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Summary[edit | edit source]

During the final ten seconds of its auto-destruct countdown above the Genesis Planet, the USS Enterprise reflects on the fact that it has possibly become a sentient being. It regrets that it will not know the future, but is content to sacrifice itself in battle rather than be decommissioned and disassembled.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Zefram CochraneRené DescartesJames T. KirkAlayna E. LottworthDavid MarcusH. R. MorrowSabikSpockT'RissUSS Enterprise computer
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KrugeLily SloaneT'Xi

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS ConstitutionUSS Enterprise

Locations[edit | edit source]

BeneciaEarth (Paris) • Ebuz IVGenesis PlanetLunaSolStarbase 11Starfleet HeadquartersStarfleet Reclamation Facility SevenVulcan (Mount SeleyaM'Zai KahrSolnur Hall of Artistic Expression)

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

Referenced only 
Ebuz IV fungaloid being

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

FederationNASAStarfleetStarfleet Academy PressStarfleet ArchivesStarfleet Schematics LibraryStarfleet Spaceflight Museum

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Technology and weapons[edit | edit source]

antimatterauto-destructcomputerduotronichologramimpulse enginesensorshieldspacedockstarshipwarp drivewarp corewarp enginewarp fieldweapon

Other references[edit | edit source]

the AllApollo 11beebrainbridgechessch'felCity Weavers of BeneciacommunicationsdeathdecommissioningThe Federation Guide to True SentienceFirst Contact SituationsfoodgalaxyhistorykatraKeepers of Seleyalichenmemorymind-sculptureorbitpersonal logphilosophy • "Planet of Oceans" • soulspacestarstardateStarfleet Academy Training Manual DH3-78-56telepathyTerran Standardthrugtime travelvacuum

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Information[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous story:
Tears for Eternity
Strange New Worlds IV
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Next story:
First Star I See Tonight
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Jungles of Memory
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