The Massacre of Mankind

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{4.5/5} “None of it seemed real to me, and the more I thrust myself into these foolish adventures, the more unreal it felt, a puppet show on the slope of a volcano. I kept thinking of those striking words Walter had used in his Narrative, to catch the mood of the last days he and […]

Star Trek: TNG — The Buried Age

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{4.5/5} “We must learn to accept that we were simply not meant to succeed at everything. We must accept our failures… and we must forgive ourselves for them. Otherwise… we may become so obsessed with our efforts to repair our mistakes that we are blinded to other priorities and end up causing more harm.” Star […]

Star Trek: The Lost Era — Catalyst of Sorrows

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{4.5/5} “She had been offworld often enough to know that it wasn’t the universe that was gray, but only those things touched by Romulans. We left Vulcan because it was nothing but sand and logic, she thought grimly. Now we have become nothing but dust and deviousness!” Star Trek: The Lost Era — Catalyst of […]

Star Trek: The Lost Era — Deny Thy Father

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{4.5/5} “Getting into Starfleet, moving up the ranks, becoming a senior officer — those have been my goals since I was a kid. Now they’re within range — I can almost close my hands around those gold pips. I can’t afford to lose momentum. I can’t let anything get in the way of that goal.” […]

Star Trek: The Lost Era — Well of Souls

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{4.5/5} “I guess I’m just not making myself clear. Isn’t it funny how each of us can understand the impulse to kill for revenge or self-defense, but that none of us is willing, for one second, to put ourselves in the shoes of someone who feels cornered, or that he has nothing to lose?” Star […]

Star Trek: The Art of the Impossible

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{4.5/5} “Honor must be served, but honor does not put food on the table. It is no easy thing for a noble-born Klingon to starve like some laborer in the lowlands. Finding Ch’Gran is the thing that can save us, remind us of who we are.” Star Trek: The Lost Era — The Art of […]

Star Trek: The Lost Era — One Constant Star

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{4.5/5} “I don’t want to hear anything about the dangers involved… I’m a Starfleet officer… a captain, not some deskbound admiral. I’ve served on starships, and I’ve spent more time on the edge of the Romulan Neutral Zone than almost anyone in Starfleet, including you. And I don’t want to hear about us maybe never […]

Star Trek: Serpents Among the Ruins

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{4.5/5} “She had pledged her cooperation to Captain Harriman, a man she had known — and trusted, at least to some extent — for some time, but what he had asked of her  held danger not only for her, but for her people as well… Kamemor had labored a very long time for peace, had […]

Star Trek: The Lost Era — The Sundered

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{4.5/5} “You see the Neyel as sundered members of the human family, so you feel responsible for what they do, and for whatever happens to them. It’s understandable that you might think you owe them something. Save them if you can.” Star Trek: The Lost Era — The Sundered by Michael A. Martin & Andy […]

Foundryside

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{4.5/5} “The way scrived carriages worked was common knowledge in Tevanne: the commands written upon the wheels convinced them that they were on an incline, and so the wheels, absolutely believing this, would feel obliged to roll downhill — even if there was actually no hill at all, and the carriage was actually just rolling […]