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Studying the Field

A novel by Jim Ausfahl. There are several things that are accepted without question in the Star Trek universe that the series never really explains: dilithium crystals, for instance, or trititanium, or the apparently limitless supply of antimatter that seems to power the 23rd century. Although Studying the Field is not primarily a story about explaining these things, the development of the plot line provides an explanation of that and more. The story itself is about the interaction of two childhood friends who find each other at graduate school, and the fruit of their friendship.

An excellent speculative fiction look at how these breakthroughs are in fact well grounded in science and engineering. Note: Though set in the Star Trek universe, this story does not feature any of the Star Trek characters.

106 pages, 8" x 11" size, coil binding with color cover by Randall Landers.
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