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Across the Universe by Pamela Sargent
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Star Trek TOS novel. When the Enterprise discovers an early-exploration space ship drifting and powerless, Captain Kirk can't help but remember another sleeper ship and the peril it represented. But this one is a colonization ship stranded by an unforeseen malfunction, and its passengers are eager to continue their voyage.

The planet to which they are delivered, however, is facing a crisis of its own, and it's up to Kirk & Co to save not only their rescued space voyagers, but the quarter-million inhabitants of the planet they had anticipated making their new home. ( )
  LyndaInOregon | Dec 14, 2018 |
The Enterprise rescues a malfunctioning ship that left Earth two centuries ago, whose speed has caused the colonists to age only 30 years. Kirk's task is to help the colonists adjust as best they can, while helping them not to fall prey to the old hatreds, suspicion and violence that plagued the time they came from. ( )
  burnit99 | Feb 18, 2007 |
I think the story was a good idea, but it doesn't quite get to where it was going -- not unlike the people in the ship rescued by the Enterprise in Chapter 1. That leads me to my other complaint, which is that the title is sort of misleading. ( )
  lunza | Mar 3, 2006 |
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Leander Cortes had know for some time that he was a dead man, that the vessel carrying him and his shipmates would become their tomb.
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The "Hawking" left Earth during the 21st Century on a one-way mission to colonize a distant world. Due to the relativistic effects of pre-warp travel, it's crew has aged only thirty years while two centuries have passed outside the ship. When the "Starship Enterprise(TM) " comes to the rescue of the malfunctioning "Hawking," the colonists find themselves thrust into a universe and an era that has left them behind.

Captain Kirk intends to help the colonists adjust as best he can, but the task is not a simple one. The newcomers are survivors of a more violent, more paranoid time -- and the have brought old suspicions, and an ancient weapon of mass destruction, into a world of unexpected challenges and dangers.

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When the Enterprise discovers a colony ship launched from Earth in the 22nd century, Captain Kirk decides to help the settlers on to their intended destination. But their new planet may not be the haven they hoped for.

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