The Abode of Life
|Series||Star Trek: The Original Series|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|1 April 1982|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|ISBN||0-671-83297-2 (first edition, paperback)|
|LC Class||CPB Box no. 2968 vol. 7|
|Preceded by||The Prometheus Design|
|Followed by||Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan|
The citizens of the isolated planet Mercan cannot conceive of the existence of much past their home planet and their dangerous, flaring sun.
The USS Enterprise, severely damaged, must somehow find a way to repair itself without exposing the Mercanians to societal concepts for which they are not yet ready. The Federation's 'Prime Directive' forbids interference in less advanced cultures.
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