The Collectors is a Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations ebook by Christopher L. Bennett.


The dedicated agents of the Federation Department of Temporal Investigations have their work cut out for them protecting the course of history from the dangers of time travel. But the galaxy is littered with artifacts that, in the wrong hands, could threaten reality. One of the DTI's most crucial jobs is to track down these objects and lock them safely away in the Federation's most secret and secure facility. When Agents Lucsly and Dulmer bring home an alien obelisk of incredible power, they are challenged by a 31st century temporal agent who insists they surrender the mysterious artifact to her. But before they know it, the three agents are pulled into a corrupted future torn apart by a violent temporal war. While their DTI colleagues attempt to track them down, Lucsly and Dulmur must restore temporal peace by setting off on an epic journey through the ages, with the future of the galaxy hanging in the balance…



Laarin AndosBazelTimot DanlenDarroMarion DulmurGeorge FauntTeresa GarciaKyeera JanylSerel JeihazJheressGariff LucslyJena NoiMeyo RanjeaClare RaymondRoddallSsraxSulirrSullivanWarainunnamed androids
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Jonathan ArcherDawn BlairGuardian of ForeverJames T. KirkSonajStewart PeartRomTeyakT'Lem


Collector PreserveDTI HeadquartersEarthEridian VaultEristhe galaxyGreenwichLondonLunaTandar Prime
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Beta QuadrantBolarusBozemanCarina ArmDelta QuadrantDenobulaDenobula TriaxaEdo CastleGre'thorHunari IVJapanMervyniaMontanaNational Maritime MuseumYucatán

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Certoss fighterUSS Rhea (Luna-class) • TIA battleshipTIA transport
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PhoenixVeritytype-11 shuttlecraftunnamed Federation starships

Races and culturesEdit

BolianBorgCaldonianCardassianChoblikCollectorDeltanGornGorormHirogenHumanM-113 creatureMroOcampaRhaandariteSaurianSoong-type android (android) • TormandarTzenkethiVomninVulcanXindi-ArborealZetregan
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States and organizationsEdit

AegisBody ElectricDepartment of Temporal InvestigationsFederation Temporal AgencyGalfleetNorolob RepublicOrder of OmegaRegnancy of the Carnelian ThroneStarfleetSuliban CabalTemporal Displacement DivisionTemporal Intervention AgencyTime GuardiansTokugawa ShogunateUnited Federation of PlanetsUniversity of Alpha Centauri

Science and technologyEdit

alienansible beaconassimilation tubuleAxis of TimeCasimir EffectCherenkov radiationchronitonchroniton polarizerCollector obeliskFeynman curveFeynman curve tracerforce fieldgalaxyHawking radiationHeisenberg's Uncertainty Principleholocommunicatorhologramhover platformice agemobile emitterorbital tetherorbital torusphaserquantum slipstream drivequantum temporal transporterreplicatorstasis fieldtelekinesistelepathic temporal communicatortelepathyTemporal Defense Gridtimetime perceptortime traveltimeshiptransportertransreplicationtricorderwarp drive

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Other referencesEdit

1860s21272341238215th century21st century22nd century23rd century24th century25th century27th century28th century31st centuryarchaeologyAugment CrisisbirdbutterflycoffeedinosaurEkpyroticsEugenics WarsFar futurefinalkillGregorian calendarhadrosaurhistoryice boreJulian calendarmammalmarsupialmillions of years agopaleontologySpock loopstardateTemporal AccordsTemporal Cold Warthousands of years agoTriceratopsTyrannosaurus rex



Published Order
Previous novel:
Forgotten History
Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations Next novel:
Time Lock
published order
Previous eBook:
Q Are Cordially Uninvited
Star Trek eBooks Next eBook:
Shadow of the Machine
Previous story:
Tower of Babel
Stories by:
Christopher L. Bennett
Next story:
Uncertain Logic'
chronological order

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