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Stardate 6122.5: A diplomatic mission to the planet Yusub erupts in violence when ruthless Orion raiders attempt to disrupt the crucial negotiations by force. Caught in the midst of tense and dangerous situation, Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise finds an unexpected ally in the form of an enigmatic stranger who calls herself “Annika Seven.”
Stardate 53786.1: Seven of Nine is taking part in an archaeological expedition on an obscure planetoid in the Delta Quadrant when a disastrous turn of events puts Voyager's away team in jeopardy–and transports Seven across time and space to Yusub, where she comes face to face with one of Starfleet's greatest legends.
Stardate 6122.5: Kirk knows better than most the danger that even a single castaway from the future can pose to the timeline, so he and Seven embark on a hazardous quest to return her to her own era. But there are others who crave the knowledge Seven possesses, and they will stop at nothing to obtain it–even if this means seizing control of the Enterprise!

SummaryEdit

Kirk is attending a diplomatic meeting with the Yusub alongside Federation commissioner Santiago, to try and dissuade them from giving safe harbour to Orion raiders. However, the Orions raid the meeting and Kirk is only saved by the introduction of a mysterious woman calling herself Annika Seven.

Seven of Nine was on a mission in the Delta Quadrant which discovered an apparent monument to Kirk. A machine nearby set off a chroniton burst that injured Janeway, Tuvok and Neelix and sent Seven back in time.

Seven explains to Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty and Santiago that she has been transported back in time and needs their help to return to the future. Santiago wants to use her future knowledge and shares his thoughts with his aide Cyril Hague, who is actually an Orion agent.

Inscriptions lead the Enterprise to sites of Kirk's earlier missions on Gamma Trianguli VI and Cheron, where Seven journeys into the past to collect various artifacts. The Orions follow them, intending to capture Seven and sell her to the Klingons.

En route to their final stop on Sarpeidon, the Enterprise is lured into the Klingon Neutral Zone by a false distress call. Spock and McCoy are taken hostage and the Enterprise is attacked by the Orions. Seven apparently tries to leave the scene in a shuttlecraft and is drawn aboard the Orion ship, where she self-destructs. The Orions withdraw and Hague is exposed. Unknown to anyone except Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty and Santiago, Seven was beamed off beforehand.

Kirk and Seven venture down to Sarpeidon's past but Kirk is killed in an avalanche. Seven meets an image of Nehwa, the creator of the atavachron, who regrets how his machine was misused. He set up a complex quest to lure someone to the site of his new machine, in the hope they could do what he could not and destroy it. Seven complies.

Seven is returned to her own time and summons help from Voyager. Kirk is returned to just before their meeting on Yusub, allowing him to defeat the Orion ambush and capture Hague.

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CharactersEdit

AkutaElaine BergstromSharon BlackhorseChakotayPavel ChekovChottoRick CozzoneDaolRoMusscu DihanaFamracFissaHabrozCyril HagueLuz HernandezJadelloKathryn JanewayK'MaraJames T. KirkLaelCharlene MastersLeonard McCoyNeelixNehwaElizabeth PalmerJames PiercePommuRathisMichelle RobbinsVincent SantiagoMontgomery ScottSeven of Nine/Annika Seven • SpockHikaru SuluDaniel TangB'Elanna TorresTuvokUdikUfgyaNyota UhuraVaalVaenPapa Yela
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Anti-MakerAtozAli BabaBeleBoogeymanBorg QueenLewis CarrollJohn ChristopherArthur C. ClarkeLeonardo da VinciDeniseDevilthe DoctorBenjamin FinneyFlintGodSamuel GreerErin HansenMagnus HansenHippocratesHughJudas IscariotKangEdith KeelerAurelan KirkGeorge Samuel Kirk, Jr.LocutusLokaiMarla McGiversHarry MuddNostradamusTom ParisJean-Luc PicardGary SevenKhan Noonien SinghSniilor the EighthTyreeV'GerZarZarabeth

LocationsEdit

Alpha QuadrantBeta NiobebridgeCenter for Biological SecurityCheronCoalsack NebulaCommand OperationsDelta QuadrantengineeringGamma Trianguli VIgymnasiumKlingon Neutral ZoneMilky Way GalaxySarpeidonshuttlebaysickbaytransporter roomuniverseYusubYusub system
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Altairian AbyssAmerindArgelius IIArretAsogola systemBabelbrigCamus IIDeep Space Station K-5Deep Space Station K-7Demon's CrackDenevaEarthExo IIIGalactic barrierGarden of EdenGeorgiaGlasgowGreat ForestHellHokilee systemLost Sphinx of Sniilor the EighthMalthus PrimeMarsmess hallMount RushmoreMount SeleyaMuddNeuralNew AlaspusNexusPaoli VIRicou IVRigarusRigelSaturnScottish HighlandsSheolShore Leave planetTartarusUglogla PrimeVulcanWolf 359Wrigley's Pleasure Planet

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS Bellingham (Constitution-class) • Cheronian stealthbomberGalileo II (Class F shuttlecraft) • Navaar (Marauder-class) • Orion ground vehicleO'Spakyasand-schoonershuttlesledUSS Voyager (Intrepid-class)
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Ares IVBorg cubeUSS Brandywinecarcircus wagonDoomsday machineUSS Enterprise-BUSS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • maglev trainUSS Relativity (Wells-class) • tank

Races and culturesEdit

AndorianCheronianHuman (Alpha CentauranCossackGypsyItalianLudditeRussianTerran) • MavelanOrionQubbezuSarpeidTalaxianVaalianVulcanYusubi
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BixoxiBorgGabrallianGornHortaHoSoJ'smorruKazonKlingonPhiemaQuefianRomulanSolemSpecies 4673Species 8472Species 9591StyxxianTaafTholianZa'Huli

States and organizationsEdit

Federation Diplomatic CorpsOrion SyndicateStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Borg CollectiveDominionKlingon EmpireRomulan Star EmpireStarfleet AcademyStarfleet IntelligenceVulcan Science Academy

Science and technologyEdit

adrenalineagricultureair filterairlockAnchilles feverandroidanesthezineantigrav fieldantigrav plateantimatterarchaeologyatavachronatmosphereatomautomated accuracy scanaxBig Bangbiobedbiologybio-scannerblack starblast doorbloodbombbonebooby trapboosterBorg tubulebrainbulkheadbulletBussard collectorButterfly Effectcameracarbon dioxidecargo transportercentimeterCerenkov radiationchronitonchronometerchronometric nodeclaustrophobiacloaking devicecomacombadgecomm linkcommunicatorcomputercortical implantcrowbardaggerdata bankdata slatedeflector shielddimensiondisruptordisruptor cannondisruptor pistoldisruptor rifledrugecologyecosphereecosystemEinsteinian space-timeelectrolyteelevatorEmergency Medical Hologramenergyenvironmental suitepochevolutionexercise bikeexoskeletonfirst aid kitfloodlightfood processorforce fieldfusion generatorgamma radiationgas giantgenetic engineeringgravitygravity plateGuardian of Foreverhairhatchethearthemispherehibernationhigh-caliber rifleholo-adventureholodeckhologramhyposprayice ageimpulse engineindustrial phaser drillintercominterplexing beaconion engineIrumodic SyndromeJaneway's Fundamental Principle of Trans-Dimensional CausalityJefferies tubekeycodekilogramkilometerklaxonknifeland minelaser scalpellevitating blindlightninglight-yearmacemasiform-Dmattermedkitmedical scannermedical tricordermedicinememory circuitmenu cardmetaphysicsmetermicrophonemicrotapemolecular processormonitornanoprobenebulaneurotoxinneutron starnuclear fusionnuclear weaponocular implantorbitoxygenphaserphaser bankphaser pistolphaser riflephoton grenadephoton torpedophysiognomyphysiologyplasmaplasma torchPogo Paradoxpoisonpower conduit adaptorprefix codeprobepsychotricorderpulsarradiationrebreatherred giantregeneration alcoveregeneration cycleroller coastersaponinsatellitesciencesecurity scannerself-sealing stem boltsensorsensor padservomotorskeletonsnowspacespace stationspearspinal chordstarshipsterilization fieldsubprocessorsubspacesupernovaswordtelegraphtentaclethunderthrustertimetime machinetime traveltorpedotractor beamtransceivertranslink frequencytransportertransporter padtricorderturbinetype-1 phasertype-2 phaserultra-testosteroneuniversal translatorvideo screenviewscreenviruswarp corewarp enginewarp nacellewrist-communicatorx-rayzero-g treadmill

Ranks and titlesEdit

administrative assistantambassadoranthropologistarchaeologistassassinastrophysicistbodyguardbosunbureaucratcaptainchief engineerchief medical officerchief sergeantchieftainChieftain of the Cloudless LandscommandercommissionercrewmancrewmatedervishdiplomatdoctorengineerensignEyes of Vaalfield techfirst matefirst officerflight instructorhelmsmanlibrarianlieutenantmajormaster chiefmedicmercenarymerchantmidwifenavigatornurseofficerOrion animal womanpediatricianpersonal aidephysicianpilgrimpilotpirateprivateerscientistsecond-in-commandsecurity chiefsecurity officersergeantsignalmansmugglersnipersoldierspyteachertech mastertechnicianterroristwizardxeno-biologist

LifeformsEdit

alienappleavocadobatbeebirdbloodhoundblossombovinecaninechimpanzeechipmunkclovercorncrocodilecrowcucumberDenebian slime devilDrofoxian blowfishduckfishflowerfoxfruitgodweedgoosehawkherbivorehominidhoneysucklehumanoidinsectkapok treeLermossian volelionlizardlizard-hawkLoch Ness Monstermammalmarrow-wyrmmastiffmegayakmoosemud lousemugatomusk oxpalm treeparasiteplantprimateratreptilerhinocerosrhinooseserpentsharksheepsitharsnakespicespidertreetribblevegetablewalruswheatwolf

Other referencesEdit

22672270234920th century21st century23rd century24th century29th centuryThe Adventures of Captain ProtonAge of VaalAlice in Wonderlandavalancheaway teamBabel ConferencesbaconbagpipesbandolierbasketBattle of Wolf 359blueprintbookbronzebureaucracycarpetbaggerCentauri StingercenturyChapter Nine:The Curse of the Astro-Mummy's Tombchastity beltChristmascitycivil warClass MClass NcocktailcoffeecolonyconcreteconstellationcreditCrown Jewels of Paoli VIcrystaldermaplasticdeuteriumdicedilithiumdiplomacydistress signaldollDominion Wardress uniformduraniumearringEarth-Romulan WarelectrumEnglish languageEugenics WarsFederation StandardfencingfirefirecrackerfireworksFirst Contact Dayflak jacketFlibarian rumGabronese ruggalaxygasgemstonegeniegenocideghostgranitegraveyardGreat DepressiongunpowderhaggishelmethieroglyphicshistoryHoly GrailhomeworldhouriceImmelmann loopInterplanetary Journal of Theoretical Physicsironjigsaw puzzlekamikazekatraKhitomer AccordsKobayashi Maru scenariolanding partylatinumleatherlibrarylogicmagicmagnesitemapmarblemartinimedallionmetalmeteormillenniamind meldminingminutemirrormonthmoonMorse codemuseummusicnecklaceOlympic GamesOrion whiskeyPandora's Boxpennyphilosophypiracyplanetplanetoidplasticpokerpon farrprejudicePrime Directivequadrantracketballred alertrockRomulan aleRosetta StonesandwichsarcophagussaunaSaurian brandyscarecrowscotchsecondsectorsegregationskyscraperslaverystarstarbasestar chartstardatestar-spiritsteelsummersurgical maskswimming poolTalaxian pastatattooteaTemporal Prime Directiveterra-cotta sculpturetombtorchtrampolineTrojan HorseuniformuniversityVulcan nerve pinchwaterwedding cakeyearyellow alertYusubi idol

TimelineEdit

ChronologyEdit

  • Tuvok is referred to as a lieutenant, even though all other evidence places the Voyager-era sections in 2376, when he was a lieutenant commander. (Tom Paris is also referred to as a lieutenant when he had been demoted to ensign at the time but it is less clear whether this is a reference to his present rank.)

Production historyEdit

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Previous novel:
From History's Shadow
TOS Stories Next novel:
Serpents in the Garden
Previous novel:
The Weight of Worlds
Novels by:
Greg Cox
Next novel:
Foul Deeds Will Rise
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