Ex Machina by Christopher L. Bennett used the Andorian naming convention established in the post-finale DS9 books and made a brief mention of events from the novel Section 31: Cloak. ExM also refers to Sulu's backstory as established in The Kobayashi Maru by Julia Ecklar and elements of the Star Trek: The Motion Picture novelization by Gene Roddenberry (although the novelization itself differs from later established canon). It also establishes Willard Decker's multi-species crew experiment later referred to in the Titan series and is consistant with The Captain's Daughter.
Since you've include Ex Machina
you will also have to include all of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
universe as well since Christopher did reference Betelgeuse which is from HHGTTG.
So this would be a good reason for someone to fit the Enterprise-E
with an improbability drive.
And I have to say to Turtletrekker, WELL DONE!