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Author(s): Peter David
Artist(s): Keith Birdsong
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: New Frontier #1
Published: 1 July 1997
Pages: 168
Stardate: Unknown (2353, 2363, 2373)
Reference(s): ISBN 0671013955 (paperback)

A new ship, a new crew, a new mission! – The Thallonian Empire has collapsed and Starfleet sends the USS Excalibur with Captain Mackenzie Calhoun to Sector 221-G.

Summary Edit

Blurb
Sector 221-G: For the whole of Federation history, this large area of space has been controlled by the Thallonians, a cruel, militaristic race of which little is known – except that they rule the other races in their sector with vicious iron hand. Now the Thallonian Empire has collapsed and the systems it once ruled are in chaos. Old hatreds are surfacing. Petty tyrants control deadly weapons. World after world is descending into disorder and self-destruction. The Federation must send a starship to help where it can and report what it finds. That ship is the USS Excalibur, a newly refit Ambassador-class starship commanded by Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and manned by Starfleet's best and brightest, including some old friends from Star Trek: The Next Generation and some of the most dynamic new characters ever to crew a Federation starship. Join Captain Calhoun and the crew of the USS Excalibur as they explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no one has gone before!

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Background Information Edit

Characters Edit

Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in New Frontier characters.

Main cast and recurring characters Edit

Mackenzie Calhoun 
Starfleet captain of USS Excalibur
Shelby

Shelby

Elizabeth Shelby 
Starfleet commander, Excalibur executive officer.
Si Cwan 
Thallonian royal family member, a refugee of the Thallonian Empire collapse.
Selar

Selar

Selar 
Starfleet medical officer, CMO of Excalibur.
Soleta 
Starfleet science officer. Soleta previously appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starfleet Academy series.
Spock 
Half-Vulcan ambassador.
Jean-Luc Picard 
Starfleet captain of the Enterprise-E.
Edward Jellico

Jellico

Edward Jellico 
Starfleet admiral.
D'ndai 
Xenexian.
Falkar 
Danterian.
Kally 
Nickname of Kallinda, Si Cwan's sister.
Morgan Korsmo 
Former captain of Excalibur.
Ryjaan
Yoz

Other characters Edit

Kristian Ayre 
Enterprise-E conn lieutenant.
Barsamis 
Trader.
Bragonier 
Danteri.
Jack Crusher

Crusher

Jack Crusher 
Stargazer officer.
Delina 
Danteri.
Giniv 
Vulcan.
Seth Goddard 
Starfleet commander.
Voltak 
Selar's late husband.
Krassus 
Orion.
Paige 
Enterprise-E tactical officer, a lieutenant
Zina

References Edit

Calhoun 
Xenexian village.
Battle of Condacin 
One of a number of military conflicts where M'k'n'zy cemented his role as leader, and liberator, of Xenex.
Danteri 
Humanoid species.
Danterian Empire 
Government.
Deep Space 5 
Federation starbase.
USS Enterprise-E 
Federation Sovereign-class starship.
USS Excalibur (NCC-26517) 
Ambassador-class starship.
IDIC
katra
USS Grissom 
Federation starship.
Mojov Station 
Space station.
The Pit
Plains of Seanwin
pon farr
Search for Allways
Sector 221-G
Sector 221-H
Starfleet Academy
USS Stargazer
Thal
Thallon
Thallonian Empire 
Government.
Thallonian steed
Thallonian Summit
Vulcan
warhoon
Xenex 
Planet.
Xenexian 
Humanoid species.

Timeline Edit

2353
2363
2373

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