Just don't expect them to perform miracles -- unless they have to. Now that the immediate threat has been neutralized, the S. La Forge works with Gold and his top-of-the-line group of technical specialists to unravel the high-tech mysteries of the supposedly dead alien vessel, only to discover that the real danger has just begun! Once the conquered realm of a powerful alien species, this region remains largely shrouded in mystery even as it brims with potential for exploration and colonization.
The Federation has sent in two of its finest starships on a quest to uncover the secrets it may yet hold The Tomol are a primitive civilization occupying a lone island on a remote world. But one of their clan has shunned this obligation, triggering a transformation into a new, powerful life form.
Answering the distress call of the U. Sagittarius—which has crashed on the planet following a fierce battle with the Klingons—Captain Atish Khatami and the crew of the Starship Endeavour must now attempt a rescue mission…even as they are locked in battle with the evolving, increasingly malevolent Tomol who, if allowed to escape their home world, pose an imminent threat to the entire galaxy!
Winner of the Arthur C. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human. Clarke Award for Best Novel Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed, stand-alone novel Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? Morale is low and the project is behind schedule. Gomez must get the workers up to speed and on track -- a task made more difficult by the Nalori workers, who do not want her there even though their government does.
Just when Gomez begins to gain their trust, two workers are killed by a mysterious local animal called a shii. Gomez must learn the secret of the shii before it kills again The first in a gripping, all-new two-part adventure! More by Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore. Following the resolution of the fertility crisis that nearly caused their extinction, the Andorian people now stand ready to rejoin the United Federation of Planets.
The return of one of its founding member worlds is viewed by many as the first hopeful step beyond the uncertainty and tragedy that have overshadowed recent events in the Alpha Quadrant. Even as elements of the Typhon Pact are implicated for the murder, Admiral William Riker holds key knowledge of the true assassins— a revelation that could threaten the fragile Federation-Cardassian alliance.
With the election looming, Riker dispatches his closest friend, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, in a desperate attempt to uncover the truth. It is a new age of exploration, and the U. Approaching a star system with two such planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew find a massive alien vessel, drifting in interstellar space for decades.
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Sensors detect life aboard the derelict—aliens held in suspended animation. Thought to be an immense sleeper ship, the vessel actually is a weapon capable of destroying entire worlds Captain Picard is now caught in the middle of this conflict and attempts to mediate, as both sides want this doomsday weapon…which was sent from the future with the sole purpose of ending the interplanetary war before it even began!
An exhilarating thriller from bestselling author Dayton Ward set in the universe of Star Trek: Determined to render assistance, Picard dispatches Commander Worf and an away team to investigate, but their shuttlecraft is forced to make an emergency landing on the surface—moments before all contact is lost and the planet completely disappears. Worf and his team learn that this mysterious world is locked into an unending succession of random jumps between dimensions, the result of an ambitious experiment gone awry.
The Enterprise crewmembers and the alien scientists who created the technology behind this astonishing feat find themselves trapped, powerless to break the cycle. Meanwhile, as the planet continues to fade in and out of various planes of existence, other parties have now taken notice…. The Next Generation universe. You can also send comments to me privately at: For as long as I can remember, I have loved science fiction and fantasy stories — at least as far back as junior high school. Clarke, Robert Heinlein and others. Seeing that I am a citizen of a Kingdom that is not of this world — hey, that sounds like sci-fi!
Not that I ever read any of the previous Star Trek books that have been published for decades. Somehow they just didn't seem appealing. Because my experience with Star Trek has been visual — TV shows and movies — having stories in printed form seemed to be a diminishing of Star Trek. Nevertheless, earlier this year I somehow came across a series of books called Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers. As you will read below, the 74 stories of this series were originally published as short novels or novellas in electronic format. Later, batches of novellas were grouped together and published in a series of 13 omnibus editions in both paper and electronic formats.
In May of this year I bought the first omnibus volume, containing the first four novellas, in Kindle format. By the time I finished reading it, I was totally hooked! Fortunately, I found a Wikipedia page which clearly catalogued the entire series and all the editions available. Because I wanted to make a PDF of that Wikipedia article, adding my own notes about which books I had purchased and read, I downloaded that Web page to my computer, even though I almost never do that with any other Web pages.
After all, why save a Wikipedia article when you can just bookmark it and return to it at any time? Because the article might disappear, that's why! And that is exactly what happened to the Starfleet Corps of Engineers article on Wikipedia! Someone decided that it wasn't useful information, so they deleted it! I was so shocked that I just could not believe it! Even though much of the information in that article can still be found on other Web sites — see the Additional Resources section at the end of this article — I still think it was a very useful article that presented a lot of valuable information all in one place.
Therefore, because I had saved a copy, I have decided to resurrect it on this Web site. Starting with the original Starfleet Corps of Engineers Wikipedia article as a foundation, I have put a lot of work into improving it by double-checking the content for accuracy, correcting any mistakes, adding additional information, and providing a TON of links to related Web pages. I believe that the result is an even more valuable resource than was the original.
Just a few notes before we proceed to the main event. The information presented below is accurate, as far as I can tell. All of the omnibus editions are available in both paperback and Kindle formats. During mid when I purchased them, the Kindle version was usually cheaper, except in four cases where the paperback version was cheaper.
The links I have provided are to the versions I purchased. If you want the book in a different format, I'm sure you can navigate around Amazon to find what you're looking for. Caveat Emptor Be aware that for omnibus volumes 3 through 12, the title of the omnibus book is taken from one of the novellas in that edition.
Even though all of the novellas are still available for purchase individually, you'll save a LOT of money buying the omnibus editions. It is easy to confuse the omnibus with the novella of the same title.
Don't Miss These Previous Books in the Series!
I made this mistake when I wanted to buy the third omnibus, Some Assembly Required. I didn't pay close enough attention, and I accidentally purchased the novella Some Assembly Required instead. Seeing that the omnibus version costs exactly the same as the single novella, even though the omnibus edition contains three additional novellas as well, you'll really want to steer clear of the individual novellas — except for the last 8 novellas, for which no omnibus editions exists. I've just finished the 44th novella, which puts me exactly two-thirds of the way through the 13 omnibus volumes.
After all of that reading, I can report that these stories have a minimum of profanity, sexual immorality, and violence. The crew is on a science ship, not a battle cruiser or starbase brothel! Even though the 74 novellas in the series were written by 41 different authors, there is a remarkable consistency in tone and style among them. If you didn't know better, you could believe that they were all written by the same person.
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But because of this huge variety of authors, I think there is a richness of imagination which might be harder for a single author to attain. All in all, I've been very impressed with the series and enjoying it very much. So, without further ado, here is my modified version of the now-defunct Wikipedia article Starfleet Corps of Engineers , and later under the new title Star Trek: Corps of Engineers Like other Star Trek books, the books are officially licensed, but not considered canon.
DeCandido and John J. Including these two founders, the 74 stories of the series were written by 41 different authors, over a period of seven years. Most of these novellas have subsequently been reprinted in paperback and eBook omnibuses, with anywhere from three to eight stories per volume.
Corps of Engineers, and the numbering reset in an attempt to bring new readers to the line. The number of eBooks published per year would be reduced from twelve to six, to allow other series to be developed. However, the characters have made cameo appearances in other novels set in the 24th century. The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, taking place primarily in the time period immediately following the end of the latter series.
The stories mainly concern a special Starfleet division called the Starfleet Corps of Engineers, stationed aboard the U. Captain David Gold, commanding officer of the da Vinci.
Commander Sonya Gomez, first officer and chief of the S. Lieutenant Commander Kieran Duffy, second officer and second-in-command of the S. He had a relationship with his commanding officer Sonya Gomez but was killed before she could accept his proposal. She is very devoted to her duties and has little time for interaction with the rest of the crew.