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The crew of the Starship Sunfire is starting their maiden voyage after its reconstruction. Dryad and Brent wish to visit their respective home worlds with Hallie joining them. Gold attempts to help Parallax with the psychological damage done to her by the Oria, not knowing that the last among them is lurking in the synthetic woman's mind. Lexia and Glen are provided information concerning where her mother may be leading them to visit an unexplored planet. Before she leaves, she promotes Tedorn to acting captain in her absence. He promotes Ter to second in command. What could go wrong?

“Those that first stepped on board the Sunfire has changed, grown, developed, and become someone different than who they once were.” - Parallax

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Fan Favorite

A scene selected from the book.

With each new novel that is presented to the public, there will be an expected period of time for those to find a copy of the book and read through the story that is found within its pages. Tagonist Knights Publishing knows that there may not be a favorite scene provided by an audience member for some time, especially after a primary and secondary book page is established for the first time. So, as of this moment, there is not a favorite scene to feature for this narrative.

If you are someone who has read this novel and would like to make a suggestion for a fan favorite scene, send a message to tagonistknightspublishing@gmail.com 

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“Please don’t discuss our sex life in front of your sister.” - Dryad

Relevant Memes/Artwork

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“I would rather not have my sex life be recorded for the ages by a race of beings who may use that information as reference for the mating habits of humans.” - Lexia

Origin Story:
Exhausting...

In the original draft, there was a series of scenes in the first hundred or so pages that paid homage to the first five Star Trek series, the original through Voyager. It hinted at the fact that the Cosmic Union was slowly being taken over by an outside force that was guiding people's minds through an ever expanding network of nanites. Due to length of the book and how little this added to the main storyline, they were removed to focus on the main cast of characters.

There was also a series of scenes involving Parallax in a cabin. She meets a group of four individuals. Each begin vanishing. One goes off into the never ending snowstorm, another floats up into the air. One starts out as a younger woman who rapidly ages and then disappears into her room as an elder version of herself. The last simply vanishes inside of his room which becomes empty when he does so. Each represents one of the four Oria. That led to the introduction of Eve. It was cut to streamline an already complicated story with a massive cast.

The last major change was that Zoon was a part of the story until the end, including the final fight. Having him stay behind was a comfortable way for him to exit the series while allowing for Hallie to emerge as a new crew member.

Eve was a unique experience. Her scenes were re-written several times. At one point, she was aware of the author. She would often talk to him. The final version was the end result of dozens of attempts to get it just right without her breaking the fourth wall. This novel had dozens of re-writes per scene, having to change it, fix it, throw out the original idea and start all over since there was so much to address and resolve to conclude this massive four book story arc.

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“The hardest choice we make in life is to allow ourselves to be vulnerable. It is only then that we can be loved and to return such devotion of spirit.” - Gold

Easter Eggs and Inspiration

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Jamahe's appearance is modeled after JAmes MAury HEnson.

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Star Trek: TNG episode "The Measure of a Man" depicts the trial determining Data as a life form. 

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How Jamahe was created is revealed in the novel: Tinker's Treasure

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Gold is modeled after Star Trek: TNG's Guinan, named after Whoopie GOLDberg.

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Zoon is modeled after and inspired by the author's favorite Muppet: Gonzo.

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The Starship Sunfire is named after that author's second car, a Pontiac Sunfire.

Earth and Space

Sol Gamma: Gamma being the third letter in the Greek alphabet. Third planet of the "Sol" system. Earth.

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How Tinker became a cyborg is explained on page 19. He was altered by the Oria.

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Brent is named after Brent Spiner who played Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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The Cosmic Union is inspired by the Federation from Star Trek.

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Glen is named after the creator of Battlestar Galactica, Glen Larson.

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The Vostok is named after the first manned space exploration vehicle in human history.

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The race of androids that Brent belongs to is called the Erocatad. It is the words Data Core spelled backwards.

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Hallie is named after Hallie Todd who played Lal in Star Trek: TNG.

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Lexia traveling through time mentioned on page 24 occured in the novel: Tinker's Treasure.

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On page 26, "...striving to put right what once went wrong.” refers to Quantum Leap.

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Page 37 refers to the episode "Transfigurations" from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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"Dreams are the gateways to other realities" on page 38 speaks of the events in the novel: Dryad's Dream.

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"A mere avatar of my true self." on page 39 reveals that Avatar from Lexia's Legacy was an Oria.

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Ayomutmog spelled backwards refers to two living ships. The first is Moya from the TV series: Farscape.

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The second living ship is Gomtuu from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Tin Man".

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What happened to Glen on page 45 is a homage to what happened to Anakin Skylwalker from Star Wars.

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Page 50, a colony vanishing with only a hole in the ground refers to Star Trek: TNG episode: "The Neutral Zone".

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The song mentioned on page 60 is "Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane.

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Page 76, "stretch out with your feelings" was advice of Kebobi to Luke to tap into the force in the movie: Star Wars.

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The emotional Oria that tortured Parallax in Dryad's Dream was one of the original five, killed by her during the events of that book.

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Page 97, Brent's dating experiences is a homage to Star Trek: TNG episode "In Theory" where Data attempts to date a woman.

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"Protector of the Cosmos" on page 97 refers to Dryad becoming the Tagonist Knight of the Cosmos after replacing Paradox.

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Page 110, "...next leap forward, would be my leap home." is a reference to Quantum Leap.

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Page 112, "crew of misfits, refugees, and lost souls" refers to the 'teaser' text on the back of the novel: Lexia's Legacy.

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Page 113, Zoon makes references to Superman and then twice for Batman.

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Lexia and Zoon say "Good Journey" as they did in the movie, Masters of the Universe.

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Page 124, "A long time ago in a galaxy far away" refers to the movie: Star Wars.

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Slim is inspired by a video game character, Earthworm Jim.

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Rua'So'Nid is the word Dinosaur spelled backwards and broken down into syllables.

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Page 130 makes light humor of "extras" on TV or in a movie to make a place feel more crowded.

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Page 133, sigma zero one epsilon one nine refers to Season 1, Episode 19 of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Page 136, sigma zero one epsilon two five refers to Season 1, Episode 25 of Star TNG that concludes the storyline that began in Episode 19.

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Tedorn is the letters in "rodent" rearranged and his species, the Nimrev is "vermin" spelled backwards.

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Page 147, these events are explained in the novel: Tinker's Treasure

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The Oria turned human was one of the former captains that appeared in Tinker's Treasure in the Temporal Nexus.

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Sally Whitson is named after Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut in space.

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Sally Whitson is named after Peggy Whitson, the first woman to command the International Space Station.

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The Starship Valentina is named after Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space.

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Page 156, something bursting out of someone's chest is what the aliens did in the movie: Aliens.

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Page 164, "Good morning Starshine" is a song by William Oliver Swofford

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Page 171, Dryad quotes a gnome from the novel, Knowing Gnowing, a world she visited.

Computers

Central Processing Union refers to the Central Processing Unit that is the "brain" of a computer.

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The Gorlcks first appeared in the opening of the novel: Tinker's Treasure.

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The Nalmor were a threat in a flashback in Lexia's Legacy.

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Grakk, the one responsible for attacking the Parallax, sending Lexia as a child into exile was a member of the Onjonic race.

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Trivilians are inspired by the Ferengi from Star Trek, caring about money and wealth.

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The fate of the last of the four Oria revealed in their journals was inspired by the story, Zima Blue.

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The holographic image code named Pratt one nine four nnne alludes to the clue of Pratt 1949.

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Page 195, the Miracle Wizard refers to Miracle Max from the movie: Princess Bride.

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The Cosmic Union has 155 planets, the same number as the Federation in Star Trek.