirk - A Taste of Armageddon