Introduction (blurb)Edit

Star Trek continues its fiftieth anniversary celebration in 2016 with an all-new e-novella from New York Times bestselling author Greg Cox, set in the popular and blockbuster Original Series era!
The Enterprise-A is transporting a party of diplomats when it picks up a mysterious alien signal emanating from a nearby world. The planet’s dense, impenetrable atmosphere makes it unclear if the beacon is a distress signal, an invitation — or a warning to stay away. Spock, Doctor McCoy, and Chekov are part of a team sent to investigate, but an unexpected catastrophe forces a crash-landing. Now the landing party is stranded on a hostile world, unable to communicate with the Enterprise. While Captain Kirk and Saavik race to locate the lost crew, a badly wounded Spock struggles to keep McCoy and the others alive until they can be rescued, even if that means making an unthinkable sacrifice...


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BorkowskiCassanoPavel ChekovDarwaFisherJohhujJames T. KirkLeonard McCoySaavikSpockNyota UhuraYost
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Jonathan ArcherElaanDavid MarcusMontgomery ScottSarekHikaru SuluSurak

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Copernicus (NCC-1701-A/03)USS Enterprise-AGalileo (Type 4)
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HMS BountyCetacean ProbeD7-class battlecruiserUSS ExcelsiorUSS IntrepidQuantum ValenceUSS Reliant


Musgrave IVVarba IIVarba system
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Argelius IIBabelDeep Space 4EarthGenesis PlanetHellguardKaskadia IVNew LancasterRussiaSan Francisco BaySigma Iotia IITaurus IITilton VITroyiusYosemite National ParkVulcanVulcan's Forge

Races and culturesEdit

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Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralambassadorcaptaincommanderensignHigh MarinerlieutenantmedicnavigatornurseSecurity chiefSecurity officeryeoman

States and organizationsEdit

Federation Diplomatic CorpsStarfleetStarfleet AcademyUnited Federation of Planets
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Romulan Star Empire

Other referencesEdit

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published order
Previous story:
Child of Two Worlds
Stories by:
Greg Cox
Next story:
Captain to Captain
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Mere Anarchy
Pocket Next Adventure:
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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