|Series||Star Trek: The Original Series|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|ISBN||0-671-64870-5 (first edition, paperback)|
|Preceded by||Time for Yesterday|
|Followed by||The Three-Minute Universe|
The USS Enterprise investigates the distress call of the Klingon vessel, IKS Mauler. It is being assaulted by powerful energies. Despite their situation, the Klingon ship refuses all offers of help. However, Captain Kirk and two security officers beam aboard anyway - after which the Mauler is seemingly destroyed.
Kirk, lacking his security team, finds himself seemingly one hundred years in the Klingon Empire's future.
- "PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: June 12, 1988". New York Times. Jun 12, 1988. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
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