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No Time Like the Past is a Pocket TOS novel – and a crossover with Star Trek: Voyager – written by Greg Cox. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in February 2014.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
Stardate 6422.5. A diplomatic mission to the planet Yusub erupts in violence when ruthless Orion raiders attempt to disrupt the crucial negotiations by force. Caught in the midst of tense and dangerous situation, Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise finds an unexpected ally in the form of an enigmatic stranger who calls herself "Annika Seven."
Stardate 53786.1. Seven of Nine is taking part in an archaeological expedition on an obscure planetoid in the Delta Quadrant when a disastrous turn of events puts Voyager's away team in jeopardy – and transports Seven across time and space to Yusub, where she comes face to face with one of Starfleet's greatest legends.
Stardate 6422.5. Kirk knows better than most the danger that even a single castaway from the future can pose to the timeline, so he and Seven embark on a hazardous quest to return her to her own era. But there are others who crave the knowledge Seven possesses, and they will stop at nothing to obtain it – even if this means seizing control of the Enterprise!

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Background information Edit

  • For this novel, Cox was able to reuse elements of his alternate reality novel, The Hazard of Concealing, which was cancelled before release. Cox estimates that a third of the novel is comprised of reworked components of the earlier story, with Seven of Nine taking the role of the time traveller from the future that Spock would have in Hazard. [1]
  • Cover design by Alan Dingman.

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