Questions tagged [star-trek-eu]

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Was Jake Sisko the author of anything other than “Anslem”?

"Anslem" was authored by Jake Sisko and was referred to several times during the course of DS9. Do we know if he was the author of any other works? Is his writing referenced in any books or the EU?
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Star Trek TOS-TNG crossover novel

I have been searching for the title of a TOS-TNG crossover novel for some time. I believe it was published in the early 1990s, as I do not remember Voyager or DS9 being on TV. It was also before ST:...
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Story Identification: Star Trek TOS novel about planet where technology doesn't work

I have a vague memory of a Star Trek TOS book I read when I was a child. This was around 1995. The Enterprise visits a planet. They're unable to beam down, so a landing party goes down in a ...
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Is there a chronological reading order for Star Trek books?

I just started reading the Star Trek books and would like to know what is the best order for reading so that I can progress chronologically.
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Is there an in-universe explanation for the difference between Orion males and females?

All the physical differences between the sexes of the (major) humanoid species of Star Trek are within a range that's known from humankind as well - except for the Orions. Whereas their females are ...
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What happened to the Calamarain and the shuttle?

At the end of "Deja Q," Q (with his powers reinstated) "blows away" the Calamarain Cloud, which he had shrunk to fit neatly in the palm of his hand. Apparently the Cloud vanished, for it wasn't found ...
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Why didn't the mirror universe's tech progress past the main timeline's?

In Star Trek TOS, we see the Defiant disappear to unknown parts ('The Tholian Web'), and Star Trek: Enterprise revealed that the Defiant went back in time to the mirror universe ('In a Mirror Darkly',...
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How did this character return to the ship in Star Trek: Titan: Sword of Damocles?

At the end of the (non-canon) novel Star Trek Titan: Sword of Damocles there feels like there is something missing or forgotten. Near the end, is left behind in an attempt to allow other members of ...
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Do the authors of Star Trek Expanded Universe books attempt to stay consistent with each other?

To what extent do the main authors of Star Trek EU novels (Peter David, Kieth R. A. Candido, etc) attempt to maintain some level of "consistency" with each other? Do they keep track of each others ...
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Any EU Mention of the content of the Constitution of the United Federation of Planets?

Are there further mentions of this Constitution in the books, perhaps with other Guarantees? In canon, the 7th Guarantee is mentioned in ST:TNG S04E21 that I am rewatching now, paraphrased in Memory ...
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The Founders, The 'Ancient Humanoids', the Preservers - are they linked? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Did The Founders evolve from the race that seeded the Alpha Quadrant? The Star Trek canon had several references to 'ancient' originating or protective species. Among them: ...
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What is the relationship between the Compassion and the Brassica?

In the penultimate mission of the Star Trek: Judgment Rites game, the Enterprise must stop a ship populated by mentally-challenged humanoids from landing on a Federation colony. This interacts with ...
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Where does Artemis stand in the Star Trek timeline?

The multiplayer co-op game and Star Trek Bridge Simualator, Artemis, presents the players with the ability to roleplay their own scenarios with their own personal crew and ship. As such, the game ...
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Why did the Universal Translator fail to decipher Gorn?

In Star Trek video game (2013), which displays events of the new timeline, Spock told Kirk before mind-melding with a Gorn that it was necessary because Uhura was unable to decipher the Gorn's ...
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Was T'Uerell ever mentioned or appeared in any other Star Trek storylines?

A Vulcan Philosopher named T'Uerell who was obssessed with "logic" and "perfection" was credited as the creator of the Borg in the videogame Star Trek: Legacy. I was wondering if she ever appeared ...
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Star Trek novel with Kirk stepping on a venomous creature?

In which Star Trek novel did Kirk step on a venomous creature? The creature may be known as a "Judas Boot"?
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Are there any “captain's men” in the Mirror Universe?

In the Star Trek mirror universe, there are often "captain's women", who provide companionship to male captains. Notably, we have Marlena Moreau, who served Kirk, and Hoshi Soto, who served both ...
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How does Trip escape from Ehrehin and Valdore?

In the novel The Good That Men Do, while on the ship with Ehrehin one moment Trip is passing out/dying and Valdores forces are closing in and the next moment hes on earth and he doesnt mention ...
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Is there a book that covers the period between first contact and the creation of Starfleet?

In the Star Trek universe, why and how did humanity change from the time of first contact with the Vulcans to the creation of Starfleet? Is there a book that covers this time period? The basis of ...
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In TNG novels, how did this key character leapfrog another for promotion?

Entire question is spoilers for TNG novels. I'm not into reading Star Trek novels, but I somehow stumbled upon the publisher's description for Takedown: Question:
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Has there ever been an instance where the Borg assimilated a powerful species such as the Crystalline Entity? [closed]

Not just necessarily in the show, but in the EU. Can the Borg assimilate the Crystalline Entity? What would the outcome be?
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Besides Prophets and Pah Wraiths, do distinct energy species ever meet in the same episode?

In at least one episode of DS9, the Prophets and Pah Wraiths meet, albeit in humanoid form. I'm curious whether there's another episode of Star Trek in which distinct energy species are involved. ...
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How large were starship design teams in Star Trek?

All the Star Trek canonical works (TV, film or, at a lower level, novels) only seem to give a very limited glimpse into the people in a starship design team (Leah Brahms at Utopia Planitia, Kurak for ...
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What happened to the Shedai after the Kirk Era?

Star Trek Vanguard is the story of an space station, situated at the very beginning of TOS. Kirk even has a few lines in the first part. In the story Starfleet explores the awesome technique of the ...
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Dark energy and matter in the Star Trek Universe?

Considering that it is currently one of the biggest topics in astrophysics at the moment, I was wondering whether anything in the Star Trek universe had anything to say on this matter (pun intended). ...
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Star Trek: SCE - How many books?

I just have to know: how many books are in the series Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers (ST:SCE). On-line is a option if you want to include those.
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Is Star Trek Vanguard part Prime timeline, part Kelvin timeline?

A few years ago, I read somewhere that Star Trek: Vanguard started as depicting events of the Prime Timeline, but was transferred into the Kelvin Timeline. I can't find the source anymore, but wonder ...
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Are the Q affected by widespread changes in the timeline? [duplicate]

I suspect the answer is "No", but felt I should ask anyway. Given that the everything we know about the Star Trek "universe" has changed with the Abrams reboot, I was wondering how this would affect ...
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Why was Chell selected for Voyager's Hazard Team?

The Bolian named Chell was a Maquis engineer who got sucked to the Delta Quadrant along with his crewmates and ended up on Voyager. He was generally portrayed as loud-mouthed, rude, and lazy. He was ...
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Are Gorn and Tamarian related?

Are the Gorn species and the Tamarian species related in the Star Trek Universe or other non-canon Star Trek references? I see some visual similarities between the two species.
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Which, in order are the physically strongest & quickest; Vulcan, Klingon, Romulan, Jem'Hadar, Borg drone, Cardassian, Bajoran, & Trill? [closed]

I used the major protagonists and antagonists in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. If you'd like to add some Delta Quadrant like the Vidiians or the Kazon, you're more than welcome. If you have other ...