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The Thirteenth Order by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: T      Reviews (66
Summary:

2375: The height of the Dominion War. The Dominion has promised to shower glories upon Cardassia the likes of which it has never known--but the reality is another thing entirely. Four Cardassian guls have had enough of the Dominion's false promises, and are ready to put their complaints into action.

And on the desolate rock of AR-558, a Starfleet soldier fights for his life and is taken captive by Cardassians. But something strange is happening behind enemy lines that he never would have believed...


Chapters: 20    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - Sigils and Unions
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: No    Word count: 87315    Read Count: 21400
[Report This] Published: 30 Jan 2009 Updated: 31 Aug 2011
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 21 Mar 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

The Vorta's little "We're all friends" attitude was spot on.

Author's Response:

Thanks for reading!  I hope you'll enjoy what I have so far on The Thirteenth Order!

That attitude was something I remembered from Weyoun, and I figured the Vorta would all act like that.

Ranks of the Cardassian Guard by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K      Reviews (5
Summary:

Having trouble telling a gul from a gor? Wondering why you've encountered so few rank titles? And just how far does a glinn's authority really stretch?

If you've wondered about any of this as you've read Star Trek: Sigils and Unions, this guide is for you!


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions Background Information
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1124    Read Count: 496
[Report This] Published: 19 Feb 2009 Updated: 19 Feb 2009
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 12 May 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Ranks of the Cardassian Guard

This ranking system sure makes sense, considering Dukat had a lot of responsibility for someone whose rank was the rough equivalent of Captain. Plus, I never bought that a dalin outranks a glinn, as the Pocket Books works seem to indicate according to Memory Beta. The etymology of these titles certainly fits in with the hierarchical structure of Cardassian society.

Author's Response:

A senior gul, I think, is likely to receive additional responsibilities due to age.  A legate ultimately has more responsibility.

And I am glad to see I wasn't the only one who thought that bit about dalins (man, that plural form feels WRONG...) outranking a glinn.  The duties of a glinn seem too extensive for that.  Of course, that did leave me having to explain a couple of items--namely, why Macet would bring both his glinns aboard the Enterprise (and Lemec would insincerely repeat the gesture), and why Dukat would be doing cleanup after the decompression aboard the Kornaire, but I have explained both.  Macet did what he did as an attempt to establish trust (by taking the risk of having all three of his ship's senior officers in enemy territory, he is trying to show Picard he's willing to go out on a limb), Lemec did what he did in an insincere attempt to copy Macet's gesture (and of course it backfired because he was dealing with Jellico), and Dukat...either no one else would do it, he was being punished by his gul, or he thought before he saw it that it would be some sort of "noble" gesture that would make him look good to his crew and therefore increase his standing.

Summary: Past Featured Story

The USS Kestrel, an aging Miranda class, serving as part of the Border Service has the thankless task of patrolling some of the murkier corners of the Federation. As the seat of Federation power in a dangerous and wild region of space, the Kestrel acts to paraphrase her firebrand captain, Captain Gregory McGregor, as the rule and the law, the line in the sand, the first and last line of defense for the Federation.

"So we can't be calling in the cavalry at the drop of a hat. We are the cavalry. We stand the line, we duke it out, we shout them down, we clean their windscreens, and we set out the welcome mat. It's not all bad you know."

This is the first story featuring the ramshackle, rough and ready crew of the Kestrel. I'd call them an unorthodox crew but hey isn't every crew unorthodox in their own way!

Led by the acerbic, sarcastic, bombastic, over the top, pain-in-the-ass, coarse and unprofessional Captain Gregory McGregor. Just the type of behaviour to get stuff on the border done! There's no time for Jean-Luc's niceties here!

The Border Dogs might be seen as the ‘poor cousins' of the Fleet and the Miranda might be seen as the ‘Ford pick-up of Starfleet' but the Kestrel in the humble opinion of her Captain shows the Fleeters how to do things the proper way.

 


Chapters: 55    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Cartwright, Molly, Ensemble Cast - USS Kestrel, McGregor, Gregory
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Humor, Mystery
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death
Series: Kestrel
Completed: No    Word count: 149473    Read Count: 57376
[Report This] Published: 28 Mar 2009 Updated: 14 Apr 2011
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 03 Dec 2010 Title: Chapter 1: 'He's an Hawsehole!'

Hmmm, this McGregor guy seems to rubbed a few people the wrong way. Curious as to what T’Hos’s beef with him is. Will read on…

Author's Response:

Please do read on. McGregor does have a way of rubbing people up the wring way that's for sure. As for T'Hos' beef? Well you'll have to keep reading for the trouble it'll bring.

Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 03 Dec 2010 Title: Chapter 2: 'But It's a Miranda Class!'

Mister Cutler doesn’t seem all that excited about serving on one of the older classes of starship. Jex, meanwhile, doesn’t seem to be having a hard time lifting spirits. And boring him with the statistics ain’t helping either. She sure knows her stuff having lived in that earlier time period, which might prove to be of value.

Author's Response:

No, Cutler doesn't seem very excited about serving on an older class of starship nor for that matter particularly enthused about serving with the Border Dogs. He probably wished for something safe and comfy among the regular Fleet. Alas for poor Cutler that is not what life intended and in the great big Dog Lotto he got billeted for Border Patrol duty.

Jex does have an advantage by dent of her lifetimes of experience and it will be of benefit to her. However, I hope to explore the double-edged sword such a long lifetime of experiences might have. As for lifting Noah's spirits, I think at this moment in time Jex is a little too caught up in her own reveries and excitement.

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you continue to enjoy the tale. It gives such a thrill to have new readers on board. Thank you heaps and heaps.

Summary:

Wolf 359: The lone Borg cube, led by former Starfleet captain Jean-Luc Picard, cleaves a path for Earth through a fleet of thirty-nine Starfleet vessels. Not a single one of them survived the attack, and over ten thousand officers and enlisted lost their lives. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Lieutenant (jg) January McKenna of the late starship Roosevelt, survives in an escape pod.

In Earth orbit, the Galaxy-class starship Enterprise-D, faces off with the cube. And loses. Attempting to destroy the cube by ramming it, the resulting explosion leaves the cube only half-damaged and fully operational. The famous crew of the Enterprise has died, and now it's up to the rest of Starfleet... and the entire Alpha Quadrant... to deal with a frightening fact: The Borg have invaded Earth.

This is the novella that kicked off the popular online multi-player game, Where No One Has Gone Before. From an idea by Todd James.

Winner: "The Choice" Challenge


Chapters: 10    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Universes
Characters: None
Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Drama, Friendship, Humor, Tragedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Violence
Series: Where No One Has Gone Before
Completed: Yes    Word count: 32684    Read Count: 9032
[Report This] Published: 03 Jul 2009 Updated: 05 Jul 2009
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 10 Dec 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Part One: My Ship was Destroyed at Wolf 359 and All I Got Was This T-Shirt

I'm not sure "And All I Got Was This T-Shirt" would be the sentiment if in January McKenna's shoes, but I get the context of the expression. I could see McKenna wanting to continue fighting for Earth, but would be self-defeating.

Star Trek: Tesseract by kes7    Rated: T      Reviews (259
Summary: Past Featured Story

As the Federation returns to the Delta Quadrant eight years after the the USS Voyager destroyed the Borg unicomplex and a key transwarp hub, the crew of the USS Tesseract -- the fleet's largest and most advanced ship -- has no idea what they'll find there.

Just as they launch their seven-year mission, they stumble across a mystery that will soon unfold into an opportunity -- or a nightmare of epic proportions. Loyalties are tested, political intrigue abounds, and the Tesseract's ex-Borg first officer will finally seize control of his own destiny ... and perhaps that of the entire quadrant.

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Chapters: 54    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Expanded Universes
Characters: Bashir, Julian, Ensemble Cast - VOY, Ensemble Cast - Multiple, Ensemble Cast - USS Tesseract, Icheb
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Friendship, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Character Death, Violence
Series: Star Trek: Tesseract
Completed: Yes    Word count: 130187    Read Count: 71370
[Report This] Published: 10 Aug 2009 Updated: 20 Apr 2010
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 27 Mar 2010 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 1

37 different species. I'd be interested to see how many are non-humanoid.

Author's Response:

Oh, fun!  A new reader!  Welcome, and I hope you enjoy!  As to your question ... there are a few.  The bartender looks like an octopus and the chief of tactical is a Saurian (though I guess you could argue that Saurians are sort of humanoid).  There may be more to come ... but really, there are lots and lots of bumpy-headed humanoid species in Trek, so they make up most of the 37 kinds.

Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 27 Mar 2010 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 5

Just started reading this. Looking forward to seeing how the schism between Icheb and Maren plays out. He did show a little too much haste in trying some kind of a reconciliation.

Author's Response:

What some call haste, Icheb might call "efficiency."  He was, after all, raised by Borg.  ;-)  Keep reading, there's a lot more to come from Icheb and Maren.  Thanks for commenting!

Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 28 Mar 2010 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 8

“Are you suggesting someone tried to mind-rape the ship’s computers?” Love that line.

Author's Response:

Glad you liked it.  Thanks for the feedback!

Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 03 Apr 2010 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 14

Where the heck were Chakotay and Tuvok?

Author's Response:

Ha!  You are the FIRST person to call me out on that! 

Mostly, I figured not everyone would be near enough to Earth to take a night off to celebrate someone else's mission.  As far as where they might be ... Tuvok, I'm guessing, is on Vulcan getting treatment for his neurological disorder and getting to know his wife and kids again.  As for Chakotay ... he's not with Seven.  That much, I'm sure of.

Glad to see you're still reading, thanks for the comment.  :-)

Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 29 Apr 2010 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 15

Amusing little scene there. Now that I think of it, maybe Tuvok is still on the Titan deep in the Beta Quadrant... not that fan-fiction writers completely go along with the Pocket Books novels.

Author's Response:

This story is pretty disconnected from the Pocket Books novels because I haven't read them.  I've heard rumors about what happens (i.e. Janeway's end and the Borg disappearing), but that's about it.  Glad to see you're still reading.  Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 06 Jul 2010 Title: Chapter 26: Chapter 25

Interesting visit from Q and Q-Junior. The narrative nicely illustrates that the Q's conception of time is just as confusing as the Prophets'

Author's Response:

Hehe, it is, isn't it?  Thanks for reading and continuing to review.  :)  I expect Q and son will be making occasional appearances in this series.  After all, like Q said, every time he turns his back for a second, Junior runs off to find his friend.

The Nick of Time by LJC    Rated: K+      Reviews (4
Summary: Nothing quite like a cave-in, to bring two officers closer together.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Number One, Pike, Christopher
Genre: Drama, Het
Warnings: None
Series: Paradigm Shift
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2060    Read Count: 483
[Report This] Published: 11 Aug 2009 Updated: 11 Aug 2009
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 12 Dec 2010 Title: Chapter 1: The Nick of Time

And the award for closest call goes to...

At least it wasn't on the bridge like when the yeoman in "Shore Leave" gave Kirk a lower back massage. Now THAT was creepy.

Author's Response: Love to write some teasing schmoop fic sometimes!

As I Lay Dreaming by Lil black dog    Rated: K      Reviews (8
Summary:

A brief look at Kirk's thoughts a few days after Spock's death in WOK.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T.
Genre: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 305    Read Count: 458
[Report This] Published: 12 Nov 2009 Updated: 12 Nov 2009
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 28 May 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Quite an emotionally gripping tale. It really portrays the sense of loss. This scenario presents an interesting sense of denial where Spock is still alive in Kirk's dreams and the real nightmare is the waking world.

Summary:

Drawing a Cardassian can look like a daunting task--well, worry no more!

Learn why Cardassians have the features they do, and take a step-by-step approach to drawing them, and you'll discover there's nothing to fear...you're really a much better artist than you thought!


Chapters: 3    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions Background Information
Completed: Yes    Word count: 6718    Read Count: 5422
[Report This] Published: 20 Dec 2009 Updated: 01 Jan 2010
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 21 Mar 2010 Title: Chapter 1: A Crash Course in Cardassian Anatomy

Very interesting read, and well researched (never heard of therapsids before). They were like the Archaeopteryx, which had both avian and reptilian characteristics. I would guess that the "tinkering" of the ancient humanoids featured in "The Chase" made Cardassians biologically compatible with Bajorans, since, as a general rule, hybrids of two different animal species are sterile.

Author's Response:

The way I see the compatibility issue, there are certain genetic "analogues" to keep the species' genomes similar enough that with a bit of advanced medical help, the two species' codes can be meshed.  The Cardassians are therapsids, but of a rather mammaliforme type which is why, with help, they are able to interbreed with mammalian species.  (Which only works in the Trekiverse, obviously, but I assume there is some sort of medical intervention.)

And that is an interesting comparison, with the archaeopteryx--therapsids, of course, pre-dated the beginning of the avian families.  Class Aves (to which birds belong) comes from a subset of the dinosaurs called the theropods.

A Question of Survival by Miranda Fave    Rated: M      Reviews (19
Summary:

In the time of the Federation-Cardassian conflict many atrocities and horrors were committed. This is the story of one. One ship. One survivor's tale.

Readers are warned that the story contains scenes that deals with torture and imprisionment. Readers may expect scenes that they might find disturbing. Please do not read if easily offended. Forewarned is foretold. Story previously told in a shortened version as part of a TrekBBS Challenge.


Chapters: 5    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: Angst, Friendship, Horror, Tragedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Character Death, Violence
Series: None
Completed: No    Word count: 8358    Read Count: 3323
[Report This] Published: 02 Jan 2010 Updated: 07 Jan 2010
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 24 Jan 2011 Title: Chapter 1: One Question

Quite a disturbing tale thus far. Having read some read some of the related stories, Caitlyn Ryan is quite an interesting character with this particular incident having quite a major effect on her life. And she's very similar to some of my characters with less than an ideal childhood and family life but persevering through it.

The Nature of the Beast by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+      Reviews (5
Summary:

The Dominion has won the war. Some species have paid with their lives--humanity has paid its price in another coin.

But the Dominion has underestimated the children of Earth and Cardassia Prime...

This is a Sigils and Unions main universe-based AU.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Alternate Universes
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 4900    Read Count: 600
[Report This] Published: 14 Jan 2010 Updated: 14 Jan 2010
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 22 May 2010 Title: Chapter 1: The Nature of the Beast

An interesting glimpse into a reality that would resemble a world where Nazi Germany won out. I'm curious as how much was inspired by the "Jack Pack's" projections in "Statistical Probabilities" that the Dominion would win the war one way or another, but then be permanently vanquished five generations later.

Author's Response:

Ahh, but the Jack Pack was still just as wrong as the Dominion was when they assumed that the Graft was going to permanently control their new subjects--both altered human, and Cardassian. ;-)  The first generation (to which the narrator is a member) had adult children...in most cases though, their grandchildren would have been nowhere near old enough to fight.  Only about 50 years passed between the Dominion victory and their defeat at the hands of the "Cardassiohuman" and Cardassian rebels.

Thank you for reading, and I'm glad you liked it! :-)

The Second Federation by CaptainSarine    Rated: K      Reviews (4
Summary: An entry for the December 2009 TrekBBS Challenge

History can be altered by a single act. Turn left instead of right. Hit the snooze once instead of twice. The ultimate question human beings asked themselves is what if?

The challenge for this month is a particular "what if."

What if the Defiant failed to wipe out the Dominion fleet in the wormhole with the help of the prophets. Sisko did the valiant thing, fired everything he had and took out about twenty warships before being blown to bits.

The rest of the 2,800 Jem'Hadar ships came pouring out of the wormhole.... then what happened? Ten minutes later or 40 years later?


My story posits an Alpha Quadrant Dominion ship venturing into the Delta Quadrant, where they discover a force they did not count on encountering...
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Universes, Voyager, Deep Space Nine
Characters: Kim, Harry
Genre: Alternate Universe, Drama, General, Other
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Character Death
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2992    Read Count: 546
[Report This] Published: 15 Jan 2010 Updated: 15 Jan 2010
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 01 Jun 2013 Title: Chapter 1: The Second Federation

This story could make for a prologue to an intriguing alternate universe story. Had the Federation been defeated, Voyager would be in an even more difficult position.

First off, I enjoyed the diversity of the Dominion vessel's crew. It's interesting to note that each of the members of Alpha Quadrant believe the Dominion seeks peaceful coexistence with its neighbors. Perhaps, to an extent, even the Vorta believe that.

And now throw in the remnants of Voyager's crew with Naomi Wildman as captain of a new Enterprise and Harry Kim as President of this Federation-in-exile. I can certainly picture a much older Harry Kim giving off a Dark Emperor vibe. And even knowing how much Naomi, she still sounded rather child-like when reading her dialogue: "Nice of you to finally show up, Dominion."

A rather chilling ending indeed especially with the last line: " Tell them. We're coming."

Dominion War Timeline by Jean-Luc Picard    Rated: K      Reviews (9
Summary: The most destructive war the Federation has ever fought has finally ended. Now, the Federation has released a full timeline of the conflict, from first contact to Chin'Toka to Getha.
Chapters: 11    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Tales of the Dominion
Completed: Yes    Word count: 34783    Read Count: 13704
[Report This] Published: 06 Feb 2010 Updated: 20 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 30 Dec 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Pre-War: 2370-2373

Nicely done and well organized. I certainly recognize a lot of these points from the Dominion War Sourcebook, although don't completely follow it to the letter with my stories.

Star Trek Chronicles: Book III by trekfan    Rated: M      Reviews (44)  New!
Summary:

The final book in the trilogy of the Star Trek Chronicles series.


Chapters: 39    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - USS Pearl
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: Star Trek Chronicles
Completed: Yes    Word count: 81381    Read Count: 12055
[Report This] Published: 18 May 2010 Updated: 15 Apr 2014
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 01 Jun 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I haven't read much of your stories, TF, but I hear they're highly popular with other forum users. I still seem to know these characters very well from the challenge and the weekly prompts.

The opening chapter is a really teaser shrouded in mystery. How did the ship end up in this situation? A battle? Some kind of subspace anomaly? I'll be reading on to find out, as well as getting caught up on the previous two ST Chronicles novels.

Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 01 Jun 2013 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Hmmm, even more mystery abounds. Who is the mystery man talking about artificial wormholes and people not being erased from history?

On a more personal note, there's some awkwardness between Hank and Bethany, especially with having to borrow her shower, now that he doesn't have a ship anymore.

Reading on...

Summary:

In the Cardassian Union, there is only one verdict: guilty, and from archon to conservator to nestor to condemned, everyone knows the role they play.  No mercy--no mistakes--or so the party line goes.

Yet there remains a faint echo of the past--and in the system another version of Skrain Dukat hoped to serve, a compelling picture of what could have been.

Read on to learn the history and divergent futures of the Cardassian justice system.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions Background Information
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1505    Read Count: 773
[Report This] Published: 04 Jun 2010 Updated: 04 Jun 2010
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 11 Jun 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Truth, Justice, and the Cardassian Way

An interesting look at the Cardassian justice system. So I guess in the universe where the Bajorans conquered the Cardassians, some middle ground between religious despotism and secular fascism.

Author's Response:

If you're referring to what the Bajorans did when they took over, I would say Iran is a good model for the system the Bajorans imposed upon the Cardassians.

As to before the Bajorans took over in that universe, the system has secularized for the most part and bears a fair resemblance to the legal system of England.  The Hebitian system was theocratic in nature, and while it didn't set out to commit injustices, there were still people who gamed the system to their benefit.

Border Dogs: The Romulan War by Miranda Fave    Rated: K      Reviews (12
Summary:

Protecting Borders;  Saving Lives;  Holding the Line

Stories charting the events and characters during the Romulan War. Focusing primarily on the crew of the Falcon class Red Kite.


Chapters: 3    Table of Contents
Categories: Enterprise, Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Friendship
Warnings: None
Series: Border Dogs
Completed: No    Word count: 6309    Read Count: 2500
[Report This] Published: 06 Jun 2010 Updated: 14 Jun 2010
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 08 Aug 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Author's Preamble

I look forward reading the upcoming narrative. The use of relatively primitive ships and weaponry is certainly logical explanation considering that Vulcan was holding Earth down until Enterprise's first season.

Another example of contradictory dialogue was in ST: Insurrection when the admiral said, "Warp drive transformed 'Romulan thugs' into an empire. We can handle the Son'a." And Picard's response was, "Someone probably said the same thing about the Romulans a century ago."

Author's Response:

Yeah, there have been so many contradictions I had to just try and marry what I could with my own version of things. Here's hoping... Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. Sorry about the delay in responding Enterprising 1981.

Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 15 Nov 2010 Title: Chapter 2: Cheron: Her Last Battle

Nice insight in the mind of a fighter pilot in the final battle of the Romulan War, especially the mindset of Sydney Madison feeling she had nothing to lose.
Noticed a few grammatical errors, but overall it was a nice look into how even winning side suffered losses.

Author's Response:

Thank you. Yeah the insight into Madison was helped by how intense a setting the scene was. I can only but imagine the horror of it all. Again, thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Will check it out. Thanks.

Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 15 Nov 2010 Title: Chapter 3: Cheron: His Last Command

Nice nod to how the officer exchange program began and possibly how Starfleet became a more diversified organization. That ending has the same feel as one of a Deep Space Nine episode where the story is resolved and then there's that "Not so fast" development to bring everything to a close. ("Duet", "The Jem'Hadar", "The Adversary", "Broken Link" to name a few).

Look forward to seeing more...

Author's Response:

Yeah, given that canon had obvious reasons for not showing a more diverse Starfleet we can but assume the how and the why. The officer exchange program we know from Phlox existed in a medical doctors version. So I figured they were forward enough thinking to maybe consider the like with those they had begun to make friends with. All of which would help lead to the formation of the Starfleet and Federation we come to know. Again, much, much thanks for reading. Glad you liked the idea of the officer exchange program and the ending too. Yeah, low blow from me. As for more check out the rest of the Border Dogs title to see some of what comes after, more linked to the formation of the Federation and the Border Patrol Service.

Fingers crossed, there will be more Romulan War stories to come,  filling in some gaps, the build up, battles, etc. Again, thank you for reading.

Star Trek: Tesseract -- Part II by kes7    Rated: T      Reviews (95
Summary: Past Featured Story

Part Two of Star Trek: Tesseract

In 2378, the crew of the USS Voyager delivered a devastating blow to the Borg Collective when they destroyed a key transwarp hub to the Alpha Quadrant, and the Borg unicomplex.  They hoped it would be the end of the Borg threat.  They were wrong.

Nearly eight years later, the crew of the USS Tesseract -- the first official Starfleet mission of exploration to the Delta Quadrant – has found a quadrant in ruins, torn apart by the Collective and a new, more terrifying kind of Borg -- the Borg Resistance.  They are free of the Collective, free of established protocols, without cohesion or unity, and operating under cloak.  Their new superweapon could put an end to warp society as the galaxy has known it – but it’s also the only thing standing between the Borg Collective and its ultimate goal of assimilating or destroying the entire United Federation of Planets.

Now, while the Federation and its tenuous allies prepare for a full-scale Borg invasion, the Tesseract crew -- alone in the Delta Quadrant -- must find a way to finish what Voyager started, and one young ex-Borg Starfleet officer must decide whether to embrace his destiny ... or boldly defy it.


Chapters: 19    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - VOY, Ensemble Cast - USS Tesseract
Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Family, Friendship, General, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Character Death, Violence
Series: Star Trek: Tesseract
Completed: No    Word count: 50756    Read Count: 12954
[Report This] Published: 20 Jun 2010 Updated: 11 Apr 2014
Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed
Date: 09 Feb 2011 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 12

Julian and Icheb are developing a chemistry in their interactions. Meanwhile, Adele seemed to have caved awfully quickly. Unless she was just wanting to see how emphatic the acting chief engineer would be about not wanting to take such a big risk.