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"Dilithium Is a Girl's Best Friend" is a short story from the Strange New Worlds 2016 anthology.


Harry Mudd asks Eve McHuron to help him in another criminal act he has planned.



Ruth BonaventureEve McHuronHarry MuddPortal 57Hikaru Sulu
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Ben ChildressHerm GossettJames T. KirkMagda KovacsCarol MarcusKhan Noonien SinghSpock

Starships and vehicles

USS ExcelsiorStella Signata
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USS Enterprise


Beta QuadrantPhocis Harju V
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Ophiucus IIIRigel XIIRura PentheTalos IV

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States and organizations

Childress DrillingFederationFederation Ministry of Civil SpaceflightStarfleetTkon Empire

Other references

dilithiumlithium circuitProject GenesisprotomatterRigellian flamegemRigellian oxVenus drug


Related stories


Media featuring Harry Mudd
Episodes "Mudd's Women" • "I, Mudd" • "Mudd's Passion" • "Choose Your Pain" • "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad" • "The Escape Artist"
Miniseries The Return of MuddThe Return of Harry Mudd
Novels and collections Mudd's AngelsMudd's EnterpriseMudd in Your EyeThe Light Fantastic
Short stories "The Business, As Usual, During Altercations" • "A Sucker Born" • "Dilithium Is a Girl's Best Friend"
RPGs and Video games 25th Anniversary25th Anniversary (NES)Starfleet Academy (game)Through a Glass, Darkly mTrexelsStar Trek TimelinesFleet Command
Comics "Operation Con Game" • "It's a Living" • "When You Wish Upon a Star...!" • "Mudd's Magic!" • "Mission: Muddled" • "The Sky Above...The Mudd Below" • "Target: Mudd!" • "Made Out of Mudd" • "The Survival Equation" • Discovery - Succession, Issue 1 mYear Five, Issue 15Year Five, Issue 16
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