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Publisher's descriptionEdit

A new six-part epic covering the first year of service of the USS Enterprise-E, leading up to the events of the hit movie Star Trek: First Contact.

A team from the Enterprise -- Riker, La Forge, and Daniels -- are sent to deal with the latest threat from the Maquis. For La Forge and Daniels, it's just another mission, but Riker must face the spectre of his transporter twin Tom Riker, who left Starfleet to join the Maquis.

When the Enterprise team is caught between the Maquis and the Cardassians, Riker finds himself with an important decision to make -- one that may affect his future in Starfleet...

A new eBook from the author of A Time to Love and A Time to Hate!




BanekPadraig DanielsDataGavronJeremiah HayesIndiraKalitaGeordi La ForgeMaassMalamesMesitJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerTregaarDeanna Troi
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Linda AddisonAmitraKoll AzernalSiobhan BrynJackson CarterBeverly CrusherSkrain DukatGowronEric HahnCalvin HudsonAlthea HuffJaresh-InyoKira NerysJames LeytonOdoOswindThomas RikerRo LarenBenjamin SiskoIshmael SnowdenTalianaTamalTravec chim VarWorfTasha YarMin Zife


Demilitarized ZoneSalva systemSalva IISalva IV
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AlaskaBadlandsBajorBajoran sectorBajoran wormholeBetazedCanopusDeep Space 9Dorvan VGamma QuadrantHelenaLazon IIMarva IVNervala IVOriasPalais de la ConcordeQuark'sSol ArionStarbase 19Starbase 310Starbase 375TellarValan IIIXepolite

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Anaximenes (Starfleet shuttle) • USS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class) • Liberté (Maquis starship/pleasure cruiser)
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USS DefiantUSS Enterprise-DUSS GandhiUSS Stargazer

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

MaquisStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Cardassian Central CommandCardassian Ministry of JusticeFederation CouncilKlingon EmpireObsidian OrderStarfleet AcademyStarfleet CommandStarfleet IntelligenceStarfleet Strategic Command

Science and technologyEdit

antileptoncloaking devicecombadgecomputerdisruptoremotion chipenergyflagshipgravityhourindicatorleptonlockminuteneutrinoopticspaddphaserquarkoniumretinal scanscreensensor shieldsleepspace stationspiral-wave disruptorstarbasestarshiptimetransportertransporter padtricorderturboliftupgradeviewscreenVISORwormhole

Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralcaptainChancellor of the High Council of the Klingon Empirechief of staffcommandercommanding officercounselorengineerfirst officerinstructorlieutenantlieutenant commanderNumber oneofficeroperativepresidentPresident of the United Federation of PlanetsPresidential Chief of Staffsecond officersecurity chief

Other referencesEdit

asteroidauthentication codebootbridgecabinchaircontainerdaydecadedeckdeskelectionengine roomFederation-Klingon War of 2372-2373filehandbookhandoffhygiene toolimzadiintelligence filemartial artsmonthmoonOrganian Peace Treatyplanetpokerprobationary reportquartersrankready roomreportrobeRomulan alesenior staffsleeping gownteatechnologytongotransporter roomvacationvote of no confidencewaryear



  • This story takes place during the fifth season of Deep Space Nine, shortly before the episode 'Rapture' (the characters discuss the new Starfleet uniform which has just been introduced).


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