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Countdown to catastrophe!
Commander Sisko has made Jake an offer he can't refuse -- the chance to attend Starfleet Academy Summer Space Camp on Rijar, once home to an ancient civilization, now an archeologist's dream. Jake's father has even agreed to send Nog. Jake is looking forward to the adventure and maybe finding something in the ruins to write a story about. But from the day they arrive it's a disaster!
The best friends are on their way to becoming worst enemies -- until an accident triggers the countdown of a megabomb that threatens the entire planet! Jake and Nog lead an expedition into the catacombs under the base in a desperate race against time. Their only hope is a terrifying voyage into cyberspace to gain control of the ticking bomb that is about to explode....



DyanHajarK'amKalaKira NerysMissyNogMiles O'BrienOdoPuckQuarkRomBenjamin SiskoJake SiskoSorexTwhatWingate
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Julian BashirArthur C. ClarkeHomerWilliam ShakespeareJennifer SiskoDeanna Troi


Deep Space 9PromenadeQuark'sRijarRijaran sunStarfleet Junior Academy space camp
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AlgeronBajorBajoran wormholeBetazedEarthEnglandGamma QuadrantMarsRomeSri LankaStarfleet HeadquartersWolf 359

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USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • EnyaUSS Saratoga

Races and cultures

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States and organizations

Bajoran MilitiaStarfleetStarfleet Junior AcademyUnited Federation of Planets
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Roman EmpireStarfleet Academy

Science and technology


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cadetdabo girlgladiator

Other references

baseballbat'telhBattle of Wolf 359Cardassian rock winedabodabo wheelfairyghostholopoemjava conelatinumMartianA Midsummer Night's DreamNakorian swamp catOdronix swamp extractpsionicsPyxlanan puzzleRule of AcquisitionSolarian shakespace bratTau Ceti cattelepathyterraformingtube grubUlysses



  • Ted Pedersen's inspiration for the story came from NASA's space camp for children and extrapolated that Starfleet would have something similar. Pedersen also saw this story as setting Nog on his path to joining Starfleet. (Voyages of Imagination)



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