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More Beautiful Than Death is a Star Trek Kelvin timeline novel by David Mack, published on 11 August 2020.

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Based on the “Kelvin Universe” movie saga!

Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise crew escort Spock’s father, Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan, to a dilithium-rich planet called Akiron. They arrive to find this world under siege by creatures that some of the planet’s denizens believe are demons. Sarek orders Kirk to abandon the mission, but the young captain won’t turn his back on people in danger. After a harrowing encounter with the dark-energy “demons,” Kirk’s belief in a rational universe is challenged by a mystic who insists that it wasn’t coincidence that brought Kirk to Akiron, but the alien equivalent of a Karmic debt.

Meanwhile, aboard the Enterprise, Sarek’s young Vulcan aide L’Nel has a sinister agenda—and its chief objective appears to be the cold-blooded murder of Spock!

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Characters[edit | edit source]

AdrigBeamonPavel ChekovDehlerDeigaroEwenGveter-renKalac-sulKatumbeKatuschaKeenserJames T. KirkKressTog chim LeshL'NelLeonard McCoyMegan NesmithFerron th'NoorAmadou SangareSarekMontgomery ScottJessica SowardsSpockStonnHikaru SuluSuralTokorT'PringNyota UhuraRobert UptonVellesh-kash'VethaWillens
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Perez (Admiral)SurakSyrranTergan-besh

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise

Locations[edit | edit source]

AkironRedivel IslandStarbase 21Underdark
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Calidan IIIDenevaEarthHalls of Ancient ThoughtMount SeleyaVulcan (planet)

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

AndorianHumanKathikarRoylanTellariteVulcanwight
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DopterianM'LikSzenhai

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Council of AntiquitiesFederation CouncilLexam GroupOrder of OernachtaStarfleetStarfleet Command

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

admiralambassadorcaptainchief engineerchief ministerdoctorgenerallieutenantlieutenant commanderpetty officeryeoman

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

changeletcommunicatordark energydilithiumgray dilithiumhypnosiskatrakatric arkmicrophasic distortion fieldphaserpon farrpsionic energypsionic therapysemiconductorsubspace boostersubspace transmitter

Other references[edit | edit source]

capital punishmentfal-tor-panHigh VulcanKolinahrPrime Directive

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Stories set in the Kelvin timeline
comics When Worlds Collide: Spock Confronts the Ultimate ChallengeNero (1234) • Starfleet Academy (12345) • Star Trek Movie Adaptation (123456) • IDW Star Trek: Volume 1 (1st story arc: 1, 2The Galileo Seven: 1, 2) • Volume 2 (Operation: Annihilate: 1, 2Vulcan's Vengeance: 1, 2) • Volume 3 (The Return of the Archons: 1, 2The Truth About Tribbles: 1, 2) • Volume 4 (1314Mirrored: 1, 2) • Volume 5 (17181920) • Countdown to Darkness (1234) • Volume 6 (After Darkness: 1, 2, 324) • Volume 7: The Khitomer Conflict (1234) • Khan (12345) • Volume 8 (Parallel Lives: 1, 2I, Enterprise!: 1, 2Lost Apollo: 1, 2) • Volume 9: The Q Gambit (123456) • Volume 10 (Behemoth: 1, 2Eurydice: 1, 2, 3Volume 11 (The Tholian Webs: 1, 2Deity: 12Flesh & Stone) • The Spectrum War (123456) • Live Evil (123) • Reunion (12) • Legacy of Spock (1234) • Connection (12) • Manifest Destiny (1234) • Stranger Worlds (123456) • Boldly Go: Volume 1 (123456) • Volume 2 (789101112) • Volume 3: IDIC (123456)
novels Star TrekStarfleet Academy (The Delta AnomalyThe EdgeThe Gemini AgentThe Assassination Game) • Into DarknessThe Unsettling StarsMore Beautiful Than Death
video games Delta Vega: Meltdown on the Ice PlanetAcademy TrainerCadet Training FacilityD-A-CRace to DestinyThe Mobile GameStar TrekRivals
board games Expeditions live-action shorts Transporter CommercialBrilliant Enterprise CommercialCollision insurance commercialBold Explorers
websites Starfleet ShipyardDossiersExperience The Enterprise apps Star Trek App
prequels in original timeline Countdown (1234)

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