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  1. 4 points
    Gibraltar

    Gibraltar Updates

    The incredibly talented Tadeo D'Oria has helped me to bring my vision of Gibraltar's bridge to life. You can find it here: https://tadeodoria.com/projects/3o3O0J?album_id=68213 Simply amazing work!
  2. 4 points
    Galen4

    Original Work now up at Amazon

    As noted before, I've been writing an original novel on the side. It's a superhero / fantasy themed work that incorporates Egyptian mythology. The book in now up at Amazon, in both E-Book format and paper. You can find it at: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=ka-ru+book+one The series has its own website which is also about to go live. So, when that's up, I'll post the link here as well and all future information will be announced on that site. Here is the synopsis: "Four thousand years ago: three deities come together in Egypt for one final, cataclysmic duel. In the bloody showdown that ensues, the newly born goddess Ma’Vest makes the ultimate sacrifice to rid the world of the hateful Set, before his power and scope can grow beyond any hope of containment… Today: The western world suffers under religious despotism. All other faiths have been eradicated without mercy. Anyone daring to defy the Scrolls of Luset are arrested or executed by police officers that enforce Holy Law. Yet, the war of the gods is far from over and soon the finale battle will begin—once again using superhuman soldiers that carry the living spirits of their masters. It is a conflict destined to reshape our reality and decide the fate of humanity’s collective soul…" Another note: reviews are of course very important, especially at this beginning stage. I can arrange a free copy in exchange for anyone who is willing to produce an honest review. Thanks!
  3. 4 points
    Cejay

    Welcome to The Star Eagle Adventures

    For a fun, light-hearted yet fair review of Tempus Fugit, the first Star Eagle Adventures novel, check out Kibbin Codex's "What is 'Star Eagle Adventures: Tempus Fugit"?
  4. 4 points
    Galen4

    Preemptive Maneuvers

    I figured that since I'm so eager to run my mouth about UT business, I should at least take the time to update my own thread. Just saying. So, there will be a bit more of a delay before work resumes on the rewrite of "Preemptive Maneuvers". The next chapter should go up at Trekbbs sometime in the next few months. The delay is mostly due to the impending launch of my novel---an original work that I've been cobbling together for the last several years. Delivery is now only a few weeks away and I'm at the point of doing some last financial housekeeping chores that are required before I put it up at Amazon. So PM will be delayed somewhat, but as excuses go, I guess this isn't the worst one to have. While this forum is really for my fan fic work, I'll still post an announcement here with links when the time comes. There will also be a synopsis. The theme is superhero fantasy with a supernatural flavor.
  5. 4 points
    TheLoneRedshirt

    Glossary of Orion Words

    Since the USS Bluefin patrols the borderland near Klingon and Orion space, I thought I'd provide a list of Orion terms I have used/may use in future stories. Feel free to use or add any for stories set in the United Trek universe. A brief glossary of Orion terms - Ah'met - 'Captain,' 'Leader' or 'Prince,' literally - Supreme. (Credit goes to Gibraltar for this one.) Ah'met-sur - Syndicate clan leader. 'Lord.' Literally - 'Grand Supreme.' Ahm’suka - term of respect for an elder, literally - 'Wise head.' Met'mat - Father Met'Sando - Adoptive father, literally - 'Near-father' Met'Chan - Mother Jih'mat - brother or male cousin Leh'mhin - sister or female cousin Chadoi - daughter Mehk - son Moi - child J'moi - children H'lajmoi - abandoned children, orphans Sundija - Orions not part of a Syndicate clan - basically serfs in a feudal system. Literally - 'Under-people' Sundrik - Non-Orion Slave Ah'm'sund'rikan - Slave master Hri'gun - rodent Vuut - an insult, roughly equivalent to 'fool' or 'idiot.' Slis'pul - a derogatory term, roughly equivalent to S.O.B. Kima - measurement of time, roughly one second Mekima - measurement of time, roughly one minute Jul - measurement of time, roughly one hour Slarndra - derogatory term for a red Orion (used by green Orions). Slis'jaka - an extremely vulgar term, worse than Slis'pul. Kleemat - a unit of measure, slightly longer than a kilometer Teuurn - Human Met'nahl - Clan or family Met'lorhalan - Syndicate Nal'klisa - bond sum to free a child of age from service with the syndicate, literally - 'free ransom.' V'ores'sur - Verex III - Orion homeworld - 'Place of the Clan.' V'ores'katul - Verex IV - the 'Place of no Souls' - the outcast planet shunned by the Syndicate. V'ores'dur - Orion afterlife, Hell. Shen'lur - Starship Klihn - Klingon Ah'njor - Andorian Tehl'rul - Tellarite Vuhlka - Vulcan Isha - Yes Ru - No Jeh - Go Nuh - Stop, Wait Reht - Obey Kehf - Hot beverage (coffee, raktajino) C'hav - Wound, injure C'hur - Kill Fet'jun - 'Federation' or 'Starfleet' R’uulk - Romulan Fehn'gur - Ferengi Kahrd'sa - Cardassian Grehlt - Monetary unit - coin, slip, credit, etc. J'Grehlt - Money, loot, treasure Lin'hur - Fight, struggle, combat Ser'chaan – Weapon, Phaser, Disruptor L’hak – Blade, knife
  6. 4 points
  7. 3 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    False Vacuum has now been posted in its entirety at the TrekBBS and at AdAstra. This novel has been a hell of a ride for me but the story is far from over. Quantum Divergence will continue in Book II: State of Entanglement coming this fall.
  8. 3 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    'Part Seven: The Rabbit Hole' of False Vacuum now posting at the TrekBBS and coming soon to AdAstra
  9. 3 points
    David Falkayn

    Ghosts is up at Trek BBS

    Just posted the first part of the new Perseus story, Ghosts at Trek BBS
  10. 3 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    I've started posting the latest story I'm working on "Childhood's End" at TrekBBs: https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/dark-territory-childhoods-end.294707/
  11. 3 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    Part Two: Do No Harm of False Vacuum now posting at the TrekBBS and at Ad Astra.
  12. 3 points
    I'm re-editing and reposting Shakedown Cruise on the Trek BBS, I'll also be revising to bring these stories more in United Trek continuity as I go along. I've also revised and re-edited Unraveling Forceful Patterns at Ad Astra.
  13. 3 points
    I've just finished revising and updating Shore Leave, the final parts are up on the Trek BBS. Next up will be Ties that Bind
  14. 3 points
    TheLoneRedshirt

    Status Updates

    The extended hiatus continues . . . "I'm not dead yet!" - Soon to be dead guy from Monty Python and the Holy Grail "Nothing happened. After a few moments, nothing continued to happen." - Douglas Adams It's been an interesting couple of years; we had both my father-in-law and my father in our home under hospice care during that period. My FIL passed about 18 months ago and my father passed on January 4 of this year. The family is doing well but we're still busy dealing with personal effects, selling Dad's house, etc. Apparently, writing is not like riding a bike. More like falling off of one. When you get away from writing (and vice-versa), it's easy to become gun shy. I've ideas a-plenty but nothing is flowing from the gray matter to the little computer screen. I've gone back and re-read some of the orphan stories that languish on the Trek BBS. Some are worth salvaging and completing. With others, I have searched (without success) for the delete button. I need to catch up on reading your stories also. I'm WAAAY behind! All that to say, I am doing well and will write again at some point. If any of you want to borrow characters from the Bluefin, please feel free. I think they're getting bored, sitting around the old cutter with nothing to do. TLR
  15. 3 points
    David Falkayn

    Long Time No See

    It's been a long time since I've posted and seen most of you, but some big things happened in my life that I should tell you about which explains why you haven't heard from me and why I haven't been writing. First, my mother suffered from Alzheimer's through most of the 2010's. As her condition worsened, I had to take on a greater role as caregiver until I and my family could no longer give her the proper care she needed and we had to place her in extended care. Me and my mother were very close and when she passed away in 2015, I spiraled down into a very deep and dark depression where I didn't really so much live, as exist. It was a very dark and painful time for me and really only recently ended. Last year at about this time, I passed out during a cardiac stress test and was rushed to the hospital where they had to perform a double coronary bypass and had a heart valve replaced. They had to perform surgery on me twice as they had to stop some internal bleeding. I nearly didn't make it through. It took me the better part of 2017 to recover from my surgery, but during that time, thanks to the love of family and friends, I got better. Now, I've dropped 70 pounds from last year and my depression is history. I've come to terms with the loss of my mother and I've found that my creative energies have been restored. If my friends at United Trek would have me back, I'd love to finish the stories I'm doing. Right now, I'm working on "Blood Cries" and I think everyone will like the ending of that story. I look forward to reading and sharing with everyone once again and to those who enjoyed reading about our wayward captain Liz and all her friends, well, if you'll have me, she's baaaaaack!
  16. 3 points
    David Falkayn

    Cold Comfort

    Cold Comfort is up the Trek BBS now and I'll have it up on Ad Astra and send it to Cejay for inclusion here as well. Hope everyone enjoys it.
  17. 3 points
    David Falkayn

    Plebe Year

    The first new Sutherland Plebe Year is up now as a downloadable .pdf file through the link here and on Trek BBS and Ad Astra. It looks a little bit at Liz's childhood and at her freshman year at the Academy.
  18. 3 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    The man who appeared to be standing in an indistinct part of the ship looked very much like the captain of the starship Enterprise but it was unmistakable that whatever transformation had befallen his ship, had also happened to him. His bald head was sickly pale and the entire right hand side of his face was covered with seemingly implanted machine parts. A black tube connected them with the dark, equally mechanical suit he was wearing. A bright red and directed light shone from the facial modification and directly into the visual pickup. For a moment nobody on the bridge spoke, as they stared at the sight with disbelieving eyes. T’Cirya was the first to break the silence, her carefully neutral face showing no evidence of astonishment. “Captain Picard?” A heavily modulated voice answered her. “I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile. Your live as it has been, is over. From this time forward, you will service us.” Civil War Now posting at the TrekBBS and Ad Astra over the next 10 weeks.
  19. 3 points
    Galen4

    The Double Edge

    Yes, "The Double Edge"! Chapter 8 is now up at both Ad Astra and Trekbbs. So, I've been away for a while working on an original novel. (I have delusions of grandeur) It's now in the hands of a proofreader, so I have some writing time to play with. As promised, I'm back to completing Intrepid stories that were left hanging lo, those many years ago. I think I've struck the right balance in my writing schedule now, so I do plan to finish DE and then move on to the follow up: "Pre Emptive Maneuvers". The original version of PE doesn't need much tweaking, so I'm expecting the rewrite process to go faster. These installments are important ones for the series, and the events have been referenced in tales that came afterward. So I think they're worth finishing. Besides, I hate leaving unfinished work laying around. About my own novel, I'd like to publicly acknowledge and thank my UT colleague Cejay. His work as content editor was invaluable. I was left with a much stronger book than what I started with. So much so, the rough draft is practically an embarrassment to me now. I will have him to thank for any success that comes from this project. More updates as they come.
  20. 3 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

  21. 3 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    "The Hidden Dagger" is now complete! http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?p=10863301#post10863301 Thanks for reading.
  22. 3 points
    TheLoneRedshirt

    Irons in the Fire

    Chapter 11 of "Trajectory" is up on the TreBBS.
  23. 3 points
    TheLoneRedshirt

    Irons in the Fire

    Chapter 10 of "Trajectory" is up on the TrekBBS. I figure at this rate of one chapter per year I'll be done by 2035. No point rushing things.
  24. 3 points
    Following Mike Garcia's example (read his blog here) I've decided to give this a shot myself. So here is my attempt at a writer's commentary on The Star Eagle Adventures V: Shadows in the Haze being posted at TrekBBS and Ad Astra. Obviously big SPOLER ALERT. Don't read this if you haven't read the story and still plan to do so. --------- The Star Eagle Adventures V: Shadows in the Haze Writer's Commentary Shadows in the Haze continues the Star Eagle tradition of thematic feature novels. After getting a time-travel story (Tempus Fugit), a treasure hunt in space (Eternal Flame), a war story (Cry Havoc) and a tale of redemption as well as terrorism and religious fundamentalism (All The Sinners, Saints), Shadows turns to crime as a murder mystery. It is more than that however. While All The Sinners, Saints could read almost like a contemporary tale at times, filled with real-world parallels (terrorism, civil war, fundamentalism, Marines, bullets and machine guns), with Shadows I wanted to go back to the outer space, sci-fi element of Trek. While Saints was primarily set on a planet not too unlike Earth, Eagle V mostly takes place on Eagle and other places more at home in a science fiction story. And while Saints featured a second starship with a whole other crew (Bluefin), Shadows brings the focus back to the main characters that make up the Star Eagle Adventures. As such I also expect Shadows to end up being much shorter than its insanely long predecessor. It of course remains to be seen how close I’ll be able to stick to my outline as I freely admit to having a tendency to move away from it, or at least expand and add to it as I get deeper into a story. It maybe interesting to note however that Shadows dates back a good seven years as I completed the original draft of this story way back in late 2005 and just before I re-launched the entire series for its internet debut. In fact the first feature novel, Tempus Fugit, remains the only one which I wrote from scratch for the re-launch while all other stories up to Shadows already existed in one form or another. But like Cry Havoc and All The Sinners, Saints, Shadows received a complete page one re-write even though the final outline to Shadows remains fairly close to its original version, much more so than Cry Havoc or Sinners did. Even the title remains unchanged and even though admittedly less original than the last two novel titles, I always felt that it conveyed the right amount of intrigue for a murder mystery set within a stellar nebula. The implication here of course is that there is something hidden, in this story as well as in the nebula itself of which we can only perceive shadows for now and inviting the reader to find out what exactly they turn out to be. To me Shadows has one of the strongest A and B plots of any story I’ve previously written. This is not to mean that it is the strongest plot overall but, at least to me, the strongest combination of plots which interlink in a rather satisfying manner. Of course to say more about the plots as this stage would spoil the story. So here now, is my commentary on each chapter of this story. Shadows is divided into main chapters, one for each day and then subdivided into smaller chapters within each day. I’ll aim to write a comment on each sub-chapter.
  25. 3 points
    Galen4

    Refugee Crisis: "Hydra's Arrow"

    Chapter 2 of "Hydra's Arrow" is now up Trekbbs. Both chapters will be posted to Ad Astra later this week. Watch this space for an updates!
  26. 3 points
    mdgarcia

    Site News: UT.org moving

    Some of you already know that we moved a couple of our sites to a different server. We're located on the same server as Ad Astra, so I'm going to basically import what I told them to here: This is going to impact everything for us: www, wiki, forums. We've scheduled a tentative cutover for the weekend of the 10th. UT will be included in that. MDg
  27. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    Decided to get in on the "Untold Era" fun over at TrekBBs with my story, "Starship Robeson: Blessed be the Peacemakers." https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/tue-starship-robeson-blessed-be-the-peacemakers.304746/
  28. 2 points
    Galen4

    Preemptive Maneuvers

    Chapter 5 of "Preemptive Maneuvers" is now up at Trekbbs.
  29. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    Just wrapped up "Glass." https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/ut-darker-territory-hearts-of-glass.295219/page-5
  30. 2 points
    David Falkayn

    Blood Cries Posted at Trek BBS

    I just posted the latest part of Blood Cries on the Trek BBS: https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/sutherland-lexington-blood-cries.293798/
  31. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    More "Glass" https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/ut-darker-territory-hearts-of-glass.295219/
  32. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    More "Glass" https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/ut-darker-territory-hearts-of-glass.295219/
  33. 2 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    Part Three: A House Divided of False Vacuum now posting at the TrekBBS and at Ad Astra.
  34. 2 points
    I'm currently posting an updated Meet the Lady on the Trek BBS.
  35. 2 points
    mdgarcia

    Indefatigable

    So, obviously we got caught up in the editing phase, and then life happened. I changed jobs and AJ's life has changed significantly since then. But we've been talking about finishing this thing and getting it out there for everyone to read MDg
  36. 2 points
    Cejay

    Current & Upcoming Projects

    There was a time, long ago, when veteran physician and Starfleet medical legend, Elijah Katanga, had been a young man. The galaxy was a very different place back then and offered more than ample opportunities for him and his close personal, Trill friend Dezwin Sigus to get into a whole lot of trouble. But not all escapades of youth are innocent, and sometimes their repercussions can be felt even long after the fact. Now, Tazla Star has to reconcile the actions of a former life while balancing the burdens of friendship and duty. The Audacity of Youth, is now available in full at the TrekBBS and at Ad Astra.
  37. 2 points
    Galen4

    Preemptive Maneuvers

    Chapter 2, part 2 of "Preemptive Maneuvers" is up at Trekbbs.
  38. 2 points
    Galen4

    The Double Edge

    Chapter 11 is now complete and up at Trekbbs. I should have the full chapter uploaded to Ad Astra sometime this weekend. Chapter 12 will be the final installment of this story, but the over all arc will complete in "Preemptive Maneuvers".
  39. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    Happy Holidays everyone! I've just posted the start of my UT 10 celebration story, called "Conspirata" at Trek BBS. http://www.trekbbs.com/threads/ut10-dark-territory-conspirata.285529/
  40. 2 points
  41. 2 points
    mdgarcia

    Situation Report (FSA Status Post)

    The prologue for "Mater Semper Certa Est" is now available at Ad Astra! http://www.adastrafanfic.com/viewstory.php?sid=2093
  42. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    "The Quality of Mercy" is now complete! http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=241567
  43. 2 points
    TheLoneRedshirt

    Irons in the Fire

    Chapter 12 of "Trajectory" is posted on the TrekBBS
  44. 2 points
    Gibraltar

    United Trek Quiz

    Very cool, I got 13 correct... said 1st of 1... whatever that means.
  45. 2 points
    DarKush

    For The Empire?

    Hey Dnoth, I was wondering if I could get a look at "For the Empire". Mainly I want to know if Worf left the ambassadorship in that story. Also, I didn't see a tab/section for Independence on the main page.
  46. 2 points
    The first few pages of chapter 1 is now up at TrekBBS. When the entire chapter is complete, I'll post it at Ad Astra.
  47. 2 points
    Weekly United Trek News Round-Up – March 31 Catch up on all the latest installments of your favorite United Trek stories: Dark Territory Shadow Puppets—The captain of the Rushmore has more to worry about than the Romulans. Part Two is now posting at the TrekBBS Star Trek: Full Speed Ahead The Unreturned Prodigal — FSA 7: Family drama on board the Farragut. Read the full story exclusively at the TrekBBS. A Great Perhaps — FSA 6: The search concludes. Read the full story now at the TrekBBS or at Ad Astra. To Triumph and Not to Mourn — The crew of the Gallant prepares for their next mission. Chapter 3 now at the TrekBBS or read the entire story at Ad Astra. Star Trek: Gibraltar Scorched Earths — Mayhem ensues. Another Tuesday for Europa and crew. Read the newest segments at the TrekBBS. The Star Eagle Adventures The God Particle — Welcome to the shooting gallery. Survival is optional. Read more at the TrekBBS or Ad Astra. Read yourself happy.
  48. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    More Shadow Puppets. http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?p=7526680#post7526680
  49. 2 points
    Sparky

    Hello another newbie here

    Just discovered your site and at a glance many, many stories to read. Where to start? I think I'll just point my finger at the screen. Seems random enough, unless anyone has another reason (for example, time-line purposes). Looking forward to reading.
  50. 2 points
    DarKush

    Dark Territory Updates

    I've been posting "Stealing Fire" at TrekBBS. Check out the latest entries: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=178585&page=4
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