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Author(s): Lee Correy
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Pocket TOS #6
Titan Books #25
Published: 1 April 1982
Pages: 207
Stardate: 5064.4 - 5099.5 (2268)
Reference(s): ISBN 0671832972

The Enterprise is caught between its own survival – and the destruction of an innocent, isolated world!

SummaryEdit

From the book jacket
On the planet Mercan, there are no stars, no moon, no outer space...
The citizens of Mercan cannot conceive of worlds beyond their own. Their sun, Mercaniad, is prone to deadly, radioactive flare-ups, and the Mercans have organized their lives around the need to survive The Ordeal – until a strange visitor appears from out of nowhere...
The USS Enterprise, badly crippled and in desperate need of repairs, must seek help from a people who cannot believe in its existence. Mercaniad is about to blow, and James Kirk faces an impossible choice: to attack the sun itself and save his ship and crew – or let a people live in peace, in the only world they know... the abode of life.

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Background informationEdit

CharactersEdit

Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in Pocket TOS characters.
James Kirk 
Enterprise captain.
Spock 
Enterprise exec and science officer.
Leonard McCoy 
Lieutenant commander.
Montgomery Scott 
Chief engineer.
Uhura 
Communications officer.
Janice Rand, 2266

Yeoman Rand

Janice Rand 
Enterprise yeoman.
M'Benga 
Enterprise assistant medical officer.
Kyle 
Lieutentant.
Thallan
Delin
Othol
Orun
Pallar
Lenos
Parna
Aldys

ReferencesEdit

Berthold ray 
Mercaniad emitted Berthold rays during "The Ordeal"
Mercan
Mercaniad
Phoenix 
A scoutship.
solar flare
Starbase 4

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