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|Series||Star Trek: The Original Series|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|ISBN||0-7434-0372-X (first edition, paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Trellisane Confrontation|
|Followed by||The Final Reflection|
A sentient force of protostars, called 'Corona', endangers a team of Vulcan scientists. Captain Kirk and the USS Enterprise arrive, their onboard situation complicated by a female reporter and a new computer system that can override Kirk's commands. The situation further degrades when it is learned the protostars might restart the entire universe.
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