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Summary[edit | edit source]

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.

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References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Locations[edit | edit source]

EarthGamma QuadrantIconiaMilky Way GalaxyOmicron ThetaWolf 359
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Garden of VersaillesRisa

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

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States and organizations[edit | edit source]

DatariansDaystrom InstituteDominionIsolationistsKlingon EmpireKlingon-Romulan allianceLoristsRetrogressionistsRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

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

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captaindoctorFederation Ambassador to the Dominionresearcherslaveslaver

Other references[edit | edit source]

beachbenchcastecenturydaydeathdecadefirst contactfruithandshakemass murdermillenniamoonpergolaplanetplanetoidPrime Directivesandskunksongtechnologytreatytreeway stationyear

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Related stories[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous novel:
A Gutted World
Echoes and Refractions Next novel:
Last Story
Previous novel:
Star Trek novels Next novel:
Previous story:
Stories by:
Chris Roberson
Next story:
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
Next Adventure:
Mystery of the Missing Crew
Previous Adventure:
The Shoulders of Giants
Next Adventure:
One Last Adventure
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