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One Constant Star is the eleventh Star Trek: The Lost Era novel, and the second one written by author David R. George III. It was released at the end of May, 2014 as a June publication. Like Serpents Among the Ruins, the novel features John Harriman, Demora Sulu and the Enterprise-B crew.

Publisher's description

An original novel set in “The Lost Era” time period between Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation!

When Captain Demora Sulu leads the crew of USS Enterprise-B on a mission near Tzenkethi space, they explore Rejarris II, a planet they cannot explain. A strange structure on the surface could hold answers, but when a landing party transports down to study it, chaos erupts. After communication fails with one officer and another is horribly injured, Captain Sulu deems the planet too dangerous to continue exploring. She decides to leave Rejarris II, but not until she can retrieve her lost crew member. But when contact is ultimately severed with the captain, a Tzenkethi force subsequently appears. Could they be behind the mysteries on the planet, or the disappearances of the Enterprise officers? Regardless, will Sulu's crew be able stand up to them long enough to find and retrieve their captain and the other missing personnel?
Once, John Harriman commanded Enterprise-B with Demora Sulu by his side as his first officer. Eight years after stepping down as a starship captain—in the wake of the Tomed Incident—Harriman now serves as an admiral based out of Helaspont Station, on the edge of the Tzenkethi Coalition. When he receives a mysterious message from Rejarris II, he realizes that he might hold the key to finding his former crewmate. In choosing to help recover Demora Sulu, though, he could risk losing everything he holds dear. What price is Harriman willing to pay to attempt to rescue his longtime friend?


The Enterprise-B is exploring Rejarris II where they discover evidence of past habitation but no sign of life: The planet was rendered uninhabitable by an asteroid collision. The answer to where the population went is provided when they discovered a portal to another universe. However, Ensign Hawkins Young is drawn through the portal and the ship's first officer Xintal Linojj loses her arm resisting the pull. Captain Demora Sulu, along with Ensign Kostas, travels through the portal in a shuttlecraft to try and rescue Young only to find the portal only allows travel in one direction.

The Enterprise provides the stranded crewmembers with supplies but then the power to the portal fails. The trio are attacked by giant spider-like creatures who kill Kostas, but Demora and Young are rescued by the surviving crew of the USS Excelsior, led by Hikaru Sulu, who have been stranded on the planet for eleven years after the Excelsior was destroyed travelling through the portal.

The Enterprise crew contact Admiral Harriman, who travels to the planet aboard the USS Cassiopeia with a skeleton crew. The plan is for he and his wife Amina Sasine to travel through the repaired portal alone in the Cassiopeia, beam up the stranded personnel and attempt to find a way home using Demora's mention of an "Odyssey solution". However, the plan is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of the Tzenkethi and Harriman ends up taking the Enterprise through the portal, setting the empty Cassiopeia to collide with the portal on remote control and destroy it to prevent the Tzenkethi following.

Harriman and Demora then outline their plan: Sixteen years previous they discovered a star, Odyssey, which exists in every universe and which constantly flips objects in its field between universes. Locating Odyssey, the Enterprise crew spend eleven months travelling inside the rift before being returned to their own universe three weeks before they left.



Page AaronJosefina AjaxGaia AldaniSandra AldersonDevonna AndreasBartelsTobias BentonRentis BenzonBoyleRafaele BuonarrotiJ. S. CarvilleChristine ChapelBeskle CrajjikDe LucaMalthus DeyVigo EklundBorona FennEsther FreemantleFrischGedlinGünther HaasJohn HarrimanJavierRamesh KanchumurthiGalatea KostasRyan LeslieXintal LinojjLuckmanMichaelsFelicia MillánCristobal MolinaUta MorellDarius PermenterPlumleyKhaled RehanGallin RessixGeorges RochambeauWarren RoscoeJuan San LuisAmina SasineSevolShehinianRainbow SkyS'TelesDemora SuluHikaru SuluTorsten SyndergaardTengerT'JenGlinveer VedRosalinda VeracruzVerantYbarraHawkins Young
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Leonard James AkaarVanetta AngelisSelim AzizTerim AzleyaCorvallisFarishLynn HarrimanRobert A. HeinleinHomerJames T. KirkSusan LingLinneusBornya LinojjGabe MárquezLos Tirasol MentirDemián RendónRevnaMargaret Sinclair-AlexanderSpockAventeer VokarAravesh ch'VraneJanet Whistler


Alpha QuadrantHelaspont NebulaHelaspont Station (Sur Le Mer Coucher) • OdysseyRejarris system (Rejarris II) • Romulan Neutral Zone
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Adelphous IVAlpha CentauriAskalon VBeta Orvis III (Beta Orvis) • Betazed (Azure PeaksLoring Institute) • Celos IICortDesidera's LoopDrixane IVEarth (Devil's PoolRotterdamRotterdam Museum of EngineeringVictoria Falls) • Eminiar VIIErivek systemFoxtrot Sector (Foxtrot IIIFoxtrot XIII) • LingashaLokras IVMarris IIIOnelia IV (Cleary Labyrinth) • OrganiaOrionPacifica (Jannita) • PillagraRisa (Suraya Bay) • RivieraRöntgen WallSaturn (TitanTitan Space Needle) • Space Station KR-1Starbase 11 (Black Hole Saloon) • Starbase 23Starbase 71Starbase 189TellarUtopia Planetia yardsVendikarVenus

Starships and vehicles


USS Cassiopeia (Constellation-class) • USS Enterprise-B (Excelsior-class) • escape podUSS Excelsior (Excelsior-class) • USS KazangaUSS MarvickTzenkethi frigate
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USS Agamemnon (Odysseus-class) • USS Ambassador (Ambassador-class) • Cetacean ProbeUSS Challenger (Excelsior-class) • USS CometUSS Concordia (Excelsior-class) • USS Constitution (Excelsior-class) • USS Courageous (Miranda-class) • USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS HunleyUSS IngersolUSS Kuala Lumpur (Larson-class) • USS LaikanUSS Lexington (Constitution-class) • USS New York (Miranda-class) • USS OglalaUSS Paris (Excelsior-class) • USS Regulus (Constitution-class) • USS Sea of TranquilityUSS SojournerIRW Tomed (Ivarix-class) • Tzenkethi warship

Small craft

Amundsen (Class H) • Antilochus (Mercury-class) • April (Class H) • Archer (Class H) • Armstrong (Gagarin-class) • Baré (Class H) • de Laroche (Class H) • Galileo (Class H) • McAuliffe (Class H) • Mitrios (Class H) • Pytheas (Class H) • Shintral (Class H) • Tereshkova (Gagarin-class) • Winter (Class H) • cargo management units
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Eriksson (Class H)

Races and cultures

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States and organizations

AegisExploration CommitteeKlingon EmpireOrion SyndicateRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetStarfleet AcademyStarfleet CommandStarfleet Corps of EngineersStarfleet IntelligenceStarfleet OperationsTholian AssemblyTzenkethi CoalitionUnited Federation of Planets
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Central Hospital of Altair IV

Science and technology

actinideairaluminiumantigrav generatorantimatteratmospherebiobedbiosensorbiosynthetic limbbotanycarbon dioxidecelsiuscentimeterchronometerclass-3 probecloaking devicecommunicatorcomputercormalinedata carddrugduotronicduraniumelectromagnetic radiationemitter nodeenvironmental suitequatorexosphereforce fieldgeneaologygravityguidance systemhairhologramhyposprayhypothermiamagnesiummedkitmesospheremeterminuteneutrinoorbitozone layerpaddparticlephaserplatinumRejarran portalrocketrodiniumSakuro's diseasesatelliteshieldssilver-oxidesnowsolar cellsolar windsteelstratospheresubspacethermospherethrustertitaniumtractor beamtransportertricordertritaniumtype-1 phasertype-2 phaserultraviolet radiationwarp drivewater vaporweatherwind

Ranks and titles

admiralcaptaincommanderCommander-in-Chief of Starfleetcrewmandetectivedoctorensignfirst officerlieutenantlieutenant commandernurseofficerpiratescience officersecond officersecurity chiefsmugglertransporter chief

Other references

Advanced Astrophysical NavigationAldebaran sparkling winearboretumarcheryariventbibliophilyblood-gemcakecityclothingDom PérignondoughnutDreams Together FallElestor sparkling wineeltisfabricfencingfrisée saladfrostinggloveGrand Marnier Cordon RougehorsejacketKhitomer Accordslanding partymovienatatoriumOdysseypantsplanetPrime Directivestinging centipedeTomed Incidenttunicuniformwaterwinterxenophilatelyyearzabathu



Production history

Published Order
Previous novel:
Dawn of the Eagles
Star Trek: The Lost Era Next novel:
Previous story:
Revelation and Dust
Stories by:
David R. George III
Next story:
Sacraments of Fire



Related stories


The Lost Era novels
The SunderedSerpents Among the RuinsThe Art of the ImpossibleWell of SoulsDeny Thy FatherCatalyst of SorrowsThe Buried AgeDay of the VipersNight of the WolvesDawn of the EaglesOne Constant Star
Media featuring the USS Excelsior (NCC-2000) under Captain Hikaru Sulu
episodes/movies The Undiscovered CountryFlashback
novels The Undiscovered CountryThe Fearful SummonsThe Captain's DaughterThe Ashes of EdenStarfleet AcademyThe Captain's Table: War DragonsThe Lost Era: The SunderedExcelsior: Forged in FireFlashbackThe Lost Era: One Constant StarBurning Dreams
comics Tests of Courage (The Tabukan Syndrome)A Wolf in Cheap Clothing (1234) • Captain's Log: SuluThe Undiscovered CountryThe Veteran
Captain Sulu Adventures
games Shattered Universe
characters Hikaru SuluPavel ChekovJanice RandDevon GablerDmitri ValtaneLeonard James AkaarLojurTuvokAltos Viger


External links