Star Trek: How Much for Just the Planet?
John M. Ford
1987, Titan Books, London
A Starfleet survey vessel finds a planet with an abundance of dilithium. But the Klingons also want the dilithium and the Federation must compete with the Klingons to gain trading rights with the planet's inhabitants. The planet's rather eccentric inhabitants.
Crazy, crazy story. This was simply an insane book - brilliant but insane. I loved it.
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