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Author David Dvorkin
Country United States
Language English
Series Star Trek: The Original Series
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
June 1988
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 221 pp
ISBN 0-671-64870-5 (first edition, paperback)
OCLC 18030445
Preceded by Time for Yesterday
Followed by The Three-Minute Universe

Timetrap is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by David Dvorkin.[1]


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.


  1. ^ "PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: June 12, 1988". New York Times. Jun 12, 1988. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 

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