Description[edit | edit source]

When Demora Sulu, an exemplary young Starfleet officer, suddenly attacks her commanding officer, who kills her in self-defense, everyone is stunned. No one is more grief-stricken than her father, Captain Hikaru Sulu of the USS Excelsior. Determined to learn the truth behind his daughter's bizarre death, Sulu goes to the planet where she was killed, and finds himself confronted by an old enemy eager to destroy Sulu's reputation and his life!

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Characters[edit | edit source]

AnikMorgan BatesonBeauregardBoothbyPavel ChekovTracy DaneJohn "Blackjack" HarrimanJohn HarrimanKris HernandezJames T. KirkLiSusan LingMagnusLeonard McCoyAnnie RandJanice RandSaavikTommy SingerDemora SuluHikaru SuluMaggie ThompsonAdrian ToblerNyota UhuraZ'on
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Matthew BlumbergOzymandias

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Bozeman (Soyuz-class cutter) • USS Enterprise-B (Excelsior-class explorer) • USS Excelsior (Excelsior-class explorer)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Alpha Prime XIIAres CityAskalon VEarthMinox IXStarfleet Headquarters
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DonattiHellStarbase 9

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

HumanVulcanZ'on's species
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Blumberg

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Daystrom InstituteStarfleetStarfleet AcademyUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

alienalternate universeanimalatmospherebeaconbloodclonecloudcommunicationscommunicatorcomputerdistress beaconelectronicfingernailfurhairhearthourlightM-9 computermissilemonitor screenphaserSakuro's diseasestarshipsubspacethroattimetoothvacuumvocoderwind

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

admiralarchaeologistbartendercaptaincommandercommunications officercrewmandoctorensignfirst officerkingking of kingslieutenantlieutenant junior grademedical techniciannavigatorofficerscience officertraineewaiter

Other references[edit | edit source]

23rd centuryAmerican Civil Wararchaeologybeltbotanical gardenboulderbridgebrig • "Bushel and a Peck" • chairchocolate moussecitydaydeathdesertdistress callemotionempireThe Flying DutchmanfuneralghostGuys and Dollslanding partylanguageLatin languagemess hallmilitarymusicalmutinyorange juicepaperplanetpoempredatorpumaquarantinequartersreprimandscrewdriverseat cushionsickbaysongstatuesteak knifetechnologyuniformvodkaweaponyear

Chronology[edit | edit source]

2261
2267
2270
2278
2284
2285
2294

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Related media[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

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Connections[edit | edit source]

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
(audiobooks)
CacophonyEnvoyTransformations
Characters Hikaru SuluPavel ChekovJanice RandDevon GablerDmitri ValtaneLeonard James AkaarLojurTuvokAltos Viger

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Published Order
Previous novel:
First Frontier
TOS numbered novels Next novel:
Twilight's End
Previous story:
Q-Squared
Stories by:
Peter David
Next story:
Wrath of the Prophets
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
The Sundered
Chapter 25
Pocket Books Timeline Next adventure:
Engines of Destiny
Chapter 2
Previous adventure:
The Sundered
Chapter 25
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Engines of Destiny
Chapter 2
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2294.
The Pocket Books Timeline and Memory Beta Chronology place events from this story in 4 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
The End of Night
2271
Chapters 5-12
Next adventure:
The Lost Years
Previous adventure:
Deep Domain
2278
Chapters 15-17
Next adventure:
Wagon Train to the Stars
three months earlier
Previous adventure:
Pathways
Chapter 14, Section 1
2284
Chapters 18-19
Next adventure:
Future Imperfect
alternate 2284
Previous Pocket adventure:
Allegro Ouroboros in D Minor
Previous MB adventure:
The Apocalypse Scenario
2285
Chapters 20-21
Next adventure:
The Voyage Home

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