By A. C. Crispin, Diane Duane
Vulcan: linchpin member of the United Federation of Planets. domestic to a civilization devoted to <I>o'thia, the ruling ethic of natural common sense. however it was once now not consistently so; hundreds of thousands of years sooner than, Vulcans have been a violent, warlike race, with tempers handed in basic terms by means of the planet's sizzling, arid sands. The thinker Surak might express his humans in a different way, train them to reject their feelings and embody common sense and data. The Vulcans could evolve and prosper, ultimately exploring the celebs and achieving additional enlightenment as they encountered different cultures.
within the twenty-third century, Commander Spock, Captain Kirk, and the U.S.S. Enterprise are summoned to Vulcan whilst its humans contemplate seceding from the Federation and returning to their isolationist methods. Vulcan's savage heritage turns into totally printed as Spock, his father Sarek, and Kirk paintings to maintain the planet's destiny from anti-Terran factions with hidden agendas. The problem is twofold for the half-human Spock -- may still Vulcan secede, he'll be required to renounce from Starfleet and go back domestic, or without end sever ties along with his homeworld.
Years later, a decades-old plot to damage the Federation from inside of forces Ambassador Sarek from the bedside of his loss of life spouse, Amanda. The ambassador's choice widens the long-standing rift among himself and Spock at a time after they needs to pool their assets jointly. whereas the Enterprise team contends with Romulans, Klingons, and the mysterious Freelans, Sarek's in basic terms convenience comes from interpreting Amanda's journals, which show extra approximately his human wife, his son, and himself than he ever realized.</I>
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Drekkenoth leaned forth. " Dennagon hated rhetorical questions, especially when they did not address the true issue at talon. Drekkenoth ranted on, yet his voice commanded a respect that shielded its rambling attribute from consciousness. "The future must be heeded. There is not much time left in t his Wor l d . C a n y o u f e e l the e s s e n c e in t h e air, the uncha nging f a t e of the World that shall draw it to its inescapable end? The future must be heeded, for the rise of Totality is coming.
Dennagon shook his head, petrified. "They have retained the avarice and alignment of the humans, but are not at a ll human anymore. Far more powerful are their souls. Should we attack, they will bring us to death as the waves bring shored stones to the ocean. Speak you to me about the future? I am an eternal ancient. I have had many, many futures . " It was the first time he had ever heard Drekkenoth speak in such a way, yet the perfunctory inflection of his voice still did not change. Nor did his faceless visage appear to display any emotion still.
Trigonometry and dynamics shuffled in his consciousness, guiding him with the mathematics of physical laws so tha t he could optimize his efficiency. To his aggravation, hordes of comrades bustled past him, jarring him from side to side as he tried to catch the plummeting entity that could devastate the entire legion. Enraged, he shouted. "GET OUT OF MY WAY! " In the rumbling night, he could hardly hear his own words. Nevertheless, he sheathed his blade and started punching sentries that were stupid enough to get in his path, making certain that they were clear of the potential l y expl osive r a n g e o f the descending e n e m y proj ectile.