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Author(s): Diane Carey
Artist(s): Boris Vallejo
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Pocket TOS #31
Titan Books #51
Fortunes of War #2
Published: 15 November 1986
Pages: 274
Stardate: 4720.2 (2270)
Reference(s): ISBN 0671740253 (paperback)
ASIN B003YCOVLU (Kindle)

The thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller "Dreadnought!".

The continuing adventures of Lt. Cmdr. Piper and her crew of Enterprise junior officers.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket 
Back on Earth enjoying a well-deserved shore leave, Captain Kirk is rudely accosted by a trio of Starfleet security guards. It seems he is wanted for questioning in connection with the theft of transwarp - the Federation's newest, most advanced propulsion system. Could Captain Kirk, Starfleet's most decorated hero, be guilty of stealing top-secret technology? With the aid of Mr. Spock, Lt. Cmdr. Piper begins a desperate search for the scientists who developed transwarp - a search that leads her to an isolated planet, where she discovers the real - and very dangerous - traitor!

Excerpts of copyrighted sources are included for review purposes only, without any intention of infringement.

Chapter one 
Kirk enjoys some sailing on his private sailing ship, the Edith Keeler. He is accompanied by Scotty, McCoy and young Mz. Piper, recently promoted to lieutenant commander for her heroism against Vice Admiral Vaughn Rittenhouse's dreadnought conspiracy.

Memorable Quotes Edit

Each chapter was prefaced by a memorable quote from TOS.

"You could feel the wind at your back in those days... the sounds of the sea... even if you take away the wind and the water, it's still the same. The ship is yours, you can feel her... and the stars are still there, Bones."

- James T. Kirk, "The Ultimate Computer"


"Anything you might say has already been taken down in evidence against you."

- Trelane, "The Squire of Gothos"


"Sailor's luck, Mr. Spock."

- Kirk, "Amok Time"

"' 'Make the most of an uncertain future.' ' "

- "The Squire of Gothos"

" May we together become greater than the sum of both of us.' ' "

- "The Squire of Gothos"

Background Information Edit

  • This is a sequel to Dreadnought!. When Pocket Books reissued Dreadnought! and Battlestations! in 1999, they made them part of a series called Fortunes of War.

Characters Edit

Piper 
Lieutenant commander.
Sarda 
Lieutenant.
James T. Kirk 
Captain.
Spock 
Commander.
Leonard McCoy 
Enterprise CMO.
Judd "Scanner" Sandage 
Lieutenant junior grade.
Merete AndrusTaurus 
Medical officer.
Montgomery Scott 
Chief engineer.
Hikaru Sulu 
Lieutenant commander.
Uhura 
Lieutenant.
Ursula Mornay
Perren
Samuel Boma
Ben Shamirian 
Ambassador.
Alexander 
Security lieutenant.
Harsch 
Security lieutenant.
Philotoff 
Security yeoman.
Vallo 
Security crewman.
Michael Riley 
Supreme congressional judge of the Federation, who issued a warrant to search Kirk's sailing ship.
Zuriak
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Daniel Boone
Philip of Macedon
Vaughan Rittenhouse

References Edit

SS Banana Republic (MTK-4247) 
"Babe"-class UFP construction transport; formerly SS Tyrannosaurus Rex (MKT-1187).
Ciatella system 
Ciatella is a star system where Argelius II is located, in Tau Ceti's quadrant
Columbus 
In a pursuit, this shuttle was launched on autopilot from Enterprise. The Romulans assumed Columbus contained fleeing personnel and used grapplers to tow in the shuttle. Kirk detonated the unmanned shuttle, destroying the Romulan Bird-of-Prey.
Omega IV Exeter

Exeter (left)

USS Exeter 
Captain Andreoni's ship.
Gavelan
USS Hood 
Commodore Lyle Craig's ship.
Klingons
The race is mentioned as a possible purchaser of the stolen transwarp technology.
K'zinti
The race is mentioned as a possible purchaser of the stolen transwarp technology.
USS Majestic 
Captain Long's destroyer.
Rigelian slugfin
Romulans
The race is mentioned as a possible purchaser of the stolen transwarp technology.
Orions
The race is mentioned as a possible purchaser of the stolen transwarp technology.
Tholians
The race is mentioned as a possible purchaser of the stolen transwarp technology.
USS Yorktown 
Captain Jarboe's ship.

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