Title

Maelstrom

Date of Award

1992

Document Type

Thesis

Department

History

First Advisor

Mr. Lewis Lavell Cole

Second Advisor

Dr. Alton Crawley

Third Advisor

Dr. T. Turner

Abstract

In fulfilling the course requirements for the Honors Seminar on Chaos, I decided to produce a work of fiction that explored what I felt to be some interesting applications of correct speculations on chaos. The universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation was chosen for several reasons to be the fictional medium of these applications. First, I had no desire to invent a universe out of whole-cloth. Second, I felt my purposes would be better served if I had some pre-set limits to work with, which Star Trek provided. Third, I just wanted to see if I could do it. The fact that I produced a work of fiction at all, instead of trying to find find chaos in the real world (which, admittedly, this isn't) is consistent with information listed in article four of the course syllabus.

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