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The First Artifact
Series: The Original Series
Author(s): Keith R.A. DeCandido
Publication information
Printed: The Brave and the Bold
Date: Stardate 1699 (2266)

Part One of The Brave and the Bold.



2266: The first Malkus Artifact is found near the Federation colony on Alpha Proxima II, used by a dismissed civil servant to spread a virus throughout the colony. Commodore Matthew Decker of the USS Constellation responds to a distress call, as does the USS Enterprise. While Constellation CMO Lewis Rosenhaus works with Leonard McCoy to halt the plague, Decker and James T. Kirk invoke martial law to keep the colony from falling into anarchy.



USS Constellation

USS Enterprise


Referenced: Baptiste | Borck | David Derubbio | Vrathev zh'Ethre | Fitzgerald | Kodos | Roger Korby | Christopher Pike | Bernabe Posada | Raisa | Alvaro Santana | T'Ramir


Alpha Proxima II | Andronesian encephalitis | Arafel County | Beta Proxima | brolomine | Capellan acid | Chief Representative of Proxima | chikushou | USS Constellation | cordrazine | Crellis Cluster | SS Esperanza | Federation Medal of Honor | Feinberger | Galileo | Gammac | General Order 16 | Karsay's Point | kerylene | Kobayashi Maru scenario | Kragite Order of Heroism | Kurkjian Memorial Hospital | USS Mandela | Narendra III | Narendra system | New Punjab County | parafra | Pegasus Major IV | Peladon | Peladon Affiliation | Pirenne's Peak | Posada Circle | USS Potemkin | Proximan | Proximan Police Department | | Rector Institute | Rivershore County | sehlat | Sierra City | Sierra City Medical Center | Siren | Starbase 4 | Starbase 6 | Starbase 10 | Starfleet Medical | Starfleet Silver Palm | Sun | System L-374 | Tarsus IV | Tokyo | xelaxine | Yasmini University


published order
Previous story:
Prelude: Discovery
The Brave and the Bold
Next story:
The Second Artifact
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Star Trek: The New Voyages 2
Elegy for Charlie
Pocket Next Adventure:
Burning Dreams
Previous Adventure:
Star Trek: The New Voyages 2
Elegy for Charlie
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
Balance of Terror
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2266.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
The Doomsday Machine
First Interlude
Next Adventure:
Wolf in the Fold

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