THOSE WHO STAND' NOTICE: THIS STORY MAY BE DISTRIBUTED FREE OF CHARGE BUT MUST NOT BE SOLD OR EXCHANGED FOR FINANCIAL RETURN IN ANY FORM. ---------------------COPYRIGHT/DISCLAIMER NOTICE----------- "Star Trek", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", and "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Star trek: Enterprise" and all related Star Trek related material, it's characters and certain technological devices and/or references to such, from the television shows and movies, may be or are registered trademarks of, and may be or are copyrighted by Paramount Studios and whatever Corporation it may or may not be owned by. "Babylon Five", it's characters, certain technological devices and/or references to such, from the television show, past present of near future, may be or are registered trademarks of, Babylon 5, characters, names, and all related indicia are trademarks of Time Warner Entertainment Co., LP. "Forbidden Planet", its characters, certain technological devices and/or references to such from the movie, is the property of Metro Golden Mayer. None of the Studios are responsible for the content of this story. Other names and additional characters are the creation of the author who is solely responsible for them as such. THIS STATEMENT MUST ACCOMPANY THE STORY 'A UNIVERSE OF CHANGE' IF DISTRIBUTED. THIS STORY IS FREE OF CHARGE AND MAY NOT BE SOLD OR EXCHANGED FOR FINANCIAL RETURN IN ANY FORM. THIS DEDICATION MUST ACCOMPANY ANY DISTRUBUTION OF THIS STORY. Dedication: 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 Change'. 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. Rating: PG-13 Contact: Albert Green: and Date Posted November 2003