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Introduction (blurb)

Concluding the six-part epic covering the first year of service of the USS Enterprise-E, leading up to the events of the hit movie Star Trek: First Contact.

A new Federation President has been elected, and his first order of business is to attempt to restore the alliance with the Klingon Empire. To that end, he sends Captain Picard to Deep Space 9, in the hopes that Picard's relationship with Chancellor Gowron might lead to a normalization of relations.

At first, things go well, as Gowron agrees to meet with Picard and Captain Sisko of DS9 on a neutral planet -- but when their runabout is shot down, it's up to Commanders Worf and Data to find out the truth before their captains are killed!

A new eBook from the author of A Time for War, A Time for Peace, and Q & A!




Koll AzernalDataJadzia DaxGrudzeqiSean HawkJeremiah HayesHongMiranda KadohataKira NerysKimtKorK'TalNgabwiNogMiles O'BrienJean-Luc PicardPaul PorterTorri RyersonBenjamin SiskoWorf, son of MoghMun Ying
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Linda AddisonAlixusAmarieArdraReginald BarclayJulian BashirBeverly CrusherPadraig DanielsCurzon DaxDitaghDurasGowron, son of M'RelGyrikEric HahnCal HudsonJaresh-InyoK'mpecKahless, son of KahlessRanul KeruGeordi La ForgeGan LaikanJames LeytonLocutus of BorgMartineMartok, son of UrthogBenjamin MaxwellBael NomineKeiko O'BrienMolly O'BrienRel ObertagOdoQQuarkThomas RikerWilliam RikerMontgomery ScottEmra SilJake SiskoJennifer SiskoIshmael SnowdenSturkaThelianToddmanTorrikTorvHranok ZarMin Zife


B'Alda'ar BaseBajoran systemB'LevaBadlandsDeep Space 9Earthhabitat ringopsPalais de la ConcordeParisRa-ghoratreii Room
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Alpha CentauriBajorBajoran wormhole/Celestial TempleBolarusCestus IIIGamma QuadrantIvor PrimeLabarreLotha ProvinceMintaka IIIQo'noSRura PentheStarbase 50Starbase 375Ty'Gokor

Starships and vehicles

USS Defiant • (Defiant-class) • USS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class) • Kivra-classIKS Kring (Bre'el-class) • Vor'cha-classUSS Zambesi (Danube-class runabout)
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USS Enterprise-Descape podUSS Rio GrandeUSS SaratogaUSS Voyager

Races and cultures

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States and organizations

Bajoran MilitiaFederation CouncilHouse of DurasHouse of HurgohHouse of KorImperial IntelligenceKlingon Defense ForceKlingon High CouncilMaquisStarfleetStarfleet IntelligenceUnited Federation of Planets
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Obsidian OrderTal Shiar

Science and technology

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Ranks and titles

admiralArbiter of SuccessioncaptainchancellorcommanderDahar MasterEmissarygovernormajorPresident of the United Federation of Planets

Other references

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  • DeCandido has said this story takes place before DS9 episode "Rapture". The story includes mention of a new Starfleet uniform design, which was first seen on TV in that episode.

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