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IntroductionEdit

While testing a new shielding device, the USS Enterprise is caught in the middle of a Klingon/Romulan battle. When the Enterprise crew rescues a lifepod, they are confronted by a Klingon who claims to know nothing of human existence. Convinced the Klingon is telling the truth, Captain Kirk hurries to Starfleet Headquarters in search of answers. But upon arriving on Earth, the starship Enterprise crew finds that Earth is a vast jungle-like paradise where large, reptilian animals rule ... with no signs of human life anywhere. Now Kirk must travel to the past in search of the key to the mystery - or face the destruction of the human race.

SummaryEdit

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

James T. KirkSpockLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottHikaru SuluNyota UhuraPavel ChekovDale BannonGaston BarnesLouise LaCerraElizabeth LingDouglas NewmanNourredineOyaPhillipsReenieMark RiceRothRusaErica SmithSovaTemronVernon
Referenced only 
Robert AprilZefram Cochrane

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS EnterpriseUSS ExeterUSS FarragutT'Lom

LocationsEdit

Earth (BangkokBostonGeorgiaLondonLos AngelesNew YorkSan Francisco) • Izell
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RigelStarbase 10

Races and culturesEdit

Human (Native American) • Clan RuKlingonRomulanVulcan
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OrionPreserverRigellian

States and organizationsEdit

StarfleetUnited Federation of PlanetsRomulan Imperial GuardVulcan High Council

Other referencesEdit

asteroidcosmic stringdinosaurGuardian of Foreverphaserphoton torpedoSecretary of the Vulcan High Councilsoulspikeruniversal translatorwar gameX-ray

InformationEdit

  • In one of his anecdotal footnotes from Danse Macabre [1], Stephen King remarked that this very same story idea was proposed by author Harlan Ellison as the subject for the first Star Trek film; the Enterprise would travel back in time to discover they were in this alternate dinosaur reality, and would have to make the moral decision whether to destroy that reality in favor of their own. The story goes that one of the producers was fascinated by the Mayan Calendar, insisted that Ellison include that in the story (which he insisted had no relevance), and after some argument, Ellison walked out in a huff.

Related StoriesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

published order
Previous novel:
The Fearful Summons
TOS numbered novels Next novel:
The Captain's Daughter
Previous novel:
The Search
Novels by:
Diane Carey
Next novel:
The Way of the Warrior
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Plato's Stepchildren
Pocket Next Adventure:
Wink of an Eye
Previous Adventure:
Plato's Stepchildren
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
Wink of an Eye
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2268.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
The Escape
Chapters 12, 17, 19 & 23
64,018,143 BC
Chapters 23-38
Next Adventure:
Spock's World
Vulcan: Two

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