So most of this on the page I have dedicated to it, but keeping the Star Trek Sunday trend going, I thought it might be fun to list all of the TOS fanfic I’ve produced so far. There’s a decent amount of it, especially in terms of raw word count, but not a flood. Yet. Give me time. Eventually, all of the ideas I have will turn into stories.
I’m not going to link to the individual stories that I’ve released, but rather to the dedicated page on this site and to the basic search string on Wattpad that will give you the full list of what’s currently available.
Breaking things out into groups:
Fractured Unity: The Enterprise returns to Cestus 3 more than three years after the events of “Arena” where a peace treaty is about to be signed between the Federation and the Gorn Hegemony. At the moment of signing, both the ceremony and planet are attacked, and the senior ambassadors of both sides taken hostage. The Enterprise is the only ship in a position to pursue, and Kirk is politically forced to accept assistance from his former enemy. A little short of 47,000 words.
A Matter of Honour: bored during a 6-week stop at Starbase 67 while the Enterprise undergoes major computer system upgrades, Lt. Chekov enrolls in an Advanced Ground Tactics course to further his education and pass the time. When it’s complete, he’s approached for a short-term mission of galactic importance. 46,000 words and change.
The First Batch of Shorter Stories
Now collected into a single ebook for your TOS reading pleasure.
Between a Rock and a Klingon: Separated from the landing party in an alien nature reserve, Chekov finds himself stuck between the isolationist native sapient species and a group of angry Klingons. 21,000 words.
“Breath Control”: Set between the end of TOS and the beginning of TMP, Christine Chapel, serving a short tour on the USS Yorktown with a fresh MD and Starfleet Doctor certification, beams down to a colony to find a mysterious disease has all of the colonists unconscious and dying. 6800 words.
“Career Aspirations”: faced with months of accumulated leave or a new assignment, Lieutenant Commander Sulu decides to take some time off to figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his career. He makes a bucket list of places he wants to see on Earth and tries to enjoy a long, and long-deserved, vacation. Unexpectedly, or maybe unsurprisingly, he runs into someone who needs his help. 11,000 words.
“Design for Conspiracy”: Commander Montgomery Scott is assigned as the Chief Engineer overseeing the Enterprise’s overhaul before the events of TMP. He’s alarmed at the signs of sabotage he’s seeing during the process and enlists the aid of a young Captain Decker to get to the bottom of things. 4200 words.
“OCS Bound”: Crewman Kyle is on his way to Officer Candidate School when the aging destroyer he and a number of other cadets are being transported on is attacked by Nausicaan Pirates. 4200 words.
“Sub-Solar Whispers”: Serving as interim Head of Alpha Shift Communications on Starbase 1, Lieutenant Commander Uhura is offered the short-term command of the science vessel Niels Bohr. Her mission: to investigate the apparently intelligent radio communications coming from deep inside the atmosphere of a Brown Dwarf. 14,000.
“Wolves and Sheepdogs”: Abused and abandoned by a Romulan agent while on shore leave, Lieutenant Leslie has to find his way out of a deep canyon on an alien planet if he hopes to be rescued. Oh, and he’s being stalked by a local apex predator. 5300 Words.
The Second Batch of Shorter Stories
Since I’m very early in the editing process for these right now and due to life events that process may get stretched out quite a bit, I’m not going to put estimated word counts on them, just the length classification of novelette or short novel (novella).
Interrupted Shore Leave. While the Enterprise is docked at a Starbase 23 for a week’s worth of shore leave for the entire crew, the Romulans test a new experimental weapon in the system. Short novel.
Pride of Andor. The Enterprise discovers the USS Pride of Andor, a ship crewed almost entirely by Andorians, dead in space, her crew apparently dead as well lined up neatly in the shuttle bay. Lieutenant Commander Endilev, Doctor McCoy, and Lieutenant Chekov take a boarding party to solve the mystery of what happened to the ship. Short novel.
“Smog Alert”. With Sulu in command while Kirk and Spock are at a conference, the Enterprise intercepts a planetary alert from nearby New Aberdeen, finding a strange alien ship in orbit dumping huge quantities of pollutants into the atmosphere. Novelette.
“Tholian Rescue”. The Enterprise responds to a distress call to find a small Tholian vessel with injured crew and failing life support, and just barely in neutral space. Doctor McCoy has some new biology to figure out to keep them alive. Novelette.
The Third Batch of Shorter Stories
This group isn’t written yet. Or even plotted. There’s a logline of an idea for each story, but I’m unlikely to start drafting them until next year.
So, secrets, but I’m going to branch out to look in on other occasional or supporting characters including Janice Rand, Dr. M’Benga, Lieutenant Commander DeSalle, and others.
But it’s going to be a little while before you get to see these. Hope I can keep you entertained in the meantime.
Live long and prosper.by