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The Rings of Time

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Baker & Taylor
Colonel Shaun Christopher, commanding the first manned mission to Saturn in 2020, and Captain Kirk, sent to stop a planet's rings from falling apart, try to cope with their new situations after they switch places.

Baker
& Taylor

When Skagway's rings start coming apart, threatening the planet's colony and inhabitants, Captain James T. Kirk and his crew need to find a solution fast--a dangerous undertaking that unexpectedly transports Kirk back to the 21st century. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
When a mining colony on an endangered moon is threatened, it’s a race against time for the Enterprise crew to find a solution in this original novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Original Series.

The U.S.S. Enterprise responds to a distress call from a vital dilithium-mining colony in the Klondike system. The colony is located on Skagway, a moon orbiting Klondike-6, a gas giant not unlike Saturn. For unknown reasons, the planet’s rings are coming apart, threatening the colony and its inhabitants. Kirk and his crew need to find a solution—fast.There are more than 3,000 colonists, including hundreds of families, on Skagway, which is more than even the Enterprise can take on, and there are no other rescue ships or habitable planets anywhere in the vicinity.

Meanwhile, an approaching comet that may be the source of the crisis turns out to be a mysterious alien probe. Sensors indicate that the probe is incredibly old and running low on power. Suspecting that the probe may have something to do with the threat to Skagway, Kirk has the probe beamed aboard the Enterprise. Suddenly after a blinding flash, Kirk suddenly finds himself floating in orbit above Saturn in our solar system, drifting in space wearing a twenty-first century NASA spacesuit. What just happened...?

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781451655476
1451655479
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: Rings of time

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Feb 13, 2013

This is an interesting read, especially for any fans of the original TV series. A descendant of a character which appeared in one of those episodes shows up in this book, and Kirk has an indirect interaction with him also. Basically telling us that what has happened in the past affects the present/future. There are two different stories at first which become connected through a similar set of circumstances. When the main characters touch the same object across a span of time, their consciousness become switched. How each character deals with this is what makes it interesting. There is also the introduction of the Q which fans of the Star Trek Voyager series will recognize. They have been studying us for longer than they have let on......

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