Starfleet finds an ancient version of the Defiant near Earth, prompting fears of the Furies using the Bajoran wormhole to invade the Alpha Quadrant again.

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Millennia ago, an apocalyptic battle was fought in the Alpha Quadrant. The losers were banished, but what became of the victors?
The Federation is threatened by this ancient mystery when a battered and broken version of the Defiant is found, frozen for five thousand years, in an icy cloud of cometary debris. Captain Sisko and the crew of Deep Space Nine are summoned to answer the most baffling question of their lives: how and when will their ship be catapulted back through time to its destruction? And does its ancient death mean that one of the combatants in a primordial battle is poised now to storm the Alpha Quadrant? Only the wormhole holds the answer -- and the future of the Federation itself may depend on the secrets it conceals.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Julian BashirJadzia DaxMichael EddingtonFernandezGerjuoyGoldmanJudith HaymanHovanKaddo'BorawnKira NerysKirschbaumMaileManan'AgarAlynna NechayevNesMiles O'BrienOdoPak DorrenHeather PetersenPritzP'selQuarkRomShakaar EdonHajime ShojiBenjamin SiskoT'KrengWinn AdamiYevlin Meris
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Curzon DaxJoran DaxTorias DaxGlotfeltyElim GarakKirichMornNogKeiko O'BrienMolly O'BrienJean-Luc PicardRegitzRobbJake SiskoJennifer SiskoSolvikStelSterchak

Locations[edit | edit source]

Alpha QuadrantBajorBajoran wormholeDeep Space 9Jem'Hadar stationOperations centerOort cloudStarbase 1Gamma Quadrant
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AndorBadlandsBrin PlanetariumBrundage StationCochrane MemorialEarthFuries PointKotar killing fieldOkana shipyardOrganiaPluto LaGrangian coloniesQo'noSRigel sectorSolTerok NorTrillVeska ProvinceVulcan

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Breedlove (Galaxy-class) • Corsair-classUSS Defiant (Defiant-class) • Jem'Hadar fighterKronos-classUSS Mukaikubo (Galaxy-class) • USS Platte (Danube-class) • USS Rio Grande (Danube-class) • Sreba (Vulcan science vessel) • Vinca-class
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USS Enterprise-DUSS Saratoga

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

BajoranChangelingFerengiHumanJem'HadarProphetsTrillUncleanVulcan
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AndorianBorgCardassianElasianFuriesKlingonLetheanOrionRomulanTellariteTholian

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Bajoran MilitiaDominionStarfleetUnited Federation of PlanetsVulcan Science Academy
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Bajoran Trade CommissionFoundersMaquisObsidian OrderShakaar resistance cellShesh casteStarfleet AcademyStarfleet Command

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

alienansible technologyantennaantigenartificial wormholebiopsyboromine citratebraincarapacecerebral cortexcloaking devicecomm badgedeep space stationdefense saildiazradoldifluorinedilithiumdiseaseenergyengineering tricordereuthanasiaevent horizonfusion bombgravitational fieldHaslev-Rahn diseasehydrogen bombhypo kithyposprayisoboraminek'fken probelong-range sensorMactru feverminutemitochondrial DNAneurotransmitterorbitosteodermal regeneratorPedone's Law of Imaginary Energy Usagephaser bankphoton torpedoplutoniumportable diagnostic scannerportable replicatorquantum chronodynamicsquantum torpedorefitsensorspace stationstasis fieldtactical plasma warheadTartha poxtemporal displacementthermal diffuserthermonuclear bombtinnitistorpedotricorderturboliftuniversal translatorVegan choriomeningitisvertigoviroidwormholexenobiology

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

cadetcaptainchiefdoctorEmissary of the ProphetsensignHonored Professorkaipharaohprofessor

Other references[edit | edit source]

Argelian mocha sorbetBilly the BrontosaurB'stellaChaat juiceChfera stewchocolateClass 5 sector emergencyconference roomcouscouscrystaldabodaydeath icondéjà vuduraniumElasian cloud appleEnglish languageFerengi languageFerengi Rules of AcquisitionGhiachan brandygrakh'rahadhematiteironjil-birdJournal of Quantum MedicineKlingoneselatinummenorahmoneynickelNobel PrizeOccupation of BajorplanetPriority 1quartersraktajinoredfruitRehk'resenRigellian chocolateshore leavespringballSubspace Physical Reviewstongotransparent aluminumtritiumTrojan horseuniformvolewaterweekZee-Magnees Prize

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Background information[edit | edit source]

Related stories[edit | edit source]

  • After the crew discover a Jem'Hadar creche, Sisko recalls Quark finding the Jem'Hadar youth in "The Abandoned".

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Star Trek: Invasion! Novels
First Strike | The Soldiers of Fear | Time's Enemy | The Final Fury
published order
Previous novel:
Objective: Bajor
DS9 numbered novels Next novel:
The Heart of the Warrior
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Elogium
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Final Fury
Previous Adventure:
Objective: Bajor
Deep Space Nine Adventures Next Adventure:
Saratoga
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