Novelization of the two-part episode.
- From the back cover
- The Starship Enterprise (NX-01) has carried its crew farther into the reaches of space than any human has ever traveled. Commanded by Captain Jonathan Archer, they have charted new stars, explored planets, and made first contact with many alien races.
- The Paraagan deep-space colony was just another first contact, unusual in only two aspects: it was a matriarchal society, and the atmosphere was filled with a highly volatile gas. But the officers of Enterprise knew how to handle the shuttlepod, and they understood the Paraagan landing protocols. As the shuttlepod descended, they closed the plasma vents, certain that nothing could escape and ignite the gas.
- Thirty-six hundred colonists were vaporized in the blast. Every building, every living thing, everything on the surface was destroyed in the fireball. Could the Enterprise crew have caused the destruction?
- Recalled, Archer knows that the Vulcan High Command has convinced Starfleet of what they have long insisted. Humans are not ready for deep-space exploration.
- But these were not the events as history recorded them. No one died. Enterprise was never recalled. This is the startling information offered by the mysterious Crewman Daniels--who claims to be from the thirty-first century and a foot soldier in the Temporal Cold War. Archer sets out to prove Enterprise's innocence. But time is a swiftly moving river in whose deadly rapids Enterprise is caught. Is there really anything they can do?
- Jonathan Archer • Elizabeth Cutler • Daniels • Maxwell Forrest • J. Kelly • Travis Mayweather • Phlox • Porthos • Raan • Malcolm Reed • Michael Rostov • Hoshi Sato • Silik • Soval • T'Pol • Charles Tucker III • Marcus Williams
- Referenced only
- Henry Archer • Mandai Baatl • Chef • Zefram Cochrane • Leonardo da Vinci • Danik • Fraddock • Benjamin Franklin • Maagla Fremaa • Fuller • Grat • Jeffries • Keyla • Klaang • Klev • Daavico Loag • Sagen • Taylor • H.G. Wells • Orville Wright • Wilbur Wright
Starships and vehiclesEdit
- D'Kyr • Enterprise (NX-01) (NX-class) • Shuttlepod 1 • Shuttlepod 2 • Suliban Cell-ship • Suliban Stealth Cruiser
- Australia • Brazil • Detention Complex Twenty-Six • Earth • Earth Starfleet Spacedock • East Africa • Embarcadero • Hell • Luna • New Sausalito • Paraagan II • Paraagan Northern Coast • Paraagan Southern Desert • Qo'noS • Risa • San Francisco • San Francisco Bay • Suliban Helix • Tandar Prime • Vulcan Compound • Zefram Cochrane Elementary School
Races and culturesEdit
States and organizationsEdit
- Command Council • Earth Starfleet • Interspecies Medical Exchange • Romulan Star Empire • Starfleet Design Center • Suliban Cabal • United Federation of Planets • Vulcan High Command • Vulcan Science Directorate
- angel • baseball • bee • Bible • bicycle • biobed • boomer • boro-carbon • bread pudding • chamelion • chicken • coffee • comb • communicator • copper • disruptor • DNA • dog • egg • English • flashlight • gazelle • grappler • Great Plume of Agosoria • Greek • hook • horseshoe • hypospray • Industrial Age • inspection pod • Latin • line • locker • mag-lock • mothball • night-light • oil • orange juice • pajama • Planet of the Apes • plasma exhaust • quantum beacon • quantum discriminator • robe • scanner • sinker • Statue of Liberty • stun grenade • Suliban data disk • tanktop • Technological Age • Temporal Cold War • Temporal Observatory • tetrazine • uniform • water polo
|Star Trek: Enterprise prose publications|
|Novelizations||Broken Bow • Shockwave • The Expanse|
|Original novels||set during the series||By the Book • What Price Honor? • Surak's Soul • Daedalus • Daedalus's Children • Last Full Measure • Rosetta|
|set after the series||The Good That Men Do • Kobayashi Maru • The Romulan War (Beneath the Raptor's Wing • To Brave the Storm) • Rise of the Federation (A Choice of Futures • Tower of Babel • Uncertain Logic • Live by the Code • Patterns of Interference )|
Before Part 1 - Two Days and Two Nights
Before Part 2 - Carbon Creek
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Two Days and Two Nights
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|The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2152.|
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in four other timeframes:
Egg Drop Soup
|31st century||Next Adventure:|
The Law of Averages