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Long Shot is a 2015 Star Trek: Seekers novel by author David Mack.

DescriptionEdit

SCIENCE GONE MAD… Bizarre sensor readings lead the Starfleet scout ship USS Sagittarius to an alien world where efforts to harness a dangerous and unstable technology have thrown the laws of probability out of balance. Now, events that might have occurred only one time in a trillion are hap­pening constantly—to deadly and dazzling effect.
A PLANET IN PERIL... As disasters and miracles multiply globally at an ever-increasing rate, it's up to Captain Clark Terrell and his crew to shut down the experiment-gone-wrong before its storm of chaos causes the planet's destruction. But the odds against their success—and their survival—might be too great to overcome.

SummaryEdit

On the planet Anura, an attempt by scientist Doctor Pren Kavalas to tap into dark matter energy creates a distortion wave which changes the laws of probability in the region, meaning highly unlikely events start happening regularly. A series of natural disasters rock the planet, which seems on the verge of global collapse.

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USS Sagittarius.

The Sagittarius picks up a distress call from the planet and Terrell takes a landing party comprising himself, Chief engineer Master Chief Petty Officer Mike Ilucci, Science officer Lieutenant Sengar Hesh and Ensign field scout Taryl to meet with the planet's leader, Tribune Tiras Saranda. They begin working with Kavalas to try and find a solution and have to work their way through an anti-alien mob to reach the generator.

Meanwhile, the Sagittarius rescues the crew of a space station destroyed by a freak meteorite shower, then deflects a comet that would have destroyed the planet. The crew realise that when the next distortion wave peaks, a solar flare will wipe out all life in the system.

The landing party discover that the dark matter generator was created using material scavenged from an alien ship, which was booby-trapped, meaning the controls are now out of phase. Several plans fail but when the Sagittarius lands by the generator Hesh is finally able to rig up a replacement control console and cause the generator to self-destruct.

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CharactersEdit

Sagittarius crewEdit

Lisa BabitzKaren CahowFaro DastinSengar HeshMike IlucciNizskRazkaSorakNguyen Tan BaoTarylClark TerrellVanessa TheriaultSalagho ThrexTorvin
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Celerasayna zh'FirroAdelard Nassir

AustaransEdit

AnkathBeianaBorimCarodSyrem EguenNobixu GuentheriHeelarKaolulaPren KavalasSefsan KleftisDesmar LahdikFloris LanonLoludiMufungoKassinas NasutasNelonnukCaycil NophrisEllisor OndaZehgos PoalPrilaPylusNasiikh RenarCauda SalirTiras SarandaSeptenSlaadSoparen ToscKeelix TranKilmarlic Triturunnamed AustaransJeniven Vatrachos
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ArbosBokirPelanonTorlas

Other charactersEdit

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Arthur C. ClarkeGodSea MotherTheseus

Starships and vehiclesEdit

automated ground carBlitzen (rover) • escape podhydraulic liftPod OnePod TwoUSS Sagittarius (Archer-class scout) • Vixen (rover)
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Austaran cargo shipboatcivilian relief vesselUSS Endeavour (Constitution-class) • recovery boatturbojet (jet aircraft) • unnamed Alpha and Beta Quadrant starshipswatercraft

LocationsEdit

Anura (AndriasChrimata Casino and HotelExecutive ComplexKeesoKrokur Research FacilityMitsaroNismul HotelSirkun TerritoryValto General HospitalVassago's) • Cavinothe galaxySpace Station XenopusTaurus Reachunnamed planets
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Anura (Enolo PeninsulaMurçaoPrairie Route TwelveRibik BridgeRiverside HighwaySillumTuracol) • ArethusaArken IICarillonEarth (CapriNorth AmericaPacific Coast HighwaySargasso Sea) • HellJinoteurMarsOrganiaOrionRisaSauriaStarbase 12Starbase PacificaTiburonVulcan

Races and culturesEdit

ArkeniteAustaranDenobulanHumanKaferianOrionSaurianTiburonianTrillVulcan
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DeltanEfrosian • Human (BritishEgyptian) • KlingonRomulanunnamed races and cultures

States and organizationsEdit

Austaran Science MinistryGemakis FoundationJefgis AmalgamatedStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Federation CouncilJudge Advocate GeneralMinistry of TransportationSky WaveStarfleet AcademyStarfleet Command

Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralaidearchitectartistassistantastronautathletebarkeepbartenderbishopbodyguardboxercadetcaptainchefchemistry specialistchiefchief engineerchief medical officerchief of staffchief surgeoncommandercommanding officercommissioned officercomposerconstablecon artistcourtesancrewmandealerdeputy foremandoctordraftsmandrivereconomistengineerensignexecutionerexecutive chefexecutive officerfactory foremanfield scoutfirefighterfirst officerflight officergeneral managergovernorharem dancerhelm officerhelmsmanhustlerinstructorinternjournalistjunior chefjunior engineerkitchen assistantlawyerlegislatorlieutenantlieutenant commanderlieutenant junior grademajormaster chief petty officermedical officermidshipmanmission specialistmonarchmusiciannavigatornewscasternoncommissioned officerNumber onenurseofficerOrion animal womanparamedicpeace officerpetty officer first classpetty officer second classpetty officer third classphysicianpilotpit bosspoetpoliticianprep cookprivate contractorprofessorrecruiterrecruitrefereerefugeeresearch specialistscience advisorscience officerscoutsecond-in-commandsecond officerservantsenior associate chefsenior chefsenior chief petty officersenior engineersongwriterspecialiststation officersurgeontactical officertechniciantouristtribuneunion representativevolunteer attorneywatch officerwheel master

Science and technologyEdit

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tabletdata-transfer bottleneckdatabankdeflector dishdermal regeneration patchdermal toxindiagnostic softwaredimensional riftdisinfectant geldispenserdisruptor coildistortion fielddocking portdoomsday devicedrugduotronicduotronic data cableearly-detection gridearthquakeeggelectricityelectromagnetic fieldelectromagnetic signal emissionelectronicelectronic game displayelectronic tabletelevatoremergency light-stickemergency nodeemergency sealantemitterenergyenergy wave formengineepidermisEPS conduitevolutionextinguishereyestalkF class starfabricatorfail safe power cutofffail safe systemfaster-than-light sensorfaster-than-light star drivefeatherfeedback loopfeedback pulsefemale connectorfirefire-suppression modulefirmwareflashlightflux capacitorfood synthesizerfreezerFTL processorfuel cellfungusfurfuselagefusion corefusion powerfusion reactorgalaxygamma particlegasgas giantgeneratorgenitalsgeologygeometrygillgovernor circuitgravitic resonatorgravitygravity wellgrilleguidance nodegunhairhalogenhammerheadlightheadsetheartheating coilheat sinkherbivorehigh-load power cablehologramholographic interfaceholographic matrixholographic scopeholovidhourhull platehumanoidhurricanehydraulichydroelectric planthydrogenhyposprayiceicospannerignition systemimprobability engineimprobability fieldimpulse coreimpulse engineimpulse modulatorimpulse reactorincubationindicatorinertial dampening fieldinsectoidinterface panelintermix chamberinventory computerinverse fieldionizerkilometerlanding strutslaserlaunch tubelaw enforcement overrideleaflife supportlighterlightninglight-yearlocklong-range sensorlungmagnetic bootsmagnetic fieldmagnetic polemagnetmag valvemale connectormandiblemaneuvering thrustermanifold intersectionmanual sensor checkmaster boardmaster control panelmaster gaugemathematicsmattermatter-antimatter mix chambermatter-antimatter warheadmedical tricordermelanomamemory bankmetacarpalmetermetric tonmillicochranemillimeterminutemirrormodulemonitormotormulti-dimensional matrixnacelle pylonnavigational deflectorneg valvenitrogennull gravitynull spaceobserverscopeOort cloudoptronic cableorbital telescopeorbitoxygenparallel dimensionparticlepassive sensorpersonal commphase compensatorphase-correction coilphase discriminatorphase-shiftphaserpheromonephonephoton torpedophysicspicocochraneplantplasmaplasma bufferplasma relayplasma torchpolarityporepower cablepower inputpower matrixpower supply linepredatorpressure maskpressure suitprimary dynamoprimateprojectileproximity sensorpublic address systemquadrupedquantum fluctuation generatorquantum frequencyquantum mechanicsquantum membranequantum particlequantum variance fieldquarantinequark strangeletradioactiveradioactive isotoperadiorainrainbowreactorreceiver portrefrigeratorremoteremote observation circuitreptilianrespiration maskrobotsacroiliacsatellitescientistsea beaconsecondSecond Law of Thermodynamicssedativesensorsensor buoysensor hoodserverserver driveshieldsshock frontshotgunshotshovelsignal adaptersingularityskeletonsliding doorslop sinksnap-flaresnowsoftwaresolar flaresolidsonic pulsespacespace stationspace suitspacecraftspeakerspinespokespontaneous temporal inversionspray dispenserstarbasestarshipstarstar chartstar mapstar systemstatus gaugesteam turbinesteering wheelstreetlightstress gaugestructural integrity fieldsubatomic particlesubspacesubspace boostersubspace coilsubspace field coilsubspace radiosubspatial distortionsubspatial pocket dimensionsunblocksunspotsupernovatactical paneltactical sensortail fintectonic platetemporal mechanicsthermodynamic equilibriumthoraxthrusterthruster-packthundertimetonguetorpedotorpedo launchertouchscreentractor beamtraffic lighttransceivertransceiver gogglestransistortranslation matrixtransmutetransportertransuranic-metal power coretricordertympanic membranetype-1 phaserultraviolet radiationuniversal translatoruniverseveinventilation grillventilatorvid playerviewscreenvivicinvocal amplifiervocal sacvocodervolcanowarp coilwarp corewarp enginewarp factorwarp nacellewarp reactorwaterwheelwireX-rayzero gravity

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Published Order
Previous novel:
Point of Divergence
Star Trek: Seekers Next novel:
All That's Left
Previous story:
Disavowed
Stories by:
David Mack
Next story:
Best Defense

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