Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations: Watching by Christopher L. Bennett

By Christopher L. Bennett

There’s most likely not more of a thankless task within the Federation than temporal research. whereas starship explorers get to stay the human experience of touring to different instances and realities, it’s as much as the devoted brokers of the Federation division of Temporal Investigations to house the implications to the timestream that the remainder of the Galaxy has to stay with day-to-day. but if heritage as we all know it may be burnt up at any second by means of time warriors from the longer term, misused relics of historic races, or accident-prone starships, basically the main disciplined, obsessive, and unimaginative govt staff have what it takes to stand the existential uncertainty of all of it every day . . . and nonetheless remain sane sufficient to accomplish their assignments. That’s the place brokers Lucsly and Dulmur come in—stalwart and unflappable, those males are the Federation’s unsung anchors in a chaotic universe. including their colleagues within the DTI—and with the assistance and infrequently difficulty of Starfleet’s finest—they do what they could to maintain the timestream, or a minimum of the bureaucracy, as neat and orderly as they're. but if a chain of escalating temporal incursions threatens to open a brand new entrance of the history-spanning Temporal chilly struggle within the twenty-fourth century, brokers Lucsly and Dulmur will desire all their investigative ability and unbending choice to prevent those that desire to rewrite the previous for his or her personal virtue, and to maintain the current and the longer term from devolving into the type of chaos they truly, quite hate.

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Dulmur asked. Garcia winced. ’ I guess . . I guess they wrote me off for dead fifteen years ago anyway. Now . . it’s the other way around. ” She swallowed. “No, no, I hadn’t really settled on a specialization yet. I was just . . ” Those great dark eyes darted around some more. “Look, can we do this later? ” “Of course,” Dulmur said. Lucsly looked disapproving, as usual, since he hated to waste time. But Dulmur knew that if they wanted any more information from Garcia, they’d have to wait until she was ready to tell them.

Dulmur was impressed. Garcia had hit on a key intuition about the nature of time that most laypeople overlooked. Of course, there were other key principles she was missing, hard evidence and quantum theory showing that a timeline could exist in multiple alternate states without paradox. But it wasn’t as simple as erasing events that had already happened, despite how it might appear to amateurs. For a layperson with no training in temporal theory, Garcia showed surprising insight. ” he asked. “Maybe we wouldn’t survive.

Ranjea had insisted that tampering in Coridan’s past could disrupt key events leading to the creation of the Federation, but Faunt had argued that it was worth the risk. The debate had been rendered moot when observations through the rift had revealed a massive orbital space station whose transmissions identified it as an outpost of the Vulcan-Andorian Empire. The fissure wasn’t just intertemporal but interphasic, opening onto an alternate quantum history of the universe. A message sent into the past of a spontaneously divergent timeline would have no impact on the events of this one.

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