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Author(s): Diane Carey, Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Christie Golden, Robert Greenberger, and Susan Wright
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Gateways #7
Published: 1 November 2001 (hardcover)
29 October 2002 (paperback)
Pages: 373 (hardcover)
488 (paperback)
Stardate: Unknown (Unknown)
Reference(s): ISBN 074343112X (hardcover)
ISBN 0743456831 (paperback)
ASIN B000FC0P12 (Kindle)
Audiobook (abridged)
Narrator: David Kaye
Running Time: 3 hours 49 minutes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audioworks
Published: 1 November 2001
Reference(s): ISBN 0743509455

The astounding conclusion to the Gateways saga!

SummaryEdit

From the book jacket
Created by the ancient Iconians, the Gateways offer instantaneous transport across unimaginable distances. Throughout the known galaxy, the sudden reactivation of the Gateways has destabilized interstellar relations – and forced several of Starfleet's finest commanders to leap through separate Gateways into the unknown.
Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek: The Original Series. Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Colonel Kira Nerys of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Captain Kathryn Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager. Captains Calhoun and Shelby of Star Trek: New Frontier. Captain Nick Keller of Star Trek: New Earth.
All of these heroes have taken the ultimate gamble: hurling themselves through a Gateway without any forewarning of what lay beyond. Now each must face his or her own unique challenge, while struggling to find a way back to the ships and homes left behind....

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StoriesEdit

One Giant LeapEdit

by Susan Wright

Characters: James T. Kirk

ExodusEdit

by Diane Carey

Characters: Nick Keller

Horn and IvoryEdit

by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Characters: Kira Nerys

Summary
Kira finds herself stranded on Bajor, some thirty thousand years before her time. She gets engaged in a civil war, fighting alongside General Torrna Antosso on the Perikian Peninsula, and she later becomes his adjutant. It is the days when Bajor was still broken up into different factions, but already, the "Bajora" try to unite the planet - with the help of the Prophets. Kira and Torrna later become prisoners during the waves of the war, but they manage to escape. Back on the peninsula, Torrna is desperate - his wife and his children were all killed during the war. Kira tries to cheer him up and reminds him of his duties. In the meantime, the Fire Caves have collided, it was the time when the Prophets captured the Pah-wraiths there. Kira finally travels to the Fire Caves and finds another Iconian Gateway there. When she steps through it, she briefly meets an alien which apparently is truly an Iconian, and he sends her back to Deep Space 9.
On the station, Kira memorizes over her experiences and finally realizes what she has to do: To accept that Benjamin Sisko is gone, to accept that the world is changing, and finally for her, to accept her being in charge of DS9.

In the QueueEdit

by Christie Golden

Characters: Kathryn Janeway

Death After LifeEdit

by Peter David

Characters: Mackenzie Calhoun

The Other SideEdit

by Robert Greenberger

Characters: Jean-Luc Picard

Background InformationEdit

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ReferencesEdit

Star Trek: Challenger; Star Trek: New Frontier; TNG: "Contagion"


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