Publisher's descriptionEdit

Stardate 9521.6: Internal pressures, enormous military expenditures, and the destruction of their primary energy source have brought the Klingon Empire to the verge of catastrophic collapse...

To avert disaster, Gorkon, Chancellor of the Klingon High Council, proposes negotiations between the Federation and Klingon Empire - negotiations that will put an end to the years of hostility between the two powers, and herald a new era of peace and co-operation. Captain James T. Kirk and the USS Enterprise-A are dispatched to escort the Chancellor safely into Federation space.

But a treacherous assassination brings negotiations to a sudden halt - and places Kirk and Dr. McCoy in the hands of the Federation's greatest enemy. With time running out, Spock and the Enterprise crew must work to uncover the deadly secret that threatens to propel the galaxy into the most destructive conflict it has ever known!


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Movie charactersEdit

AzetburHarlan BurkeLance CartwrightChangCh'dakPavel ChekovDaxDazGenrahGorkon, son of ToqGrokhKamaragKerlaKesla (aka Woteln) • KhmarrJames T. KirkKlaaKothLojurMartiaLeonard McCoyNanclusRa-ghoratreiiJanice RandThomas SamnoSarekMontgomery ScottWilliam SmillieSpockStex (aka Kor'choth) • Hikaru SuluNyota UhuraValerisDmitri ValtanePatrick WestWorfJackal Mastiff
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G. CantamessaDavid MarcusRichard NixonOkrandEmily PostWilliam Shakespeare

Novelization charactersEdit

AzetburHarlan BurkeLance CartwrightChangPavel ChekovDaxGenrahGorkon, son of ToqGrokhImeaKamaragKamergKerlaKeslaKhmarrJames T. KirkKorrdLojurCarol MarcusMartiaLeonard McCoyHenry MulwrayNanclusPardekRa-ghoratreiiJanice RandThomas SamnoSarekMontgomery ScottWilliam SmillieSpockKwan-mei SuarezHikaru SuluThlemaNyota UhuraValerisMasoud ValtaneWorf
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Marc ChagallJackson DahlAlexandre DumasIrina GalliulinAmanda GraysonKlaaKrugeDavid MarcusJoanna McCoyRichard NixonEmily PostSaavikSesslWilliam ShakespeareKhan Noonien SinghSohlarLawrence StylesSurakT'Paal

Comic Adaptation charactersEdit

AzetburHarlan BurkeLance CartwrightChangPavel ChekovGorkon, son of ToqKamaragKerlaJames T. KirkKothMartiaLeonard McCoyNanclusRa-ghoratreiiJanice RandThomas SamnoSarekMontgomery ScottWilliam SmillieSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraValerisDmitri ValtaneWorf


Alpha QuadrantBeta QuadrantCamp KhitomerDeltaEarthEiffel TowerKhitomerMorskaMortaghParisPraxisQo'noSReydovan sectorRura PentheSan FranciscoStarbase 23Starfleet Headquarters
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AmritaAndorBoswelliaChinaGenesis PlanetGermanyKlingon Neutral ZoneKudaoOrganiaRigelShanaiKahrThemisVirginiaVulcanZorakis

Starships and vehiclesEdit

IKS Dakronh (B'rel-class) • USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS Excelsior (Excelsior-class) • IKS Kronos One (K't'inga-class)
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USS AhwahneeIKS BeriaUSS ChallengerUSS EagleUSS EmdenUSS EndeavourKlingon warbirdUSS KongoUSS LantreeUSS OberthIKS OkronaUSS PotemkinRomulan warbird

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Brotherhood of AliensKlingon Defense ForceKlingon EmpireKlingon High CommandKlingon High CouncilMarcuslabsRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Starfleet AcademyVulcan Diplomatic Corps

Ranks and titlesEdit

AdmiralAmbassadorBrigadierChancellor of the Klingon High CouncilCommander-in-Chief of the Federation StarfleetFleet admiralLieutenantLieutenant commanderLieutenant junior gradeRear admiral

Other referencesEdit

Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradiseasteroidasteroid showeratmosphereBengaliCatullan liquorCinderellacloaking deviceDestruction of Praxisdilithiumgasgaseous anomalyGenesis Projectgravity bootHamletivoryKatraKhitomer ConferenceKlingoneseKlinzhaiKobayashi Maru scenarioKolinahrmedikitmoonOkrand's Unabridged Klingon DictionaryOperation RetrieveOrganian Peace TreatyqrokhangRomulan aleRussiansabotScottishshapeshiftersubspacesubspace shock waveteaTiberian batUkrainianuniversal translatorV'Gerviridiumxenogeologyspaceshock wavequadrantuniversetimeclothingteacupsaucerpantsenergyenergy waveviewscreenbootsjacketjumpsuitdeflector shieldhelmthrusterimpulse drivestarshipgasgaseous anomalymeteormeteor showermoonplanetstarstar systemsectorempirelifeformsensoratmospherecommunication


Khan Noonien Singh attempts to steal the Genesis Device, detonating it and creating the Genesis Planet, where Kruge kill Kirk's son, David.
Kirk contacts Carol Marcus to explain the circumstances of their son's death.
Kirk and the Enterprise-A are ordered on the Klingon peace mission.


Related storiesEdit

  • The Fearful Summons (TOS novel) - "A stunning sequel to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country by one of the writers of the film."
  • Cast No Shadow features Valeris and expands on the Khitomer Conspiracy.
  • Cloak (TOS novel) - The novel Cloak establishes Admiral Cartwright as a Section 31 agent and subsequently implicates Section 31 in the Khitomer conspiracy.
  • The reference book The Klingon Hamlet expands on why the Klingons read "Wil'yam Shex'pir".
  • Assignment: Eternity (TOS novel) - This novel's prologue and epilogue feature the Khitomer Conference.
  • TOS video game: Klingon Academy - This game explains why Chang likes William Shakespeare and why he was part of the conspiracy. It also explains why the explosion of Praxis was devastating to the Klingons and how Gorkon became Chancellor.
  • Sarek (TOS novel) - This novel discusses the Romulans present at the Khitomer Conference.
Media featuring the USS Excelsior (NCC-2000) under Captain Hikaru Sulu
episodes/movies The Undiscovered CountryFlashback
novels The Undiscovered CountryThe Fearful SummonsThe Captain's DaughterThe Ashes of EdenStarfleet AcademyThe Captain's Table: War DragonsThe Lost Era: The SunderedExcelsior: Forged in FireFlashbackThe Lost Era: One Constant StarBurning Dreams
Comics Tests of Courage (The Tabukan Syndrome)A Wolf in Cheap Clothing (1234) • Captain's Log: SuluThe Undiscovered CountryThe Veteran
Captain Sulu Adventures
Characters Hikaru SuluPavel ChekovJanice RandDevon GablerDmitri ValtaneLeonard James AkaarLojurTuvokAltos Viger
Published Order
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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
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Starfleet Academy
Previous story:
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Stories by:
J.M. Dillard
Next story:
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Chapters 7-9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 & 21
Previous adventure:
Pocket Books Timeline Next adventure:
Chapters 7-9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 & 21
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2293.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in 1 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
2293, two months earlier
Chapter 1; section 1
Next adventure:
Against Their Nature
Framing story and narration


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