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Die Standing is a Star Trek: Discovery novel written by John Jackson Miller. Published by Gallery Books, released 14 July 2020.


No one in the history of histories has lost more than Philippa Georgiou, ruler of the Terran Empire. Forced to take refuge in the Federation's universe, she bides her time until Section 31, a rogue spy force within Starfleet, offers her a chance to work as their agent. She has no intention of serving under anyone else, of course; her only interest is escape.

But when a young Trill, Emony Dax, discovers a powerful interstellar menace, Georgiou recognizes it as a superweapon that escaped her grasp in her own universe. Escorted by a team sent by an untrusting Federation to watch over her, the emperor journeys to a region forbidden to travelers. But will what she finds there end the threat – or give "Agent Georgiou" the means to create her old empire anew?




AgamalonAnankeBlackjackMichael BurnhamMichael Burnham (mirror)Katrina CornwellEmony Daxdikironium cloud creatureRodolfo EaganRodolfo Eagan (mirror)EllgonSean FinneganFrietasVihaan GarberGarphPhilippa GeorgiouPhilippa Georgiou (mirror)GnaeusGraffJames T. KirkKubisiakLelandMaddoxOhtakPhyllaP'rouP'rou (mirror)PyramisQuintilianQuintilian (mirror)S'satahS'satah (mirror)SydiaDess Glon TahThisbeUmydaVercerVercer (mirror)WemmisMae WinnockXornattaZee
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Peter AbelardAlexander (mirror)Alexander the GreatAnowathBrett AndersonPappy BoyingtonSamuel Taylor ColeridgeLela DaxTobin DaxDax (symbiont)DrakeSkrain Dukat (mirror)Mary FinneganGilhooleyHeloiseGabriel Lorca (mirror)L'RellMorwoodMiles O'Brien (mirror)OvidPatarPlinyMarcus Fabius QuintilianusErwin RommelHoshi Sato (mirror)ShakaSkoveSpock (mirror)SuetoniusTaizongVespasianZattah

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS ArchimedesBoyingtonChennaultDoolittleHansonUSS FarragutISS HephaestusJadama RohnJadama Rohn (mirror)LeizuNCIA-93USS PacificaCasmarran vessels
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ISS Archimedes' FlameISS CharonUSS DefiantUSS DiscoveryUSS EuropaUSS HipparchusECS Kobayashi MaruMussolini-classUSS Shenzhou


Alien RegionBeta QuadrantCasmarraCommercial Landing ZoneDomus QuintilianaDromax (planet)Dromax systemThe House of the Lost Travelermirror universeMoon OneMoon ThirtyOastStarbase 23TaganthaTallacoeThionogaThionoga Detention CenterTycho IVVertex 22 Impound Station
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AndorCoridan VEnglandQo'noSVulcan (planet)

Races and culturesEdit

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Science and technologyEdit

absorption nebulaagonizer boothCascadedikironiumhovertankhydro probehypospaypainstikphoton torpedoreplicatortemporal fissuretransporterViridium Integrated Dental Surveillance System

States and organizationsEdit

ChinaDouble CrescentFederationFederation Security AgencyForest CircleJagged SpikeKlingon EmpireOne-StarOrion EmpireSection 31StarfleetStarfleet IntelligenceTerran EmpireThree-CrossTroikaUnited StatesVeneti Corporation

Other referencesEdit

Casmarcyclegrellion stalkThe Songs of UthallaRoad to RebellionThe Stillborn DynastyWorld War II




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Dead Endless
Discovery unnumbered novels Next novel:
Previous novel:
The Enterprise War
Novels by:
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