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| type = novel
title = Engines of Destiny|
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| title = Engines of Destiny
cover image = [[Image:engines of destiny.jpg|220px|Cover image.]]|
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| cover image = [[Image:engines of destiny.jpg|220px|Cover image.]]
artist = [[James Wang]] and [[John Vairo Jr.]]|
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| artist = [[James Wang]] and [[John Vairo Jr.]]
series = [[Star Trek]]|
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| series = [[Star Trek]]
date = [[2293]], [[2369]]|
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| date = [[2293]], [[2369]], [[2370]]
format = [[paperback]]|
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| format = [[paperback]]
published = [[2005|March 2005]]|
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| published = [[2005|March 2005]]
publisher = [[Pocket Books]]|
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| publisher = [[Pocket Books]]
author=[[Gene DeWeese]]|
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| author=[[Gene DeWeese]]
pages=338|
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| pages=338
price=$7.99|
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| price=$7.99
ISBN=ISBN 0671037021|
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| ISBN=ISBN 0671037021
 
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''Starfleet's finest miracle worker must find a way to restore the timeline before the galaxy is overrun...''
 
''Starfleet's finest miracle worker must find a way to restore the timeline before the galaxy is overrun...''
   

Revision as of 15:45, January 18, 2011

Starfleet's finest miracle worker must find a way to restore the timeline before the galaxy is overrun...

Introduction (blurb)

From the book jacket 
The machine age.
After the apparent death of James T. Kirk on the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B, Montgomery Scott decides to leave Starfleet. A chance encounter with a mysterious woman named Guinan leads him to hitch a ride on the USS Jenolen -- which crashes into a Dyson Sphere, leaving only Scotty to survive suspended as a transporter pattern...
Seventy-five years later, he is revived aboard the Enterprise-D -- on which Guinan serves as bartender. But fate has not finished with either Scotty or Guinan. The engineer hatches an audacious plan to travel back in time and rescue Jim Kirk the moment before he would vanish into the Nexus and bring him back to the twenty-fourth century without damaging the timeline.
Scotty's plan, however, does not go as expected. Though Kirk is rescued, the famed captain and the engineer, as well as Captain Picard, Guinan, and the crew of the Enterprise-D, are trapped in an altered past where there is no Federation, and no human race. Sarek of Vulcan leads a ragtag collection of species fighting a losing battle against the Borg, who have swarmed into the Alpha Quadrant and assimilated Earth.
Starfleet's finest miracle worker must find a way to restore the timeline before the galaxy is overrun...

Summary

A year after Kirk's apparent death in the Nexus, retired Captain Montgomery Scott decides to join the Norpin V colony thanks to a brief encounter with Guinan. As seen in "Relics," that journey would see him trapped in a transporter pattern buffer for 75 years until the Enterprise-D rescues him. After being given the shuttlecraft Goddard, he roams space, haunted by dreams of Kirk and Ensign Matt Franklin, who died in the buffer.

About six months after being rescued, Scott responds to a distress call from two Narisian siblings, Garamet and Wahlkon onboard a century-old Starfleet shuttlecraft. Their race's technology has been accelerated by an unknown race called the Wise Ones. They lead Scott back to the equally-ancient Klingon Bird-of-Prey in which the Narisian Proctors discovered the shuttlecraft. Scott repairs the ship and christens it Bounty 2, but decides not to tell Starfleet about his find.

Instead, he returns to the Enterprise-D to retrieve the logs of the original Bounty's trip to the 20th century, planning to reproduce the incident to save his captain. Guinan becomes concerned about his intentions, prompting the Enterprise to pursue his shuttle. Scott has enough of a head start to rendezvous with the Bounty 2, so the Enterprise follows him as closely as possible.

Arriving more or less when he means to, Scott beams Kirk from the Enterprise-B just before he would be pulled into the Nexus. At that instant, the Enterprise-B disappears, replaced by a pair of Borg cubes. Similarly, when the Enterprise-D arrives a few days later, its crew finds themselves in a timeline overrun by Borg.

References

Characters

BalitorBeverly CrusherBorg QueenDataGarametGuinanHouarnerJames T. KirkKasokKovalGeordi La ForgeJean-Luc PicardPorfirioSariel RagerWilliam T. RikerSarekMontgomery ScottDemora SuluTalDeanna TroiVarkanWahlkonWorfZarcot
Referenced only 
B'atorGregor CampbellLance CartwrightPavel ChekovSamuel ClemensZefram CochraneCorlwynMatt FranklinJohn HarrimanAdolf HitlerJonahCyrano JonesEdith KeelerRo LarenLocutus of BorgLeonard McCoyChristopher PikeClara PrestonHamish PrestonQSpockBuck StrattonSybokSean ToricelliUhuraVolak

Locations

Alpha QuadrantAndorArhenniusArhennius systemGlasgowNexusScotland
Referenced only 
Alliance Outpost Number 2Alliance Outpost Number 3Alliance PrimeAlpha CentauriBeta QuadrantCromartyDelta QuadrantEarthEl-AuriaGlasgow UniversityNarisiaNeuralNew YorkNorpin VSan FranciscoSaturnScottish HighlandsSolSol systemStarfleet AcademyStarfleet MuseumVenusVulcan

Starships and vehicles

Borg cubeBounty 2 (Klingon bird-of-prey) • D'ZidranEl-Baz (shuttlecraft) • USS Enterprise-B (Excelsior-class) • USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • Goddard (shuttlecraft) • Wisdom
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Borg sphereBountyCormierUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS Enterprise-A (Constitution-class) • USS Intrepid IIUSS JenolinLakulRobert FoxUSS Senzig (Antares-class) • USS Yandro

Races and cultures

BetazoidBorgCardassianEl-AurianHumanKlingonNarisianRomulanTellariteVulcan
Referenced only 
AndorianDenebiantribbleTrill

States and organizations

AllianceAlliance CouncilBorg CollectiveInner CircleStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
Referenced only 
House of GormKlingon EmpireRomulan Star EmpireStarfleet Command

Other

Alshayaambassadorantantimatterantimatter generatoraquariumasteroidasteroid beltbiobedblack holebloodhoundBorg droneBorg matrixbriar patchbutterflycannoncarbon monoxidecatchronometric radiationclass Mcloaking devicecoupler bypassdeflectordeflector shieldDeputy ArbiterDevildilithiumdisruptorDyson sphereeagleearthquakefal tor panfirst aid kitfishfluorinegravitygobletgodsGrandfather paradoxGuardian of ForeverHellholodeckholographic diodehurricaneinducerinterphase cloaking deviceInterrogationjournalkaleidoscopeKhitomer AccordsknifelifepodlogMemoirs of House of Gormmeteormethanemind meldMona LisamouseNazinebulanitrogenOort cloudoxygenpattern bufferphaserphoton torpedoplanePrime DirectiveProctorrabbitrecyclerreplicatorroad maproller coasterSaurian brandyscimitarScotssickbayslingshotsonic showerstar chartstarbasestructural integrity fieldsubspacesupernovaSupreme Arbiter of the AllianceSwiss cheesesyntheholTen Forwardtigertornadotractor beamtransportertransporter buffertranswarptranswarp conduittricorderturboliftviewscreenwarp drivewarp trailwaterwhalewood

Appendices

  • Engines of Destiny has continuity differences compared to the "Relics" novelization.
  • Sariel Rager's name is misspelled as "Raeger" in the novel.
  • In the scene where Guinan and Scotty first meet in Glasgow, she toasts: "To the future... that is where we will all spend the rest of our lives." This roughly quotes The Amazing Criswell narrating the opening of the movie Plan 9 from Outer Space.

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