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Series: The Next Generation
The Lost Era
Author(s): Christopher L. Bennett
Publication information
Published: Paperback - July 2007
Pages: 400
ISBN: ISBN 1416537392
Chronology
Date: 2355-2363

Contents

Introduction (blurb)

Jean-Luc Picard. His name has gone down in legend as the captain of the U.S.S. Stargazer and two starships Enterprise. But the nine years of his life leading up to the inaugural mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise to Farpoint Station have remained a mystery -- until now, as Picard's lost era is finally unearthed.

Following the loss of the Stargazer and the brutal court-martial that resulted, Picard no longer sees a future for himself in Starfleet. Turning to his other love, archaeology, he embarks on a quest to rediscover a buried age of ancient galactic history...and awakens a living survivor of that era: a striking, mysterious woman frozen in time since before the rise of Earth's dinosaurs. But this powerful immortal has a secret of cataclysmic proportions, and her plans will take Picard -- aided along the way by a brilliant but naive android, an insightful Betazoid, and an enigmatic El-Aurian -- to the heights of passion, the depths of betrayal, and the farthest reaches of explored space.

Summary

This novel covers the 9 years between Jean-Luc Picard's command of the USS Stargazer and his command of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), beginning with a detailed account of the loss of the Stargazer, and the ensuing court martial.

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Part I - The Quality of Mercy (2355) (Chapters 1 - 4)

The USS Stargazer and the Seventy-Fifth Rule are destroyed at the Battle of Maxia, leading to a court martial for Captain Picard. All charges are dismissed, but the loss of his ship and the betrayal of Phillipa Louvois, his lover, leaves Picard uncertain about his future.

Part II - Rounded With a Sleep (2358-2359) (Chapters 5 - 12)

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Part III - Brave New World (2360) (Chapters 13 - 19)

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Part IV - Abysum of Time (2363) (Chapters 20 - 28)

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Interlude ("Timelessness")

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Epilogue (January 2364)

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Characters

Main Characters

Giriaenn; Guinan; Jean-Luc Picard

USS Stargazer crew

Idun Asmund; Gilaad Ben Zoma; Tricia Cadwallader; Carter Greyhorse; Schuster; Phigus Simenon; Vigo; Yojaleya

Referenced only 
Jack Crusher; "Pug" Joseph; Ki'hiut; Suranyi; T'Moni; Elizabeth Wu

Ferengi

Bok; Flax; Gorp; Skwart;

Referenced only 
Zek

Starbase 32 Court-martial

Grev; Naomi Jerusalmi; Phillipa Louvois; Lun Minsal; Thomas Salisbury Sartak; T'Lara

Referenced only 
Gof; R'Miia; Sudarmono

Cleopatra's Needle crew

Bazyli Janasz; Jameela Janasz; Stefcia Janasz; Miliani Langford; Rosa Payne; Ruyao; Sorma; Xian Chuanli; Xian Yanmei

USS May Kingsley crew

Kathryn Janeway; Onna Karapleedeez; Dan Legato; Lenama; Sabar; Subramaniam; Wright

Mabrae

Bilan; Coray; Nibro

USS Enterprise-D crew

Data; Guinan; Sarah MacDougal; Deanna Troi; Worf; Tasha Yar

Referenced only 
Beverly Crusher; Wesley Crusher

Others

Q; Donald Varley

Referenced only 
Allis; Marta Batanides; Zefram Cochrane; Robert DeSoto; Richard Galen; David Gold; Edward Janeway; Walker Keel; Lisuni; Mench; Marie Picard; Prospero; Riva; Sarek; Strowman; Elias Vaughn; Juanita Valderrama; Miranda Vigo; Cortin Zweller

Not yet placed Bolus; Ryallen Colla; Questor Deb'ni; Durand; Grev; J.P. Hanson; Kimiko Jones; Kilif; Johanna Kolbe; Angus McCarthy; Gregory Quinn; Shawn Rider; George Sanders; Quetzalxochitl "Sally" Vejar;

References

Starships and vehicles

USS Ceres; Cleopatra's Needle; USS Enterprise (Galaxy class); USS Galaxy; USS Lexington; USS Mary Kingsley (Hokule'a class); USS Portia (Miranda Class Frigate); Selbos; Seventy-Fifth Rule (Raider class); USS Stargazer (Constellation class); USS Yamato

Locations

Adonis system; Adonis II; Albireo; Aldea; Algolia; Alpha Centauri III; Alpha Centauri VII; Alpha Centauri A; Alpha Centauri B; Bajor; Berengaria; Beta Quadrant; Betazed sector; Camus II; Cheron; Earth; El-Auria; Enceladus; England; Eris Alpha; Europa; Ferenginar; Galos Sigma; Iconia; Kandoge; Kitalpha; Kurl; Lambda Scorpii; Ligillium; Ma-aira Thenn; Mars; Maxia; Maxia Zeta; Maxia Zeta III; Maxia Zeta IV; Maxia Zeta V; Neptune; New Samarkand; Organia; Naiad; Pacifica; Paris; Perseus Arm; Polynesia; Proserpina; Proxima Centauri; Questar M17; Sargonian Diaspora; Scorpius Reach; Starbase 20; Starbase 32; Starbase G-6; Tagus III; Talos IV; Tanebor; Taredin; Tau Ceti Prime; Tellar; Timur's Peak; Trans-Scorpian region; Trelka; Upper Scorpius OB association; Utopia Planitia; Vanlac V

Species

Acamarian; Andorian; Argelian; Atrean; B'nurlac; Bajoran; Betazoid; Bolian; Breen; Caitian; Caldonian; Cardassian; Centaurian; Clan Ru; El-Aurian; Fabrini; Ferengi; Gnalish; Gorn; Human; Kalandan; Klingon; Kobheerian; Kreetassian; Ky'rha; Ligillian; Lorini; Mabrae; Manraloth; Menthar; Metron; Molherian Firesoul; Mro; Napean; Organian; Pandrilite; Peliar; "Polyphemian"; Promellian; Sargonian; Shedai; Sheliak; Taguan; Talarian; Tellarite; Thasian; Tholian; Toraak; Tzenkethi; Vanlaca; Vormoresh; Vulcan

States and organizations

Breen Confederacy; Department of Temporal Investigations; Federation Diplomatic Corps; Ferengi Alliance; Gatherers; Iconian Empire; Regnancy of the Carnelian Throne; Sheliak Corporate; Starfleet; Starfleet Academy; Starfleet Corps of Engineers; Starfleet Headquarters; Starfleet Medical; Tanebor Orbital Guard; United Federation of Planets; University of Alpha Centauri; Vormoresh Imperium

Others

2200; 2339; 2341; 2345; 2348; 2354; 2355; 2358; 2359; admiral; annular confinement beam; asteroid; Augment; "Beyond Antares"; binary star; black hole archive; bodyplant; bread; breakfast; bridge; bridge log; captain; captain's log; carbon dioxide; Carl Blegen Hall; Ceres; city; Class M; combadge; commander; communicator; computer rating; consciousness-transfer device; corporeal; counselor; cryvolcano; DaiMon; dilithium; dinosaur; distress beacon; DNA; dynoscanner; Dyrad; duranium; engineering; ensign; escape pod; EVA suit; event horizon; Fer-Gruacch Library; Ferengi Rules of Acquisition; fire-suppression field; first contact; forcefield; fusion generator; G4 star; G7 star; Galen border conflict; gamma radiation; gas giant; genetic engineering; geology; Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance; Grankite Order of Tactics; gravity well; Great Dying; Great River; GuiMon in Chief; Hamlet; Heisenberg compensator; Heritage Banks of Vormoreshinak; humanoid; incorporeal; introdus; hydrogen; hyponeutronium; ice giant; impulse engine; Jacinnan racing cat; JAG officer; Jovian; K6 star; kelbonite; "khrught"; latinum; lieutenant; log entry; logopath; magnetic field; megayear; Menthar-Promellian War; metamaterial; methane; mining phaser; Miranda Vigo; moon; mosaic; Mozart; Nahuatle; nanotechnology; Narj; navigational deflector; navigator; neutron; neutronium; nitrogen; nucleonic radiation; Number One; oxygen; parsec; pattern enhancer; Permian-Triassic Extinction Event; phaser; photon torpedo; Picard Maneuver; planet; plutonium; potassium; Prime Directive; probe; Proserpina (goddess); quantum degradation; quantum singularity; Queen Gertrude; red dwarf; red giant; Scalos water; science officer; sensor; sensor drone; sensor log; William Shakespeare; shield; shipyard; shuttlebay; shuttlecraft; sickbay; stardate; Starfleet General Orders and Regulations; stasis field; stellar wind; subspace; supernova; Swiss cheese; tactical officer; terraform; tetryon; thermal vent; Tomb of Zaterl; thruster; topaline; transporter; Treaty of Armens; tricorder; tritanium; verterium; uranium; viewscreen; x-ray flare; xenoanthropology; warp core; warp engine; warp factor; warp nacelle; water; wine

Information

When author Christopher L. Bennett posted the cover on the Trek BBS he stated that the cover art had been an inspiration:

"The scene on the cover is in the novel. As it happened, I wrote it just a couple of days before I was shown the preliminary artwork, and what I described scenery-wise was very different from this, and much more bland. But I was able to rework things to fit the image, and it greatly enhanced the detail and mood of this pivotal scene."

Log entries

  • Captain's log, USS Stargazer

Related Stories

Images

Reviews

Connections

  • Author's annotations
published order
Previous novel:
The Worst of Both Worlds
TNG novels Next novel:
Resistance
Previous novel:
Catalyst of Sorrows
TLE novels Next novel:
TBA
Previous story:
The Darkness Drops Again
Stories by:
Christopher L. Bennett
Next story:
Friends With the Sparrows
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Human Factor (short story)
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Deny Thy Father
Part One
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2355.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in eleven other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
Deny Thy Father
Part One
2355
Chapters 2-4
Next Adventure:
Home Fires
Chapters 4-9 (Flashback)
Previous Adventure:
Pathways
Chapter 6, Section 3 and Chapter 10, Sections 4-5
2358
Chapter 5
Next Adventure:
Lefler's Logs
Eleventh entry
Previous Adventure:
Lefler's Logs
Eleventh entry
2358
Chapter 6
Next Adventure:
Mosaic
Chapter 20
Previous Adventure:
Mosaic
Chapter 20
2359
Chapters 7-12
Next Adventure:
Survivors
Chapter 5
Previous Adventure:
Imzadi
Chapters 11-31
2360
Chapters 13-19 Section 1
Next Adventure:
The Buried Age
Chapter 19 Section 2
Previous Adventure:
The Buried Age
Chapters 13-19 Section 1
2360
Chapter 19 Section 2
Next Adventure:
Catalyst of Sorrows
Previous Adventure:
Alice, on the Edge of Night
Then: Memorial Day Weekend
2363
Chapter 20
Next Adventure:
The Buried Age
9th entry
Previous Adventure:
The Buried Age
Chapter 20
2363
Chapter 21
Next Adventure:
The Buried Age
Chapter 22 Section 1
Previous Adventure:
The Buried Age
Chapter 21
2363
Chapter 22 Section 1
Next Adventure:
House of Cards
Ten Years Earlier: Soleta
Previous Adventure:
Dawn of the Eagles
Chapters 6-12
2363
Chapter 22 Section 2
Next Adventure:
Alice, on the Edge of Night
Sections 7 & 9
Previous Adventure:
Alice, on the Edge of Night
Sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10 & 11
2363
Chapter 23
Next Adventure:
Lefler's Logs
Fourteenth entry
published order
chronological order
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2355.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in four other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
Alice, on the Edge of Night
Section 12
2363
Chapters 24-26
Next Adventure:
Meet with Triumph and Disaster
Previous Adventure:
Meet with Triumph and Disaster
2363
Chapter 27
Next Adventure:
Lefler's Logs
Seventeenth entry
Previous Adventure:
Lefler's Logs
Seventeenth entry
2363
Chapter 28
Next Adventure:
The Buried Age
Epilogue
Previous Adventure:
The Buried Age
Chapter 28
2364
Epilogue
Next Adventure:
Encounter at Farpoint

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