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"Guardians" is a short story by Brett Hudgins which appears in Strange New Worlds VII. It continues the stories of both the Horta and the Guardian of Forever. The title refers to both.

Summary[edit | edit source]

"Guardians" is divided up into dated episodes. "The Present" is a framing story set in 52267. There is also a very brief section labeled "The Future."

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References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

ArmusCrystalline EntityVic FontaineGuardian of ForeverOdoQIan Kyle RikerEdward SherwoodSotarT'LiorT'MinTrivikWilson VanderbergVanderberg (Vice-Admiral)
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B-4JuvenalKira NerysLoreKila MarrJean-Luc PicardV'GerWorf

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Rock of AgesJanus VI
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Daled IVTalos IVVagra IIVault of TomorrowYadera II

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

BorgHologramHortaHumanQ (species)RomulanVulcan
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States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Q ContinuumStarfleetTal ShiarTemporal Integrity Commission
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Section 31

Other references[edit | edit source]

Chronology[edit | edit source]

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

  • The Metron Psycho-Plague, mentioned in this story, appears to be a reference to an earlier SNW story, "Where I Fell Before My Enemy", in which a mysterious ailment is killing off the Metron species.
published order
Previous story:
Earthquake Weather
Strange New Worlds VII
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Next story:
The Law of Averages
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Tears for Eternity (52,267)
Pocket Next Adventure:
Our Million-Year Mission
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 52267.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in five other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
2297 Next Adventure:
The Sundered
Previous Adventure:


Next Adventure:
The Shoulders of Giants
Previous Adventure:
Gone Native


Next Adventure:
Project Blue Book
Previous Adventure:
I Am Become Death


Next Adventure:
A & Ω
Section 7
Previous Adventure:
A & Ω
Section 7






Next Adventure:
Tears for Eternity
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