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Series: Mirror Universe
Author(s): Multiple
Editor(s): Marco Palmieri & Margaret Clark
Publication information
Published: Paperback - January 2009
ISBN: ISBN 1-4165-5850-7


Introduction (blurb)

Fractured history. Broken lives. Splintered souls. Since the alternate universe was first glimpsed in the classic episode "Mirror, Mirror," something about Star Trek's dark side has beckoned us, called to us, tempted us -- like forbidden fruit on the Tree of Knowledge. To taste it is to lose oneself in a world of startling familiarity and terrifying contradictions, where everything and everyone we knew is somehow disturbingly different, and where shocking secrets await their revelation.

What began in 2007 with Glass Empires and Obsidian Alliances -- the first truly in-depth foray into the turbulent history of this other continuum -- now continues in twelve new short tales that revisit and expand upon that so-called "Mirror Universe," spanning all five of the core incarnations of Star Trek, as well as their literary offshoots, across more than two hundred years of divergent history, as chronicled by...

Christopher L. Bennett - Margaret Wander Bonanno - Peter David - Keith R.A. DeCandido - Michael Jan Friedman - Jim Johnson - Rudy Josephs - David Mack - Dave Stern - James Swallow - Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore - Susan Wright


Twelve short stories by various authors in the settings of various series, including prose-only ones.


An earlier version of the cover, featuring Shran
  • The book was scheduled for an April 2008 release, but was announced as being delayed in February of that year until January 2009.
  • Early cover for the book featured Shran rather than T'Pol. With the addition of an author list, the cover has remained otherwise unchanged since early solicitations.
  • A seperate CoE e-book was planned for release to tie in to the release of the book, but this was scuppered due to the cancellation of the CoE e-book series.
  • Keith DeCandido has reported his Gorkon tale shows how Klag and Macet became friends. David Mack's tale includes more on Spock's plan seen in The Sorrows of Empire, while the Ward-Dilmore tale features the mirror versions of Robert and Sarah April.


published order
Previous book:
Obsidian Alliances
Star Trek: Mirror Universe Next book:
To be announced
Previous story:
Echoes and Refractions
Star Trek anthologies Next story:
Seven Deadly Sins
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
See individual stories
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
See individual stories

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