ANNOTATIONS: Losing the Peace

The following are my author annotations for Star Trek: The Next Generation: Losing the Peace, explaining many references to previous (and subsequent) Trek works, as well as other in-jokes and personal indulgences. Please leave a note in the comments if you notice any errors or oversights.


The earliest version I have found of this phrase (via Google Book Search) is from an opinion piece from the Herald in Great Britain saying, shortly after Armistice Day in 1918: “The soldiers won the war, our demagogues will lose the peace.”  Variations on this sentiment have been used in reference to numerous wars throughout history, most recently the U.S. invasion of Iraq.


p.3: Arandis was introduced in the DS9 episode “Let He Who Is Without Sin,” and was played by Vanessa L. Williams.

p. 3-4: The planet Risa, and much of the Risian culture, was first established in the TNG episode “Captain’s Holiday.”  The Temtibi Lagoon Resort was established in “…Without Sin.”

p. 5: Wheeler’s possession of a towel following his escape from an endangered planet is, of course, a nod to the works of that hoopy frood, Douglas Adams.

p. 9: A ja’risia is the small ornamental disc worn by Risa natives on their foreheads.  The term appears here for the first time.

p. 10: Catona Bluff on Risa was established in SCE: Paradise Interrupted, by John S. Drew.  The Tolari Tower on Risa was established in SCE: The Future Begins by Steve Mollmann and Michael Schuster. A Risian Grand Delight is the stand-in for the McDonald’s hamburger in this second Douglas Adams reference.


p. 12: Robert Picard was first seen in “Family” (TNG).  Maurice Picard was seen, in illusory form, in “Tapestry” (TNG).

p. 15: The Caeliar were introduced in the Star Trek: Destiny trilogy by David Mack.

p. 16: The fire that destroyed Chateau Picard was established in Star Trek: Generations.

p. 18-19: Geordi La Forge’s birthplace in the African Confederation was established in a biographical screen that was to have appeared in “The Next Phase” (TNG), and his attendance at Zefram Cochrane High School was established in Star Trek: First Contact.  That the reborn city of Mogadishu is his home town is established here for the first time.

p. 19: Geordi’s sister Arianna was first mentioned in “Interface” (TNG).  Her daughter — Geordi’s niece — is established here for the first time.

p. 21: The disappearance of Captain Silva La Forge of the U.S.S. Hera was established in “Interface.”

p. 21: The U.S.S. Amalthea is one of the twelve Luna-class ships established in Star Trek: Titan: Taking Wing.  Edward La Forge was previously established to be serving on the U.S.S. Zee-Magnees in the TNG ebook Slings and Arrows: The Insolence of Office, by this author, in late 2372, but I had him transferred to ensure he was well out of harm’s way.

p. 23: The Tezwans and their conflict with the Federation were documented in TNG: A Time to Kill and A Time to Heal.

p. 26-27: Leonard James Akaar was born in the TOS episode “Friday’s Child,” and established as a Starfleet admiral in DS9: Twilight. Marta Batanides was introduced in “Tapestry” (TNG), and established as an admiral in the Marvel Starfleet Academy comics, as well as in TNG: Section 31: Rogue. Admiral Masc first appeared in the short story “The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned” by Keith R. A. DeCandido in Tales of the Dominion War. Admiral Willem Batiste was introduced in VOY: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer. Admiral Kenneth Montgomery first appeared in VOY: Homecoming by Christie Golden. Admiral Alynna Nechayev was introduced in “Descent” (TNG).

p. 27: Edward Jellico was first seen in “Chain of Command” (TNG), and established as an Admiral in New Frontier: House of Cards.

p. 28: William Ross’s “retirement” was established in the novel Articles of the Federation.

p. 29: Seven of Nine/Annika Hansen’s behavior following the Caeliar transformation is explored in deeper detail in Full Circle and Unworthy.

p. 30: Elizabeth Shelby first appeared in “The Best of Both Worlds,” and was promoted to admiral in charge of Bravo Station in New Frontier: After the Fall.

p. 31: Admiral Nyllis is a Pentamian, from the planet Pentam V, first established by this author in the short story “Ambition” in the TOS anthology Constellations.

p. 33: Admiral Rollman of Starbase 401 was established in “Past Prologue” (DS9) Admiral Toddman was established in “The Die is Cast” (DS9).

p. 33: The reference to the alien impersonating Bryce Shumar (presumably a contemporary of Erika Hernandez and Jonathan Archer) is from “Power Play” (TNG).

p. 33: ch’Evram was introduced as captain of the Bellingham in “Night of the Vulture,” a short story by Greg Cox in Tales of the Dominion War.

p. 35-36: The assimilation of Kathryn Janeway and the U.S.S. Einstein happened in TNG: Before Dishonor.

p. 37: Zimbata was established as the captain of the U.S.S. Victory in “Elementary, Dear Data.”  He was given the first name Marien in TNG: The Buried Age by Christopher L. Bennett, and established as commander of Starbase 103 in TNG: Greater Than the Sum, also by Bennett.


p. 39: Jasminder Choudhury was introduced in TNG: Greater Than the Sum.  Her friendship with Worf began in that book, and their physical relationship in Destiny: Mere Mortals.  Their trip to the Borg-devastated Deneva occurs at the end of Destiny: Lost Souls.

p. 40: Mallarashtra is named for a region in north India where Gautama Buddha took his last meal, and from there went to his final nirvana.

p. 45: Marie Picard was first seen in “Family”.

p. 49: Barash appeared in the TNG episode “Future Imperfect”.

p. 53: Pacifica was first mentioned in “Conspiracy” (TNG), and its native race, the Selkies, was first named in Titan: Taking Wing by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels.


p. 59-60: T’Ryssa “Trys” Chen and Dina Elfiki were both introduced in TNG: Greater Than the Sum.

p. 62: Taurik was first seen as a new ensign aboard the Enterprise-D in “Lower Decks” (TNG).  He was established as a lieutenant aboard the Enterprise-E in A Time to Sow by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore.

p. 63: The term V’tosh ka’tur originated in the ENT episode “Fusion.”

p. 63: Commander Semkal and the U.S.S. Rhea were established in Greater Than the Sum.

p. 64: Taurik’s wife and daughter are mentioned here for the first time.

p. 65: Geordi La Forge’s first meeting with Picard during an inspection tour was established in “The Next Phase” (TNG).

p. 67: Shinzon and his use of the thalaron weapon were seen in Star Trek Nemesis.

p. 69-70: The captain’s welcoming ceremony is based on the one seen in “All Good Things…” (TNG).

p. 70: The Payav race were created for the TOS ebook series Mere Anarchy.

p. 71: Counselor Hegol Den was introduced in Greater Than the Sum, when he replaced Counselor T’Lana from the previous three TNG novels.

p. 71-72: Assistant CMO Tropp first appeared in A Time to Sow.

p. 74: Transphasic torpedoes were a futuristic weapon brought by Admiral Janeway to her past self in the VOY episode “Endgame”, in order to defeat the Borg.

p. 76: Ensign Jill Rosado was first mentioned in TNG: Q & A as beta-shift ops officer, but never seen or described until this novel.

p. 77: Picard’s Mintakan tapestry was first seen in “Who Watches the Watchers?” (TNG), and was often seen in the captain’s ready room throughout the run of the series. A 1986 edition of The Globe Illustrated Shakespeare was used as a prop in “Hide and Q” (TNG) and presumably used throughout TNG‘s run as set dressing.  Kamin’s flute was first established in “The Inner Light” (TNG).

p. 78: Data’s painting was created in “Birthright, Part I” (TNG).

p. 78-79: Kortar was the mythological first Klingon, named in “Barge of the Dead” (VOY).  In “You Are Cordially Invited” (DS9) the tale is related of how he and his mate together killed the Klingon gods.  The name of Kortar’s mate, Lunob, is revealed here for the first time. (The name is supposed to mean “they give to him” in tlhIngan Hol, reflecting the idea that she was a gift from the gods to Kortar.) The Klingon Second Dynasty, as established in “You Are Cordially Invited,” was a period of history running until Earth’s 16th century, ending with the start of “The Dark Time.”  As such, little survived from that period.

p. 79: The Third World War started in 2053, per Star Trek: First Contact.

p. 80: President Nanietta Bacco was introduced (and elected) in TNG: A Time for War, A Time for Peace.

p. 82: “First Contact Day” is April 5, the day Vulcans first openly visited Earth, as established in Star Trek: First Contact.  Though never stated in these terms in Over a Torrent Sea, the stardate 58260 given for the crew to report back to Titan in that book, by one method of stardate calculation, does in fact correspond with April 5.


p. 83: Gerrold University is named for David Gerrold, who created Sherman’s Planet in “The Trouble with Tribbles” (TOS).

p. 83: Sherman’s Planet’s wine industry was established in SCE ebook Oaths by Glen Hauman.

p. 84: The Shallash Epics apparently tell the tales of Shallash, the second liberator of the Tellarite people, established in “These Are the Voyages…” (ENT).

p. 88: Miranda Kadohata was introduced in TNG: Q & A.  Though this was her first appearance, her backstory establishes her as one of the hundreds of unseen (and unmentioned) Enterprise-D crew members dating back to the ship’s initial launch.

p. 90: The Runabout Genesee is named, as are most runabouts, for an Earth river.  The Genesee River, coincidentally, runs through the author’s home town of Rochester, New York.

p. 95: The Betazoid sociologist Dr. Meron Byxthar shares a surname with Dr. Eusho Byxthar, Lwaxana Troi’s doctor in Slings and Arrows: The Insolence of Office, and is probably her granddaughter.  Whereas Eusho was named for Gregory House, Meron was named for his colleague, Dr. Allison Cameron.

p. 96: Paul Dillingham shares a namesake with the Dillingham Center on the campus of Ithaca College, where the author spent most of his waking hours while matriculating at that institution.  Yes, matriculating.

p. 98: Thur chim Gliv was created as a kind of opposite of the SCE series’s Mor glasch Tev, a Tellarite with a sense of humor and eagerness to be sociable.

p. 104: The Enterprise-D was destroyed at Veridian III in Star Trek: Generations.  Kadohata related the story of how she met her husband in Q & A.  When they met is an extrapolation by this author.

p. 105: Wesley Crusher was born in 2348, given his age of 16 in 2364 in “Coming of Age” (TNG).

p. 107: Picard’s old friend David Gold first appeared as captain of the U.S.S. da Vinci in The Belly of the Beast, the first installment of the SCE ebook series.  The novella War Stories, Part Two by Keith R. A. DeCandido establishes the Schiaparelli as Gold’s first command.


p. 113: Rennan Konya first appeared in SCE: Aftermath, by Christopher L. Bennett, and became assistant chief of security on the Enterprise in Greater Than the Sum.

p. 120: “Khrught” is a Tellarite curse first used in The Buried Age.

p. 126: Admiral Jefferies was established as a Starfleet engineer and designer in “First Flight” (ENT).


p. 133: The Ninth Rule of the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition was initially established in “The Storyteller” (DS9).

p. 141: Trys’s father, Sylix, was established in Greater Than the Sum, as was his separation from his wife and daughter when Trys was a toddler, and Antigone Chen’s service aboard the Odyssey.  The Odyssey‘s destruction was seen in “The Jem’Hadar” (DS9).

p. 142: The U.S.S. Wounded Knee is named for the site in South Dakota where over 200 Lakota Sioux Indians were massacred by the U.S. Army in 1890.

p. 144: Pacifica’s underwater capital of hi’Leyi’a was first mentioned in Titan: Taking Wing.

p. 145-146: The name of the water-dwelling Uthdel Evelth derives from the cities of Duluth and Evelth, in Minnesota (“The Land of 10,000 Lakes”).  Osseo Bemidji is named for the Minnesota cities of Osseo and Bemidji.

p. 147: “The Articles are not a suicide pact” paraphrases an oft-quoted line from Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, who wrote in a 1949 free speech case that “the Constitution is not a suicide pact” and argued against absolute free speech rights.

p. 149: The name iy’Dewra’ni was derived from Durand Beach, a small park on the shore of Lake Ontario in Rochester.

p. 149-150: Governor Bacco’s handling of the refugee crisis sparked by the creation of the Cardassian DMZ is established in A Time for War, A Time for Peace.


p. 152: The Atlirith-class is named for a species of Andorian eagle established in the Last Unicorn Games roleplaying guide.

p. 156: The Tipitaka, also known as the Pali Canon, is the collection of canonical scriptures of the Buddhist tradition.

p. 160: The Bajoran refugee camps in the Valo system were seen in “Ensign Ro” (TNG). Xindi Arboreals were established in the third season of ENT. The Thallonians and the planet Nelkar are from the Star Trek: New Frontier series. The Skrreeans and their settlement on Draylon II were establishing in “Sanctuary” (DS9). The Kreel were established in TNG: Strike Zone by Peter David.  They were established to have been conquered by the Kinshaya in Q & A.

p. 162: Aronnax Station is named for the scientist-narrator of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

p. 166: About halfway through the writing of this manuscript, I had started watching the first season of Mad Men on DVD, and from this point, I started throwing in references from the show into this book.  Thus, Peggy is named for Elisabeth Moss’s character Peggy Olson, and Matthew for Matthew Weiner, the show’s creator.

p. 168: Danula II was first mentioned in “The Best of Both Worlds, Part I” (TNG).

p. 172: Starbase 32 was the location where Picard returned Jack’s body in “Violations” (TNG).

p. 173: Schuster was the science officer on the Stargazer in The Buried Age.  His first name, established here, is a nod to the author of that book (who, in turn, had named Schuster for fellow Trek author Michael Schuster).

p. 174: Admiral Naomi Jerusalmi was also established as CO of Starbase 32 in The Buried Age.

p. 175-178: The details of Jack Crusher’s death during an EVA mission are established in the TNG novel Reunion by Michael Jan Friedman.

p. 176: Jack’s single holorecording for Wesley was seen in “Family” (TNG).

p. 178-180: The dialogue between Crusher and Picard as they head for the morgue is based on the flashback scenes from “Violations” (TNG).  It is not exactly as seen on screen, on the assumption that those forced memories were altered and not 100% reliable.

p. 180: The Hermosa Coral Reef was established in “Future’s End” (VOY).

p. 181: The U.S.S. Hammarskjold was first established in SCE: Out of the Cocoon.

p. 181: Jack’s gift of a book in proposing to Beverly was established in “Family” (TNG).


p. 187: “Gobfly” is a misspelling of “glob fly”, a Klingon insect first mentioned in “The Outrageous Okona” (TNG).

p. 189: The parasitic invasion of Deneva was seen in TOS episode “Operation–Annihilate!” which took place from approximately stardates 3287.2 to 3289.8.  Stardate 2757 would be between the episodes “Dagger of the Mind” and “The Conscience of the King.”

p. 191-192: Worf’s courtship with and marriage to Jadzia Dax was a running plot in DS9‘s fifth and sixth seasons, and his relationship with Dax’s new host, Ezri, explored during the seventh season.

p. 192: B-4 was the android “brother” of Data’s discovered in Star Trek Nemesis, to whom Data gave his memories before sacrificing himself at the end of that film.  The TNG novel Resistance establishes that this transfer did not improve B-4’s capabilities as hoped, and was soon after transferred off the ship.

p. 193: The relocation of the Klingon High Council to Ty’Gokor was initially established in A Singular Destiny.

p. 195-196: Kadohata’s illicit message to her husband was seen in Destiny: Mere Mortals.  The mutiny was depicted in Before Dishonor.

p. 197: The Resources Corporation of Deneva was first established in the TOS novel The Final Reflection.

p. 198: The Musashi‘s defense of Deneva was depicted in Destiny: Lost Souls.

p. 199: The Earth Cargo Service is established as a civilian space authority in “Broken Bow” (ENT).


p. 203-205: The EMH Mark II was introduced in 2374, in VOY: “Message in a Bottle,” and there was an EMH Mark IV by late 2376, per the VOY episode “Life Line.”  The physical description of the EMH Mark III is based on another paranoid wartime doctor, M*A*S*H‘s Dr. Frank Burns (as portrayed by Larry Linville).

p. 206: The S’ti’ach race was established in Titan: Taking Wing, in the person of Counsellor Huilan.

p. 206: Polyadrelaline was first established in TNG: “Ethics.”

p. 206: The delta-wave inducer was first named in DS9: “Invasive Procedures.”

p. 208: “… you ain’t got filth all over you.”: This method of identifying governmental officials also works with kings.

p. 210: President Min Zife, Nanietta Bacco’s predecessor, was first established in TNG: A Time to Kill, as was the unprecedented special election that followed his resignation.

p. 212-213: The interconnection between food replication and waste extraction and recycling is established more in depth in The TNG Technical Manual.

p. 216: “What’s all this, then?”  Yes, this is another Monty Python reference.

p. 216: The name Thwa Minha derives from the names Hiawatha and Minnehaha, two characters from Native American myth, as well as the epic poem The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  A statue of the couple stands in Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, where this scene was initially written.


p. 225: The encounter with the “Noh Angels” is from Greater Than the Sum.

p. 229: Garson Tiernan is named for two streets in Rochester, NY, both where the author formerly lived.

p. 234: Councillor Lynda Foley shares a name with fellow writer and SNW winner Lynda Martinez Foley.

p. 235-236: Picard’s Shakespearean quote is from King Henry IV, Part 3, Act III, scene 1.  Which would have been a long cite to put in Picard’s mouth, which is why he simply says, “Shakespeare”.

p. 239: The K’jmta goblet is a tribute to the author’s nieces, Jordan, Madison, Taylor and Audrey. (Since the book’s publication, the author’s sister gave birth to a son, Kyle, which handily and quite inadvertently explains the K.)

p. 240: The Paulsen Nebula was established in “The Best of Both Worlds,” and was in fact where the Enterprise had previously hidden from the Borg.

p. 243: Keith DeCandido slipped a preemptive reference to the trouble on Alpha Centauri in A Singular Destiny.


p. 253: Choudhury had shared the holoimages of her family with Worf in Lost Souls.

p. 258: Joham is another Mad Men inspired name, this time for actor John Hamm.

p. 259: The Grace Hopper was named for the pioneering computer programmer, and one of the first female admirals in the U.S. Navy.  Zeta Fornacis is a star that appears in Star Charts, located in the Beta Quadrant not far from Yridia.


p. 267: Horatio captain Walker Keel, and his friendship between Beverly Howard nee Crusher, was established in TNG: “Conspiracy”.  The fact that she had won the St. Louis All-City Dance Competition (and thus earned the nickname “The Dancing Doctor”) was established in “Data’s Day.”  Her continuing love of theater was established in “The Nth Degree”, in which she directed a production of Cyrano de Bergerac.

p. 270: The Kevrata crash on Arvada III was seen in Death in Winter.

p. 272: “Conspiracy” established that Jean-Luc Picard first met Walker Keel on Tau Ceti III.  It is the author’s supposition that Beverly Howard had also been stationed in the system at the same time, and it was here Keel introduced her to Picard and Jack Crusher (though probably not at the same exotic bar).

p. 274: Tina Halloway was named after Mad Men‘s Joan Holloway, played by Christina Hendricks (despite the accidental difference in the spelling of her last name).

p. 277: New Samarkand was established as a city on Alpha Centauri in The Buried Age, and as the colony’s capital in ENT: Kobayashi Maru.

p. 279-280: The orders to the fleet described by Barrile were issued in Lost Souls.


p. 287: Yyeta’a, unlike the book’s other Selkie characters, gets her name from a random jumble of letters.  Her familial situation was greatly informed by the biographical background of Alia Lavena in the Titan series, and particularly in Over a Torrent Sea.

p. 292: The Adventures of Flotter was a series of 24th century children’s stories first established in VOY: “Once Upon a Time.”

p. 297: Lt. Giudice first appeared in A Time to Kill.

p. 300: The EMH Mark IX, a.k.a. “Nina”, was first seen in Greater Than the Sum.

p. 304: Omicron Ceti was first established in TOS episode “This Side of Paradise,” and in TNG episode “Eye of the Beholder”, it was suggested the planet’s environmental problems had been overcome by the 24th century.  Typerias was established in Lost Souls.

p. 308: Akaar’s issues with Riker and Troi’s mixed personal/professional relationship were seen in Titan: Taking Wing.

p. 311: The reference to “Christine” is Christine Vale, the Enterprise chief of security first established in SCE: The Belly of the Beast, who became first officer of the Titan in Titan: Taking Wing.


p. 315: The Litvyak is named for Lydia Litvyak, a female Soviet fighter ace during WWII.  The Nansen is named for Fridtjof Nansen, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who headed the League of Nations’ High Commission for Refugees in the years following WWI.

p. 317: The tale of Cory Zweller and the fixed dom-jot game was first mentioned in “Final Journey,” and depicted (in altered form) in “Tapestry.”

p. 322: “Worf shifted his weight from one foot to the other.” Neither foot, it must be stressed, had fallen asleep.

p. 326: Algolian ceremonial music was first heard in “Menage a Troi” (TNG).

p. 329-330: Betazed was occupied by the Dominion in DS9: “In the Pale Moonlight”.  That their struggle to recover continues to such a late date is mentioned in Articles of the Federation.

p. 330: The Tellarite colony mentioned is Kharhz’ulla, from SCE: Ring Around the Sky.


p. 339: Federation efforts to colonize the Taurus Reach in the 23rd century are a key plot element of the Star Trek: Vanguard novel series.

p. 342: The Federation Cup soccer tournament is established in SCE: Many Splendors.

p. 342: The Winston Memorial Gallery is named for Carter Winston, first seen in the animated series episode “The Survivor,” and established as the head of the Resources Corporation of Deneva in The Final Reflection.

p. 347: More Mad Men: Commander Henderick is another character named actress Christina Hendricks (again with unintended misspellings), Captain Zilssom is an anagram of “Liz Moss,” for actress Elisabeth Moss (once more, with little regard for spelling, or knowledge of real-life nicknames), and Captain Sterling is named for actor John Slattery’s character Roger Sterling.

p. 347: The Courage, though probably named in-universe for the personality trait, is also named for the late composer Alexander Courage.

p. 347: The joke about the S.C.E. making a planet disappear originates in Lost Souls.

p. 348: The Bajoran colony on Golana is established in DS9: “Time’s Orphan.”

p. 348: The Esquiline and Captain Parimon Dasht were established in Full Circle.

p. 350-351: Owen Paris was killed in Mere Mortals.

p. 351-352: Kirk’s quote is from Star Trek: Generations.


p. 357: “Fromander” is a mashup of the last names of my two brothers-in-law, Fromel and Lenander.

p. 357: The definition of Class P comes from Star Ttrek: Star Charts.

p. 358: Robert DeSoto was first mentioned in “Encounter at Farpoint” (TNG), and appeared in “Tin Man” (TNG).  Due to a miscommunication between authors, he is referenced in A Singular Destiny as still being in command of the Hood as of late April.  I chose to reconcile this by saying the counselor in Keith DeCandido’s book was simply unaware of DeSoto’s recent promotion as he made his log entry.

p. 359: The coup by the Black Crest was seen in the graphic novel The Gorn Crisis by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta.

p. 359: Bacco’s announcement about the Typhon Pact was seen in A Singular Destiny.

p. 360: The Titan‘s progress, and Riker’s comments to Masc, are from Over a Torrent Sea.

p. 361: The mission to the Delta Quadrant is from Full Circle.

One Comment on “ANNOTATIONS: Losing the Peace”

  1. p. 317: The tale of Cory Zweller and the fixed dom-jot game was first mentioned in “Final Journey,” and depicted (in altered form) in “Tapestry.”

    Could be faulty memory, but was this not in the other Picard/Wesley shuttle trip in “Samaritan Snare?”

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