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The Galaxy is on fire. And only the Enterprise can save it.

The Three-Minute Universe is a Pocket TOS novel – #41 in the numbered series – written by Barbara Paul. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in August 1988.


From the book jacket
The Sackers. In all Captain James T. Kirk's travels, he has never found a race more universally shunned and abhorred. Their mere appearance caused most Federation members to become violently ill.
Now the Sackers have performed a deed whose brutality matches their horrifying exterior. They have stolen a revolutionary new scientific device – murdering an entire race in the process – and used it to create a rip in the fabric of space, a hole through which another universe is rapidly leaking. Unless Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise can find a way to stop the new universe's expansion, it will consume – and utterly destroy – our own.

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Background information[]


James T. Kirk
Montgomery Scott
Pavel Chekov

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