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Summary

Dr. Noonien Soong's dream has been realized: androids are now woven inextricably into the fabric of the Federation, revolutionizing Starfleet and transforming the quality of humanoid life. But when Soong's long-missing breakthrough creation, Data, mysteriously resurfaces, civilization reaches a crossroads that could lead to a bright new future, or to ruin.

References

Characters

Wesley CrusherDataA. IsaacGeordi La ForgeLalSam LavelleLoreJean-Luc PicardDalen QuaiceRo LarenSito JaxaNoonien SoongJuliana TainerTaris
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ChakotayBeverly CrusherIra GravesTom HandyWilliam T. RikerTaurikDeanna TroiWorf, son of Mogh

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise-D (D'deridex-class) • Romulan wardrone

Locations

EarthGamma QuadrantIconiaMilky Way GalaxyOmicron ThetaWolf 359
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Garden of VersaillesRisa

Races and cultures

androidBajoranHumanKlingonRomulan
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Changeling

States and organizations

DatariansDaystrom InstituteDominionIsolationistsKlingon EmpireKlingon-Romulan allianceLoristsRetrogressionistsRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technology

alienanimalanti-positronic disruptoratmospheregalaxygateway hubgateway relaygravity generatorhairIconian gatewaylight-yearmassmedicineorbital habitatphaserplantpositronic brainreplicatorshapeshiftersubspacesubspace networktelescopetimetime machineUploading

Ranks and titles

captaindoctorFederation Ambassador to the Dominionresearcherslaveslaver

Other references

beachbenchcastecenturydaydeathdecadefirst contactfruithandshakemass murdermillenniamoonpergolaplanetplanetoidPrime Directivesandskunksongtechnologytreatytreeway stationyear

Appendices

Related stories

Myriad Universes publications and stories
Prose Infinity's Prism "A Less Perfect Union" • "Places of Exile" • "Seeds of Dissent"
Echoes and Refractions "The Chimes at Midnight" • "A Gutted World" • "Brave New World"
Shattered Light "The Embrace of Cold Architects" • "The Tears of Eridanus" • "Honor in the Night"
Comics The Last Generation "Do Not Close Your Eyes" • "No Cure For That" • "What Happens Now" • "Inevitability" • "The End of History"

Timeline

published order
Previous novel:
A Gutted World
Echoes and Refractions Next novel:
Last Story
Previous novel:
TBD
Star Trek novels Next novel:
TBD
Previous story:
none
Stories by:
Chris Roberson
Next story:
TBD
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
A Time to Sow
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
A Time to Harvest
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2378.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in two other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
Well of Souls
2336
Prologue
Next Adventure:
Mystery of the Missing Crew
Prologue
Previous Adventure:
The Shoulders of Giants
Epilogue
2478
Epilogue
Next Adventure:
One Last Adventure
Section 1
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