A Ceremony of Losses is a novel from author David Mack. It is the third of five novels making up the Star Trek: The Fall miniseries, which centers around the Federation and the Typhon Pact. The novel focuses on the Andorian reproductive crisis and features Julian Bashir in a major role.
- The third original novel in the electrifying The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine crossover event!
- THE NEEDS OF THE MANY
- Despite heroic efforts by Thirishar ch'Thane, the Andorian species is headed for extinction. Its slow march toward oblivion has reached a tipping point, one from which there will be no hope of return.
- THE NEEDS OF THE FEW
- With countless lives at stake, the leaders of Andor, the Federation, and the Typhon Pact all scheme to twist the crisis to their political gain—at any price.
- THE NEEDS OF THE ONE
- Unwilling to be a mere bystander to tragedy, Doctor Julian Bashir risks everything to find a cure for the Andorians. But his courage will come at a terrible cost: his career, his freedom... and maybe his life.
Thirishar ch'Thane has resigned his Starfleet commission to remain on Andor and assist Professor zh'Thiin with her research into the Meta-Genome. However, the Treishya who lead the coalition government are determined that no cure is found for the Andorian reproductive problem until they can take credit for it and have withheld much of the information the Tholians provided them with. Ultimately, they send the research team into hiding by stirring up a mob to attack their laboratory. Shar smuggles a message to Bashir asking for his help with the research.
Federation pro tem president Ishan Anjar is taking a hardline over the Andorians, to the extent of placing an embargo on Federation trade with them and setting up a Starfleet blockade to prevent Federation ships and supplies entering their space. Bashir assembles a group of genetics experts on Bajor to research the Meta-Genome, which Sarina Douglas has persuaded Section 31 to provide him with. A rogue Starfleet Intelligence operative alerts Ishan, who sends Ro to shut down the project. Having already found and injected himself with the cure, Bashir tells his associates to deny knowing they were working with the Meta-Genome then flees the system with help from Douglas and Tenmei.
The Aventine is instructed to intercept Bashir, who is travelling in a civilian freighter, and does so in orbit of Andor. Bashir requests political asylum but Treishya leader and Andorian presider Ledanyi ch'Foruta, desperate to stop Bashir and Shar being the ones to save his people, orders the Andorian ships to hand him over to Starfleet without a hearing. The Aventine is damaged by fire from a rogue Andorian ship and, despite taking Bashir into custody, is stuck in orbit.
Shar makes ch'Foruta's actions public, turning feeling against the coalition government and allowing a new coalition led by Kellessar zh'Tarash of the Progressive Caucus to take power. Shar beams aboard the Aventine where Tarses and his girlfriend, Andorian security officer sh'Pash help him and Bashir escape to Andor. The starships Warspite and Falchion are sent as reinforcements by Ishan but the Aventine stops them destroying the pair's ship.
Ishan orders a Starfleet Special Ops team to capture Bashir and stop the cure being developed. However, Ezri leads an away team to the surface which protects the research team from Starfleet until they have broadcast details of the cure to multiple sites where mass production can begin without the Treishya and the Typhon Pact claiming credit. Ezri and Bashir then surrender to Starfleet.
The Andorians apply to rejoin the Federation, with their application being fast-tracked by the Council and with zh'Tarash intending to stand against Ishan in the presidential election. Meanwhile, Akaar is unhappy about Ishan using Starfleet as a political tool and resolves to oppose him.
- Leonard James Akaar • Julian Bashir • Marta Batanides • Jefferson Blackmer • Pascal Boudreaux • Samaritan Bowers • Cenn Desca • Rhylie Crosswhite • Beverly Crusher • Damrose • Ezri Dax • th'Desh • Dezskene • Hennisar sh'Donnos • Sarina Douglas • Cort Enaren • Rellim Eryjem • Carrinor sh'Feiran • Ulloresh th'Forris • Ledanyi ch'Foruta • Emerson Harris • Gruhn Helkara • Honn Kero • Ishan Anjar • Kandel • Lonnoc Kedair • Korl • L'Haan • Seshivalas th'Larro • Lemdock • Elizabeth Lense • Tesitera Levat • Marratesh ch'Lhorra • Liizsk • Kainon th'Liro • Bashir th'Lothas • Ezrishar sh'Lothas • Selleshtala zh'Lothas • Mara • ch'Mas • Oliana Mirren • Chayni zh'Moor • Naaz • Lenarlitan sh'Naar • Alynna Nechayev • Miles O'Brien • Nerathyla sh'Pash • Katherine Pulaski • Quark • Sarjat Ramapoor • Rane • Rezthene • Ferrathross zh'Rilah • Thufira sh'Risham • Ro Laren • Soth Romar • Dalit Sarai • Jyri Sarpantha • Satal • Nyyl Saygur • Shayl • Rujat Suwadi • Narwanit ch'Szaan • Kellessar zh'Tarash • Sennifaal th'Tarash • Simon Tarses • Prynn Tenmei • Thirishar ch'Thane • Thar • Tharp • Marthrossi zh'Thiin • Torv • Tovak • Tozrene • Steven Unverzagt • Valik • Galif jav Velk • Wilik • Zimm • Zisk • unnamed Caitians • unnamed JAG Personnel
- Referenced only
- Anubis • Lisa Babitz • Nanietta Bacco • James Bennett • Blessed Exchequer • Shathrissia zh'Cheen • Gregory Desjardins • Hosh • Isal • Jack • Jebreal • Ma'at • th'Noor • zh'Phair • Jean-Luc Picard • Rom • Wheeler Stinson • Treir • Uzaveh • Thomas Wolfe • Min Zife
- Andor • B'hava'el • Bajor • Bement Center • Bestri Woods • Deep Space 9 (II) • Earth • Ferengi Embassy to Bajor • Hall of Detention • Hub • Kathela (Kathela General Hospital) • Lor'Vela • Palais de la Concorde • Paris • Plaza • Quark's (II) • Rakantha Province • Sector General • Shakina Commons • SopveQpu' Gishka • Tlanek Ice Cap • Well
- Referenced only
- Acamar • AR-558 • Beta Quadrant • Betazed • Deep Space 9 • Ferenginar • Gamma Hydra • Ghidi Prime • Izar • Jaros II • Kadri Sea • Kingman Rapids • Kingman River • Laikan • Louisiana • Luna • Mars • Mempa • Murami Sector • Phlox Institute • Rolor sector • Salavat • Starfleet Academy • Starfleet Medical • Starfleet Medical Academy • Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards • Vela Cluster
Starships and vehiclesEdit
- USS Aventine (Vesta-class) • USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • USS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class) • USS Falchion (Saber-class) • SS Ibiza • IGW Ilmarriven • Okemah • SS Parham (Caretta-class) • USS Rio Grande (Danube-class) • USS Sarrakesh • Starfleet One • Tanj'k Tholis • USS Tiber (Danube-class) • IGW Tuonetar • USS Warspite (Sovereign-class)
- Referenced only
- Fortune's Fool • USS Glyrhond • IKS ghung'HoH • Luna-class • Mogonus • USS Sagittarius (Archer-class) • USS Tamberlaine
Races and culturesEdit
- Andorian • Argelian • Bajoran • Balduk • Benzite • Betazoid • Bolian • Breen • Caitian • Capellan • Chalnoth • Deltan • Denobulan • Efrosian • Ferengi • Human (Creole) • Iotian • Kaferian • Nalori • Nausicaan • Orion • Rigellian • Romulan • Saurian • Silwaan • Takaran • Talarian • Tellarite • Thallonian • Tholian • Trill • Zakdorn
- Referenced only
- Borg • Cardassian • Klingon • Prophets • Shedai • Sheliak • Teplan • Tzenkethi • Yrythny
States and organizationsEdit
- Alliance Party • Andor Control • Andor News Service • Andorian Imperial Command • Bajoran Militia • Bajoran Planetary Operations Center • Breen Confederacy • Breen Intelligence Directorate • Federation Security Agency • Foundation for Interstellar Medicine • New Restoration Party • Parliament Andoria • Progressive Caucus • Romulan Star Empire • Section 31 • Starfleet • Starfleet Intelligence • Starfleet Medical School • Tal Shiar • Tholian Assembly • Treishya • True Heirs of Andor • Typhon Pact • United Federation of Planets • Unity Caucus • Visionist Party
- Referenced only
- Department of External Audits • Jack Pack • Starfleet Judge Advocate General • Maquis • Seboz Holdings • Starfleet 9th Fleet • Vedek Assembly
Science and technologyEdit
- dermal regenerator • Genesis Device • holosuite • isolinear chip • meta-genome • phaser • quantum slipstream • replicator • stellar cartography • tricorder
Ranks and titlesEdit
- captain • chairwoman • chief • chief medical officer • commander • councillor • Chief of Starfleet Intelligence • doctor • Facet for External Security • First Minister of Bajor • Grand Nagus • Imperial Sentinel • Leader of the Loyal Opposition • lieutenant • nurse • President of the United Federation of Planets • President Pro-Tempore of the United Federation of Planets • Presider of the Parliament Andoria • professor • Thot of the Breen Confederacy
- analgesic • anasomazine • bikini • Borg Invasion of 2381 • Carrington Award • credit • dabo • darts • Dominion War • gagh • grayth • Jalanda Midnight ale • kajiano • Kalla-Nohra Syndrome • katheka • kayaking • kligat • Kytherian soft-shelled crab • The Liturgy of the Temple of Uzaveh • mesosphere • Operation Bright Storm • Operation Vanguard • Pacifican sunrise cocktail • pliska • Pottrik Syndrome • Quickening • raktajino • rokeg blood pie • shelthreth • shuttle • Siege of AR-558 • Solarian sunrise • Teplan blight • tezha • Tholian silk • tube-grub • zhavey
- The prologue is set in March 2385, and the epilogue in September 2386.
- The main story begins three days after the dedication ceremony of Deep Space 9 (II).
The Crimson Shadow
|The Fall novels||Next novel:|
The Poisoned Chalice
The Body Electric
|Star Trek: The Fall|
|Revelation and Dust • The Crimson Shadow • A Ceremony of Losses • The Poisoned Chalice • Peaceable Kingdoms|
|Media featuring the USS Aventine|
|Novels||Star Trek: Destiny||Gods of Night • Mere Mortals • Lost Souls • A Singular Destiny|
|others||Zero Sum Game • Brinkmanship • A Ceremony of Losses • Takedown|
|Characters||Ezri Dax • Sam Bowers • Gruhn Helkara • Mikaela Leishman • Simon Tarses • Oliana Mirren • Lonnoc Kedair|