By Diane Duane
100 years in the past, 4 crewmembers of the U.S.S EnterpriseTM crossed the dimensional barrier and located a replicate picture in their personal universe, populated by means of nightmare duplicates in their shipmates. slightly in a position to break out with their lives, they lower back, grateful that the coincidence which had introduced them there couldn't be duplicated, or so that they proposal.
But now the scientists of that empire have came upon a doorway into our universe. Their plan is to spoil from inside of, to switch a Federation Starships with considered one of their very own. Their sufferers are the workforce of the U.S.S. firm NCC-1701-D, who now locate themselves engaged in wrestle opposed to the main savage enemies they've got ever encountered, themselves.
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How do I know, you wonder? Well, it's like the Egyptian priests, that keep such a close calendar because their river floods and falls every year. A seaman who doesn't take care, he's not likely to get old. Did you know that beyond the Pillars of Melqart the sea rises and falls like the Nile, but twice a day? You'd better watch those times sharp, if you'd fare in those parts. "But the Sinim, they were what really drove the idea home in this head. There I was, attendant on my captain while they bargained withhim for passage, and they kept talking about exactly which day we'd depart -talking him into it, you understand.
In the Middle West, where my mother was now carrying me, we'd have had to be annoyingly circumspect. But most New Yorkers were tolerant, or at least incurious. " from little boys. To our landlord, our neighbors, and other contemporaries, we were a retired professor of Germanic philology and his wife, our oddities to be expected. It was no lie, either, as far as it went. Therefore my walk should have eased me somewhat, restored that perspective which Patrol agents must have, lest certain of the things they witness drive them mad.
Let that happen which the Norns willed. The data came crisply. " he called. " He himself verniered controls and flipped the main drive toggle. His machine sprang forward through space, backward through time, to the moment when Pum had hailed it. Wind raved. The hopper rocked and yawed in its antigrav field. Fifty yards below, black in this gloom, waves roared. The spume blown off them was sleet-colored. Everard saw by the light of a great torch some ways off. A resinous mast, fanned by the storm, burned fiercely.
Dark Mirror (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Diane Duane