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Star Trek: Dti: Forgotten History (Star Trek)

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ISBN13: 9781451657258
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In a universe where history as we know it could be wiped out at any moment, only the most disciplined, obsessive, and unimaginative government employees have what it takes to face the existential uncertainty of it all: Federation investigators Lucsly and Dulmur.

Temporal investigation is a thankless job. While Starfleet explorers get to live the adventure of traveling to other times and realities, it’s up to the dedicated agents of the Federation Department of Temporal Investigations to deal with the consequences of the timestream the rest of us have to live in day by day. But in a universe where history could be eradicated by time warriors from the future, misused relics of ancient races, or accident-prone starships, only the most disciplined agents can still stay sane enough to do their jobs.

That’s where Agents Lucsly and Dulmur come in. These stalwart, unflappable investigators are the Federation’s unsung anchors in a chaotic universe. Together with their colleagues in the DTI, and with the help and sometimes hindrance of Starfleet’s finest, they do what they can to keep the timestream, or at least the paperwork, as neat and orderly as they are, using their investigative skill and unbending determination to keep the present and the future from falling into the kind of chaos they really, really despise. 

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The agents of the Department of Temporal Investigations are assigned to look into an anomaly that has appeared deep in Federation territory. It’s difficult to get clear readings, but a mysterious inactive vessel lies at the heart of the anomaly, one outfitted with some sort of temporal drive disrupting space-time and subspace. To the agents’ shock, the ship bears a striking resemblance to a Constitution-class starship, and its warp signature matches that of the original Federation starship Enterprise NCC-1701—the ship of James T. Kirk, that infamous bogeyman of temporal investigators, whose record of violations is held up by DTI agents as a cautionary tale for Starfleet recklessness toward history. But the vessel’s hull markings identify it as Timeship Two, belonging to none other than the DTI itself. At first, Agents Lucsly and Dulmur assume the ship is from some other timeline . . . but its quantum signature confirms that it came from their own past, despite the fact that the DTI never possessed such a timeship. While the anomaly is closely monitored, Lucsly and Dulmur must search for answers in the history of Kirk’s Enterprise and its many encounters with time travel—a series of events with direct ties to the origins of the DTI itself. . . .

About the Author

Christopher L. Bennett is the author of two previous works of Titan fiction, the novel Star Trek: Titan: Orion's Hounds and the short story “Empathy” in the Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows anthology. He has also authored such critically acclaimed novels as Star Trek: Ex Machina, Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Buried Age, and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Greater Than the Sum, as well as the alternate Voyager tale Places of Exile in Myriad Universes: Infinity's Prism. Beyond Star Trek, he has penned the novels X-Men: Watchers on the Walls and Spider-Man: Drowned in Thunder and is also developing original science fiction novel concepts.

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emmejo, April 30, 2013 (view all comments by emmejo)
The Department of Temporal Investigations is examining a strange space anomaly, with an even stranger ship trapped in inside. It looks to be made of parts of the Enterprise captained by Kirk, other ships from that time period and alien technology. The name on its hull is DTI Timeship Two. As far as anyone seems to know, DTI never had any thing called a timeship. This impossibility results in a investigation that will mean digging into the past of the Department and its founding members as well as looking for information on DTI's most infamous time-law breaker: Captain Kirk himself.

This book is definitely targeted to the hard-core fan and is jam-packed with references from every series and many of the less cannon novels, comics and games. If you look at the acknowledgments, you can see how painstakingly researched this book was. Bennett goes to far as to source his description and design of the timeship's service corridors. (Based on the ones seen in the ST:Enterprise episode "In a Mirror, Darkly" if you were wondering.) For the detail oriented fan, it makes it a treasure trove of trivia.

Bennett's writing is light and easy to read, although the techno-babble may bog down some reader. I enjoyed some of the quips that nearly broke the forth wall, such as the engineer discussing the design of the found ship and saying "The warp engines are a design from the sixties--sorry, twenty-two sixties."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451657258
Author:
Bennett, Christopher L
Publisher:
Star Trek
Author:
Bennett, Christopher L.
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Star Trek
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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"Synopsis" by , The agents of the Department of Temporal Investigations are assigned to look into an anomaly that has appeared deep in Federation territory. It’s difficult to get clear readings, but a mysterious inactive vessel lies at the heart of the anomaly, one outfitted with some sort of temporal drive disrupting space-time and subspace. To the agents’ shock, the ship bears a striking resemblance to a Constitution-class starship, and its warp signature matches that of the original Federation starship Enterprise NCC-1701—the ship of James T. Kirk, that infamous bogeyman of temporal investigators, whose record of violations is held up by DTI agents as a cautionary tale for Starfleet recklessness toward history. But the vessel’s hull markings identify it as Timeship Two, belonging to none other than the DTI itself. At first, Agents Lucsly and Dulmur assume the ship is from some other timeline . . . but its quantum signature confirms that it came from their own past, despite the fact that the DTI never possessed such a timeship. While the anomaly is closely monitored, Lucsly and Dulmur must search for answers in the history of Kirk’s Enterprise and its many encounters with time travel—a series of events with direct ties to the origins of the DTI itself. . . .
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