The Badlands, Book Two

The nail-biting conclusion of an adventure that spans the Star Trek universe!

TB #2 Cover

  • Janeway: Stardate 48305.8
    Sisko: Stardate 50502.4
  • Released December 1999

Located perilously near the Cardassian border, the turbulent region of space known as the Badlands has been an interstellar hazard to navigation for at least two generations. Many starships have been lost amidst its its violent plasma storms, but the true danger may only be beginning!

Before she began her historic sojurn in the Delta Quadrant, Captain Kathryn Janeway led the U.S.S. Voyager into the Badlands in pursuit of a Maquis vessel. There she encountered the same threatening and inexplicable phenomena that had previously endangered both Kirk and Picard. Now, detoured from her mission by an urgent Cardassian distress call, Janeway finally uncovers the origin of the hidden menace!

Armed with Janeway’s hard-won knowledge, Captain Benjamin Sisko must deal with the exposed threat once and for all. But first the U.S.S. Defiant must battle both the Dominion and the Romulan Empire for control of an unleashed power source that could devastate the entire Alpha Quadrant!

Written by Susan Wright


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The raider shuddered, and the dim light on the bridge flickered.

B’Elanna couldn’t keep the ship together anymore. But she could still taste the victory. She wasn’t about to let that go.

The ship was jolted over and over by at least a dozen disruptor blasts.

“Damage report!” Chakotay called out.

“Shields at sixty percent,” Tuvok reported.

Two lights went red. B’Elanna quickly had to reroute the fuel to injectors 3 and 4. “A fuel line has ruptured. Attempting to compensate.” She opened the injectors to full, but they dropped to half-impulse power. “Dammit! We’re barely maintaining impulse. I can’t get any more out of it.”

Chakotay was flying the raider more with the manual controls than by computer. “Be creative,” he said shortly.

Her eyes flashed. “How am I supposed to be ‘creative’ witha thirty-nine-year-old rebuilt engine!”

A bright orange flare erupted from the forward console. B’Elanna had to shield her eyes.

When her vision cleared, the Cardassian warship was looming over them, disruptor fire slashing out. Chakotay twisted and turned, managing to evade some of the blasts, but too many were landing on target.

B’Elanna saw the override in their communications, just as Gul Evek appeared on their screen. “Maquis ship, this is Gul Evek of the Cardassian Fourth Order. Cut your engines and prepare to surrender.”

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 Books, DS9, Logs, Voyager

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