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The Rings of Time is a Pocket TOS novel written by Greg Cox. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in January 2012.


From the book jacket
2020 The USS Lewis & Clark, under the command of Colonel Shaun Christopher, sets off on humanity's first manned mission to Saturn. But the unexpected presence of a stowaway complicates the mission – as does a startling encounter with an alien probe. But when Colonel Christopher attempts to capture the probe, he suddenly finds himself transported across time and space to a future era of space exploration…
Stardate 7103.4 The USS Enterprise responds to an urgent distress call from a mining colony orbiting Klondike VI, a ringed gas giant not unlike Saturn. For unknown reasons, the planet's rings are coming apart, threatening the safety of the colony and its inhabitants. Searching for a way to avert the disaster, Captain James T. Kirk and his crew investigate a mysterious alien probe that has just entered the system. But when the probe is beamed aboard, Kirk abruptly finds himself floating in space above Saturn, wearing an old-fashioned NASA spacesuit, with the Enterprise nowhere in sight…
Two missions. Two crews. And a time-twisting crisis that spans the centuries…

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Cover gallery


James T. Kirk
Leonard McCoy
Montgomery Scott
Nyota Uhuru
Hikaru Sulu
Pavel Chekov
Christine Chapel
Shaun Christopher
Alice Fontana
Marcus O'Herlihy
Zoe Querez (β), alias Qat Zaldana (β)

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