Doors Into Chaos is a Star Trek novel, the third book in the Gateways crossover miniseries, branded as the Star Trek: The Next Generation entry in the crossover arc. Doors Into Chaos was written by Robert Greenberger, and released in September 2001. As with each entry in the Gateways series, Doors Into Chaos had somewhat of a cliffhanger ending, with the resolution to follow in the What Lay Beyond anthology. Doors Into Chaos would be concluded in the short story "The Other Side" in that volume.

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More than 200,000 years ago, the ancient Iconians created a network of interdimensional Gateways providing instantaneous transportation across unimaginable distances. Once known as the "Demons of Air and Darkness," the Iconians mysteriously vanished many millennia ago, never to return -- or so it was believed.
Summoned to an emergency briefing at Starfleet Headquarters, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is stunned to discover that the legendary Iconians have returned at last, and are offering to sell the secrets of their advanced technology to the Federation. To prove their sincerity, they have reactivated their long-abandoned Gateways, but the results have been strife and chaos throughout the entire Alpha Quadrant. Now Picard and his crew must contend with feuding Klingons and Romulans as the captain seeks to discover the sinister truth behind the Iconians' unexpected rebirth!

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BractorCarter BrisbayneMackenzie CalhounClandakinBeverly CrusherDataJessie DavisonDesanEraskElim GarakGrekorKira NerysGeordi La ForgeLeetaLojalMartokDaniel PaisnerKell PerimJean-Luc PicardWilliam RikerRomWilliam RossMontgomery ScottElizabeth ShelbySolokTarnanDeanna TroiUlisssshkChristine ValeElias VaughnWorfGiancarlo Wu
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Julian BashirChu-FongJadzia DaxGowronIshkaKathryn JanewayKradKrigarChi NamthotMiles O'BrienQuarkSirellaBenjamin SiskoZek

Locations[edit | edit source]

Alpha QuadrantArmus IXBalosnee VICardassiaDeep Space Station K-7EarthFerenginarFirst CityQo'noSSan FranciscoSpacedock
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Alexandra's PlanetBlack ClusterDeep Space 9Delta VegaEuropa NovaGalactic barrierIconiaMemory AlphaPraxisRura PentheTavela MinorVandros IV

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

ChR BloodswordIKS Chargh (K't'inga-class) • USS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class) • ES135659ChR GloryKreechta (D'Kora-class) • USS Marco Polo (Saber-class) • USS Mercury (Saber-class) • IKS Qob (K't'inga-class)
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Breen attack shipUSS da VinciUSS Defiant IUSS Defiant IIUSS ExeterUSS GettysburgUSS T'KumbraUSS Voyager

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

androidArmusianBajoranBetazoidBolianBreenCardassianFerengiGornHumanIconianKlingonNyrianPetrawRomulanTholianTrillVulcanXenexian
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ChangelingJem'HadarOrganianProphets

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Bajoran MilitiaFederation Diplomatic CorpsFerengi AllianceGorn HegemonyKlingon EmpireRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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DominionFirst Seat of TellarTemporal Displacement OfficeTreasury Guard

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

EPS power stabilizer‎holographic communicatormicrofusion initiator‎photonic amplifier‎Vegan choriomeningitis

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admiralcaptaincommanderdaimonGrand NagusHigh Councillor to the First Seat of Tellarlieutenantlieutenant commander

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ColAndor ScrollsDominion WarFerengi Rules of AcquisitionGreat Monetary Collapseholographic conferenceVulcan salute

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Related stories[edit | edit source]

Star Trek: Gateways
One Small StepChainmailDoors Into ChaosDemons of Air and DarknessNo Man's LandCold WarsWhat Lay Beyond ("One Giant Leap" • "Exodus" • "Horn and Ivory" • "In the Queue" • "Death After Life" • "The Other Side") • Here There Be Monsters

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published order
Previous novel:
Chainmail
Gateways
minseries
Next novel:
Demons of Air and Darkness
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Rising Son
Chapter 8, Section 2
Pocket Next Adventure:
Demons of Air and Darkness
Previous Adventure:
Avatar, Book Two
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
Next Adventure:
What Lay Beyond
"The Other Side"
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