|One Constant Star|
Cover by Doug Drexler
|Series:||The Lost Era|
|Author(s):||David R. George III|
|Published:||paperback - 27 May 2014|
An original novel set in “The Lost Era” time period between Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation!
- When Captain Demora Sulu leads the crew of USS Enterprise-B on a mission near Tzenkethi space, they explore Rejarris II, a planet they cannot explain. A strange structure on the surface could hold answers, but when a landing party transports down to study it, chaos erupts. After communication fails with one officer and another is horribly injured, Captain Sulu deems the planet too dangerous to continue exploring. She decides to leave Rejarris II, but not until she can retrieve her lost crew member. But when contact is ultimately severed with the captain, a Tzenkethi force subsequently appears. Could they be behind the mysteries on the planet, or the disappearances of the Enterprise officers? Regardless, will Sulu's crew be able stand up to them long enough to find and retrieve their captain and the other missing personnel?
- Once, John Harriman commanded Enterprise-B with Demora Sulu by his side as his first officer. Eight years after stepping down as a starship captain—in the wake of the Tomed Incident—Harriman now serves as an admiral based out of Helaspont Station, on the edge of the Tzenkethi Coalition. When he receives a mysterious message from Rejarris II, he realizes that he might hold the key to finding his former crewmate. In choosing to help recover Demora Sulu, though, he could risk losing everything he holds dear. What price is Harriman willing to pay to attempt to rescue his longtime friend?
The Enterprise-B is exploring Rejarris II where they discover evidence of past habitation but no sign of life: The planet was rendered uninhabitable by an asteroid collision. The answer to where the population went is provided when they discovered a portal to another universe. However, Ensign Hawkins Young is drawn through the portal and the ship's first officer Xintal Linojj loses her arm resisting the pull. Captain Demora Sulu, along with Ensign Kostas, travels through the portal in a shuttlecraft to try and rescue Young only to find the portal only allows travel in one direction.
The Enterprise provides the stranded crewmembers with supplies but then the power to the portal fails. The trio are attacked by giant spider-like creatures who kill Kostas, but Demora and Young are rescued by the surviving crew of the USS Excelsior, led by Hikaru Sulu, who have been stranded on the planet for eleven years after the Excelsior was destroyed travelling through the portal.
The Enterprise crew contact Admiral Harriman, who travels to the planet aboard the USS Cassiopeia with a skeleton crew. The plan is for he and his wife Amina Sasine to travel through the repaired portal alone in the Cassiopeia, beam up the stranded personnel and attempt to find a way home using Demora's mention of an "Odyssey solution". However, the plan is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of the Tzenkethi and Harriman ends up taking the Enterprise through the portal, setting the empty Cassiopeia to collide with the portal on remote control and destroy it to prevent the Tzenkethi following.
Harriman and Demora then outline their plan: Sixteen years previous they discovered a star, Odyssey, which exists in every universe and which constantly flips objects in its field between universes. Locating Odyssey, the Enterprise crew spend eleven months travelling inside the rift before being returned to their own universe three weeks before they left.
- Page Aaron • Josefina Ajax • Gaia Aldani • Sandra Alderson • Devonna Andreas • Bartels • Tobias Benton • Rentis Benzon • Boyle • Rafaele Buonarroti • J. S. Carville • Christine Chapel • Beskle Crajjik • De Luca • Malthus Dey • Vigo Eklund • Borona Fenn • Esther Freemantle • Frisch • Gedlin • Günther Haas • John Harriman • Javier • Ramesh Kanchumurthi • Galatea Kostas • Ryan Leslie • Xintal Linojj • Luckman • Michaels • Felicia Millán • Cristobal Molina • Uta Morell • Darius Permenter • Plumley • Khaled Reham • Gallin Ressix • Georges Rochambeau • Warren Roscoe • Juan San Luis • Amina Sasine • Sevol • Shehinian • Rainbow Sky • S'Teles • Demora Sulu • Hikaru Sulu • Torsten Syndergaard • Tenger • T'Jen • Glinveer Ved • Rosalinda Veracruz • Verant • Ybarra • Hawkins Young
- Referenced only
- Leonard James Akaar • Vanetta Angelis • Selim Aziz • Terim Azleya • Corvallis • Farish • Lynn Harriman • Robert A. Heinlein • Homer • James T. Kirk • Susan Ling • Linneus • Bornya Linojj • Gabe Márquez • Los Tirasol Mentir • Demián Rendón • Revna • Margaret Sinclair-Alexander • Spock • Aventeer Vokar • Aravesh ch'Vrane • Janet Whistler
- Alpha Quadrant • Helaspont Nebula • Helaspont Station (Sur Le Mer Coucher) • Odyssey • Rejarris system (Rejarris II) • Romulan Neutral Zone
- Referenced only
- Adelphous IV • Alpha Centauri • Askalon V • Beta Orvis III • Betazed (Azure Peaks • Loring Institute) • Celos II • Cort • Desidera's Loop • Drixane IV • Earth (Devil's Pool • Rotterdam • Rotterdam Museum of Engineering • Victoria Falls) • Eminiar VII • Erivek system • Foxtrot Sector (Foxtrot III • Foxtrot XIII) • Lingasha • Lokras IV • Marris III • Onelia V (Cleary Labyrinth) • Organia • Orion • Pacifica (Jannita) • Pillagra • Risa (Suraya Bay) • Riviera • Röntgen Wall • Saturn (Titan • Titan Space Needle) • Space Station KR-1 • Starbase 11 (Black Hole Saloon) • Starbase 23 • Starbase 71 • Starbase 189 • Tellar • Utopia Planetia yards • Vendikar • Venus
Starships and vehiclesEdit
- USS Cassiopeia (Constellation-class) • USS Enterprise-B (Excelsior-class) • escape pod • USS Excelsior (Excelsior-class) • USS Kazanga • USS Marvick • Tzenkethi frigate
- Referenced only
- USS Agamemnon (Odysseus-class) • USS Ambassador (Ambassador-class) • Cetacean Probe • USS Challenger (Excelsior-class) • USS Comet • USS Concordia (Excelsior-class) • USS Constitution (Excelsior-class) • USS Courageous (Miranda-class) • USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS Hunley • USS Ingersol • USS Kuala Lumpur (Larson-class) • USS Laikan • USS Lexington (Constitution-class) • USS New York (Miranda-class) • USS Oglala • USS Paris (Excelsior-class) • USS Regulus (Constitution-class) • USS Sea of Tranquility • USS Sojourner • IRW Tomed (Ivarix-class) • Tzenkethi warship
- Amundsen (Class H) • Antilochus (Mercury-class) • April (Class H) • Archer (Class H) • Armstrong (Gagarin-class) • Baré (Class H) • de Laroche (Class H) • Galileo (Class H) • McAuliffe (Class H) • Mitrios (Class H) • Pytheas (Class H) • Shintral (Class H) • Tereshkova (Gagarin-class) • Winter (Class H) • cargo management units
- Referenced only
- Eriksson (Class H)
Races and culturesEdit
- Betazoid • Bolian • Boslic • Caitian • Frunalian • Human • Orion • Pygorian • Tellarite • Tzenkethi • Vulcan
- Referenced only
- Alonis • Andorian • Bajoran • Brevant • Capellan • Denobulan • Gorn • Klingon • Rejarran • Revot • Romulan • Talosian • Tholian • Tracon
States and organizationsEdit
- Aegis • Exploration Committee • Klingon Empire • Orion Syndicate • Romulan Star Empire • Starfleet • Starfleet Academy • Starfleet Command • Starfleet Corps of Engineers • Starfleet Intelligence • Starfleet Operations • Tholian Assembly • Tzenkethi Coalition • United Federation of Planets
Science and technologyEdit
- actinide • aluminium • antigrav generator • antimatter • atmosphere • biobed • biosynthetic limb • botany • carbon dioxide • celsius • chronometer • class-3 probe • cloaking device • communicator • computer • cormaline • data card • duotronic • duranium • electromagnetic radiation • emitter node • environmental suit • exosphere • force field • geneaology • gravity • guidance system • hologram • hypospray • magnesium • medkit • mesosphere • neutrino • ozone layer • padd • phaser • platinum • Rejarran portal • rodinium • satellite • shield • silver-oxide • solar cell • solar wind • steel • stratosphere • subspace • thermosphere • thruster • titanium • tractor beam • transporter • tricorder • tritanium • type-1 phaser • type-2 phaser • ultraviolet radiation • warp drive
Ranks and titlesEdit
- admiral • captain • commander • Commander-in-Chief of Starfleet • crewman • doctor • ensign • first officer • lieutenant • lieutenant commander • nurse • officer • second officer
- Advanced Astrophysical Navigation • Aldebaran sparkling wine • arboretum • archery • arivent • bibliophily • blood-gem • clothing • Dom Pérignon • Dreams Together Fall • Elestor sparkling wine • eltis • fencing • frisée salad • Grand Mariner Cordon Rouge • horse • hypothermia • Khitomer Accords • landing party • movie • natatorium • Odyssey • planet • Prime Directive • rocket • Sakuro's disease • stinging centipede • Tomed Incident • xenophilately • year • zabathu
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|The Lost Era novels|
|The Sundered • Serpents Among the Ruins • The Art of the Impossible • Well of Souls • Deny Thy Father • Catalyst of Sorrows • The Buried Age • Day of the Vipers • Night of the Wolves • Dawn of the Eagles • One Constant Star|
|Media featuring the USS Excelsior (NCC-2000) under Captain Hikaru Sulu|
|Episodes/Movies||Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country • Flashback|
|Novels||The Fearful Summons • The Captain's Daughter • The Ashes of Eden • Starfleet Academy • The Captain's Table: War Dragons • The Lost Era: The Sundered • Excelsior: Forged in Fire • Flashback • The Lost Era: One Constant Star • Burning Dreams|
|Comics||Tests of Courage • A Wolf in Cheap Clothing (1 • 2 • 3 • 4) • Captain's Log: Sulu • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country • The Veteran|
| Captain Sulu Adventures|
|Cacophony • Envoy • Transformations|
|Characters||Hikaru Sulu • Pavel Chekov • Janice Rand • Devon Gabler • Dmitri Valtane • Leonard James Akaar • Lojur • Tuvok • Altos Viger|