Oh intrigued as to why it's the CSS? What is the difference that caused that. Plus no Picard so is he dead? So many questions so many possibilities. Coolness.
CSS stands for 'Commonwealth Star Ship'
As for the lack of Picard, it becomes obvious when you think about it. (Something happening earlier in the TNG timeframe)
Well I definitely want to read the rest - which is the sign of a good story!