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The Name of the Cat is a TOS short story published by Pocket Books in the anthology Strange New Worlds IV in May 2001. For his story, author Steven Scott Ripley won first prize in that year's Strange New Worlds writer's competition.

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CharactersEdit

IrumLeonard McCoyMearsTempus
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Beverly CrusherGodGuardian of ForeverJames T. KirkJean-Luc PicardYvette PicardMontgomery ScottSpock

Starships and vehiclesEdit

cargo shipsSchrodinger (shuttlecraft) • terraform ships
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USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • USS Enterprise-BUSS Enterprise-DKlingon bird of prey

LocationsEdit

Mars (Olympus Mons)
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Earth (Mississippi) • RomulusTaurus II

Races and culturesEdit

HumanIrum's species
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Vulcan

States and organizationsEdit

Starfleet CommandStarfleet Corps of EngineersTerraform Command

Science and technologyEdit

airlockcommunicationscommunicatordrugduct tapehelmethypospraylampmedikitpattern bufferperidaxonspace suittransportertricorderuniversal translatorviewscreenwarp corewheelchair

Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralcaptaincolonistdoctorlieutenantminerquantum physicistsoldiersurveyorterraformertime walker

Materials and substancesEdit

bloodcarbon dioxidecoffeeduraniummetaloxygenstonesulfurwater

Other referencesEdit

airalgaeanimalatmospherebayoubeardboulderbraincatcavecaverncenturycolonycomacordrazinecyborgdeathdecadeEnglish languagefirefirst contactgenegenomegreenhouse effecthomeworldhourhullhumanoidhurricaneionIrumodic SyndromekilometerlichenlogicmatchstickmeteormetermillibarminutemirrormoleculemoneyMons LightsmossmythologyorbitphotosynthesispressurerabbitriverRomulan languageshore leaveskullsnowmanspacespacecraftspacedockStarfleet protocolstarshipswampsynaptic pathwaysyndrometeatimetime portaltime traveltimelinetreeuniverseweatherwindyear

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BackgroundEdit

Related storiesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

published order
Previous story:
Scotty's Song
Strange New Worlds IV
Strange new worlds 4
Next story:
Flight 19
Previous story:
Change of Heart
Stories by:
Steven Scott Ripley
Next story:
Bluff
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Rules of Engagement
Pocket Next Adventure:
Deep Domain
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2278.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
The Second Artifact
Second Interlude
2371
Sections 2-3
Next Adventure:
Doctors Three
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