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Over five decades, Star Trek's celebration of mankind's technical achievements and positive view of the future have earned it an enduring place in our global culture. Its scientific vision has also had a profound effect on the past thirty years of technological breakthroughs. Join William Shatner, the original captain of the Starship Enterprise, as he reveals how Star Trek has influenced and inspired some of our greatest scientific minds -- the people behind the future we will all share. In interviews with dozens of scientists we learn about the inventions that will revolutionise our lives and the discoveries that will make it truly possible to explore the last great frontier -- space. As one Nobel Laureate commented on being shown a wood and plastic model of the engine core from a Star Trek: The Next Generation starship: "I'm working on that." From the technicalities of warp speed to real-life replicators to the likelihood of our being able to beam across continents, this always-informative book takes us on a fascinating and eye-opening voyage to the realms of the possible and probable.
Gary Mitchell is dead, killed by his best friend for the sake of his ship. As Captain Kirk returns home in sadness, he recalls the first time he held Gary's life in his hands. The time is seven years earlier, and the two men have been assigned to the USS Constitution, Gary as chief navigator and Kirk as second officer, when the starship comes to the defence of an alien world menaced by ruthless invaders. An early attack leaves both the captain and the first officer in comas, and Jim Kirk must take command for the first time. He finds himself with only one chance to defeat the heavily armed enemy - but the cost may be Gary Mitchell's life!
When the Borg destroyed the U.S.S. Saratoga at Wolf 359, killing Captain Sisko's beloved wife, one chapter in his life came to a tragic end. Now painful memories are reawakened when the U.S.S. DefiantTM carries the survivors of the Saratoga to an important Starfleet ceremony. But Sisko's bittersweet reunion with his old crewmates is cut short when an unexpected malfunction threatens the Defiant as well as the lives of everyone aboard. Even worse, evidence suggests that the accident was caused by deliberate sabotage. Has one of Sisko's oldest friends betrayed them all? Sisko and Dax must uncover the truth before death claims the survivors of the Saratoga.
At Starfleet Academy, Gary Mitchell is restless and fun-loving while James Kirk is driven, ambitious, but awkward around other people - especially women! Their friendship begins with a fistfight. Then their routine training mission on the USS Republic is diverted to a planet where centuries of bloody interplanetary conflict are about to end in a ceremony of reconcilation. Assigned to help with security on the planet's surface, Kirk and Gary quickly find themselves in the middle of a life-and-death struggle against terrorists determined to disrupt the ceremony. With the future of two planets at stake, Kirk and Gary must find a way to work together before a mission of life and peace becomes one of death and despair.
In the tradition of UNIFICATION, here is the story that fans of the original STAR TREK series and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION have been clamoring for -- Montgomery Scott's return to the Star Trek universe and his encounter with the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D. Missing in space for seventy-five years, Scotty manages to survive against incredible odds, only to be found by the crew of the Starship Enterprise . Though rescued, Scotty soon finds himself lost in a world that he barely recognizes, a world that has passed him by... But the adventure is not over for Captain Scott who must do the impossible when the new U.S.S. Enterprise faces a very old danger in a remote sector of space. This time, Captain Picard and his crew will need more than all of their courage and all of their skills to save the great Starship from destruction. This time, they will need a miracle worker.
Like HOMECOMING (074346754X) did for Star Trek Voyager and AVATAR (074340050X) did for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, DEATH IN WINTER picks up the Star Trek: The Next Generation story after the TV/movies are complete and tells all-new stories about favourite Next Generation characters and their subsequent lives. After the fall of Shinzon (as seen in the feature film, STAR TREK: NEMESIS) the elite of the Romulan Empire are battling over who will seize control. Caught up in this struggle are the Kevrata, a once proud people, now strangled under Romulan domination. When a biogenetic disease threatens to wipe out their race, Starfleet assigns its new Chief Medical Officer, Dr Beverly Crusher, to aid the populace. But when she suddenly goes missing and is presumed dead, Jean-Luc Picard must race to try and locate Crusher and help find a cure for the disease that could kill millions.
Michael Jan Friedman is the author of nearly sixty books of fiction and nonfiction, more than half of which bear the name Star Trek or some variation thereof. Ten of his titles have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. He has also written for network and cable television, radio, and comic books, the Star Trek: Voyager® episode ""Resistance"" prominent among his credits. On those rare occasions when he visits the real world, Friedman lives on Long Island with his wife and two sons. He continues to advise readers that no matter how many Friedmans they know, the vast probability is that none of them are related to him.
THE LAST STAND In the middle of a routine mapping mission, Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise encounter a culture just on the edge of developing warp drive technology. When they survey the planet, they are startled by the sudden approach of thousands of spacecraft from an aggressive alien race bent on destroying this emerging culture. Now Picard has only days to resolve a conflict that has been going on for millennia. If he fails, billions will die, yet if he succeeds, he will unleash a powerful new threat to the Federation.
As the war between the Dominion and the Federation rages across the Alpha Quadrant, Counselor Deanna Troi finds she is faced with more than she expected when she kidnaps a telepathic killer to bring to the aid of the resistance movement on the occupied planet of Betazed. At the same time, the Enterprise-E is leading a Starfleet attack against a Cardassian space station is orbit above the skies of Betazed. Dominion scientists are using the Betazed people as raw material in their experiments to create a more highly evolved Jem'Hadar -- the genetically engineered warrior species which forms the core of the Dominion forces. What transpires is an awesome battle -- including hostages and narrow escapes -- with unexpected twists which lead to a truly explosive ending.
The Long Awaited Final Book In The Lost Years Saga! Recovery It began with The Lost Years: the story of what happened to Captain Kirk and the legendary crew of the U.S.S Enterprise when their original five -year mission ended. The saga continued in A Flag Full Of Stars and Traitor Winds. Now, in Recovery, J.M. Dillard brings to an end one of the most exciting chapters in STAR TREK®history! Admiral James T. Kirk, former Captain of the U.S.S Enterprise and now Chief of Starfleet Operations, is at a crossroads in his career. When he is assigned to supervise the testing of the U.S.S. Recovery, an experimental new rescue vessel, he begins to realize how tired he is of being trapped behind a desk, away from the action. Fully automated, the Recovery is a high-speed transport vessel capable of evacuating large populations without risking the lives of Starfleet personnel. But when its creator falls under alien influence, the Recovery becomes a pawn in a deadly game that could lead to interstellar war. Trapped in the bowels of the ship Admiral Kirk's old friend Dr. Leonard ""Bones"" McCoy, who is being hunted by a homicidal madman determined that no one on the ship will survive. Taking command of a starship, Admiral Kirk must find a way to save Dr. Mckoy's life -- and save the galaxy from deadly chaos!
Two of the four Malkus artifacts - deadly weapons lost millennia ago - have been found since their existence was discovered by Captain Jonathan Archer in 2151. Two more lie in wait, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting galaxy. . . On their shakedown cruise, Captain Kathryn Janeway and her crew discover the third artifact in the Demilitarized Zone -- but the weapon is in the hands of the Maquis. Security chief Lt Tuvok must infiltrate the Maquis and gain the trust of cell leaders Chakotay and Cal Hudson, before the renegades use the artifact to cause chaos throughout the DMZ. Meanwhile the final artifact is unearthed on Narendra III, leading to the disappearance of two of the Federation's most respected Ambassadors, the Vulcan Spock and the Klingon Worf. Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise joins forces with Captain Klang of the IKS Gorkon -- but even the strength of these great vessels combined may not be enough to save them when the deadly secret of the fourth artifact is revealed.
The Canada Pension Plan disability benefit is a monthly payment available to disabled citizens who have contributed to the CPP and are unable to work regularly at any job. Covering the program's origins, early implementation, liberalization of benefits, and more recent restraint and reorientation of this program, Struggling for Social Citizenship is the first detailed examination of the single largest public contributory disability plan in the country. Focusing on broad policy trends and program developments and highlighting the role of cabinet ministers, members of Parliament, public servants, policy advisors, and other political actors, Michael Prince examines the pension reform agendas and records of the Pearson, Trudeau, Mulroney, Chrétien, Martin, and Harper prime ministerial eras. Shedding light on the immediate world of applicants and clients of the CPP disability benefit, this study reviews academic literature and government documents, features interviews with officials, and provides an analysis of administrative data regarding trends in expenditures, caseloads, decisions, and appeals related to CPP disability benefits. Struggling for Social Citizenship looks into the ways in which disability has been defined in programs and distinguished from ability in given periods, how these distinctions have operated, been administered, contested and regulated, as well as how, through income programs, disability is a social construct and administrative category. Weaving together literature on social policy, political science, and disability studies, Struggling for Social Citizenship produces an innovative evaluation of Canadian citizenship and social rights.
Overseen by Captain Montgomery Scott from his office at Starfleet Headquarters, the S.C.E. can build, program, deprogram, assemble or reassemble anything from an alien replicator to a lethal doomsday machine. Just don't expect them to perform miracles . . . unless they absolutely have to. MIRACLE WORKERS continues the cliffhanger from HAVE TECH WILL TRAVEL and adds three further tales of technical wizardry from Keith R.A. DeCandido, Kevin Dilmore and David Mack. SCE #5: Interphase (Part Two of Two) A vital rescue mission depends on the skills of one young untested officer! SCE #6: Cold Fusion Lieutenant Nog -- the chief operations officer of Deep Space 9 -- joins forces with Captain Gold and the S.C.E. crew. SCE #7: Invincible Book One Commander Sonia Gomez is assigned to supervise a project on the crystal planet of Sarindar to extract a rare and valuable ore. SCE #8: Invincible Book Two Gomez must stop a mythical creature which turns out to be all to real before it destroys her entire production crew.
The mischievous all-powerful cosmic entity known only as 'Q' has plagued Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise since the opening episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Over the millennia of his lifetime he has encountered countless challenges and many powerful enemies. But none has been so deadly as the being that now threatens not just the universe we know but all the myriad alternate universes with it. Against this attack on everything that is and everything that might have been, Q stands alone - except for Captain Picard. And with the existence of not only our own universe but thousands of others at stake, Picard must find a way to work with his nemesis - or the whole of existence as we know it will simply cease to be. A memoir in Q's own words (as only Peter David can write them) of a last-ditch effort to save the multiverse, I,Q is a stunning exploration of the nature of reality itself, enlivened by insights into the character of its cosmic hero that only John Delancie, as the actor who brought him to life in the first place, could give him.
When a fatal disease spreads over Bajor, threatening the entire planet with extinction, Captain Sisko must accept aid from an unexpected source: Ro Laren, Starfleet officer turned Maquis renegade. Major Kira and Ro reluctantly join forces to track the alien plague to its source -- even as the disease claims new victims on Deep Space Nineitself. Dr. Bashir struggles to find a cure, but the secret of the virulent invader may hide deep in the shadows of Dax's past.
'Imzadi' is a powerful Betazoid term that describes the enduring bond between lovers, and Triangle: Imazadi II is the untold story behind the tragic love that united two of the Enterprise crew: ship's counsellor Deanna Troi and the Klingon Commander Worf. At first glance they could not be more different. She is a calm and gentle empath, acutely sensitive to the needs and emotions of others. He is a fierce Klingon warrior, dedicated to a harsh and warlike code of honour. Brought together by their mutual care for Worf's son Alexander, they embark on an unexpected courtship, much to the surprise and discomfort of Deanna's former lover, Commander William Riker. But does Worf's future truly lie with Deanna ... or on a distant outpost called Deep Space Nine? And who will Deanna ultimately choose to call 'Imazadi'?
Next Generation meets New Frontier as Captain Jean-Luc Picard joins forces with Captain Mackenzie Calhoun to track down and confront the hidden architects of the recurring plague that is threatening the universe. Captain Calhoun of the Starship Excalibur is ordered to Earth, where his experience with the Thallonion Empire makes him an invaluable to Starfleet Intelligence in their investigation of a Thallonion nobleman. Commander Riker, in temporary command of Calhoun's Excalibur, engages a swarm of Romulan warbirds and captures the Romulan leader, Sela. Battle damage, however, leaves the Excalibur adrift in space with all its computer systems offline, no navigational controls - and a decidedly uncooperative captive. Meanwhile, the information Calhoun discovers leads him to a man named Gerrid Thul and Thul's associate Kwint - and Kwint turns out to be none other than Captain Jean-Luc Picard!
Ever since the fall of the Thallonian Empire, Si Cwan has been searching for his younger sister, the only other survivor of the royal family. Now it seems his quest may be nearing its end. On the planet Montos a mysterious young woman, her past shrouded in secrecy, finds herself pursued both by the fanatical Redeemers and a vicious race of feral predators known only as the Dogs of War. All are after information regarding the true nature and location of the Quiet Place, a mystical realm celebrated in myth and legend. Is Riella indeed Si Cwan's long-lost sister? Before he can learn the truth, he and his companions - Mackenzie Calhoun, the scarred, alien captain recommended by Jean-Luc Picard; Commander Shelby, ambitious first officer and Calhoun's fomer lover; Dr Selar, the Vulcan physician formerly assigned to the Enterprise; Ops officer Robin Lefler, and the rest of the Excalibur's crew - must brave the unchecked savagery of the Dogs of War - and enter the terrifying heart of the Quiet Place.
With the fall of the ancient Thallonian Empire, civil war threatens the planet of Zondar. The arrival of the U.S.S Excalibur is greeted with relief and celebration by the anxious populace, and Captain Mackenzie Calhoun, fresh from his cataclysmic escape form the Thallonian throneworld, is acclaimed as their prophesied savior. But one believer's messiah is another's blasphemer -- and a prime candidate for martyrdom. When Captain Calhoun is captured, Lieutenant Commander Burgoyne must find him before an alien fleet launched a holy war against the Federation!
At last - the answer to the secret that New Frontier fans have been waiting for: the supernatural origins of USS Excalibur's navigator Mark McHenry. Always displaying talents far beyond those of mortal men, McHenry discovers the source of his power reaches back incredibly to ancient Greece - and to specific events from Star Trek: The Original Series.
The Q Continuum is an extradimensional domain in which Q and others of his kind exist in immortality. Although immensely powerful and intelligent, they require the stimulus of novelty to maintain their vitality hence their interaction with other species. While the Enterprise struggles to survive an alien onslaught, Captain Picard has been kidnapped by Q and taken on an astounding journey back to that immeasurably distant moment when the Continuum faced its greatest threat. But far more is at stake than simply the mysteries of the past, for an ancient menace is stirring once more, endangering the future of the galaxy, and neither Q nor Starfleet may be able to stop it.
The Q Continuum is an extradimensional domain in which Q and others of his kind exist in immortality. Although immensely powerful and intelligent, they require the stimulus of novelty to maintain their vitality hence their interaction with other species. The barrier has been broken and Q's oldest enemy is free once more. Captain Picard and his crew find themselves in the middle of a cosmic war between vastly powerful entities. The future of the Federation may be at stake, but how can mere mortals intervene in a battle of gods? Picard has to find a way, or he may never be troubled by Q again.
The Q Continuum is an extradimensional domain in which Q and others of his kind exist in immortality. Although immensely powerful and intelligent, they require the stimulus of novelty to maintain their vitality hence their interaction with other species. The unpredictable cosmic entity known only as Q has plagued Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise since their very first voyage together. But little is known of Q's mysterious past or that of the unearthly realm from which he hails. Now Picard must learn Q's secrets - or all of reality may perish!
To true Klingon warriors, no occasion is more sacred than the Day of Honor, when they pay homage to all that makes them Klingon. But honor demands its price.... Worf finds his honor tested when he goes undercover to infiltrate a planetary criminal network. How can he root out the corruption on Sindikash without resorting to deceit and treachery himself? Worf's dilemma is shared by his son Alexander, who searches for the true meaning of honor in his own human heritage. Along with his son, Worf must confront deadly danger -- and the inner struggles of his Klingon soul.
The entire Alpha Quadrant has been threatened with deadly infiltration by the shape-shifting Founders of the Dominion. Already the Romulans and Cardassians have been decimated by the clandestine machinations of the Founders. Now the newly promoted Captain Benjamin Sisko of Deep Space Nine has another problem: a massive fleet of Klingon warships has arrived at DS9 on a secret mission. Unable to learn anything from an elusive Klingon general, Sisko turns to Lt. Commander Worf, formerly of the Starship Enterprise and the only Klingon in Starfleet, to try and uncover the truth. What Worf learns will have a profound impact on the future of the Alpha Quadrant, and Sisko must risk destroying the Federation-Klingon alliance to prevent a full-scale war!
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