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									Star Trek
Star Trek: Enterprise

Author: Michael A. Martin
Author: Andy Mangels
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Without warning or provocation an alien weapon appears above Earth and unleashes a blast that kills
millions across two continents. A second such weapon could destroy the entire planet. In a desperate bid
to save Earth and its people, Starfleet must change its mission from one of peaceful exploration to one of
military service.Only the Starship Enterprise is fast enought to stop the production of a second Xindi
weapon. But the crew cannot do it alone, and Captain Jonathan Archer accepts a contingent of Military
Assault Command Operations personnel -- battle-hardened soldiers known as MACOs -- on board his
ship.Starfleet and the MACOs are two very different services sharing a common goal, but divided in their
views of how to attain it. It is a culture clash that echoes across centuries of military service. The men
and women on board the Enterprise understand that somehow they must succeed in working together or
the price will be paid in blood -- failure is not an option.
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Chapter TwoFrom Ensign Travis Mayweather's Personal Correspondence File:Dear Mom,Tell Paul his big
brother is having a ball at summer camp. Just kidding. It's been eighty-four days since we entered the
Delphic Expanse. There's nothing new to report, unfortunately; we've still found neither hide nor hair (nor
scales) of the Xindi, or the large-scale particle-beam weapon they're preparing to deploy against Earth.
Everyone aboard Enterprise is getting good and cranky about the lack of results so far in our search.If we
succeed, you and Paul will eventually get to read all of these entries in order. (But I'll certainly understand
if you're tempted to skip forward to the end, where we finally catch up to the alien killers we've been
chasing.)If we fail, you'll find that out when the Horizon receives word that the entire planet Earth has
been blown to rubble by a hidden weapon built by those very same aliens.As always, I am hoping for the
best while preparing for the worst. Your loving son,TravisFriday, September 7, 2153, Enterprise NX-01Yet
another alpha shift passed uneventfully, almost like a milk run aboard the freighter where he was born and
raised.But that's not a good thing, Ensign Travis May-weather thought as he left his post following the
shift change and headed for the bridge turbolift. Boredom always exhausted him far more than vigorous
activity did.And he knew that boredom was the last thing the crew of Enterprise needed right now. It was
the last thing humanity needed at the moment.Because it meant that the search for the aggressive aliens
known as the Xindi, the mysterious race whose unprovoked attack on Earth had killed more than seven
million human beings, was very quickly going nowhere.Mayweather stopped the turbolift on E deck, then
trudged from the turboshaft toward the port-side rim, where his quarters awaited him.He hesitated for a
moment outside the door, not exactly afraid to go inside, but not quite eager to do so either. I could go to
the gym instead, he thought. Work off some of this energy.But he'd need his workout clothes. And to get
them, he'd have to go into his quarters. Chang might be there, and Mayweather simply wasn't in the
mood to deal with his MACO roommate at the moment.Dammit, these are my quarters, he thought as he
slammed his palm against the reader mounted on the bulkhead beside the door. Chang is only a guest
here.The door slid open obediently and Mayweather entered the cramped room. He eyed with suspicion
the alien presence that had taken it over these past few hectic months.Corporal Chang sat cross-legged
on the bed -- My bed! Mayweather thought indignantly -- dressed in the khaki fatigues that many of the
Military Assault Command Operations personnel wore when they weren't on duty. His eyes were closed
as though he were lost in meditation. The corporal's relaxed yet formal posture reminded Mayweather of
the stoic Sub-Commander T'Pol.Only Chang made the fastidious T'Pol look almost slovenly by
comparison. Although he was wearing what amounted to casual exercise clothing, it was neatly pressed
and pleated, all spit and polish, as though a MACO general might conduct a...
Author Bio
Michael A. Martin
Michael A. Martin's solo short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He
has also coauthored (with Andy Mangels) several Star Trek comics for Marvel and Wildstorm and
numerous Star Trek novels and eBooks, including the USA Today bestseller Titan: Book One: Taking
Wing; Titan: Book Two: The Red King; the Sy Fy Genre Award-winning Star Trek: Worlds of Deep Space
9 Book Two: Trill -- Unjoined; Star Trek: The Lost Era 2298 -- The Sundered; Star Trek: Deep Space 9
Mission: Gamma: Vol. Three: Cathedral; Star Trek: The Next Generation: Section 31 -- Rogue; Star Trek:
Starfleet Corps of Engineers #30 and #31 ("Ishtar Rising" Books 1 and 2); stories in the Prophecy and
Change, Tales of the Dominion War, and Tales from the Captain's Table anthologies; and three novels
based on the Roswell television series. His most recent novels include Enterprise: The Romulan War and
Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many.His work has also been published by Atlas Editions (in their
Star Trek Universe subscription card series), Star Trek Monthly, Dreamwatch, Grolier Books, Visible Ink
Press, The Oregonian, and Gareth Stevens, Inc., for whom he has penned several World Almanac Library
of the States nonfiction books for young readers. He lives with his wife, Jenny, and their two sons in
Portland, Oregon.<br/>


Andy Mangels
Andy Mangels is the USA Today bestselling author and coauthor of over a dozen novels -- including Star
Trek and Roswell books -- all cowritten with Michael A. Martin. Flying solo, he is the bestselling author of
several nonfiction books, including Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Characters and Animation on DVD:
The Ultimate Guide, as well as a significant number of entries for The Superhero Book: The Ultimate
Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes as well as for its companion volume, The
Supervillain Book.In addition to cowriting several more upcoming novels and contributing to anthologies,
Andy has produced, directed, and scripted a series of sixteen half-hour DVD documentaries for BCI
Eclipse, for inclusion in the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe DVD box sets.Andy has written
hundreds of articles for entertainment and lifestyle magazines and newspapers in the United States,
England, and Italy. He has also written licensed material based on properties from numerous film studios
and Microsoft, and his two decades of comic book work has been published by DC Comics, Marvel
Comics, Dark Horse, Image, Innovation, and many others. He was the editor of the award-winning Gay
Comics anthology for eight years.Andy is a national award-winning activist in the Gay community, and
has raised thousands of dollars for charities over the years. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his long-
term partner, Don Hood, their dog, Bela, and their chosen son, Paul Smalley. Visit his website at ...

								
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