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First Strike is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel by Diane Carey, published in July 1996. This was the first part of the Invasion! crossover.

DescriptionEdit

Long ago, even before the days of myth and legend, our worlds belonged to them. Now they want them back…
Captain Kirk is stunned when the Federation receives an urgent plea for help—from the Klingon Empire. A mysterious starship has invaded Klingon space and resisted all their efforts to destroy it. Establishing contact with the stranger's ship, Kirk discovers that it is only the vanguard of a vast alien fleet obsessed with conquering the Klingons, the Federation, the Romulans, and all who dwell in the space that was once their own.
The invasion has begun…

ContentsEdit

  • Spacequake
    • Chapter One
    • Chapter Two
    • Chapter Three
    • Chapter Four
    • Chapter Five
  • We Are the Impending
    • Chapter Six
    • Chapter Seven
    • Chapter Eight
    • Chapter Nine
    • Chapter Ten
    • Chapter Eleven
    • Chapter Twelve
    • Chapter Thirteen
    • Chapter Fourteen
    • Chapter Fifteen
    • Chapter Sixteen
    • Chapter Seventeen
    • Chapter Eighteen
    • Chapter Nineteen
    • Chapter Twenty
    • Chapter Twenty-One
  • Epilogue

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

AeshAmanda AltoJosh AltoAragorAraluBannonBarnes (Chief)Brown (USS Enterprise)ByersCantoneChristine ChapelPavel ChekovDonnierDoyle (Lieutenant)DuntonEdwards (engineer)ElliottFarneFulcieroGaramanusGiottoAngela GodinezHadleyHakkerHorgJohnson (Lieutenant)Karg (IKS Qul)Karn (Klingon)Kellen (Klingon)James T. KirkKyleManannLeonard McCoyMellendezMorienMurshaNordstromRekRhodRossRuhlMontgomery ScottSpockEric StaaltenburgHikaru SuluKeiko TamuraNyota UhuraUrbackWilson (Ensign)Zennor
Referenced only 
Benjamin FranklinKodosSarekZdunicRobert ConradRobert Burns

Starships and vehiclesEdit

ColumbiaUSS EnterpriseGalileoUSS Great LakesIKS JadaIKS MatHa'IKS QulRathIKS Shukar

LocationsEdit

Capella IV (Capella star system, Auriga constellation, the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant) • Kgha'lughSector 937Uri Taug
Referenced only 
AllowayAlpha CentauriKlingon Neutral Zone

Shipboard localesEdit

bridgesickbayflight deck

Races and culturesEdit

CapellanFuriesHumanKlingonVulcan
Referenced only 
AndoriancetaceanHortamammaloidMelkotOrionRomulan

States and organizationsEdit

Klingon EmpireKlingon High CommandStarfleetStarfleet CommandUnited Federation of Planets

Science and classificationEdit

energyfiremassmatterplanetradiationspacestarstar systemtechnologytimeuniverseweapon

Material and substancesEdit

argonatmospherebloodDNAdrinkfoodgasmethanenitrogenoxygenplasmaplutoniumtoparine
Food and drinkEdit
coffee

LifeformsEdit

humanoidmoss
AnatomyEdit
spinal cordspine

Technology and weaponsEdit

antigrav unitbarometerclubcommunicatordaggerdeflectordisruptorglassesimpulseklegatlibrary computerlifepodphaserphoton torpedosensorshieldsshuttlecraftstarshipswordtractor beamtranslatortransportertricorderturbolift

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchief engineerchief medical officercommandercommanding officercommunications officerDanadoctorengineerensignFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)first officerhelmsmanlieutenantlieutenant commandernavigatorofficerscience officerscientistsecond officersecuritytactical officerVergoVergobretosVergozenweapons officeryeoman

Other referencesEdit

anatomybootChristianityclothingcockfightdemondolldreadnoughtDroviddruidGehennagovernmentHavocheavy cruiserHullam'garIragalifeformLord JimmagicmorguemythologyOk'Sanpantsrankred alertskullShusharaspace sicknessStarfleet unifiormStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)statestrawTam o' Shantertitletunicuniformvoodoowerewolfwitch

ChronologyEdit

Thousands of years ago 
Klingon history 
Muscari Incident 
Stardate 3497.2 
The Enterprise discovers Klingons at Capella. (TOS episode & Star Trek 3 novelization: Friday's Child, prior to novel)
Skirmish at Capella, 2267 (2260s chronology, 2264–2270 Enterprise voyages
Kirk and the Enterprise crew protect the Capellans from retribution by the angered Klingon commanders.

AppendicesEdit

Related mediaEdit


Star Trek: Invasion! Novels
First Strike | The Soldiers of Fear | Time's Enemy | The Final Fury

BackgroundEdit

ImagesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

TimelineEdit

published order
Previous novel:
The Rings of Tautee
TOS numbered novels Next novel:
The Joy Machine
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Friday's Child
Pocket Next Adventure:
Who Mourns for Adonais?


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