Prometheus Award Best Novel (nominee)
P> Every thirty-three years, a rift in space connects the Federation with a mysterious race called the Calligar who live on a planet hundreds of light years away -- much too far to travel in a Starship. Captain Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise™ are dispatched to transport a Federation delegation of diplomats, scholars and scientists who will travel to Calligar directly during the brief period of time that the rift will be open.

Mr. Spock leads the Federation party as they travel by shuttle through the rift just as a group of the aliens arrive in Federation space. The meetings go smoothly until the Calligar take Spock's party hostage and Kirk discovers that the aliens are keeping a deadly secret. With angry Tellarite and Andorain fleets ready to attack the Calligar, Kirk must save Spock and the others before war breaks out and the rift closes for another fifty years.

Genre: Science Fiction
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November 1991 : UK Paperback

Title: The Rift (Star Trek)
Author(s): Peter David
ISBN: 1-85286-389-7 / 978-1-85286-389-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
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November 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Rift (Star Trek #57)
Author(s): Peter David
ISBN: 0-671-74796-7 / 978-0-671-74796-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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April 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Rift (Star Trek: The Original Series Book 57)
Author(s): Peter David
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
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