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Some of the characters seen in the Second Hiatus.

Following the Serenidad Tragedy, the crew of the Enterprise found themselves in completely new situations. Admiral James Kirk and Captain Spock found themselves serving as instructors and deans at Starfleet Academy (all the while being used in some special assignments for Starfleet), while Dr. McCoy briefly served aboard the Reliant with Captain Terrell and Commanders Chekov, Kyle and Beach. Meanwhile, Captain Daniel Michael Williams had a new first officer named Hikaru Sulu, and Uhura found herself in the center seat of the Sadat. Captain Bateson and his ship disappeared while Cadets Saavik, Preston and Bushmiller attended Starfleet Academy. Starfleet itself was overseen by Admiral Harry Morrow. Other members of the crew found themselves serving aboard different starships, some with friends, some with strangers. This hiatus ends with the events in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.

Click here to see the Crew List of the Starship Enterprise during the Second Hiatus. Click here to see the Crew List of the Science Ship Cooper during this timeframe.
Click here to see the Crew List of the Starship Reliant during this timeframe.  Click here to see a listing of other starship and Starfleet personnel.
Click here to visit the U.S.S. Reliant page.

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"Aftermath"

written by Nomad; set in 2275/35
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 1
first published in 1988: Orion 27

Following the Serenidad Tragedy, James T. Kirk finds himself in hot water with Starfleet Command, in a hospital bed with severe injuries, and in deep trouble as the target of a Klingon assassin.

"Southern Comfort"

written by Linda McInnis; set in 2275/37
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 1
first published in 1987: Beyond the Farthest Star 1; revised version first published in 1993: Orion 33

Following the tragedy at Serenidad, McCoy finds himself turning to an old friend in order to work through some of his emotional baggage. Note: Sexual themes.

"Ad Astra Per Aspera"

written by Randall Landers, with Linda McInnis; set in 2275/40
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 1
first published in 1987: Orion 24

The crew of the Enterprise are being reassigned, and this is Sulu's story as he becomes the executive officer of a starship unlike any he's served on before. Note: Sexual situations.

"Memorial Day"

written by Nomad; set in 2275/41
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 1
first published in 1989: Orion 28

Memorial Day has a special meaning for the famed starship commander.

"Escort Service"

written by Linda McInnis; set in 2275/45
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 1
first published in 1988: Orion 26

Uhura becomes the executive officer of an escort ship (one that accompanies convoys and the like). Then, horribly, command is thrust upon her, and she must deal with it and its repercussions.

"Alis Volat Propriis"

written by Linda McInnis; set in 2275/50
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 1
first published in 1987: Orion 25

Admiral James T. Kirk encounters a rather precocious student who is either destined for greatness or for obscurity.

"The Beggar's Tooth"

written by Randall Landers; set in 2275/60
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 1
first published in 1988: Orion 26

A sequel to "Ad Astra Per Aspera." As executive officer of the science ship Cooper, Sulu has his hands full with personnel problems, personal problems and Kzinti. Note: Adult themes.

"The Lesson"

written by Randall Landers; set in 2275/80
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 1
first published in 1988: Beyond the Farthest Star 3

Aboard the Cooper, Sulu and his lover give the Vulcan Xon a lesson he'll never forget. Note: Sexual situations.

"False Colors"

written by Ann Zewen; set in 2276/30
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 1
first published in 1990: Orion 30

Admiral Nogura sends Admiral Kirk to investigate the destruction of an Orion starliner by the Federation starship Nelson. Kirk's investigation and the problems it generates are compounded by the presence of Caren Hollis, a particularly nosy news reporter.

"Bloodlines"

written by Nomad & Elizabeth Knauel; only the prologue is set in 2276/31
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2285-2323 Captain Sulu 1
first published in 1996: Darkness and Shadow

Princess Teresa is captured by the Klingons and taken back to Q'onoS!

"Parts Is Parts"

written by Randall Landers & Linda McInnis; set in 2276/39
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 1
first published in 1987: Orion 24

Scotty comes up with an idea of what to do with the wreckage of the Enterprise. Note: Sexual situations.

"Interlude"

written by Rowena G. Warner; set in 2276/40
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 2
first published in 1984: Stardate 20

Kirk, Spock and McCoy have a fiery confrontation as they try to come to grips with their ground assignments.

"Liberation from Hell"

written by d. William Roberts; set in 2276/63
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2276 Liberation from Hell
first published as a novella in 1996

The Kh'myr faction of Klingons have imprisoned Kang on the penal planet, Kragyr, and it's up to Kor, Koloth and Kumara to liberate him from Hell. On the way, they encounter Leonard McCoy, Clark Terrell and the crew of the Reliant, some angry Chrysalians, and even the ghost of Kahless himself?

"Break Even"

written by Bonnie Reitz; set in 2276/79
available in THE WORLDS OF BONNIE REITZ
first published
in The Captain's Woman #3

Katie Little Hawk, a Terran investigator from Port Haralou, is investigating Klingon activity when they are forced to join forces to defeat the Orions who have uncovered an ancient weapon of incredible power!

"If Not Victory..."

written by Ann Zewen; set in 2277/75
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 2
first published in 1992: Orion 31

A sequel to "False Colors." Caryn Hollis is kidnapped by the Director of the Barrier Alliance Consortium, one of the galaxy's most dangerous crime syndicates. Nogura is forced to send Kirk to rescue her, ironically aboard the U.S.S. Nelson, and this time with the help of Leonard McCoy.

"Something Evil"

written by Mary Schuttler; set in 2277/80
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 3
first published in 2003: Antares 12

Doctor McCoy has inherited a house from his aunt, and asks his friend Jim Kirk to help him get it ready for sell. Unfortunately, inside that house lurks something evil...

"...Is Yet Revenge"

written by Nomad & Elizabeth Knauel; set in 2277/83
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 2
first published in 1996: Darkness and Shadow

Tanith Brok, daughter of the recently killed Director of the Barrier Alliance, sets out to wreak havoc and obtain revenge from those who "wronged" her father: the INS reporter, the traitor, the captain of the U.S.S. Nelson, and James Tiberius Kirk. Note: Graphic violence and sexual situations.

Encounters and Countermoves

written by Nicole Comtet; set in 2278/85
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2278 Encounters and Countermoves
first published as a novella in 1999

Doctor McCoy joins Captain Spock, Commander Uhura and a number of other former Enterprise officers on a cadet training cruise.

"Gateway Assault"

written by Bonnie Reitz; set in 2279/41
available in THE WORLDS OF BONNIE REITZ
first published
1981, by Devra Michelle Langsam in MASIFORM D # 11

On a remote planet, three unlikely allies work together to put an end to the plans of some renegade Terrans.

"Outpost 7734"

written by Jim Ausfahl; set in 2280/59
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 3
first published in 2004: Antares 13

While on a training cruise with a shipload of midshipmen, the Enterprise suffers a fault with its life support systems. Turning to a nearby outpost for assistance, Admiral Kirk and Captain Spock discover that Kirk’s old nemesis, Commodore Seamus Finnegan, may be in more need of assistance than they are.

"A Hole in My Cover"

written by Jim Ausfahl; set in 2280/60
available in Antares 15
first published in 2006: Antares 15

While conducting a cadet cruise, the Enterprise suffers damage and unintentionally influences a civilization. Kirk and McCoy beam down to ascertain the damage, but the admiral decides that this may be one occasion he needs to violate the Prime Directive!

"Romulus Ascendant"

written by David Landon; set in 2281/63
available in Antares 16
first published in 2007: Antares 16

The Romulans’ newest battlecruiser is headed across the Neutral Zone. Kirk and Spock must race against time to discover if its commander comes in peace, or if he intends to launch a one-man war on the Federation.

"Heaven"

written by Donna S. Frelick; the flashback section is set in 2282/72
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 2
first published in 1995: Orion 35

While in the Nexus, Jim Kirk has a flashback which details a certain summer spent with a certain someone who we'd never met before Star Trek: Generations. Note: Sexual themes.

"Return to Tarsus"

written by Donna S. Frelick; set in 2282/90
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 2
first published in 1994: Orion 34

"Return to Tarsus" reintroduces us to merchant ship Captain Kate Logan as she and Admiral James T. Kirk run into each other during his inspection of Starbase 74. Note: Adult themes.

"To the Last Extremity"

written by Chris Dickenson; set in 2282/98
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 2
first published in 1989: Orion 28

This is a Saavik-at-the-academy story which deals with Saavik's life from the time since her rescue from Hellguard until the time we first see her in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.

"Popcorn"

written by Chris Dickenson; framing section set in 2282/99
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2234-2265 The Beginnings 1
first published in 1990: Orion 30

While awaiting word on his aunt's fate (as detailed in Chris' "To The Last Extremity"), Spock reminisces about his first visit to Earth.

"Tryst"

written by Linda McInnis; set in 2283/19
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 2
first published in 1988: Beyond the Farthest Star 2; revised version first published in 1992: Orion 31

Set aboard the Klingon Bird-of-Prey, Kr'anya, Commander Kruge's new plan of sending Valkris on an espionage assignment has Torg concerned, and Torg's ambition has Valkris concerned. Together, they reach a rather satisfying mutual agreement in the service of their lord commander.

"Just a Little Training Cruise"

written by Randall Landers; set in 2283/20
available in ORION ARCHIVES 2275-2283 The Second Hiatus 2
first published in 1989: Orion 28

Sulu's adventures as executive officer of the Federation science ship, U.S.S. Cooper conclude, and lead into the events of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. A good look at the minor characters. Just keep an eye on Uhura if you're ever having dinner with her...

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

written by Jack B. Sowards & Harve Bennett; set in 2283/20
available from Paramount Home Video

During a cadet training cruise, Admiral Kirk takes command of the Enterprise to prevent the Genesis device from falling into an old enemy's hands.

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