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Introduction (blurb)

From the back cover of the paperback compilation

Whenever there's a need to fix, repair, or salvage, Starfleet calls in the crack S.C.E. team on the U.S.S. da Vinci. Under the command of Captain David Gold and Commander Sonya Gomez, the S.C.E. solves the unsolvable, from finding a Starfleet vessel lost inside a holographic ship to doping out new technology captured during the Dominion War.

However, the da Vinci's mission to Galvan VI will prove to be the S.C.E.'s greatest challenge to date, as they must salvage the U.S.S. Orion from the turbulent atmosphere of a gas giant. As if that wasn't enough, the Orion is carrying the prototype of the deadly Wildfire device -- a protomatter warhead that can ignite gas giants into stars -- and the planet seems to be home to a strange alien life-form that may have been responsible for the Orion's destruction!

2 e-book blurbs

Book 1

The da Vinci goes on a dangerous salvage mission: to rescue the U.S.S. Orion from a gas giant. As if the turbulent atmosphere of the planet wasn't enough, the Orion is carrying the prototype of the deadly Wildfire device – a protomatter warhead that can ignite gas giants into stars. But the operation may be more than even Capt. David Gold's crack team of engineers can handle, as they have to fight against the liquid atmosphere of the planet, the volatility of the Wildfire warhead – and a strange alien life-form that may be responsible for the attack on the Orion!

Book 2

The U.S.S. da Vinci's mission to salvage the U.S.S. Orion and the deadly Wildfire warhead has gone horribly wrong. Captain Gold and Security Chief Corsi are gravely injured, and the da Vinci is literally coming apart at the seams as it drifts further and further into the deadly atmosphere of a gas giant. Worse, the Wildfire device is armed and loose in the turbulent atmosphere, threatening destruction on a planetary scale. Commander Sonya Gomez and what's left of her S.C.E. team must use all their skills to survive, complete the mission, and learn the deadly secret of the strange alien lights that will be either their salvation – or their destruction!


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USS da Vinci Crew
Carol AbramowitzKara BainJil BarnakP8 BlueAlex ChhungNancy ConlonJohn CopperDomenica CorsiElleth DeoStephen DrewKieran DuffyClaire EddyEmmettBart FaulwellDiego FelicianoManfred FoleyEsther FriesnerFrnatsDavid GoldSonya GomezVance HawkinsIna MarSa'il KazzarusPeter KeeganKeith KowalDenise LankfordElizabeth LenseAndrea LipinskiLoten YovreDavid McAllanMiles O'BrienBrian O'LearyOrthakJoanne PiotrowskiMadeline RobinsRobin RusconiAnthony ShabalalaJovun SkernakSolomanFabian StevensTalia tai'MioNorma WeilandSandy WetzelSongmin Wong
USS Orion Crew
ch'KelavarCindrichFryarDakona RaalRyanSunkuloLian T'suYarrow
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Amy DuffyBenjamin Sisko


Deep Space 9FreyarGalvan VITenber VIIWhiteflower Station
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Rigel VStarbase 67

Starships and vehicles

USS da VinciUSS MjolnirUSS OrionWork Bug

Races and cultures

Referenced only

States and organizations

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Other references

Attack on San FranciscoBetazed oystersThe Complete Works of Richard BrautiganDominion Wardom-jotFederation Medal of HonorKeorgan artKragite Order of HeroismKryonian tigermelorazineMoby-DickRisan white winesarium krellide batterysonic screwdriverStarfleet Citation for Conspicuous GallantrytricordrazineWildfire device



  • Wildfire was originally published as two eBooks, and later reprinted, with minimal changes to the linking material, in the SCE print compilation Wildfire.

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Omnibuses Have Tech, Will TravelMiracle WorkersSome Assembly RequiredNo SurrenderFoundationsWildfireBreakdownsAftermathGrand DesignsCreative CouplingsWoundsOut of the CocoonWhat's Past



published order
Previous eBook:
War Stories, Book 2
SCE eBooks Next eBook:
Home Fires
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Pocket Next Adventure:
Rising Son
Chapter 10
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2376.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in nine other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
Death in Winter
Arvada III
Book Two, Chapter 8, Section 2
Next Adventure:
Chapter 2
Previous Adventure:
Captain's Peril
Book Two, Chapter 8, Section 3
Next Adventure:
Being Human
Previous Adventure:
Chapter 2
Book Two, Chapter 8, Section 4
Next Adventure:
Mystery of the Missing Crew
Previous Adventure:
Enigma Ship
Book Two, Chapter 8, Section 5
Next Adventure:
War Stories, Book 1
Previous Adventure:
Shadow of Heaven
Book Two, Chapter 8, Section 6
Next Adventure:
A Stitch in Time
Part 1, Chapters 21, 23; Part 2, Chapters 2, 4, 6, 8
Previous Adventure:
Interphase, Part Two
Book Two, Chapter 8, Section 7
Next Adventure:
Fair Haven
Previous Adventure:
Booby Trap
Book Two, Chapter 8, Section 9
Next Adventure:
I Am Become Death
Sections 2-5
Previous Adventure:
Field Expediency
Book Two, Chapter 8, Section 10
Next Adventure:
The Fight
Previous Adventure:
Book Two, Chapter 8, Section 11
Next Adventure:
Oil and Water