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A Dangerous Trade is a Star Trek: Prodigy book, the first young reader novel in a new series from Simon Spotlight (Simon & Schuster). Written by Cassandra Rose Clarke, this book was released on 17 January 2023.


While traveling through the Delta Quadrant, the Protostar crew discovers a worn transporter coil on their ship. Despite Janeway's misgivings, the crew decides to trade a Starfleet-issued battery for new transporter parts at a market on a distant planet.
Little do they know that a group of rogue traders are intent on getting their hands on something much bigger: the Protostar! Will the crew be able to defend their ship and stay out of trouble? Star Trek fans will love this brand-new, original story featuring all the heart, humor, and action of the Prodigy series.



ChadossaGwyndalaIomaKathryn Janeway (hologram)MurfJankom PogDal R'ElRok-TahkT'agrossTeylessZero
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Starships and vehicles[]

USS Protostar


OdaruOrgora Market
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ArpCrab NebulaEndan BazaarTars Lamora

Races and cultures[]

AugmentBajoranBrikarianCaitianFerengihologramKlingonMedusanMellanoid slime wormOrionTellariteVau N'Akat
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Technology and weapons[]

batteryphase coilpulse riflereplicatortransporter coil

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Star Trek: Prodigy (PRD) Series title image.
episodes season 1 1st half "Lost and Found" • "Starstruck" • "Dream Catcher" • "Terror Firma" • "Kobayashi" • "First Con-tact" • "Time Amok" • "A Moral Star"
2nd half "Asylum" • "Let Sleeping Borg Lie" • "All the World's a Stage" • "Crossroads" • "Masquerade" • "Preludes" • "Ghost in the Machine" • "Mindwalk" • "Supernova"
Season 2 "Into the Breach" • "Who Saves the Saviors" • "Temporal Mechanics 101" • "Observer's Paradox" • "Imposter Syndrome" • "The Fast and the Curious" • "Is There in Beauty No Truth?" • "The Devourer of All Things" • "Last Flight of the Protostar" • "A Tribble Called Quest" • "Cracked Mirror" • "Ascension" • "Brink" • "Touch of Grey" • "Ouroboros"
(novels and stories)
SupernovaA Dangerous TradeEscape Route
games Supernova


Publication history[]
German language: Ein Gefährlicher Handel, translated by Helga Parmiter. (Cross Cult)