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Enter Second History – and a galaxy gone mad!

Killing Time is a Pocket TOS novel – #24 in the numbered series – written by Della Van Hise. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in July 1985.


From the book jacket
A Romulan time-tampering project leaves the Enterprise (and the rest of the galaxy) in an alternate dimension, where Kirk is an embittered young ensign and Spock is a besieged starship commander. Together they race to escape the plotting Romulans and return to their original timeline, before the unforeseen effects of the Romulan project destroy the galaxy.

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Background information



James T. Kirk (β)
Leonard McCoy (β)
Christopher Pike (β)
Montgomery Scott (β)
Spock (β)
Thea (β)
Jeremy Richardson 


VSS ShiKahr (β)
Alternate universe version of USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), commanded by Captain Spock.
VSS S'Tasmeen 
Alternate universe vessel commanded by Captain Benedict.
VSS T'Ruda (β)
Alternate universe vessel commanded by Captain Christopher Pike.
Ravon (β)
Romulan "flagship," a timeship commanded by Commander Tazol.
T'Favaron (β)
Romulan transport scoutship.

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