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Introduction (blurb)Edit

At last, the long awaited novel featuring both famous crews of the starships Enterprise in an epic adventure that spans time and space. Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) are faced with their most challenging mission yet - rescuing renowned scientist Zefram Cochrane from captors who want to use his skills to conquer the galaxy.

Meanwhile, ninety-nine years in the future on the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), Picard must rescue an important and mysterious person who safety is vital to the survival of the Federation.

As the two crews struggle to fulfill their missions, destiny draws them closer together until past and future merge - and the fate of each of the two legendary starships rest in the hands of the other vessel...

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2293: James Kirk, sixty years old and recently retired from Starfleet, visits the Guardian of Forever one last time. The Guardian has been inactive since a few years after he discovered it, and a researcher there requests that he ask it a question. He does, and it doesn't respond. But when the researcher walks away, leaving Kirk alone with his regrets, he whispers the word "Why?", and the Guardian answers...

2065: Zefram Cochrane has just returned from his historic first warp flight to Alpha Centauri and back in just eight months. His friend and patron Micah Brack warns him that the Optimum, a militaristic political movement bent on the eradication of any person deemed genetically and/or ideologically "inferior", has taken an interest in his work, and that a high-level officer, Colonel Adrik Thorsen, will arrive in a few hours. Brack explains that he's about to release the warp research he funded, royalty-free, because he believes the Optimum's rise will result in a bloody, planet-leveling war, and he wants extrasolar colonies established well before then. He arranges for Cochrane to be taken to a secret lab where he can continue his research outside the Optimum's grasp.

2078: Cochrane returns to Earth. The Optimum has taken power across most of the world, suspending the Constitution in the United States, imprisoning the British royalty, and everywhere making sure to "contain" nonoptimals. Thorsen captures Cochrane and demands that he explain how to build a "warp bomb." During early research on the warp drive, an accident caused an antimatter explosion. Everything within eighteen meters of the equipment disappeared without even a trace of radiation. The diameter was determined by the laws of physics and couldn't be changed, but Thorsen refuses to believe that. Cochrane eventually escapes, nearly killing Thorsen in the process and making him suboptimal.

2119: Thorsen, having survived World War III and now possessing prosthetic enhancements, comes after Cochrane in his old age, killing the scientist's wife. Cochrane flees his home in the Alpha Centauri system and disappears. He eventually ends up on the planetoid Gamma Canaris, having been rescued by the Companion.

2267: The USS Enterprise, under command of Captain Kirk, is called to answer for a mysterious transmission from a person who appears to be Nancy Hedford, who was thought to be dead. The Enterprise discovers that Cochrane has been kidnapped by the Optimum. They rescue Cochrane, and eventually begin to head toward a black hole to escape the Optimum.

2366: Picard's crew has been dispatched to retrieve a "special science package" from the same black hole. In a strange twist of black hole physics, both the Enterprise and the Enterprise-D end up trapped inside the same black hole, time having been compressed. The two ships cannot communicate with each other in order to preserve the timelines. Eventually, the Enterprise-D rescues Cochrane, and both ships escape the Optimum. Thorsen finally dies when Picard destroys an ancient artifact containing all that is left of him.

2371: Shortly after the Enterprise-D is lost on Veridian. Picard and Riker are on Titan, when Picard receives a letter that had been written to him before his birth. He discovers it is from Kirk, who tells him the entire story.

2293: The Guardian completes its revelation to Kirk, who departs.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

James T. KirkSpockLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottHikaru SuluUhuraPavel Chekov • :Jean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerDataBeverly CrusherWorfDeanna TroiGeordi La ForgeJohn BurkeMonica Burke-CochraneZefram CochraneMicah BrackRichard GalenMaryOkudaSarekSternbachAdrik Thorsenunnamed Vulcan
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Neil ArmstrongBuck BokaiGautama BuddhaOliver CromwellCrossDaarDelgadoStephen GarrovickPhillip GreenStephen HawkingJeinEdith KeelerDavid MarcusNewsonChristopher PikeKhan Noonien SinghV'GerYoshikawa

Starships and vehiclesEdit

armored troop carrierBetsy • • USS EnterpriseUSS Enterprise-Dlimousinelunar transport diskNautilus-classOrbital Fighter Escortorbital transfer unit
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Bonaventure USS Enterprise-BUSS ExcelsiorGreat WesternCity Of Utopia PlanitiaJohn Cabalmaglev trainsailing clippersteamshipyacht

LocationsEdit

Earth (Battersea StadiumBuckingham PalaceHeathrow AirportHighgate PrisonLondonVictoria Station/Thorsen Central HubWED Research Platform) • Titan (Christopher's Landing) • Gateway (Ellison Research Outpost)
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Altair IVBradbury's LandingCoridan • Earth (AfghanistanAtlantic OceanBristolHawaiiIndiaLos AngelesNatalNew York CitySan FranciscoSandringham HouseSeoulStockholmSyria) • Luna (Copernicus CityKashishowa Station) • MarsNeptuneRG-1522SolTycho IVWolf 359 (Stapledon Center)

Races and culturesEdit

BorgBetazoidFerengiKlingonGrigariPreserversVulcan

States and organizationsEdit

Brack InterplanetaryCochrane Foundation for the Study of MultiphysicsFerengi AllianceHer Majesty's Royal Resistance ForceNew United NationsOptimal Republic of Great BritainOptimum MovementPiaget SARolls-RoyceRomulan Star EmpireUnited Federation of Planets
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Analytical CommitteeAustrian EmpireBritish EmpireChinese EmpireLondon KingsManchester DruidsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyMartian ColoniesOttoman EmpirePrussian EmpireRoyal Astronomical SocietyThe TimesUnited Nations IntelligenceUnited States of AmericaVulcan Science Academy

Other referencesEdit

astronomerBabel Conferencebaseball batbaseball glovecolonelcorporaldogduraplastEM shieldfistgungravityGuardian of Foreveridentification cardimpulse engineindustrialistinertial dampenernanotechnologynorsehlatneural inhibitoropticsOzymandiasparticle cannonphotographPost-Atomic HorrorPreserver obeliskspray hypostring quartetThe Walrus and the Carpenterwarp driveWorld SeriesWorld War IIIzombie (mercenary)Anglo-Zulu Warantimatterarmored infantryartificial intelligence surrogateasteroid interceptorbaseballbattlefield pulse emitterbotanical engineerClark corollaryCambridge RiotsCasino RoyalecordrazineEmergency Measures Act of 2076Eugenics WarsEurodollarfanjetfig treeFourth WorldFundamental Declarations of the Martian Coloniesglasshome plateJames BondJosephson probelacrosseLaw of Parallel Planet Developmentliquid vacuum telescopelithium convertermatterOpium Warparatrooperradiation armorrationingshredderbombsynapseTheory of Special RelativitytransporterTreaty of LondontricorderWorld War II

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The Ashes of Eden
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Journey to Babel
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
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The Vulcan Academy Murders
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2366.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in seven other timeframes:
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Preserver
Chapter 39
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The Valiant
2069
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The Lives of Dax
First Steps
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Encounter at Farpoint
Chapter 3
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Surak's Soul
Chapter 2, Section 5
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A Girl for Every Star
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Journey to Babel
2267 Next Adventure:
To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh
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Shadows of the Indignant
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A Flag Full of Stars
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War Dragons
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The Last Roundup
Epilogue
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Past Tense, Part II
2371 Next Adventure:
The Ashes of Eden

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