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Old May 26 2010, 09:47 AM   #9
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Re: Charting the Novel-verse

Vanguard, Titan and IKS Gorkon


The Vanguard series was created by Marco Palmieri and David Mack and is set on Federation Starbase 47, aka Vanguard, in a politically unstable region of space ripe with scientific discovery set in the 23rd century. It features the Vulcan Intelligence Officer T'Prynn, who first appeared in DS9: Mission Gamma: Lesser Evil and later appeared in The Art of the Impossible. The Andorian characters utilize the same gender and naming conventions established in the DS9 fiction.
  • Harbinger by David Mack
  • Summon the Thunder by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
  • Reap the Whirlwind by David Mack
  • Open Secrets by Dayton Ward
  • Precipice by David Mack
Vanguard Declassified :
  • "Almost Tomorrow" by Dayton Ward
  • "Hard News" by Kevin Dilmore
  • 'The Ruins of Noble Men" by Marco Palmieri
  • "The Stars Look Down" by David Mack
What Judgements Come by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore

Storming Heaven by David Mack
In Tempest Wake (Epilogue) by Dayton Ward

  • SCE: Early Distant Warning (by Ward and Dilmore) was set on Vanguard station and served as a prologue to the series.
  • MU: "Black Flag" from Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows by James Swallow introduced the Vanguard crew of the Mirror Universe.
  • MU: The Sorrows of Empire (the full-length novel) featured mirror Vanguard characters as established in Black Flag.
  • The TOS: Errand of... series established the mood and events around the Federation surrounding the hostilities with the Klingons depicted in the Original Series episode "Errand of Mercy". Open Secrets was consistent with Errand of...
  • TOS: The Vulcan Academy Murders and The IDIC Epidemic established history for Dr. M'Benga that was utilized in Precipice.
  • The Shedai, established in Vanguard, were mentioned in The Buried Age.
  • In Destiny and A Singular Destiny it was revealed that the Tholians still hold a grudge against the Federation for the events of this era, referring to the "crimes of the Taurus Reach".
  • "Pride: The First Peer" from Seven Deadly Sins by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
  • Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony by Dayton Ward

David Mack's annotations for Harbinger...

The Titan series follows Enterprise crewmembers Captain William Riker, Deanna Troi, Christine Vale and Alyssa Ogawa* onto their new home on the USS Titan following the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. Titan took off from the A Time to... series and crosses into both the Destiny and Typhon Pact series.
*The backstory established for Ogawa here is inconsistent with the backstory established in The Genesis Wave series.

  • Taking Wing by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
  • The Red King by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
  • Orion's Hounds by Christopher L. Bennett
  • The Sword of Damocles by Geoff Thorne
Destiny by David Mack
  • Gods of Night
  • Lost Souls
  • Mere Mortals
  • Over a Torrent Sea by Christopher L. Bennett
  • Synthesis by James Swallow
  • Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire by Michael A. Martin
  • Fallen Gods by Michael A. Martin
  • "Empathy" by Christopher L. Bennett in Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows
  • Melora Pazlar's backstory was established in the TNG: Gemworld duology.
  • "Improvisations on the Opal Sea: A Tale of Dubious Credibility" short story by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels from Tales From the Captain's Table.
  • The Red King serves as a sequel to the Lost Era novel The Sundered.
  • The adventures of the Titan crew are mentioned through-out the post-Nemesis TNG books and Riker, Troi and Tuvok cameo in Q&A. The Titan and crew are mentioned in both Articles of the Federation and A Singular Destiny.
  • A scene with Tuvok and Troi on Titan is included in VOY: Full Circle.
  • Jaza Najem first appeared in WoDS9: Bajor.
  • Ranul Keru first appeared in Section 31: Abyss and WoDS9: Trill before coming to Titan.
  • Pava Ek'noor sh'Aqabaa first appeared in the Marvel Comics series Starfleet Academy.
Christopher L. Bennett's annotations for Orions Hounds...
...Over a Torrent Sea...
..and MU: Empathy.

IKS Gorkon/Klingon Empire by Keith R.A. DeCandido

IKS Gorkon was a sadly short-lived series that followed the crew of the Klingon vessel IKS Gorkon and the Klingon Empire in a post Dominion War setting. Author Keith R. A. DeCandido created the crew for his TNG novel Diplomatic Implausibility and carried them over to his Brave and the Bold duology before the actual series started. Just to be different, here are the adventures of the Gorkon crew in chronological order...
  • "A Song Well Sung" from Tales of the Dominion War (by Robert Greenberger)
  • TNG: Diplomatic Implausibility
  • TNG: "The Final Artifact" from The Brave and the Bold book two.
  • A Good Day to Die
  • Honor Bound
  • Enemy Territory
  • "LoDnI'pu' vavpu' je" ("Brothers and Fathers") from Tales from the Captain's Table
  • Klingon Empire: A Burning House
  • MU: "Family Matters" from Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows
  • DS9: The Left Hand of Destiny books one and two features Martok's son Drex and alludes to his transfer to the Gorkon.
  • Klag and the Gorkon make a brief appearance in DS9: Avatar book two.
  • Klag and the Gorkon appear in Gateways finale in Gateways book seven: What Lay Beyond, "The Other Side".
  • Klag and the Gorkon appear in Q&A.
  • Klag and the Gorkon appear in Destiny: Lost Souls during the Borg Offensive.
  • Klag was reported to have destroyed the Kinshaya homeworld in A Singular Destiny.
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