The Unsettling Stars is a Star Trek Kelvin timeline novel by Alan Dean Foster, published on 14 April 2020.


Taking place in an alternate timeline created when the Starship Kelvin was destroyed by a Romulan invader from the future, this bold new novel follows Captain James T. Kirk and an inexperienced crew commandeering a repaired U.S.S. Enterprise out of spacedock for a simple shakedown cruise. When a distress call comes in, the Enterprise must aid a large colony ship of alien refugees known as the Perenorean, who are under siege by an unknown enemy. But Kirk and his crew will find that the situation with the peaceful Perenorean is far more complicated than they bargained for, and the answers as to why they were attacked in the first place unfold in the most insidious of ways…



Four AmekArif Ben-HaimPavel ChekovTwelve CovotFounohIrouthJiwarthSix JolJames T. KirkMarinskyLeonard McCoyThirty-four NarlektNine OmurtOuroumPearsonMontgomery ScottServantesSpockHikaru SuluTaellNyota UhuraUl-tondTwenty-five Yelerik
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Boris (ancestor)Five KendM'parlNanduparviNeroSarek

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Dre'kalak flagship (flagship) • Dre'kalak warship (warship) • USS EnterpriseEparthaa (Perenorean colony ship) • shuttlecraft
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Federation colony shipNarada


DiBorMarr-i-nul systemSiBor
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IowaVregon VI

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Perenorean OutreachUltimate CircleUnited Federation of Planets

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchief engineercommanderdoctorengineerensignfirst officerleaderesquelieutenantmasteresquephysicianpodleaderrefugeescience officer

Science and technologyEdit

airlockcommand chairdisruptorepisealergalaxylightphaserphoton torpedoplasma beamsensorshieldsspacestarshipsubatomic particletorpedowarp factor

Other referencesEdit

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  • This novel was originally titled Refugees and was slated to be released in 2010. After almost ten years, it was announced that it was being published as The Order of Peace before moving to its final name, The Unsettling Stars.



Stories set in the Kelvin timeline
comics When Worlds Collide: Spock Confronts the Ultimate ChallengeNero (1234) • Starfleet Academy (12345) • Star Trek Movie Adaptation (123456) • IDW Star Trek: Volume 1 (1st story arc: 1, 2The Galileo Seven: 1, 2) • Volume 2 (Operation: Annihilate: 1, 2Vulcan's Vengeance: 1, 2) • Volume 3 (The Return of the Archons: 1, 2The Truth About Tribbles: 1, 2) • Volume 4 (1314Mirrored: 1, 2) • Volume 5 (17181920) • Countdown to Darkness (1234) • Volume 6 (After Darkness: 1, 2, 324) • Volume 7: The Khitomer Conflict (1234) • Khan (12345) • Volume 8 (Parallel Lives: 1, 2I, Enterprise!: 1, 2Lost Apollo: 1, 2) • Volume 9: The Q Gambit (123456) • Volume 10 (Behemoth: 1, 2Eurydice: 1, 2, 3Volume 11 (The Tholian Webs: 1, 2Deity: 12Flesh & Stone) • The Spectrum War (123456) • Live Evil (123) • Reunion (12) • Legacy of Spock (1234) • Connection (12) • Manifest Destiny (1234) • Stranger Worlds (123456) • Boldly Go: Volume 1 (123456) • Volume 2 (789101112) • Volume 3: IDIC (123456)
novels Star TrekStarfleet Academy (The Delta AnomalyThe EdgeThe Gemini AgentThe Assassination Game) • Into DarknessThe Unsettling Stars
video games Delta Vega: Meltdown on the Ice PlanetAcademy TrainerCadet Training FacilityD-A-CRace to DestinyThe Mobile GameStar TrekRivals
board games Expeditions live-action shorts Transporter CommercialBrilliant Enterprise CommercialCollision insurance commercialBold Explorers
websites Starfleet ShipyardDossiersExperience The Enterprise apps Star Trek App
prequels in original timeline Countdown (1234)

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