Star Trek: DTI — Shield of the Gods

{4.5/5} “You wound me, Miss — ah, Agent Garcia. I learned my lesson the last time. Rule of Acquisition Number 248: ‘The definition of insanity is trying the same failed scheme and expecting different results.'”

Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations — Shield of the Gods by Christopher L. Bennett, published in 2017

Daiyar, a former agent of the Aegis, disappeared from the DTI Vault with a time travel device that’s thankfully incomplete. The Aegis said they would take care of it, but the DTI isn’t going to just leave it to them. Garcia and Ranjea are trying to track down the piece that Daiyar needs to complete the device. Meanwhile, Lucsly and Dulmur are trying to convince members of other temporal agencies in the galaxy to help.

This is a short story only available as an ebook. It’s a sequel to Time Lock.

The story mentions a “Varley extraction,” referring to John Varley’s short story “Air Raid” and novel Millenium.

It’s about the complex ethics of time travel and interfering in the life or death of civilizations. The characters make some interesting choices.

I previously reviewed Bennett’s Star Trek: DTI — Time Lock.

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