Cover Artwork by Linda P. BakerOrion Archives: 2266-2270
The First Mission 3

These stories feature the Star Trek characters featured in The Original Series and The Animated Series, and all stories are set aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-1701, during the command of Captain James Tiberius Kirk. Featured characters include Captain Kirk, First Officer Spock; Doctor Leonard "Bones" McCoy; Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, Lieutenants Sulu, Uhura, Chapel, Arex and M’ress, and Ensign Chekov.

After Paradise
written by Caroline Kummer

A wonderful story which nicely tidies up the events of "The Paradise Syndrome" and leads to a surprise revelation about a subsequent episode.

Not a Bad Day’s Work
written by Chris Dickenson

"Not a Bad Day’s Work" is a Scotty story, written by the author so that the character could sing a Scottish lullaby often sung by James Doohan at conventions. It’s simply a beautiful story, and it’s nice to see Scotty in action.

The Unexplained
written by Mary Schuttler

A Ouija board brings forth a terrifying memory in the Enterprise captain.

The Music Box
written by Ann Zewen

McCoy contracts xenopolycythemia, and his condition causes him to commit a rash act that he truly comes to regret.

Tomb of Fear
written by Jill Thomasson

Captain Kirk, Mister Spock and Doctor McCoy beam down to a desert planet filled with Egyptian-styled ruins to ascertain the status of an archaeological team stationed there some time earlier, only to find that they have been dispatched by a rather murderous creature...a creature which is now pursuing its new prey: the Enterprise officers.

Fairy Tale Ending
written by Joanne K. Seward

A group of cadets find their posting on the Enterprise different than they imagined it to be. At first, confusing, then boring, and lastly potentially lethal.

The Kenederis Incident
written by Jim Ausfahl

The Enterprise tries to render aid to a civilization beset with a strange and seemingly incurable plague. A science-fiction medical mystery.

Persephone’s Dance
written by Mike S. Bagneski

The crew of the Enterprise races against time as they race to terraform a dead planet into a living world. But other dangers await them, as a pair of civilian scientists soon discover.

The Ride of the Valkyries
written by Nicole Comtet

Uhura and Spock attend a Wagnerian opera only to find themselves—along with Sulu and Palmer—on what amounts to an excellent adventure.

The Emancipator of Trill
written by D.G. Littleford

Starfleet Command dispatches Captain James "Tomcat" Kirk at the behest of the Trill ambassador. Imagine the reaction of Starfleet’s finest when they learn of the nature of the Trill symbionts.

The Ambassador’s Taxi
written by Jim Ausfahl

A wonderfully wry and almost comic adventure of the Enterprise crew as they deal with one of those oh-so-alien ambassadors whose presence aboard the ship is dangerous for everyone concerned.

written by Linda McInnis

"Completion" is a "post script" story, this time building on the events of "Wink of an Eye." It is the story of the aftermath of the Enterprise’s departure from Scalos, and of the relationship between two people.

I Grieve with Thee
written by Chris Dickenson

"I Grieve with Thee" is another post-script story, set after "All Our Yesterdays," as McCoy helps Spock to confront his feelings about Zarabeth.

Artwork by Linda P. Baker, Nomad, Don Harden and Richard G. Pollet.

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