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A cosmic disaster challenges the Prime Directive!

The Rings of Tautee is a Pocket TOS novel – #78 in the numbered series – written by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in May 1996.


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When an entire solar system begins to disintegrate in cosmic rubble, Captain Kirk suspects that rumors of a new Klingon weapon are all too true. The Tautee system houses a flourishing pre-Warp civilization not quite ready to join the Federation, so the Prime Directive limits Kirk's ability to undo the disaster, and his humanitarian rescue operations provoke a hostile response from four Klingon warships.
What is destroying the Tautee system? The USS Enterprise must uncover the truth before the catastrophe extends beyond Tautee to threaten the very nature of reality itself.

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James T. Kirk
Kelly Bogle


Enterprise, USS; Farragut, USS; Klingon; Prime Directive; Tautee system

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