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Series: The Original Series, No. 2
Author(s): Vonda N. McIntyre
Publication information
Published: paperback - June 1981
Reprint(s): paperback - September 2006
Pages: 224
ISBN: ISBN 0671836927
Date: 2270
Stardate: 5001.1
Cover image.
Original 1981 cover

The universe has less than a century left… unless Spock can change history.The Entropy Effect was a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Vonda N. McIntyre. The book was the second Star Trek novel ever published by Pocket Books, and the first with an original story.



The Enterprise is summoned to transport a dangerous criminal from a starbase prison to a rehabilitation center: brilliant physicist Dr. Georges Mordreaux, accused of promising to send people back in time - then killing them instead.
But when Mordreaux escapes, bursts onto the bridge and kills Captain Kirk, Spock must journey back in time to avert disaster - before it occurs.
Now there's more at stake than just Kirk's life. Mordreaux's experiments have thrown the entire universe into a deadly time warp. Spock is fighting time...and the universe is closing in on itself with the relentless squeeze of…
The Entropy Effect.


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Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS Aerfen (patrol fighter) • Mitra


AlephAleph PrimeArcturusEarthFederation HeadquartersGamma Draconis VIIGanjitsuHellMakropyriosRehabilitation Colony 7 • Shinpai

Races and cultures


States and organizations

Flat Earth SocietyRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetStarfleet AcademyUnited Federation of Planets

Other references

Academy Staranachronistic eventAncient Modern Englishandroid • armchair • Astronomical unitBabel-17beard suppressant • bed • beeBioelectronic crystalBlack Plaguebootbrandy • brass • breadchessclonecoffeecommunicatorcouchThe Count of Monte Cristodojodolphin • duffel bag • EEG • energy cuffentropyESPfencingfighterflimsies • foil • Frankenstein • glove • giG-type star • granite • hara-kiri • hawk • Hawking black holeHawking radiationheme carrierhypermorphic botulismincipient novaironIslandiaJapanesejudoKentucky bourbonknife • leopard • loon • memory cassette • milkMinervanaked singularityOld Calendar • paper • partnership family • pencil • phaser riflephoenix eagle • pirate • plasticReader • ring • ruby • Russian • sabre • sashSibyl Sue BluesilksilverSpiderwebSputnik 1 • Stegosaurus • The Tale of Genjitemporal displacementThe Three MusketeersThe Time Machine • Tyrannosaurus • ultimate codeuniformThe VirginianVulcan meditation stonewhiskey • wind-rider • winewolf • X-ray • yoga • yogi



published order
Previous novel:
Star Trek: The Motion Picture\
TOS numbered novels Next novel:
The Klingon Gambit
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Final Nexus
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Final Reflection
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2270.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
Chapter 12
Chapter 1, Section 12
Next Adventure:
Voyage to Adventure
Time travel

External link

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