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Das Ende der Dämmerung

(Star Trek: The Original Series #77)

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Scotty steht vor der ultimativen Herausforderung für einen Ingenieur: Einen Planeten zum Rotieren zu bringen!

Anders als andere Planeten dreht sich Rimillia nicht um die eigene Achse. Daher sind seine Tag- und Nachtseite fortwährend den Extremen von heiß und kalt ausgesetzt. Nur ein dünner Streifen der Planetenoberfläche ist bewohnbar – bis jetzt.
Die Dumada planen, Rimillia
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Mass Market Paperback, deutsche Erstausgabe, 260 pages
Published February 21st 2014 by CrossCult, Ludwigsburg (first published January 1996)
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Ashley
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Trek Fans
Recommended to Ashley by: Found at thrift store.
5/5 Stars

In this Star Trek book, the crew finds themselves at the planet Rimillia. The people who occupy this planet are forced to live on a small, thin portion of the planet – the only part that is habitable. Since the planet doesn’t revolve on it’s axis (spin), there are only two other extreme temperatures: deadly hot and deadly cold. Kirk and the crew quickly learn that their help is wanted by some, but repelled by most. Once Kirk is taken captive by a rebel alliance, will Scotty be able to w
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Jerry
May 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This one didn't do much for me. ...more
Bryan
Jan 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, sf
I enjoyed this book. Reading other reviews, it seems like most people found it to be a weaker addition to the Star Trek novel collection.

But perhaps I'm not the usual Star Trek reader. I fondly remember the original series, but I'm certainly not a Trek fan to any significant degree. I do, however, enjoy the characters, and I do read the Star Trek books by authors whose original SF writings I enjoy.

And I really enjoy Jerry Oltion. He's a great (and sadly underappreciated) SF author! He takes biza
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Kieran McAndrew
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rimillia has a unique problem. The planet is tidally locked in a binary star system. Kirk and his crew are dispatched to assist in a science project which aims to spin the planet up and maximise the land surface for everyone.

Oltion blends an intriguing scientific concept well with the 'Star Trek' template and the novel feels like it could easily be adapted for television.
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Conan Tigard
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Twilight's End takes place on a world where the planet does not spin. This means that most of the planet is inhabitable: either being in fulltime darkness and quite frozen, or in the sun all the time and burring hot. The inhabitants of the Rimillia live in the small band of twilight between the two extreme regions. The issue is that they would like to expand further around the planet, but cannot because of the extreme temperatures on the light and dark sides. So, they have come up with an ingeni ...more
Mikael Kuoppala
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An energetic and fun book with some great political undertones and keen characterization.
Pam Bales
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
It is a novel set in the Star Trek Universe. Back in the day, they were terrific. If you are a fan of the series, you will enjoy the books.
Andrew Beet
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable read no deep messages the usual story where the crew have to help out a planet
J.D.
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Oh, I've loved this book, really in spirit of TOS. Almost 5 stars. ...more
Leigh
No kidding: one of the best ST:TOS novels I've ever read. Lots of science to enjoy, the characters are spot on (McCoy is a bit harsh but that's okay) and plenty for the background characters as well. I especially appreciate that Scott is a fine engineer who handles complex problems with courage and skill. A few nitpicks: it's HIGHLY unlikely that McCoy is third in command. Doctors aren't line officers and this is an odd mistake to make. Also, the deck is referred to as the floor and the bulkhead ...more
Danielle
Mar 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
The Enterprise crew solving BIG science problems that have cataclysmic sociopolitical and existential implications - my kind of Star Trek right here. It was rather cumbersome in its build up, not as exciting as you would expect, but once the climax of the book hit it was firing on all cylinders - literally. It was like experiencing an episode of the show, thrilling high stakes and Kirk pushing his crew - and the Enterprise - beyond their limits and them being able to meet those expectations and ...more
Lauren Lloyd
May 05, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was fun to think about the mythologies, legends, and cultures that would form on a world as a result of the events in this book. It was a fun "episode" and had a decent mixture of a lot of the main character's perspectives. ...more
James
Feb 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good relaxing read. Interesting concept for a story. Well worth reading.
Unicycle
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nailed it.
Jacquelin Siegel
Filled with Star Trek cliches.
Stephen
Nov 28, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, st-tos
Somewhere in space lies a planet that's not spinning, and that just shouldn't be so. Tidally locked, it poses a great inconvenience to the colonists who occupy the permanent perimeter between frozen wastelands and scorched deserts. Their swelling population of 2 billion has destroyed what fragile biosphere there was, and rather than deciding to stop with the whole being-fruitful-and-multiplying business, they have decided instead to litter the planet with great big engines and then turn them on. ...more
David King
“Twilight's End” by Jerry Oltion is a Star Trek Original Series adventure in which the Enterprise comes to the aid of a tidally locked world whose inhabitants occupy a single thin strip of land. The ever increasing population has destroyed what fragile biosphere there was, and is now attempting to save their home by implementing an audacious plan to start the planet spinning by using a vast array of impulse engines spread across the planet.

I have to admit that I found the plot to be rather sill
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Kreg
May 19, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek-tos
The main idea of this book I had to roll my eyes at. Nice thought, but there are just too many things wrong with it. Using 30,000 impulse engines to rotate an inhabited planet tidally locked to it's sun is complete stupidity! At least the author does agree with some points - that the stress involved would cause major seismic activity which nearly caused the planet to break up, and of course the only thing that prevented it was the Enterprise coming through at the last hour (with great damage to ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Aug 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
When the novel's crisis moment finally arrives, it becomes an action-packed, compelling read. Up until that point, however, it's merely a pleasant diversion...when it could be so much more. It's a novel where the author is too enamored with the science plot, and leaves the character drama on a rather mild simmer...which is rather astonishing, considering the massive planetary peril involved. There's also a very odd side-track into the world of beer which borders on the surreal. A case of somethi ...more
Joseph Stiles
This book is incredibly silly.
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Jerry Oltion (pronounced OL-tee-un) has been a gardener, stone mason, carpenter, oilfield worker, forester, land surveyor, rock 'n' roll deejay, printer, proofreader, editor, publisher, computer consultant, movie extra, corporate secretary, magazine columnist, and garbage truck driver. For the last 37 years he has also been a writer, with 15 novels and over 150 stories published so far. ...more

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