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Star Trek continues its fiftieth anniversary celebration in 2016 with an all-new e-novella from New York Times bestselling author Greg Cox, set in the popular and blockbuster Original Series era!
The Enterprise-A is transporting a party of diplomats when it picks up a mysterious alien signal emanating from a nearby world. The planet’s dense, impenetrable atmosphere makes it unclear if the beacon is a distress signal, an invitation — or a warning to stay away. Spock, Doctor McCoy, and Chekov are part of a team sent to investigate, but an unexpected catastrophe forces a crash-landing. Now the landing party is stranded on a hostile world, unable to communicate with the Enterprise. While Captain Kirk and Saavik race to locate the lost crew, a badly wounded Spock struggles to keep McCoy and the others alive until they can be rescued, even if that means making an unthinkable sacrifice...

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Characters[edit | edit source]

BorkowskiCassanoPavel ChekovDarwaFisherJohhujJames T. KirkLeonard McCoySaavikSpockNyota UhuraYost
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Jonathan ArcherElaanDavid MarcusMontgomery ScottSarekHikaru SuluSurak

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

Copernicus (shuttlecraft) • USS Enterprise-AGalileo (Type 4) (shuttlecraft)
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automobileHMS BountyCetacean ProbeD7-class battlecruiserUSS ExcelsiorUSS IntrepidQuantum ValenceUSS Reliant

Locations[edit | edit source]

the galaxyMusgrave IVVarba IIVarba system
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Argelius IIBabelDeep Space 4EarthGenesis PlanetHellguardKaskadia IVNew LancasterRussiaSan Francisco BaySigma Iotia IITaurus IITilton VITroyiusVulcanVulcan's ForgeYosemite National Park

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

Human (Russian) • RomulanSaurianTroyianVulcan
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States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Federation Diplomatic CorpsStarfleetStarfleet AcademyUnited Federation of Planets
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Romulan Star Empire

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

admiralambassadorbureaucratcaptaincommandercommunications officerdiplomatdoctorensignHigh Marinerlieutenantmedicnavigatornursescience officersecurity chiefsecurity officeryeoman

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

alienantibioticsanticoagulantantigrav lifterartificial gravityatmospherebonecaptain's chaircarotid arteryCelsiuschronometercloaking devicecommunicatorcontrol paneldeflector shielddermal patchdilithium crystaldisruptorenginefoggravitygravity plateheartbeathemispherehourhyposprayimpulse engineinertial damperinternal combustion enginekilometerlanding thrusterleaflibrary access terminallight-yearmedical scannermedkitmeterminutemusclephaserphoton torpedoplasmaprobeprotoplasersensorspacestarstar systemstarshipT-negative bloodthrustertransportertri-ox compoundtricorderturboliftuniversal translatorvelocityviewscreenvolcanowarp enginewarp factorweather

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2267226822852286229120th centuryArcturian lunar tulipBabel Conferencesbagpipesbosun's whistlebotanical gardenbridgebulkheadClass McockpitcoffeecontinentdaydecadeDenevan hunting lizarddistress signalemergency rationemotionengineeringFederation science stationfirst contactfungihelmHippocratic Oathhullintensive care wardkatraKolinahrlanding partylanguageleadlead-footle-matyalogicluckMartian Marathonmeteormind meldmugatoplanetplaying cardpon farrproximity alertquadrantrecovery wardRomulan aleRussian languagesehlatshuttlebayStarfleet uniform (2278-2350s)swamptransparent aluminumtreetribblevinewateryear

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Timeline[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous story:
Child of Two Worlds
Stories by:
Greg Cox
Next story:
Captain to Captain
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Mere Anarchy
Pocket Next Adventure:
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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