Summary[edit | edit source]

As the Federation recovers from the devastating events of Star Trek: Destiny, Captain William Riker and the crew of the USS Titan are ordered to resume their deep-space assignment, reaffirming Starfleet's core principles of peaceful exploration. But even far from home on a mission of hope, the scars of the recent cataclysm remain with them as they slowly rebuild their lives.

The planet Droplet is a world made mostly of water without a speck of solid ground. Life should not exist here, yet it thrives. Aili Lavena, Titan's aquatic navigator, spearheads the exploration of this mysterious world, facing the dangers of the vast, wild ocean. When one native species proves to be sentient, Lavena finds herself immersed in a delicate contact situation, and Riker is called away from Deanna Troi at a critical moment in their marriage.

But when good intentions bring calamity, Lavena and Riker are cut off from the crew and feared lost. Troi must face a life-changing event without her husband, while the crew must brave the crushing pressures of the deep to undo the global chaos they have triggered. Stranded with her injured captain, Lavena must win the trust of the beings who control their fate -- but the price for Riker's survival may be the loss of everything he holds dear.

References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

AlosAnidelNanietta BaccoOlivia BolajiBralikTorvig Bu-Kar-NguvBalim CelChamChamishMordecai CrandallZurin DakalFeren DenkenDennisarEresPeya FellGasaTamen GibruchGrabbyHewtonHrissKekilKershulRanul KeruKesiEllec KrotineKuu'iutAili LavenaMascMawsonMeloY'lira ModanEviku nd'AshelefAlyssa OgawaOnntaOoteshkTasanee PanyarachunMelora PazlarNoah PowellSe'al Cethente QasXin Ra-HavreiiRadowskiShenti Yisec Eres ReeWilliam RikerNatasha Miana Riker-TroiRuddleHuilan Sen'karaPava Ek'Noor sh'AqabaaT'PelVidra TabyrDeanna TroiTuvokTylithChristine ValeVennossReedesa Waen
Referenced only 
Leonard James AkaarJohann Sebastian BachBohnTotyarguil BolajiCafmorChwolkkDevilEliethGermuGodGreat AnamPral glasch HaajFo HachesaSean HawkIchiIoneKathryn JanewayJasonJaza NajemKinchawnKlagMiana LavenaNidani LedrahLivingstonLonam-ArjaMother SeaKenneth NorellisOdysseusOkaforJean-Luc PicardRoaknSarekPercy Bysshe ShelleySurakT'LenyeLwaxana TroiWorf, son of MoghWorvanNatasha Yar

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

Armstrong (shuttle) • Ellington (Shuttle) • Gillespie (Shuttle) • Holiday (Aquashuttle-class) • Horne (Flyer-class) • La Rocca (captain's skiff) • Marsalis (Shuttle) • Scouter gigUSS Titan (Luna-class)
Referenced only 
USS AventineUSS CharonUSS da VinciDelta FlyerUSS Enterprise-EUSS GanymedeIKS GorkonUSS LunaUSS Voyager

Locations[edit | edit source]

AdharaAlpha QuadrantBeta QuadrantDelta QuadrantDropletKavrot sectorLirhtLumbuMuliphenNew Kaferia systemOrion ReachTau Ceti systemUFC86783Vulcan
Referenced only 
AlrondAndorArgeliusArken IIAxanarBetazedCanis Major regionCarina ArmChand AadDeep Space 9DenevaEarthGemworldGum NebulaHellJapanJupiterKaferiaKnnischlinnaikMarsMintaka IIIMoneaNeptuneNew ErigolOraco systemOrion ArmOrishaPacificaRegulusRigel ColoniesRisaSan Francisco BaySyr (planet)TellarTezwaTrillUtopia PlanitiaUtopia Planetia Orbital ShipyardsVenus

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

Referenced only 
AlonisBorgCaeliarChir'vajiHreekhKlingonKnnischlinnaik nativeOracoanPa'haquelRomulan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Gam-Pu Star CommandLirhten CouncilStarfleetStarfleet CommandUnited Federation of PlanetsVomnin Confederacy
Referenced only 
Borg CollectiveDominionFederation CouncilFifth House of BetazedKlingon EmpireStarfleet AcademyStarfleet Corps of EngineersTyphon Pact

Other references[edit | edit source]

admiralAncient Greekanlec'venantigrav suitbagpipeBendii SyndromeBiblebinocularscaptainChancellor-classClass MThe CloudcombadgeCommandercommunicatordeep sound channelDominion WarelkruhEndgame ProgramEnsignEye of VetlhaqFederation StandardFerengi Rules of AcquisitionGospel of Saint JohngrytgwikholodeckHoly Rings of BetazedHurricane SpotHvov Memorial HospitalhydrationsuiticebreakerimzadijazzlekipanailieutenantMercury Missionsparrises squaresphaserPresident of the United Federation of PlanetsPrime Directivequantum slipstream drivequantum torpedoRed SpotRegent of Kumpreplicatorri'HoyalinaSacred Chalice of RiixSt. Elmo's Fireshenshuttlebaysi'halisickbaySong of Lifespirit-wainstardatetactical officerthongtractor beamtransportertricorderuniversal translatorwadjiweather balloonWorld War III

Animals and plants[edit | edit source]

Argoan sur-snakebroccolibugeye piscoidbuzzfishcoralcuttlefishdolphindragonflydreadnought creatureflaming idiot fishfloater coralguinea pighumpback whalejellyfishLivingstonoxpilot fishsail-jellyseaweedsharkstarfishsqualestar-jellytube grubturtle

Substances, elements and compounds[edit | edit source]


Appendices[edit | edit source]

Related media[edit | edit source]

  • VOY episode: "Endgame" - Tuvok refers to the destruction of the Borg's transwarp network as a cause of their massive retaliation.
  • TNG episode: "I, Borg" - Tuvok said it was possible to blame Captain Picard for Deneva's destruction because he didn't use the Endgame virus in this episode.
  • TNG episode: "Who Watches the Watchers?" - Counselor Troi referenced Captain Picard's handling of possible cultural contamination on Mintaka III as a way to deal with possible contamination on Droplet.
  • TNG episode: "Sarek" - Counselor Troi recalls the effect of Ambassador Sarek's Bendii Syndrome aboard the Enterprise.

Images[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

Star Trek: Titan publications and stories
Novels Taking WingThe Red KingOrion's HoundsSword of DamoclesDestiny (Gods of NightMere MortalsLost Souls) • Over a Torrent SeaSynthesisSeize the FireFallen GodsThe Poisoned ChaliceAbsent EnemiesSight UnseenFortune of War
Short stories "Improvisations on the Opal Sea: A Tale of Dubious Credibility" • "Empathy"
Other Works "Star Trek: The Tour" (Short film)

Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • The Historian's Note at the beginning of the novel places the main body of the book between July 1 and August 4, 2381.
  • The prologue is in three sections:
    • The opening Utopia Planitia section takes place in February, a week before the epilogue of Lost Souls.
    • The Vulcan section takes place some weeks after Lost Souls, on stardate 58239.3 in March.
    • The final USS Titan section takes place in late April on stardate 58327.6, which (with a reference to the Titan about to finish its mission in the Kavrot sector) places it just after Chapters 12-14 of A Singular Destiny.
Published Order
Previous novel:
Lost Souls
Titan narrative Next novel:
Previous novel:
Sword of Damocles
Titan novels Next novel:
Previous story:
Stories by:
Christopher L. Bennett
Next story:
Most recent Star Trek story
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Full Circle
Chapters 20, 21 (section 1 & 3), 22, 28-33 & 34 (sections 1 & 3) & Epilogue
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Captain's Glory
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2381.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in 4 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
Losing the Peace
February 2381
Prologue, Utopia Planitia section
Next adventure:
Lost Souls
Previous adventure:
Full Circle
Chapter 26 (sections 1 & 4)
Prologue, Vulcan section
Next adventure:
Full Circle
Chapter 27
Previous adventure:
A Singular Destiny
April 2381
Prologue, USS Titan section
Next adventure:
Losing the Peace
Previous adventure:
Captain's Glory
4 August 2381
Next adventure:
Once Upon a Tribble

External links[edit | edit source]

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.