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Stranded in a hostile galaxy, the Enterprise is caught up in a deadly interstellar conflict!

Chain of Attack is a Pocket TOS novel – #32 in the numbered series – written by Gene DeWeese. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in February 1987.


From the back cover
While mapping a series of gravitational anomalies, the USS Enterprise is suddenly hurled millions of light years through space, into a distant galaxy of scorched and lifeless worlds… into the middle of an endless interstellar war.
With no way back home, the crippled starship finds itself under relentless and suicidal attack by both warring fleets! And Captain Kirk must gamble the lives of his crew on his ability to stop a war that has raged for centuries – and ravaged a galaxy…

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Background information

  • This was the first novel to be released by Titan Books in the UK, but the 32nd to be released by Pocket Books in the US.
  • A sequel to this book was published as #43, The Final Nexus.
  • At one point in the novel, Captain Kirk comments that the Enterprise phasers can't be set to stun, contradicting the episode "A Piece of the Action".


James T. Kirk 
Leonard McCoy 
Montgomery Scott 
Lieutenant Commander.
Hikaru Sulu 
Pavel Chekov 
Christine Chapel 
Jason Crandall 
Doctor. Federation observer.
Doctor in charge of the dental unit on board the Enterprise
leader of the Zeator, a species at war with the Hoshan
leader of the Hoshan, a species at war with the Zeator
another member of the Hoshan
leader of the Aragos, an alien species that own one of the closest planets to the gravitational anomaly which sent the Enterprise to another galaxy.


Enterprise, USS

External links

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#31: Fortunes of War: Battlestations! Pocket TOS
Numbered novels
#33: Deep Domain
First novel in series Titan Books release order  Deep Domain (#2)
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