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A new world breeds new heroes…Challenger was the sixth book of Pocket Books' 2000 ministeries, Star Trek: New Earth novels. The book introduced UFPF Challenger, a scrap-built ship that was intended to headline a continuation of the New Earth series entitled Star Trek: Challenger. The installment was written by the series' co-creator Diane Carey.

DescriptionEdit

Far from the reaches of the Federation, the starship Enterprise has been guiding the development of a once-obscure planet upon whose fate the future of the galaxy may now depend. The Enterprise has been the sole representative of the Federation, fighting a constant battle to protect the colonists from enemy aliens and standing alone against all those who have their own designs on the colony world.
But all adventures come to an end. It is time for Captain Kirk and the Enterprise to turn over the guardianship of the colony to another ship and crew. The new ship arrives in the midst of a deadly attack on the colony—and is destroyed. With the Enterprise off fighting a new and powerful enemy that threatens the colony as well as its enemies, Commander Nick Keller, first officer and ranking survivor of the decimated crew, is marooned and at first alone—but he must find a way to complete his original mission and come to the aid of the Enterprise in what might be its most desperate hour.

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CharactersEdit

BakerZane BonifayTracy ChanPavel ChekovTed GylerDerek HahnJoe HurleyNick KellerJames T. KirkRoger LakeBilly MaidenshoreMakariosTim McAddisLeonard McCoyLucy QuinonesSavannah RingMontgomery ScottShucorionSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraVellyngaithZoa
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CleopatraLeonardo da VinciBarry GiottoHarrisonHippocratesLavioletteMichaelangeloMosesEvan PardonnetSanjaiTut

Starships and vehiclesEdit

UFPF Challenger ("Mongrel-class" composite frigate) • USS Enterprise (Constitution-class Enterprise-subclass heavy cruiser) • USS Peleliu (Chesapeake-class cruiser) • Pandora's Box
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CST Beowulf (combat support tender) • Challenger (space shuttle) • destroyerUSS Reliant (Miranda-class cruiser)

LocationsEdit

Belle TerreOccultQuake MoonSagittarius Clusterthe galaxy
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BerengariaBig MuddyEarth, Sol system, sector 001 (IowaMeccaNevadaSanta Fe, New MexicoYukon)

Shipboard areasEdit

bridgecaptain's officehangar deckturbolift
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engineeringsickbay

Races and culturesEdit

Blood ManyHuman (EgyptianEskimoGreekItalianJewishPolynesianSpanish) • KauldRassuaVulcan
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Klingon

States and organizationsEdit

All KauldBlood ManyFederationStarfleetStarfleet HeadquartersStarfleet Planetary Law Enforcement AgencyStarfleet Special Services Rescue Unit
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NASAUnited States of America

Technology and weaponsEdit

communicatordata crystaldeflector shielddynoscannerhand phaserimpulse engineintercomknifelaserlaser knifephaserphaser pistolphaser riflepressure padproberiflerobotsensorstarshipstylustetragridtransporterturboliftviewscreenwarp drive

Substances and energiesEdit

amino acidbloodelectricitygamma radiationgasgoldglyceringravityiceleatherleadliquidmethaneoliviumparaffinpetroleumplatinumpolymertoxinsolidTavola methanetripolymerwax

LifeformsEdit

crocodiledogfungusgorillahumanoidsnaketumbleweed

Foods and beveragesEdit

bananabay leafmilkpeachpotato

Ranks and titlesEdit

ambassadorbosuncaptainchief engineerchief medical officercommandercommanding officercommunications officercrewmandoctordrill sergeantengineerensignfirst officergovernorgunnerhelmsmanlieutenantlieutenant commandermedicnavigatornurserear admiralscience officersecond officersecuritysecurity chiefsergeantsheriffspecialisttactical officer

Other referencesEdit

alienasteroidbootcandlechemistryclothingcolonycoincommunicationscourt martialdesertdiseasedrinkenergyFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2270s-2350s)flufoodgalaxyGamma Nightgas giantgovernmenthairhourlifeformmagnetismmattermeteorminutemoonnation-stateplanetpsychologyquantum mechanicsraces and culturesrankred alertspacesporestarstar systemStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2278-2350s)technologytimetitleuniformweapon

AppendicesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

published order
Previous novel:
Thin Air
TOS numbered novels Next novel:
Swordhunt
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Thin Air
Pocket Next Adventure:
Chainmail


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