Introduction (blurb)Edit

Scattered throughout the galaxy are Gateways capable of transporting matter and energy across unfathomable distances. Left behind by a long-vanished civilization, these mysterious portals offer a means of exploration -- or conquest -- many times faster than warp travel. The technology responsible for the Gateways has been lost for at least ten millennia, but that doesn't mean it can't be found again....

Having defeated the hostile computer program guarding an abandoned Kalandan outpost, Kirk and his crew are exploring the artificial planetoid in hopes of discovering the secret of an ancient apparatus that has hurled the Starship Enterprise over nearly a thousand light-years. Unfortunately, the reactivated Gateway has attracted the attention -- and avarice -- of various alien explorers, including a mysterious race who claim to be none other than the enigmatic Kalandans themselves!




Pavel ChekovEsGuldaKadJames T. KirkLosiraLuzMarlJabilo M'BengaLeonard McCoyMomitaMoxPirRadhaJoe ReinhartMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluTasmNyota Uhura
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Robert D'AmatoKangMaraJohn WatkinsWyatt

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)
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USS Crockett (scout)


Kalandan outpost

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

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Related StoriesEdit

Star Trek: Gateways
One Small StepChainmailDoors Into ChaosDemons of Air and DarknessNo Man's LandCold WarsWhat Lay Beyond ("One Giant Leap" • "Exodus" • "Horn and Ivory" • "In the Queue" • "Death After Life" • "The Other Side") • Here There Be Monsters


External LinksEdit

One Small Step (novel) article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.

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