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A cosmic force rules a distant planetoid – and the universe is about to explode!

Corona is a Pocket TOS novel – #15 in the numbered series – written by Greg Bear. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in April 1984.


From the book jacket
An awesome, sentient force of protostars – Corona – has taken control of a stranded team of Vulcan scientists. The USS Enterprise has come on a rescue mission, with a female reporter and a new computer that can override Kirk's command. Suddenly, the rescuers must save themselves and the entire Universe – before Corona unleashes a Big Bang!

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Background information

  • This is the only Star Trek novel written by Greg Bear.
  • A limited edition hardcover version was published by Gregg Press in 1986.

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Canon characters

James T. Kirk 




Deltan; Romulan; Romulan Neutral Zone; Vulcan Science Academy

External links

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Numbered novels
#16: The Final Reflection
The Covenant of the Crown (#23) Titan Books release order  The Abode of Life (#25)
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