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The fourth novel in the Star Trek: Titan series, published in November 2007.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

From the back cover
Fate: It is an idea as old as life itself. Do our choices shape the future, or is it the other way around? And if the path we walk is predestined -- if the way we are to meet our end is knowable -- what might that knowledge compel us to do?
Titan's travels take it to a world at the edge of reason. Orisha is a planet whose people have lived for centuries beneath an unfathomable celestial body in their sky. From the moment it first appeared, the object was thought to be something unnatural, an ill omen that has made them feel watched, exposed, vulnerable -- provoking a primal fear that has steered the course of their civilization. The Orishans call it the Eye of Erykon, and because it has consistently defied every scientific attempt to decode its true nature, many are convinced it represents an intelligence that is studying their world...and perhaps waiting to destroy it.
But the secret behind the Eye threatens Titan as well as Orisha...and it holds a special meaning for one member of Captain Riker's crew in particular, whose lifelong quest to balance faith and scientific truth is tested against the harsh, unblinking glare of inevitability.


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Jaza NajemRanul KeruAlyssa OgawaShenti Yisec Eres ReeWilliam T. RikerDeanna TroiTuvokChristine ValeA'churak'zenA'yujae'TakAili LavenaaMershikBeriasBohnBowan RadowskiBralikCh'ika'tikChordysEveshFeren DenkenHrissHsuuriHuilan Sen’karaK'chak'!'opKakkakitKesi KeyexisiKk'tikKlace PolanKoasa RossiniLoolooa TereshiniMatisMecatusMelora PazlarOlivia BolajiPaolo RossiniPeya FellPral glasch HaajPrin OorteshkRoaknSe'al Cethente QasTik'ikTk'ok'iikTorvig Bu-Kar-NguvUrgarVorisXin Ra-HavreiiY'lira ModanZurin Dakal
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GuldejitGlinforkisGerren KinObarErish EloSumariFaustWinim TeekatDrakmondoBellatora FortisErykonJohn GillLeonard McCoyBenjamin SiskoJames T. KirkMark JamesonRudolph RansomJoshua GrantRonald TraceyChristopher PikeRobert AprilMackenzie CalhounB'LiitJean-Luc PicardPava Ek'Noor sh'AqabaaRriarrJaza ChakrysTourangeauDonal LeezBaarsAtheus FortisCerisan FortisQStangMakkusLwaxana Troi

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS CharonUSS Enterprise-EUSS TitanUSS SparrowhawkUSS LunaShuttlecraft EllingtonShuttlecraft MarsalisUSS al-Arif


BajorHarka valleySeleneOccultus OraSyrathGum NebulaRisaIzarMemory AlphaCardassiaElysia Incendae systemBeta QuadrantNew RiyadhChin'tokaOrishaCaitIlviaFerenginarBerengia VIIStarfleet HeadquartersCelestial TempleShattered PlaceEfros DeltaAlpha QuadrantQ ContinuumLejonisLigon IITroknoorUtopia Planitia Fleet YardsMars

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

StarfleetStarfleet AcademySkunkworksBajoran MilitiaDreaming casteWeaver casteGuardian casteChildren of Erykon

Other referencesEdit

batosOrkett's diseaseborhyasvedekdeuteriumGerren Kin's first Law of MotionObar's Rules of GravimetricsArgelian meadSong of the ProphetsBolian lagerFormica mactabilispaghexotic matter plasmidsFlames of DarknessshtelTelemetric Observation VISORdzura boneFerengi Rules of AcquisitionBoryon rangeRisan shimmer inkcheras rootostrichPeace OfficeAndorian alekynslevethera boneLuna-classSecond Battle of Chin'tokaIDICLuna 80102, Second Model in D-MinorJapanesetribblemintVolitionEye of ErykonprethshetrPicard ManeuverImzadiOrbSpines of the MotherPod MothersehlatTear of the Prophetstk'sittk'solErykon's TearSpireVeilErykon's MirrorTholian Axiom, First IterationLigonian battle formsOraclehukka vineDominion WarTachyonAscension of Makkus


published order
Previous novel:
Orion's Hounds
Titan novels Next novel:
Over a Torrent Sea
Previous story:
Or the Tiger
Stories by:
Geoffrey Thorne
Next story:
Most recent work
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Full Circle
Chapters 19 (sections 8-9) & 23
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Articles of the Federation
Chapters 18-21



Related StoriesEdit

Star Trek: Titan publications and stories
Novels Taking WingThe Red KingOrion's HoundsSword of DamoclesDestiny (Gods of NightMere MortalsLost Souls) • Over a Torrent SeaSynthesisSeize the FireFallen GodsThe Poisoned ChaliceAbsent EnemiesSight Unseen
Short stories "Improvisations on the Opal Sea: A Tale of Dubious Credibility" • "Empathy"
Other Works "Star Trek: The Tour" (Short film)


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