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My wife Sheryl has allowed me to hide in our basement and write in relative
peace, and she hasn't even extracted revenge yet. And I thank all those
who have written me concerning ' A Universe of Change' and 'The Ruination
Wars' saga, all of whom have inspired me to continue writing for fun the of
it, because God understands that this is hard.
Foreword: This is a basic summation of the first story, 'A Universe of
I proposed then that the Ambassador-class Enterprise-C and the Soyuz-class
starship USS Bozeman, the ship caught in the causality loop with the
Enterprise-D (which kept blowing up for seventeen or so days) was part of a
similar, but failed experiment. Why? I surmise that both experiments were
designed by other forces to produce the same results that the Enterprise-C
ultimately generated. Those powers wanted major war between the Klingons
and Federation with the ultimate purpose of negating the effectiveness of
both governments in the distant future.
And what does that have to do with anything? Well-say 'temporal cold war'
and 'Enterprise-Archer' in the same breathe and we have a clue. As we see,
Archer's timeline is deviating more and more with every episode, removing
itself further and further from what we know to be true. The 'cold war' is
affecting everything. The interference of future beings have insured thing
with the attack of the Xindi.
This is book two of the joys and conflicts of the Federation's
unintentional intrusion upon a universe completely unknown to them. Their
interactions have caused radical changes to occur such as:
The introduction of new technologies-which everybody wants. The
introduction of Betazoid telepaths who have begun to affect the Psi-Corps;
the destruction of the Vorlon race; the ascension of the Shadows and their
capture of the Vorlon artifact lost so long ago. The survival of Sandra
Hiroshi is another change, which by the way has made Commander Riker very
happy. Those are just a few changes among so many.
And there about to be even more intrusions from outside. Six minutes made
a pronounced difference in how things shaped up in their universe and in
the end, as Delenn would probably say, 'just because we are in the universe
trying to shape it into our image, does not mean that it, in any fashion,
chooses to be shaped. It chooses the shape it wants. Pray that it does
not notice us.'
But it did. The Vorlons know this as well as the Shadows. And there are
others will take advantage of the altered circle. There will be those who
will not survive the encounters.
So it begins.
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU (AT THE LEAST) READ 'A UNIVERSE OF CHANGE'
FIRST. OTHERWISE YOU MIGHT HAVE TROUBLE FOLLOWING THIS:
A special thanks to everyone who has helped me. This includes Major
Diarrhia for technical advice and some corrections concerning my other
stories. Also Mike McKinney who has contributed to this story you are
reading now. His name will be featured when that chapter comes up. Luis
Silva brought more things than I ever thought of and I thank him for it.
And of course, Mr. Louis Miller started me on the road with the Ciona
Imperixe and the expansion of my imagination.
Albert Green Jr.
Contact: Albert Green: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Date Posted November 2003