The Starless World

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The Starless World is a Star Trek novel involving a Dyson Sphere. It contains the canonical character James T. Kirk. It was written by Gordon Eklund. It was originally published by Bantam Books in 1978. ISBN 1-85286-505-9


The Enterprise is sent to investigate Klingon activity in the galactic core. They encounter a shuttlecraft piloted by Thomas Clayton, from the long-lost ship, the USS Rickover. Clayton is also an old friend of Kirk's, a former roommate from his time at Starfleet Academy.

Kirk is prepared to dismiss his unfortunate friend as a madman until a mysterious force seizes control of the ship. Clayton declares the Enterprise is now going to meet his new god.


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