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Novelization of "The Expanse" and "The Xindi".


High above the planet Earth, an alien probe appears - and in an unspeakably horrific instant, releases a deadly blast that strafes the planet's surface, leaving a miles-wide, smoldering crater of destruction in its wake. Millions die in Florida, Cuba, and Venezuela, their lives blotted out in a blazing millisecond.
Just as swiftly, the probe implodes and crashes on the planet surface, but the remnants provide no clue as to its origin. Who are the attackers, and what provoked them?
Aboard the Starship Enterprise, Captain Jonathan Archer learns of the destruction. His ship is called home; it is uncertain whether its mission of space exploration will continue.
But before Enterprise reaches Earth, Archer is abruptly kidnapped from the bridge by the time-traveling enemies he has encountered before. He finds himself aboard a Suliban vessel, face-to-face with his old nemesis, Silik, a high-ranking individual in a battle known only as the Temporal Cold War. Silik leads him to his master, a mysterious humanoid from the far future.
The humanoid claims that the attack on Earth was just a test; and the next attack will destroy Archer's home planet... unless he and the Enterprise crew stop it.
To do so, they must enter a region of space called The Expanse - an area so dangerous that no ship has ever emerged from it unscathed. Vulcan crews were driven to bloodthirsty madness, Klingon crews were anatomically inverted, their internal organs exposed outside their bodies... while they still lived. Many vessels were lost, never to be heard from again.
Archer faces the greatest crisis of his career: should he believe Silik's time-traveling master, and expose his ship and crew to the perils of The Expanse, in hopes of saving Earth from destruction? And can he convince Starfleet Command and the Vulcan High Council to let Enterprise go to face her biggest challenge?



The Expanse episode characters

Jonathan ArcherDallasDuras, son of ToralFer'atMaxwell ForrestJamran HarnothHaynemM'RekTravis MayweatherPhloxCarlos RamirezRebeccaMalcolm ReedHoshi SatoSilikSovalT'PolTommyCharles Tucker IIIDuncan K. Walsh
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Henry ArcherGeorge CaseyChefFullerPorthos

The Xindi episode characters

Qoh Kiaphet Amman'sorJonathan ArcherBaloranD. Hideaki ChangDegraGuruk DolimJoss HayesNarsanyala JannarMatthew KellyNelson KemperKessickMalloraTravis MayweatherSascha MoneyB. MorenoPhloxQamMalcolm ReedR. RichardsM. RomeroR. RyanHoshi SatoBrennan ScottShreshtT'PolCharles Tucker IIIElizabeth TuckerDuncan K. Walsh
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Novelization characters

Qoh Kiaphet Amman'sorJonathan ArcherBaloranLeila BiraniCarloD. Hideaki ChangDegraGuruk DolimDuras, son of ToralFer'atMaxwell ForrestJamran HarnothJoss HayesNarsanyala JannarNelson KemperKessickM'RekMalloraTravis MayweatherJ. Fiona McKenziePhloxPorthosQamCarlos RamirezRebeccaMalcolm ReedM. RomeroHoshi SatoShreshtSilikSovalT'PolTommyCharles Tucker IIIElizabeth TuckerXelia
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Henry ArcherGeorge CaseyChefZefram CochraneFarleyFullerKolosMcFarlaneOrakSurakCharles Tucker IIElaine Tucker


Delphic ExpanseEarth (CubaFlorida (Florida Keys) • Gulf of MexicoSan Francisco (ChinatownFleet Operations CenterLotus BlossomSan Francisco BayStarfleet Headquarters) • Venezuela) • New XindusOrbital Drydock FacilityQo'noSSol SystemTulawXindus
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Earth (AsiaAtlantaBermuda TriangleChicagoDuluthKey West CafeKrakatoaLos AngelesMiamiVulcan compound) • Orassin distortion fieldNarendra IIIRaatoorasRura PentheTy'GokorVulcan

Starships and vehicles

boatColumbia (NX-02) (NX-class) • Enterprise (NX-01)SS IntrepidShuttlepod 1Shuttlepod 2inspection podKlingon Bird-of-PreySuliban cell-shipXindi superweapon
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IKS BortascarfreighterECS HorizonskimmerVaankaraVulcan transport

Races and cultures

Baloran's speciesBenziteDenobulanHuman (AsianBritish) • KlingonSulibanTygarianVulcanXindi (Xindi-AquaticXindi-ArborealXindi-InsectoidXindi-PrimateXindi-Reptilian)
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Human (Scandinavian) • Neanderthal

States and organizations

Earth StarfleetKlingon EmpireSuliban CabalVulcan High CommandVulcan Ministry of Information
Confederacy of VulcanEarth StarfleetKlingon Defense ForceKlingon EmpireKlingon High CouncilMACOStarfleet CommandSuliban CabalUnited EarthVulcan High CommandXindi Council
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Command CouncilnavyVulcan Ministry of InformationVulcan Science DirectorateWel-Tech

Ranks and titles

advocatearchitectcaptainChancellor of the High Council of the Klingon Empirechief engineercommandercommunications officercon artistcorporalcrewmandiagnosticiandiplomatdiplomatic aidedoctorensignfirst officerforemangeneralguardhelmsmanlawyerlieutenantlinguistmajormaìtre d'marineminerpathologistphysicianpilotpiratepoliticianprosecutorpsychiatric analystsailorscience officersecond weapons officersergeantslavesoldiersubcommandertactical officerteachertime travelervice admiralVulcan Ambassador to United Earthwarrior

Science and classification

adding machineadrenalineairlockantimatter injectorantimatter relayartificial gravityasteroidatmosphere (stratosphere) • bloodbotanybrain (basal gangliabrain stem) • Celsiuschronometerchronometercobaltcommunications arraycommunications buoycommunicatordeflector shielddilithiumdisruptordizzinessDNAenvironmental suitepithelial cellevolutiongenetic engineeringgravityhyposprayimpulse driveinhalerintake manifoldlife supportlungmammalmemorymicrophoneminingmucosal liningnauseaneural nodeneutron microscopeoxygenoxygen tankpaddPetri dishphase cannonphotonic torpedophysicsplasmaplatinumpollutionpulse riflepyritic radiationquantum datarebreatherrecyclerREMrespiratorsalivascannersedativeself-destructsensorspatial distortionspatial torpedospinal cordspinestun batonthoratime traveltrelliumuniversal translatorVulcan databasewarp drivewarp nacelle

Other references

2133Advanced Attic GreekapartmentbarracudaBeaglebearingbureaucracybungalowCaptain's starlog, Enterprise (NX-01)cargo baycave paintingcheddarchickenchimpanzeechopstickscitrinecivviescoconut oilcommand centercoral reefcranecrimsondiplomacydistress calldivingdogdolphindreamduckfast foodflamingofortune cookiefuneralgenocidegolfgoosegrilled cheese sandwichgymhangarhotelhurricaneinsomniaAn Introduction to Farsi, Volumes I-IIIJapanese languageL-4lakeLanguages of the Sub-Saharalizardlogicmanta raymarsupialmeat-and-potatoesmedical ethicsmeditationmovie theaterpajamaspelicanphysiometric profileplacebopickleratchetrepublicroberoller coasterropescalpelscotchSeafood Shantyseagullsharkslaverysnakesnow beetlespaceportstrip mallswanSwiss cheesetargtarponteatemporal chamberTemporal Cold Wartofu Thai currytopaztornadoturbulencevolcanoVulcan neuropressurewaspwetsuit



The novelization is an adaptation of "The Expanse" and "The Xindi", two episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise written by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga.

Notable cast and crew


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Star Trek: Enterprise prose publications
Novelizations Broken BowShockwaveThe Expanse
Original novels set during the series By the BookWhat Price Honor?Surak's SoulDaedalusDaedalus's ChildrenLast Full MeasureRosetta
set after the series The Good That Men DoKobayashi MaruThe Romulan War (Beneath the Raptor's WingTo Brave the Storm) • Rise of the Federation (A Choice of FuturesTower of BabelUncertain LogicLive by the CodePatterns of Interference )


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