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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 = engines of destiny.jpg
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 = {{srcdate|2005|March}}
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...''
   
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;From the book jacket : ''The machine age.''
 
;From the book jacket : ''The machine age.''
   
:''After the apparent death of [[James T. Kirk]] on the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-B| 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 animation|suspended]] as a [[transporter]] pattern...''
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:''After the apparent death of [[James T. Kirk]] on the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-B| 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 [[Jenolan Dyson Sphere|Dyson Sphere]], leaving only Scotty to survive [[suspended animation|suspended]] as a [[transporter]] pattern...''
   
 
:''[[2369|Seventy-five years later]], he is revived aboard the {{ship|USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}} -- on which Guinan serves as [[bar]]tender. But fate has not finished with either Scotty or Guinan. The [[engineer]] hatches an audacious plan to [[time travel|travel back]] in [[time]] and rescue Jim Kirk the moment before he would vanish into the [[Nexus]] and bring him back to the [[24th century|twenty-fourth century]] without damaging the [[timeline]].''
 
:''[[2369|Seventy-five years later]], he is revived aboard the {{ship|USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}} -- on which Guinan serves as [[bar]]tender. But fate has not finished with either Scotty or Guinan. The [[engineer]] hatches an audacious plan to [[time travel|travel back]] in [[time]] and rescue Jim Kirk the moment before he would vanish into the [[Nexus]] and bring him back to the [[24th century|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 [[Jean-Luc Icard|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 [[planet Vulcan|Vulcan]] leads a ragtag collection of [[races and cultures|species]] fighting a losing battle against the [[Borg]], who have swarmed into the [[Alpha Quadrant]] and [[assimilation|assimilate]]d [[Earth]].''
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:''Scotty's plan, however, does not go as expected. Though Kirk is rescued, the famed [[captain]] and the engineer, as well as Captain [[Jean-Luc Picard|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 {{planet|Vulcan}} leads a ragtag collection of [[races and cultures|species]] fighting a losing battle against the [[Borg]], who have swarmed into the [[Alpha Quadrant]] and [[assimilation|assimilate]]d [[Earth]].''
   
 
:''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...''
   
 
==Summary==
 
==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.
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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]] {{ship||Goddard|NCC-1701-D/15}}, 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 accellerated by an unknown race called the Wise Ones. They lead Scott back to the equally-ancient [[Klingon]] [[Bird-of-Prey]] in which the Narisian [[Proctor]]s discovered the shuttlecraft. Scott repairs the ship and christens it ''[[Bounty 2]]'', but decides not to tell Starfleet about his find.
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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 [[Proctor]]s 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 [[HMS Bounty|''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.
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Instead, he returns to the ''Enterprise''-D to retrieve the logs of the original [[HMS Bounty|''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 [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B)|''Enterprise''-B]] just before he would be pulled into the Nexus. At that instant, the ''Enterprise''-B disappears, replaced by a pair of [[Borg cube]]s. Similarly, when the ''Enterprise''-D arrives a few days later, its crew finds themselves in a timeline overrun by [[Borg]].
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Arriving more or less when he means to, Scott beams Kirk from the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B)|''Enterprise''-B]] just before he would be pulled into the Nexus. At that instant, the ''Enterprise''-B disappears, replaced by a pair of [[Borg cube]]s. Similarly, when the ''Enterprise''-D arrives a few days later, its crew find themselves in a timeline overrun by [[Borg]].
 
==Characters==
 
===Regulars===
 
[[Montgomery Scott]] • [[Jean-Luc Picard]] • [[Data]] • [[Nyota Uhura]] • [[Guinan]]
 
 
===Referenced===
 
[[James T. Kirk]]
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
===Starships and vehicles===
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===Characters===
{{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-A|-A}} ({{class|Constitution}}){{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-B|-B}} ({{class|Excelsior}}){{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}} ({{class|Galaxy}}){{USS|Senzig}} ({{class|Antares}})
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:[[Balitor]] • [[Beverly Crusher]][[Borg Queen]][[Data]] • [[Garamet]] • [[Guinan]] • [[Houarner]] • [[James T. Kirk]] • [[Kasok]] • [[Koval]] • [[Geordi La Forge]] • [[Jean-Luc Picard]][[Porfirio]] • [[Sariel Rager]] • [[William T. Riker]] • [[Sarek]] • [[Montgomery Scott]] • [[Demora Sulu]] • [[Che'srik Tal|Tal]] • [[Deanna Troi]] • [[Varkan]] • [[Wahlkon]] • [[Worf]][[Zarcot]]
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{{ref}} [[B'ator]] • [[Gregor Campbell]] • [[Lance Cartwright]] • [[Pavel Chekov]] • [[Samuel Clemens]] • [[Zefram Cochrane]] • [[Corlwyn]] • [[Matt Franklin]] • [[John Harriman]] • [[Adolf Hitler]] • [[Jonah]] • [[Cyrano Jones]] • [[Edith Keeler]] • [[Ro Laren]] • [[Locutus of Borg]] • [[Leonard McCoy]] • [[Christopher Pike]] • [[Clara Preston]] • [[Hamish Preston]] • [[Q]] • [[Spock]] • [[Buck Stratton]] • [[Sybok]] • [[Sean Toricelli]] • [[Nyota Uhura]] • [[Volak]]
   
 
===Locations===
 
===Locations===
[[Earth]]
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:[[Alpha Quadrant]] • [[Andor]] • [[Arhennius]] • [[Arhennius system]] • [[Glasgow]] • [[Narisian system]] • [[Nexus]] • [[Scotland]]
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{{ref}} [[Alliance Outpost Number 2]] • [[Alliance Outpost Number 3]] • [[Alliance Prime]] • [[Alpha Centauri]] • [[Beta Quadrant]] • [[Cardassia]] • [[Cromarty]] • [[Delta Quadrant]] • [[Earth]] • [[El-Auria]] • [[Glasgow University]] • [[Narisia]] • [[Neural]] • [[New York]] • [[Norpin V]] • [[San Francisco]] • [[Saturn]] • [[Scottish Highlands]] • [[Sol]] • [[Sol system]] • [[Starfleet Academy]] • [[Starfleet Museum]] • [[Venus]] • {{planet|Vulcan}}
   
===Materials and substances===
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===Starships and vehicles===
[[oxygen]] • [[nitrogen]] • [[methane]] • [[carbon monoxide]] • [[fluoride]]
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:[[Borg cube]] • {{ship||Bounty II}} ({{class|B'rel}} [[Klingon bird-of-prey]]){{ship||D'Zidran}} • {{ship||El-Baz}} ([[shuttlecraft]]){{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-B|-B}} ({{class|Excelsior}}){{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}} ({{class|Galaxy}}) • {{ship||Goddard|NCC-1701-D/15}} ([[shuttlecraft]]) • {{ship||Wisdom}}
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{{ref}} [[Borg sphere]] • {{ship|HMS|Bounty}} ({{class|B'rel}} [[Klingon bird-of-prey]]) • {{ship||Cormier}} • {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}} ({{class|Constitution}}) • {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-A|-A}} ({{class|Constitution}}) • {{USS|Intrepid II|Oberth class}} • {{USS|Jenolin}} • {{ship|SS|Lakul}} • {{ship|SS|Robert Fox}} • {{USS|Senzig}} ({{class|Antares|Starfleet}}) • {{USS|Yandro}}
   
 
===Races and cultures===
 
===Races and cultures===
[[Human]] • [[El-Aurian]]
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:[[Betazoid]] • [[Borg]] • [[Cardassian]] • [[El-Aurian]] • [[Human]] • [[Klingon]] • [[Narisian]] • [[Romulan]] • [[Tellarite]] • [[Vulcan]]
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{{ref}} [[Andorian]] • [[Denebian]] • [[Species 874]] • [[Species 1429]] • [[tribble]] • [[Trill]]
   
 
===States and organizations===
 
===States and organizations===
[[United Federation of Planets]] • [[Starfleet]] • [[Starfleet Command]]
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:[[Alliance]] [[Alliance Council]] • [[Borg Collective]] • [[Inner Circle]] • [[Starfleet]] • [[United Federation of Planets]]
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{{ref}} [[House of Gorm]] • [[Klingon Empire]] • [[Romulan Star Empire]] • [[Starfleet Command]]
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===Other references===
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:[[Alshaya]] • [[ambassador]] • [[ant]] • [[antimatter]] • [[antimatter generator]] • [[aquarium]] • [[asteroid]] • [[asteroid belt]] • [[bar]] • [[biobed]] • [[black hole]] • [[bloodhound]] • [[Borg drone]] • [[Borg matrix]] • [[briar patch]] • [[butterfly]] • [[cannon]] • [[carbon monoxide]] • [[cat]] • [[chronometric radiation]] • [[class M]] • [[cloaking device]] • [[coupler]] • [[deflector dish]] • [[deflector shield]] • [[Deputy Arbiter]] • [[Devil]] • [[dilithium]] • [[disruptor]] • [[distress call]] • [[Dyson sphere]] • [[eagle]] • [[earthquake]] • ''[[fal-tor-pan]]'' • [[first aid kit]] • [[fish]] • [[fluorine]] • [[gravity]] • [[goblet]] • [[god]] • [[Grandfather paradox]] • [[Guardian of Forever]] • [[Hell]] • [[holodeck]] • [[holographic diode]] • [[hurricane]] • [[impulse engine]] • [[inducer]] • [[interphase cloaking device]] • [[Interrogation]] • [[journal]] • [[kaleidoscope]] • [[Khitomer Accords]] • [[knife]] • [[lifepod]] • [[log]] • [[medical tricorder]] • [[memoir]] • [[meteor]] • [[methane]] • [[mind meld]] • [[Mona Lisa]] • [[mouse]] • [[Nazi]] • [[nebula]] • [[nitrogen]] • [[oil]] • [[Oort cloud]] • [[oxygen]] • [[pattern buffer]] • [[phaser]] • [[photon torpedo]] • [[plane]] • [[Prime Directive]] • [[Proctor]] • [[rabbit]] • [[recycler]] • [[replicator]] • [[road map]] • [[roller coaster]] • [[Saurian brandy]] • [[scimitar]] • [[Scot]]s • [[sickbay]] • [[slingshot]] • [[sonic shower]] • [[star chart]] • [[starbase]] • [[structural integrity field]] • [[subspace]] • [[supernova]] • [[Supreme Arbiter of the Alliance]] • [[Swiss cheese]] • [[synthehol]] • [[Ten-Forward]] • [[tiger]] • [[tornado]] • [[tractor beam]] • [[transporter]] • [[transporter buffer]] • [[transporter pad]] • [[transporter room]] • [[transwarp]] • [[transwarp conduit]] • [[tricorder]] • [[turbolift]] • [[viewscreen]] • [[warp drive]] • [[warp trail]] • [[water]] • [[whale]] • [[wood]]
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==Appendices==
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===Related media===
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* The main framing of the story follows a short time after the events of ''[[Star Trek Generations]]'', and shows [[Montgomery Scott]] dealing with his grief over the loss of [[James T. Kirk|Jim Kirk]], who ended up in the [[Nexus]].
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* The loss and later discovery of Scott and the {{USS|Jenolen}} are detailed in the [[Star Trek: The Next Generation|''TNG'']] [[episode]] "[[Relics]]", which established that Scott and [[Matt Franklin]] were en route to [[Norpin V]] before crashing against the [[Dyson sphere]]. At the end of the episode, Scott is "loaned" the [[shuttlecraft]] {{ship||Goddard|NCC-1701-D/15}} from the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}} by Captain [[Jean-Luc Picard]].
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* The [[Borg Collective|Borg]] take over the [[Alpha Quadrant]] due to their actions in ''[[Star Trek: First Contact]]''; without Kirk being trapped in the Nexus, he could not leave to assist Jean-Luc Picard defeat [[Tolian Soran]]. Therefore, Picard and the rest of the ''Enterprise''-D crew are lost at [[Veridian]], and thus unable to follow the [[Borg sphere]] back in time and stop them from assimilating [[Earth]].
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* Along with ''First Contact'', Picard's assimilation into [[Locutus of Borg]] is detailed in the ''TNG'' episodes [[The Best of Both Worlds]]. This is the Borg's first attempt to assimilate Earth (see [[Borg Incursion of 2366-2367]]), with the second shown in ''First Contact'' (see [[Battle of Sector 001]]).
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* [[Sarek]]'s memories of mind melding with Kirk, asking him to retrieve [[Spock]]'s body, and asking the [[Vulcan]] Priestess to perform the ''[[fal-tor-pan]]'' are shown in ''[[Star Trek III: The Search for Spock]]''.
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* Kirk, Scott, and the rest of the ''Enterprise'' crew first performed a gravity slingshot through time in ''[[Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home]]''.
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* The tenuous peace between the [[Federation]] and [[Klingon Empire]] that Scott wishes to avoid upsetting with his [[bird of prey]] is described in ''[[Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country]]''.
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* The [[interphase cloaking device]] disaster that took [[Geordi LaForge]] and [[Ro Laren]] out of phase was detailed in the ''TNG'' episode "[[The Next Phase]]".
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* Picard and [[Guinan]] first met, chronologically, in nineteenth century Earth as described in the ''TNG'' episodes "[[Time's Arrow]]".
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* The known versions of characters whose alternate histories are described in the novel were shown in the following stories: [[Koval]] (''[[The Art of the Impossible]]'', "[[Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges]]"); [[Che'srik Tal|Tal]] ("[[The Enterprise Incident]]", ''[[Vulcan's Heart]]''); Volak ("[[Revelations]]").
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* Picard meeting a time-shifted alternate aboard the shuttlecraft {{ship||El-Baz}} is described in the TNG episode "[[Time Squared]]".
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* [[Sybok]] is revealed as a son of Sarek when he tried to steal the ''Enterprise''-A and find [[Sha Ka Ree]] and [[The One|God]] in ''[[Star Trek V: The Final Frontier]]''.
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* Jim Kirk and [[Leonard McCoy]]'s accidental alteration of the timeline by saving [[Edith Keeler]]'s life via the [[Guardian of Forever]] is shown in the ''[[TOS]]'' episode "[[The City on the Edge of Forever]]".
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* [[Cyrano Jones]] and the [[tribble]]s are introduced in the ''TOS'' episode "[[The Trouble with Tribbles]]".
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* Picard and Sarek mind melded slightly before Sarek's death as shown in the ''TNG'' episode "[[Sarek (episode)|Sarek]]".
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* Picard's suspicions of Q as originally being behind the timeline shift comes from their interactions in ''TNG'' episodes such as "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]", "[[All Good Things...]]", and others.
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* Spock risking his career to save his former Captain, [[Christopher Pike]], is shown in the ''TOS'' episode "[[The Cage]]".
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===Background===
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*''Engines of Destiny'' has continuity differences compared to the "Relics" novelization.
   
===Other===
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*[[Sariel Rager]]'s name is misspelled as "Raeger" in the novel.
[[warp drive]]
 
   
==Information==
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* 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 {{w|The Amazing Criswell}} narrating the opening of the movie ''{{w|Plan 9 from Outer Space}}''.
''Engines of Destiny'' is a [[novel]] that takes place primarily in an [[Engines of Destiny timeline|alternate timeline]] [[2293]]. [[Scotty]] and [[Guinan]] are the major characters, but [[Admiral]] [[James T. Kirk|Kirk]], a [[Borg Queen]], an [[alternate timeline|alternate]] [[Sarek]], and the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}} crew also play significant roles. The story relies heavily on the plots of ''[[Star Trek Generations]]'', ''[[Star Trek: First Contact]]'', and the [[Star Trek: The Next Generation|''TNG'']] [[episode]] "[[Relics]]," though it has continuity differences compared to the "Relics" novelization.
 
   
==Related Stories==
 
*''[[Star Trek Generations]]''
 
*''[[Star Trek: First Contact]]''
 
*[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|''TNG'']] [[episode]] "[[Relics]]"
 
*{{n|TOS|Vulcan's Heart}}
 
   
==Images==
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===Images===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:engines of destiny.jpg|Cover image.
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engines of destiny.jpg|Cover image.
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engines of destiny b.jpg|Back cover image.
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nexusClock.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Connections==
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===Connections===
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| prevpocket = [[Valhalla]]
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| adbefore1 = [[Descent]]
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| adafter1 = [[Liaisons]]
 
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==External links==
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===External links===
 
* {{memoryalpha}}
 
* {{memoryalpha}}
   
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Starfleet's finest miracle worker must find a way to restore the timeline before the galaxy is overrun...

Introduction (blurb)Edit

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...

SummaryEdit

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 find themselves in a timeline overrun by Borg.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

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

LocationsEdit

Alpha QuadrantAndorArhenniusArhennius systemGlasgowNarisian systemNexusScotland
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Alliance Outpost Number 2Alliance Outpost Number 3Alliance PrimeAlpha CentauriBeta QuadrantCardassiaCromartyDelta QuadrantEarthEl-AuriaGlasgow UniversityNarisiaNeuralNew YorkNorpin VSan FranciscoSaturnScottish HighlandsSolSol systemStarfleet AcademyStarfleet MuseumVenusVulcan

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Borg cubeBounty II (B'rel-class 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 sphereBounty (B'rel-class Klingon bird-of-prey) • CormierUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS Enterprise-A (Constitution-class) • USS Intrepid IIUSS JenolinLakulRobert FoxUSS Senzig (Antares-class) • USS Yandro

Races and culturesEdit

BetazoidBorgCardassianEl-AurianHumanKlingonNarisianRomulanTellariteVulcan
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AndorianDenebianSpecies 874Species 1429tribbleTrill

States and organizationsEdit

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

Other referencesEdit

Alshayaambassadorantantimatterantimatter generatoraquariumasteroidasteroid beltbarbiobedblack holebloodhoundBorg droneBorg matrixbriar patchbutterflycannoncarbon monoxidecatchronometric radiationclass Mcloaking devicecouplerdeflector dishdeflector shieldDeputy ArbiterDevildilithiumdisruptordistress callDyson sphereeagleearthquakefal-tor-panfirst aid kitfishfluorinegravitygobletgodGrandfather paradoxGuardian of ForeverHellholodeckholographic diodehurricaneimpulse engineinducerinterphase cloaking deviceInterrogationjournalkaleidoscopeKhitomer Accordsknifelifepodlogmedical tricordermemoirmeteormethanemind meldMona LisamouseNazinebulanitrogenoilOort cloudoxygenpattern bufferphaserphoton torpedoplanePrime DirectiveProctorrabbitrecyclerreplicatorroad maproller coasterSaurian brandyscimitarScotssickbayslingshotsonic showerstar chartstarbasestructural integrity fieldsubspacesupernovaSupreme Arbiter of the AllianceSwiss cheesesyntheholTen-Forwardtigertornadotractor beamtransportertransporter buffertransporter padtransporter roomtranswarptranswarp conduittricorderturboliftviewscreenwarp drivewarp trailwaterwhalewood

AppendicesEdit

Related mediaEdit

BackgroundEdit

  • 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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Pocket Next Adventure:
Betrayal
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Liaisons


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