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Crisis of Consciousness is an upcoming Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Dave Galanter.

Introduction Edit

The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is completing a treaty mission with the Maabas, a peaceful alien race not native to the star system they currently inhabit, as descendants of refugees from a great war long ago. Several hundred thousand Maabas once took shelter on their new world, and have now been here for mil­lennia. They do not travel the stars, but seek to explore from within. The Federation’s interest is in the Maabas’s great intellec­tual resources — their science, while behind in some areas, excels in others, and their philosophy is in line with that of the Federa­tion. But just as the pact is signed, the Enterprise is attacked by an unidentified vessel. Enough force is shown to keep the alien assailants at bay, but a new danger arises. Their mysterious foes are the Kenisians — a race that used to inhabit the Maabas’s chosen world thousands of years ago, and who now want to take it back.

SummaryEdit

The Enterprise has been assigned to escort Pippenge, the Maabas ambassador, back to his homeworld after completing a treaty with the Federation. However, when they arrive in the system they encounter a vessel which names the Maabas homeworld as Kenis Prime: The Kenisians inhabited the planet before the Maabas and want it returned. After a brief exchange of fire, the Kenisian commander Zhatan communicates with the Enterprise. The Kenisians turn out to be a Vulcan offshoot who practice an extreme form of katra transfer where the memories and personalities live on in future generations: Zhatan now holds hundreds of such personalities.

The Enterprise crew discover the Kenisians scanned several ancient sites on the surface. One of them turns out to contain mines filled with an unstable compound, na'hubis. Spock believes the substance is dangerously unstable and using it will destroy an entire sector. However, Zhatan kidnaps Spock and Pippenge to assist her and takes the mines.

As the Enterprise pursues the Kenisians, it becomes clear Zhatan intends to use the na'hubis on the Sahntiek, the race who forced the Kenisians from their world and enslaved them thousands of years previous. The Kenisians defeated them in turn and forced them to give up their technology. Every few generations they try to rebuild but every time the Kenisians, still driven by the personalities of their ancestors, destroy them again.

The Enterprise reaches the Sahntiek home system first to learn that, reduced to a primitive level, they were forced from their home in turn and the ships the Kenisians detected actually belong to the system's new occupiers, the Grepund. Spock forcibly mind melds with several Kenisians, causing their mix of personalities to overwhelm them, then helps Zhatan expunge the ancient personalities. The Kenisians and Maabas begin negotiations to share their world.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

AlkinthAshnuBaumgartnerBidras-etaBrintleBurgeeChristine ChapelPavel ChekovChith'golColoneColostCostreDebarrDjowD'ricciEnictJoshua ForbesGrossHistetHongHutindraChris JolmaKaalburgKandJames T. KirkJohn KyleLodiRueft MartishJabilo M'BengaLeonard McCoyMerrillMoberteMurlitNedashNehringNehrinNidalNorlaOaebintOrtovOttenbriteCarolyn PalamasPippengePodorRoathSakuraSanchezSciverMontgomery ScottSentellSkentSpockS'toasStrigleHikaru SuluTainlerTalarTibisTouréTwibeNyota UhuraBob WithrowZhatan
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Robert AprilJonathan ArcherBledaChifgerDevilEliasFateKelvar GarthGormGudapatiAdolf HitlerIdranKodosKozachokArublis Pa'atar MaalganqJohn MiltonArlyne Jorgensen ScottSurakTyms

LocationsEdit

Deep Space 5the galaxyGloskik PlainMaaba S'JaMaaba S'Ja systemMitash Gles dig siteSahntiek systemunnamed planets
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Alpha CentauriArgus ValleyBeta QuadrantEarthHeffronHellMaabas homeworldMaabas systemMarsMongoliaNorth YorkshireRigel IVRomulan Neutral ZoneSahntiek homeworldStarbase 10Tarsus IVVulcan

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class battlecruiser) • Grepund vesselPride (Kenisian warship)
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cargo vesselUSS ExeterUSS FarragutMaabas ocean vesselshuttletaxi

Races and culturesEdit

GrepundHuman (Terran) • KenisianMaabasVulcan
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AugmentKlingonNeanderthalPreserverRomulanSahntiekunnamed races and cultures

States and organizationsEdit

Assembly VitalGrepund ConfederacyKenisian AssemblyMaabas High CourtStarfleetTibis clanUnited Federation of Planets
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Federation CouncilHill SocietyJ'frenKenisian FleetMaabas Archaeological InstituteMaabas Central ArchivesMaabas Science DirectorateStarfleet AcademyStarfleet CommandVomla clanVulcan Science Academy

Science and technologyEdit

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Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralambassadorarchaeologistarchaeology and anthropology officerassistantastrophysicistattendantbartendercadetcaptainchemistchiefchief engineerchief medical officercommandercommanding officercommunications officercrewmandoctoremperorengineerensignfield medicfirst officerhelmsmanhistorianinstructorjunior officerlab techlieutenantlieutenant commanderlinguistmatriarchmedicmusiciannavigatornurseofficerphysicianphysicistpiratepoliticianprefectpresidentqueenscience officerscientistsecurity guardsecurity officersenior officersoldiertailortechniciantransporter chiefVulcan masterwarlordwarrioryeoman

Other referencesEdit

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TimelineEdit

ChronologyEdit

Production historyEdit

AppendicesEdit

Related storiesEdit

Troublesome Minds

External Link Edit

Crisis of Consciousness article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.

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