|Series:||The Original Series|
|Published:||Paperback - June 1997|
Cadet David Forester has made it to Starfleet Academy's Command School, where the starship captains of the future are trained on mission simulators that make you feel as if you ar really on the bridge of a starship. But there's trouble at the Academy -- sabotage, conflict, and a series of "accidents" throw Forester's team of cadets into a scramble for their very lives.
Determined to save his crew, Forester rushes to stop a plot to destroy the Academy itself, and is thrust into a mission with Starflet legends Captain James T. Kirk, Captain Hikaru Sulu, and Commander Pavel Chekov. Together they must find the cause behind a series of ever deadlier raids on Federation outposts by an unknown enemy.
In the novel, Captain Sulu states that he is due to take command of the Excelsior in two years, placing this story in the year 2288.
- (also known as Geoff Colond)
19th century; 2288; Alpha Centauri; Andorian; Bicea; cadet; California; captain; Centaurian; Clark University; commandant; commander; communications officer; Conestoga wagon; engineer; Golgotha system; helmsman; Horatio Hornblower; Japan; Jefferies tube; Klingon; Klingon Neutral Zone; Kobayashi Maru scenario; Levintine Expanse; lieutenant; Lursen Prime; navigator; Organian Peace Treaty; phaser; phaser bank; Point Bonita Light; Rigel XII; Romulan; Russia; San Francisco; San Francisco Bay; Starfleet Academy; Starfleet Academy Command School; Starfleet Command; Starfleet Headquarters; Tahiti; Thomas Jefferson Rose Garden; United Federation of Planets; universal translator; Vulcan; World War I
- USS Agincourt
- USS Enterprise
- USS Enterprise-A
- USS Excelsior
- USS Rio Grande
- USS Sentinel
- Klingon heavy cruiser
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
|TOS novelizations||Next novelization:|
Treaty's Law (framing story)
|Voyages of the USS Excelsior (NCC-2000) under Captain Hikaru Sulu|
| Captain Sulu Adventures|
|Cacophony | Envoy | Transformations|
|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|
|Comics||Tests of Courage|
|Episode/Movies||Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country | Flashback|
|Characters||Hikaru Sulu | Pavel Chekov | Janice Rand | Devon Gabler | Dmitri Valtane | Leonard James Akaar | Lojur | Tuvok | Altos Viger|