Introduction (blurb)Edit


...the lives of three men will be forever changed. In that split second, defined paradoxically by both salvation and loss, they will destroy the world and then restore it. Much had come before, and much would come after, but nothing would color their lives more than that one, isolated instant on the edge of forever.


...Leonard McCoy, displaced in time, saves a woman from dying in a traffic accident, and in so doing alters Earth's history. Stranded in the past, he struggles to find a way back to his own century. But living an existence he was not meant to, he will eventually have to move on, and ultimately face the shadows born of his lost life.


...Leonard McCoy, displaced in time, is prevented from saving a woman from dying in a traffic accident, allowing Earth's history to remain unchanged. Returning to the present, he encounters a medical mystery he is committed to solving. But the echoes of an existence he never lived haunt him, and the specter of a premature death will bring him full circle to the shadows he has never faced.




Helena AlbrechtGregg AndersonTonia BarrowsPaul BatesChristine ChapelPavel ChekovCortezBeverly CrusherDavisVincent DeSalleLynn DickinsonPhil DickinsonBilly FusterDavid GallowayJohn HarrimanFaith HomeyerZahra JamalEdith KeelerJames T. KirkKoraxRyan LeslieWilliam LylesJabilo M'BengaJoanna McCoyLeonard McCoyM'RessNatiraHeihachiro NoguraSitara RahdaBenny RussellSaavikAntonia SalvatoriIgnacio SanchezSarekMontgomery ScottShivolSpockGillian TaylorT'LarTulugaqNyota UhuraZarabeth
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Ray BolgerLance CartwrightSamuel ClemensRonald ColmanNancy CraterOlivia de HavillandCharles DickensWillard DeckerMahatma GandhiGreer GarsonAmanda GraysonJohn "Blackjack" HarrimanHirohitoAdolf HitlerRayna KapecAlexander KirkAurelan KirkGeorge Samuel Kirk, Jr.George Samuel Kirk, Sr.Julius KirkWinona KirkKolothGeordi La ForgeDavid McCoyEleanora McCoyJocelyn McCoyMiramaneeGary MitchellBenito MussoliniJawaharlal NehruHarriet NelsonOzzie NelsonWilliam T. RikerFranklin D. RooseveltHiram RothSakarJames StewartSybokHarry S. TrumanJules VerneV'GerH. G. Wells


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Starships and vehiclesEdit

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USS Enterprise-CUSS Sakar (science vessel)

Races and culturesEdit

AndorianFabriniHuman (Inuit) • KlingonOtevrelVerillianVulcan
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States and organizationsEdit

American Pacifist MovementEmory UniversityStarfleetStarfleet CommandStarfleet MedicalStarfleet OperationsUnited Federation of PlanetsUnited States of America
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Guelph-Waterloo InstituteNazi Germany

Science and technologyEdit

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Ranks and titlesEdit

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Other referencesEdit

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