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The Face of the Unknown is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel by Christopher L. Bennett, and was published on 27 December 2016.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek—a brand-new novel of The Original Series featuring James T. Kirk, Spock, and the crew of the USS Enterprise!
Investigating a series of violent raids by a mysterious predatory species, Captain James T. Kirk discovers that these events share a startling connection with the First Federation, a friendly but secretive civilization contacted early in the USS Enterprise’s five-year mission. Traveling to the First Federation in search of answers, the Enterprise suddenly comes under attack from these strange marauders. Seeking refuge, the starship finds its way to the true home of the First Federation, an astonishing collection of worlds hidden from the galaxy beyond. The inhabitants of this isolated realm are wary of outsiders, and some accuse Kirk and his crew for bringing the wrath of their ancient enemy down upon them. When an attempt to stave off disaster goes tragically wrong, Kirk is held fully accountable, and Commander Spock learns there are even deeper forces that threaten this civilization. If Kirk and Spock cannot convince the First Federation's leaders to overcome their fears, the resulting catastrophe could doom them all!

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CharactersEdit

AranowDavid BaileyBalokPavel ChekovChodaDralFrank GablerDamayanti GopalGrunJana HainesThuu'chi Hirr'uthChiir'hit Keer'iuvJames T. KirkKoustLinarLeonard McCoyNisu MiratuliMureAnne NoredElizabeth PalmerLouis PrescottManjula RahdaRemvRhuldMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluTirakKasan TorNyota UhuraVraq
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Nancy HedfordSarekT'PringCarter Winston

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • FesariusShining Talon Argosy

LocationsEdit

Alpha QuadrantCherelaMilky Way GalaxyRanth sectorWeb of Worlds

Races and culturesEdit

BetelgeusianBogosrinDassikFiilestiiHumanKisajaLinnikNiatokoTessegriVulcan
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ArdananTellarite

States and organizationsEdit

First Federation

Science and technologyEdit

galaxystarship

Ranks and titlesEdit

ambassadorcaptaincommanderfirst officerForce LeaderWar Leader

Other referencesEdit

sector

TimelineEdit

ChronologyEdit

Production historyEdit

Published Order
Previous novel:
The Hall of Heroes
Star Trek novels Next novel:
Headlong Flight
Previous story:
Purgatory's Key
The Original Series novels Next story:
Unestablished
Previous story:
Time Lock
Stories by:
Christopher L. Bennett
Next story:
Shield of the Gods

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