|How Much for Just the Planet?|
|Series:||The Original Series, No. 36|
|Miniseries:||Worlds Apart, No. 2|
|Author(s):||John M. Ford|
|Published:||paperback - October 1987|
- In crystalline form, the most valuable mineral in the galaxy. It powers the Federation's starships...and the Klingon Empire's battlecruisers. Now on a small, out-of-the-way planet named Direidi, the greatest fortune in dilithium crystals ever seen has been found.
- Under the terms of the Organian Peace Treaty, the planet will go to the best side able to develop the planet and its resources. Each side will contest the prize with the prime of its fleet. For the Federation - Captain James T. Kirk and the Starship Enterprise. For the Klingons - Captain Kaden Vestai-Oparai and the Fire Blossom.
- Only the Diredians are writing their own script for the contest - a script that propels the crew of the Enterprise into their strangest adventure yet!
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In Space, No One Can Fry an EggEdit
Educational Short SubjectEdit
The Dilithium Crystal as Big as the RitzEdit
All's Fair in Love and DilithiumEdit
The Dawn PatrolEdit
All Through the NightEdit
Come Up and See Me SometimeEdit
- Arizhel • Aperokei • Askade • Christine Chapel • Pavel Chekov • Kaden vestai-Oparai • James T. Kirk • Maglus • Leonard McCoy • Montgomery Scott • Spock • Hikaru Sulu • Uhura • Ilen the Magian • T'Vau • Tellihu • Ross Flyter • Tatyana Trofimov • Charlotte Sanchez
Starships and vehiclesEdit
- USS Jefferson Randolph Smith (Sulek-class surveyor) • Fire Blossom (D7C-class battle cruiser) • USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)
- Referenced only
- USS Dawson City (mining ship) • USS Robert Moses (planetformer) • Sopwith Camel • unnamed Klingon starships (Kaden's B5-class destroyer) • unnamed Klingon starships (light attack cruiser) • warship • escape pod • unnamed starships (Tellarite freighters)
Stations and outpostsEdit
Planets and planetoidsEdit
Stars and systemsEdit
Races and culturesEdit
States and organizationsEdit
- Black Fleet • Federation • Starfleet (Starfleet Command • Starfleet Resources Division • Starfleet Exploration Command • Starfleet Psychological Division) • Klingon Empire • Klingon Defense Force
Technology and weaponsEdit
- computer • deployable practice target • food synthesizer • magnetic bottle • starship • warp drive • disposal cubicle
Substances and energiesEdit
- antimatter • chromium • dilithium • liquid • metal • oil • polymer • rubber • sugar • Hecht radiation
Food and beveragesEdit
- bacon • battertoast • birdseed • butter • Canadian bacon • coffee • cream cheese • eggs • English muffin • fried fish • fruit juice • grape • grape juice • grapefruit • grapefruit juice • grilled cheese • grits • ham • kelp • kipper • liver • mayonnaise • milk • milkshake • mushroom • n'gaan • oatcake • omelet • orange juice • Romulan ale • sandwich • soya salad • soya wafer • spinach • steak • strawberry jam (strawberry) • syrup • toast • vinegar • waffle cone • watercress sandwich • wheat toast • sugar
Ranks and titlesEdit
- admiral • captain • commander • commanding officer • first officer • ensign • lieutenant • lieutenant commander • force leader • science officer • chief medical officer • helmsman • tactical officer • navigator • communications officer • chief engineer • zan
- animal • Art Deco • astronomy • beverage • chess • credit • energy • food • government • hull • Klingon language (g'day't • iraltu cha'puj) • lifeform • moon • nation-state • newsfax • photosphere • planet • plant • races and cultures • space • star • starbase • star system • Starfleet Institute Proceedings • technology • Wars of Internal Dissension • weapon • orbit • cislunar orbit • "I Got Plenty o' Nothing"
- The novel is written in the style of a musical comedy, with various numbers throughout which are set to the tune of existing songs , including the "Theme from Rawhide," "Falling in Love Again," and "Just a Gigolo."
- A number of characters in the book are based on Ford (stage manager), Neil Gaiman (Ilen the Magian) , Pamela Dean Dyer-Bennet and her husband, David , and Ford's fellow Star Trek authors, including A.C. Crispin, Diane Duane, Janet Kagan (and her husband, Rick), and Peter Morwood.
Rihannsu, Book 2:
The Romulan Way
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