There's a bar called "The Captain's Table" where those who have commanded mighty vessels of every shape and era can meet, relax, and share a friendly drink or two with others of their calling. Sometimes a brawl may break out but it's all in the family, more or less. Just remember, the first round of drinks is always paid for with a story… even beyond the final frontier.
Captain James T. Kirk must join forces with Captain Hikaru Sulu, new commander of the USS Excelsior, to resolve a simmering political situation in a distant star system. For more than twenty years, the ancient enmity between Nykkus and Anjiri has resisted the best efforts of Federation diplomats. Now Kirk and Sulu have one last chance to end the bloodshed—before it erupts into a full-scale interstellar war!


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AkpakkenAnneDavid BaileyWendell BarstowBenniCapChambersPavel ChekovBarry GiottoTim HenryHeather KeithJames T. KirkJudith KlassKolothLorkRamiro MarquezMcClainLeonard McCoyNino OrsiniPeterPlaviPrrghhJanice RandRebovichDarnell RenyckChristina SchulmanMontgomery ScottHajime ShojiSpockHikaru SuluTulrikTuvokNyota UhuraVardokVissithScott Walroth
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CharybdisCheshire catCharles DarwinElizabeth DehnerDevilAlbert EinsteinGodAmanda GraysonLee KelsoMaudieGary MitchellNeelySandra PasturMark PiperPlottelRafael SabatiniSurakVanderpool

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS Enterprise-A (Constitution-class) • USS Excelsior (Excelsior-class) • FL-70 Falcon (Raptor-class) • GalileoJocelyn BellNevekkeRochester-classVreth-class
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USS FarragutKlingon bird-of-preyECS Kobayashi MaruM-class courierUSS ReliantSuga-classUSS Venture


Alpha GaudianusDeep Space 3KrethMarsPleck StationThe Captain's TableUtopia Planitia
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AndorArdanaArgeliusColombiaDeep Space 2EarthElaphe Vulpina NineEnglandGreeceGreshik TyrrHawaiiKhitomerKlingon Neutral ZoneOmega IVRukbatRussiaSan FranciscoSto'vo'korTregharl clusterVegaWhite Sands

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Corps of Astronomical EngineersMartian Parks ServiceStarfleetStarfleet AcademyStarfleet HeadquartersUnited Federation of Planets
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Johns Hopkins UniversityKlingon EmpireRoman EmpireStarfleet Medical AcademyVulcan Science Academy

Ranks and titlesEdit

cadetcaptainchief communications officerchief engineerchief medical officercommodoredoctorensignexecutive officerlieutenantlieutenant commanderrear admiral

Other referencesEdit

agonizerbat'lethblack holeblood winebridgeCaptain's log, USS Excelsior (NCC-2000)chickencoffeecutlassdilithiumdisruptord'k tahgdrinkfootballgeckoGondwana Pale Alehand grenadeIndustrial Revolutioninertial dampenerJolly RogerK class starMartian Red Ice AlemeternitrogenOckham's Razororchidoxygenparrotparsecphaserphoton torpedopotatopulse cannonscimitarshieldshield generatorsickbayTheory of General Relativitytractor beamtrampolinetransparent aluminumtransportertransporter roomtricorderTrojan horseturboliftUnion JackUniversal Field Equationuniversal translatorus'tar-javiewscreenwaystationyellow alert


Related storiesEdit

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
Characters Hikaru SuluPavel ChekovJanice RandDevon GablerDmitri ValtaneLeonard James AkaarLojurTuvokAltos Viger
Star Trek: The Captain's Table stories
Novels War DragonsDujonian's HoardThe MistFire ShipOnce BurnedWhere Sea Meets Sky
Tales from the Captain's Table short stories "Improvisations on the Opal Sea: A Tale of Dubious Credibility" • "Darkness" • "Pain Management" • "LoDnI'pu' vavpu' je" • "The Officers' Club" • "Have Beagle, Will Travel: The Legend of Porthos" • "Iron and Sacrifice" • "Seduced" • "An Easy Fast"


Published Order
Previous novel:
Dark Victory
TOS novels Next novel:
Vulcan's Heart
Previous novel:
first in series
The Captain's Table
Next novel:
Dujonian's Hoard
Previous story:
Armageddon Sky
Stories by:
L.A. Graf
Next story:
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
The Fearful Summons
Pocket Books Timeline Next adventure:
Previous adventure:
The Fearful Summons
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Previous story:
My Brother's Keeper: Enterprise
Voyages of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) (2264 to 2270)
Chapters 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 & 15
Next story:
Dark Traveler
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2293.
The Pocket Books Timeline and Memory Beta Chronology place events from this story in 2 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
My Brother's Keeper: Enterprise
Chapters 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 & 15
Next adventure:
Summon the Thunder
Previous Pocket adventure:
Treaty's Law
(framing story)

Previous MB adventure:
Chapters 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 & 16
Next Pocket adventure:
Strange New Worlds III

Next MB adventure:
Klingon Academy

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