By Christopher L. Bennett
A brand new state has arisen from the ashes of the Romulan conflict: the United Federation of Planets, an extraordinary union of various species cooperating for the nice of all. Admiral Jonathan Archer—the former captain of the Earth starship <I >Enterprise</I>, whose efforts made this union possible—envisions a colourful Federation selling galactic peace and a multispecies Starfleet devoted to exploring unusual new worlds. Archer’s former crewmates, together with Captain T’Pol of the <I >U.S.S. Endeavour</I> and Captain Malcolm Reed of the <I >U.S.S. Pioneer</I>, paintings with him to safe that vibrant destiny. but others in the Federation see its function as mainly army, a united safety opposed to a deadly galaxy, whereas a few of its associates view that army could with suspicion and worry. And getting the member countries, their area fleets, or even their applied sciences to interact as a unified complete is an ongoing problem.
When a brand new chance emerges from a strength so alien and adverse that negotiation turns out very unlikely, a gaggle of unaligned worlds asks Starfleet to return to its safety, and the Federation’s leaders grab the chance to construct their popularity as an interstellar strength. yet Archer fears the clash is construction towards an pointless warfare, very likely taking the younger state down a course it used to be by no means intended to persist with. Archer and his allies try to discover a greater resolution . . . yet previous foes are operating secretly to sabotage their efforts and make sure that the good test referred to as the Federation involves a brief and bloody finish.
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