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Mere Mortals is the second novel in the Star Trek: Destiny crossover trilogy, written by David Mack. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in October 2008.


From the book jacket
On Earth, Federation President Nanietta Bacco gathers allies and adversaries to form a desperate last line of defense against an impending Borg invasion. In deep space, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Captain Ezri Dax join together to cut off the Collective's route to the Alpha Quadrant.
Half a galaxy away, Captain William Riker and the crew of the Starship Titan have made contact with the reclusive Caeliar – survivors of a stellar cataclysm that, two hundred years ago, drove fissures through the structure of space and time, creating a loop of inevitability and consigning another captain and crew to a purgatory from which they could never escape.
Now the supremely advanced Caeliar will brook no further intrusion upon their isolation, or against the sanctity of their Great Work. For the small, finite lives of mere mortals carry little weight in the calculations of gods.
But even gods may come to understand that they underestimate Humans at their peril.

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Background information

  • Mack began work on the manuscript for the novel on 3 October 2007, completing it on 31 December 2007. The draft comprised just over 100,000 words. [1]
  • The novel's cover was first shown at the New York Comic-Con in April 2008, and released fully at the Shore Leave convention on 11 July 2008.
  • Memory Alpha receives an acknowledgment from the author.
  • In the novel's inner title page, the fifth city listed under Pocket Books is New Erigol, the name of the planet the Caeliar inhabited after Erigol was destroyed.

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