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Introduction Edit

The year is 2298. Five years after the presumed death of Captain James T. Kirk, the USS Excelsior, commanded by Captain Hikaru Sulu, is at the forefront of exploration, diplomacy, and the defense of the Federation. Unprecedented peace talks with the violently xenophobic Tholian Assembly trigger a deadly confrontation aboard the Excelsior. Now Sulu and his crew--including Chekov, Rand, Chapel, Tuvok, and Akaar--are thrust into an unexpected conflict between the Tholians and a mysterious new enemy, the Neyel...whose origins, if revealed, could lead to war with Earth itself. As the Tholians weave a web of vengeance, the Excelsior is flung beyond the galaxy to discover the hidden truth about the alien Neyel, forcing Sulu to question where his responsibilities lie--with the fragile peace he must preserve, or with the victims of his own world's tragic past.

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CharactersEdit

Leonard James AkaarSayyid al-AdnanZafirah al-ArifNorman ArceTerim AzleyaAvram BaruchDennis BeauvoisBenreneChristopher BrynnerAidan BurgessChristine ChapelPavel ChekovZefram CochraneCrelleneDinreneShandra DockseyElkreneFekreneGaving'IsenGrabenClaudia HakidonmuyaP'mu'la HopmanJerdahnJoh'jymKasreneKreutzLojurKerwin McNolanKuniko MizukiMoiraMosreneHeihachiro NoguraOratokPragerJanice RandWilliam T. RikerSafaLily SloaneHikaru SuluSunakTaskeneT'LavikT'MeniTosreneTuvokHanif WafiyyWariWatarynLidia Song WuYilskene
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AllahNeil ArmstrongIsaac AsimovCurzon DaxPhillip GreenJaraKeelAleksei LeonovLoskeneLosiraGerard K. O'NeillSarekSpockNyota UhuraXon

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS DefiantUSS ExcelsiorJeb'v Tholis
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ground carVoskhod

LocationsEdit

EarthGulf of OmanIndiaL-5 ColoniesPakistanPlains of GolShiKahrStarbase 35T'KhutVanguard colonyVulcanVulcan's Forge
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15 LyncisGanjitsuIshikawaKarachiKhitomerLirilliaLondonNew DelhiNew York CityPraxisQilydraRiyadhTel AvivTholiaWrigley's Pleasure Planet

Races and culturesEdit

CapellanDenobulanHalkanHuman (FijianHopiIrishmanIsraeli) • NeyelOghenThelusianTholianVulcan
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NasatTerellian

States and organizationsEdit

Boy Scouts of AmericaBrynner Information SystemsEastern CoalitionMuslim BlocPan-African AllianceStarfleetStarfleet AcademyTholian AssemblyUnion of Soviet Socialist RepublicsUnited Federation of PlanetsUnited States of America

Science and technologyEdit

airalienanimalantimatterbloodcellcomputercorpsedrugebolaenergyenvironment suiteyelidfurhairinterspatial phenomenakilogrammetermicrowavemineralmonitormonofilamentmushroom cloudnuclear bombnuclear winteroptical telescopeorbitparticleparticle acceleratorplantpressure suitproberadiosarinsecondsensor droneshieldsspacespacewalkstarshipsuitcase-nuketelepathytelevisionthroattimetoxinuniversal translatorwavelength

Ranks and titlesEdit

academicadmiraladvisorambassadorastronautcaptaincolonelconstruction foremancosmonautdiplomatdirectordoctorengineerEV construction jockeyinstructorlieutenantprofessorsenior officersoldierteacherterroristVulcan masterwarlord

Other referencesEdit

202420th centuryamusement parkasteroidBell Riotsbladebookbridgecandlecenturychaircitycolonyconference roomcrystallinecubdaydesertdeskelectrical paradeemotioneuthanizefroggenocidegodgraduationHebrewhelmethumanoidironKahs-wankatrakeetharaKhitomer crisisknifeKolinahrlanguageLatticelockerlogicMaymeditationmind meldmonthmountainnickelnuclear waroceanorchidpetplanetPost-Atomic Horrorquartersritual of tal'othrocksciencesehlatseminarysessilentspirittabletechnologyTholian silkThursdayT'Plana-Hath's RazortunicwarweaponweekwinterWorld War IIIyearyellow alert

AppendicesEdit

Related storiesEdit

Related mediaEdit

The Lost Era novels
The SunderedSerpents Among the RuinsThe Art of the ImpossibleWell of SoulsDeny Thy FatherCatalyst of SorrowsThe Buried AgeDay of the VipersNight of the WolvesDawn of the EaglesOne Constant Star

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published order
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Guardians
2297
Pocket Next Adventure:
Pathways
Chapter 14, Section 4
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2298.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in eleven other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
Strangers from the Sky
2045
2053
Chapter 6
Next Adventure:
Mestral
Previous Adventure:
The Immortality Blues
Section 3
2058
Chapters 7-8
Next Adventure:
Star Trek: First Contact
Chapters 4-10
Previous Adventure:
Star Trek: First Contact
Chapters 4-10
2063
Chapter 12
Next Adventure:
Star Trek: First Contact
Chapters 11-12
Previous Adventure:
Terra Prime
2155
Chapter 13
Next Adventure:
The Great Starship Race
Prologue, Section 1
Previous Adventure:
These Are the Voyages...
2169
Chapter 18
Next Adventure:
Spock's World
Vulcan: Seven
Previous Adventure:
Spock's World
Vulcan: Seven
2204
Chapter 19
Next Adventure:
Burning Dreams
2228
Previous Adventure:
Enterprise
Chapters 5, 6-20
2265
Chapter 20
Next Adventure:
Things Fall Apart
Previous Adventure:
Burning Dreams
2266
2266
Chapter 17
Next Adventure:
Balance of Terror
Previous Adventure:
The Tholian Web
2268
Chapter 24
Next Adventure:
Devices and Desires
Previous Adventure:
Obligations Discharged
2294
Chapter 25
Next Adventure:
The Captain's Daughter
Previous Adventure:
Relics
Prologue
2295
Chapter 26
Next Adventure:
Vulcan's Forge
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
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