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New Worlds, New Civilizations

New Worlds, New Civilizations

(Part of Star Trek )
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  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743455923 | 
  • November 1999
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Chapter One: VULCAN (Tempered by the Forge)

It's hot...

Hotter than any place that supports life has a right to be.

Standing at the cracked red foot of Mount Seleya, wrapped in the finest thermo-lytic garments the twenty-fourth century has to offer, I still sweat so profusely that the moisture clouds my vision. I'm barely able to discern the outline of the mountain through my stinging eyes. Intellectually, I know the suit is minimizing my body's need to perspire, keeping me from drying up like a pressed flower.

Emotionally, it's of little comfort.

Here I am on one of the least habitable M class planets... see more

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