Trekkkieguy's tribute to the original Star Trek TV series &
movies featuring sound clips, book reviews, memory wall,
image gallery & more!
November 1991 Cover Image
By: Peter David
Every thirty three years, a rift in space connects
the Federation with a mysterious race called the
Calligar who live on a planet hundreds of light
years away - much too far to travel in a starship.
Captain Kirk and the USS Enterprise are dispatched
to transport a Federation delegation of
diplomats, scholars and scientists who will travel
to Calligar directly during the brief period of time
that the rift will be open.
Mr. Spock leads the Federation party as they travel
by shuttle through the rift just as a group of the
aliens arrive in Federation space. The meetings go
smoothly until the Calligar take Spock's party
hostage and Kirk discovers that the aliens are
keeping a deadly secret. With angry Tellarite and
Andorian fleets ready to attack the Calligar, Kirk
must save Spock and the others before war breaks
out and the rift closes for another fifty years.
The text on the back of the book contradicts itself.
First it states the rift opens every thirty three years,
then in the last line it states every fifty years!
Don't they have proof readers ?!?!?!
Anyway . . . The rift is just a plot device to get our heroes
into danger away from the ship . . . but it works very well!
Give this one a try. I'm pretty sure you'll agree!
Second book in a row to feature Captain Pike!