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Series: Titan, No. 1
Author(s): Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels
Publication information
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published: Paperback - April 2005
Pages: 359
ISBN: ISBN 0743496272
Chronology
Date: 2379/2380

Cliff Nielsen cover artwork

Contents

Summary

From the back cover: After almost a decade of strife against foes such as the Borg, the Cardassians, the Klingons, and the Dominion, the United Federation of Planets is at the dawn of a new era. Starfleet is renewing its mission of peaceful exploration, diplomacy, and the expansion of knowledge. Among the starships spearheading that endeavor is the U.S.S. Titan, commanded by Captain William T. Riker and manned by the most biologically varied and culturally diverse crew in Starfleet history.

But their mission does not begin according to plan.

In the wake of Star Trek: Nemesis, Praetor Shinzon, slayer of the Romulan Senate, is dead. The power vacuum created by his demise had put the Romulan Star Empire, longtime adversary of the Federation, at the brink of civil war. Competing factions now vie for control of their fragmenting civilization, and if the empire should fall, that entire area of the galaxy may destablize.

To restore order to the region, Titan's long-anticipated mission of exploration is delayed as Starfleet assigns Riker to set up power-sharing talks among the Romulan factions. But even as the first tentative steps are taken toward building a new Romulus, the remnants of the Tal Shiar, the dreaded Romulan intelligence service, are regrouping behind the scenes for a power play of their own. With no other help available, Riker and the Titan crew become the last hope to prevent the quadrant from falling into chaos.

References

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Characters

Bralik • Axel Bolaji • Olivia BolajiTorvig Bu-Kar-NguvSe'al Cethente QasZurin DakalFeren DenkenEvikuFo HachesaK'chak'!'opRanul KeruAili LavenaNidani LedrahJaza NajemAlyssa OgawaXin Ra-HavreiiKenneth NorellisOnntaMelora PazlarNoah PowellBowan RadowskiSariel RagerShenti Yisec Eres ReeWilliam T. RikerKoasa RossiniPaolo RossiniRriarrSavalekGian Sortollo • T'Lirin • Deanna TroiTuvokChristine ValeLeonard James AkaarDonatraDurjik • Kachrek • KheghGeordi La ForgeMekrikukPardekRehaekWilliam Ross • Sorok • SpockSuran • T'Sevek • T'Rel • Tal'AuraTebok • Tesruk • Tomalak • Torath • Worf, son of MoghXiomek
Referenced only 
Nanietta BaccoJulian BashirTangre BertoranDataSean HawkIloja of PrimKathryn JanewayKovalMartok, son of UrthogNeralJean-Luc PicardAndrew PowellErik PressmanRomShinzonHikaru SuluSurakVkrukZekMin Zife

Starships and vehicles

USS TitanIRW ValdoreUSS Enterprise-E • Calypso II • USS IrrawaddyUSS AllianceUSS ArmstrongUSS AegripposScimitar

Locations

Utopia Planitia • Great Bloom • RemusRomulusApnex SeaEhrie'fvilKi Baratan (Dartha) • Aekhhwi'rhoiHall of StateIra'sihaer • Senate Dome • South Quarter • Vikr'l PrisonRarathik DistrictLeinarrh
Referenced only 
Bajoran wormholeCardassiaDeep Space 9Gamma QuadrantGemworldhi'Leyi'aLeinarrhPacifica • Pelagia • Primus IVRarathik DistrictStarbase 185

Species and cultures

BajoranCardassianEfrosianElaysianHumanFerengiKlingonRemanRomulanVulcan
Referenced only 
LipulProphets

Governments and organizations

Klingon Empire

Klingon Defense ForceKlingon Diplomatic Corps

Romulan Star Empire

Imperial War CollegeReman IrregularsKepeszuk BattalionRomulan SenateSenate Intelligence CommitteeUnification movement

United Federation of Planets

Federation Diplomatic CorpsStarfleetStarfleet CommandStarfleet Corps of EngineersStarfleet Intelligence

Other

'laiaehkhifvaelaehih'bili'reAndorian tuber root • Armistice of 2160 • Louis ArmstrongBajoran religionDominion WarEfros DeltaelaminiteErebusExalted Ones • Eyhon • gagh • honey beetle cluster • Honor Blade • Kaferian apple glaze • Khehlevithi nut • Lycossan reuben sandwich • Maporian rib-eye • Nhaidh • oskoid frond • PerathelinesaladTreaty of Algeronveraku • Waith • Kahs-wanSurak's AnalectsAmarcan's Axioms • Hveinn • Jolan'truUhlan

Information

  • This book also includes concept notes for the Luna-class starships, as part of the rules for 2005 design contest (won by Sean Tourangeau).

Translations

German:

  • Title: Eine neue Ära
  • Publisher: Cross Cult
  • ISBN: 978-3-941248-01-4
  • Translator: Stephanie Pannen
  • Published: November 2008

Connections

published order
Previous novel:
(first in the series)
Titan novels Next novel:
The Red King
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
A Time for War, A Time for Peace
Epilogue, Section 7
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Red King
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2379.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in three other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
Missing in Action
2379
Chapter 1
Next Adventure:
Star Trek: Nemesis
Previous Adventure:
Final Flight
2379
Chapters 2-4
Next Adventure:
Star Trek: Nemesis
Chapter 11, Sections 5-8
Previous Adventure:
Star Trek: Nemesis
Chapter 11, Sections 5-8
2379
Chapter 5
Next Adventure:
A Time for War, A Time for Peace
Epilogue, Section 7
Star Trek: Titan publications and stories
Novels Taking WingThe Red KingOrion's HoundsSword of DamoclesDestiny (Gods of NightMere MortalsLost Souls) • Over a Torrent SeaSynthesisSeize the Fire
Short stories "Improvisations on the Opal Sea: A Tale of Dubious Credibility" • "Empathy"
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