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Author(s): John M. Ford
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Pocket TOS #36
Titan Books #5
Worlds Apart #2
Published: 1 October 1987
1 August 1999
(Worlds Apart edition)
Pages: 251
Stardate: Unknown (2268)
Reference(s): ISBN 0671629980
ISBN 0671038591
(Worlds Apart edition)

An inconceivable fortune - a bewildering population... an impossible situation.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
Dilithium. In crystalline form, is the most valuable mineral element in the galaxy. It powers the Federation's starships... and the Klingon Empire's battle cruisers. Now on a small, out-of-the-way planet named Direidi, the greatest fortune in dilithium crystals ever has been found.
Under the terms of the Organian Peace Treaty, the planet will go to the side best able to develop the planet and its resources. Each side will contest the prize with the prime of its fleet. For the Federation – Captain James T. Kirk and the Starship Enterprise. For the Klingons – Captain Kaden vestai-Oparai and the IKS Fire Blossom.
Only the Direidians are writing their own script for this contest – a script that propels the crew of the USS Enterprise into their strangest adventure yet!

Chapters:

  1. In Space, No One Can Fry an Egg
    - Educational Short Subject
  2. The Dilithium Crystal as Big as the Ritz
    - Historical Interlude
  3. Organian Jumpball
  4. Overtures
  5. All's Fair in Love and Dilithium
  6. The Dawn Patrol
  7. Afternoon Matinee
  8. All Through the Night
  9. Come Up and See Me Sometime
  10. Dilithium Split

Background InformationEdit

Cover gallery Edit

Characters Edit

Main Edit

James T. Kirk
Spock
Leonard McCoy
Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Hikaru Sulu
Uhura
Pavel Chekov
Christine Chapel

Other Edit

Ilen the Magian 
singer of "Monochrome"
Tatyana Trofimov 
Captain, USS Jefferson Randolph Smith
T'Vau 
Vulcan science officer of same.
Tellihu

References Edit

Direidi
grilled cheese
USS Jefferson Randolph Smith (NCC-29407) 
Sulek-class Federation starship

Chronology Edit

External linksEdit


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Numbered novels
#37: Bloodthirst
The Romulan Way (#4) Titan Books release order Bloodthirst (#6)
The Final Reflection Worlds Apart Final novel in series

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