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Publisher's description

After the events of What Lay Beyond, the Gateways crisis has finally come to a close and Starfleet can rest easy, knowing that another threat to the galaxy has been stopped.

Except for the Starfleet Corps of Engineers who, as usual, are left to clean up the mess.

While on a mission to Tellar, the U.S.S. da Vinci gets a distress call from the planet Maeglin. Still reeling from a previous attack, the natives of Maeglin find themselves under siege by a horde of alien creatures that came through one of the Iconian Gateways and are now hell-bent on destroying the planet!

Commander Sonya Gomez and her team of S.C.E. engineers must find a way to stop the rampaging monsters before it's too late!


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Carol AbramowitzJil BarnakP8 BlueDomenica CorsiStephen DrewKieran DuffyBart FaulwellDiego FelicianoDavid GoldSonya GomezIna MarElizabeth LenseAndrea LipinskiDavid McAllanFabian StevensSongmin Wong
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NogGeorge Sanders


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Bajoran wormholeBeta ArgolaCafé RomaDeep Space 9Empok NorStarbase 413

Starships and vehicles

USS da Vinci (Saber-class)
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USS Malinche

Races and cultures

AtreanBajoranHumanNasatTellarite (Maegline)
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States and organizations

StarfleetStarfleet Corps of EngineersUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technology

duonetic fieldhololabmeterprojectile weapon

Ranks and titles


Other references

24th centurycolonyfarmmonthplanetsehlatyear


Related stories

  • Gateways - This story is billed as an "Epilogue" to the Star Trek: Gateways miniseries, though it is a largely stand-alone tale depending little on the series as a whole.
  • Captain Gold mentions the events of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Move Along Home".


Star Trek: Gateways
One Small StepChainmailDoors Into ChaosDemons of Air and DarknessNo Man's LandCold WarsWhat Lay Beyond ("One Giant Leap" • "Exodus" • "Horn and Ivory" • "In the Queue" • "Death After Life" • "The Other Side") • Here There Be Monsters
Star Trek: Corps of Engineers stories and publications
eBooks The Belly of the BeastFatal ErrorHard CrashInterphase (Part OnePart Two)Cold FusionInvincible (Part OnePart Two)The Riddled PostHere There Be MonstersAmbushSome Assembly RequiredNo SurrenderCaveat EmptorPast LifeOathsFoundationsEnigma ShipWar StoriesWildfireHome FiresAge of UnreasonBalance of NatureBreakdownsAftermathIshtar RisingBuying TimeCollective HindsightThe DemonRing Around the SkyOrphansGrand DesignsFailsafeBitter MedicineSargasso SectorParadise InterruptedWhere Time Stands StillThe Art of the DealSpinCreative CouplingsSmall WorldMalefictorumLost TimeIdentity CrisisFables of the Prime DirectiveSecurityWoundsOut of the CocoonHonorBlackoutThe CleanupProgressThe Future BeginsEchoes of CoventryDistant Early Warning10 is Better Than 01Many SplendorsTurn the PageTroubleshootingThe LightThe Art of the ComebackSigns from HeavenGhostRemembrance of Things Past
Short stories "Field Expediency" • "An Easy Fast"
Omnibuses Have Tech, Will TravelMiracle WorkersSome Assembly RequiredNo SurrenderFoundationsWildfireBreakdownsAftermathGrand DesignsCreative CouplingsWoundsOut of the CocoonWhat's Past


published order
Previous eBook:
The Riddled Post
SCE eBooks Next eBook:
Previous novel:
What Lay Beyond
Next novel:
last of the series
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Other Side
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Future Begins