Starfleet Corps of Engineers
Starfleet Corps of Engineers is a series of novellas set in the Star Trek universe, initially under the title S.C.E. (2000-2006), now under the new title Corps of Engineers (2006-present). Like other Star Trek books, the books are officially licensed, but not considered canon.
The S.C.E. books were unique among officially published Star Trek fiction as they are initially published exclusively in the ebook format for electronic download. (Many of these novellas have subsequently been reprinted in paperback omnibuses, with anywhere from three to eight stories per volume.) In March 2008, however, publisher Pocket Books announced that the ebook line was going "on hiatus", putting the future of the line in question.
The stories mainly concern a special Starfleet division called the Starfleet Corps of Engineers, stationed aboard the Saber class starship U.S.S. da Vinci (NCC-81623). Some of the major characters are:
- Captain David Gold, captain of the da Vinci. He is Jewish and father to a large family, who live in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City.
- Commander Sonya Gomez, first officer and chief of the S.C.E.
- Lieutenant Commander Kieran Duffy, second officer and second-in-command of the S.C.E. (through to #24). He had a relationship with his commanding officer Sonya Gomez but was killed before she could accept his proposal.
- Lieutenant Commander Mor glasch Tev, Tellarite second officer and second-in-command of the S.C.E. (from #28 forward).
- Lieutenant Commander Domenica "Core-Breach" Corsi, security chief. She is very devoted to her duties and has little time for interaction with the rest of the crew.
- Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Lense, chief medical officer.
- Lieutenant (j.g.) Sarjenka, deputy chief medical officer (from #61 forward).
- Captain Montgomery Scott, supervisor and liaison between the S.C.E. and the admiralty.
- Specialist Carol Abramowitz, cultural specialist.
- Specialist Bart Faulwell, language and cryptography specialist. One of the very few homosexual characters in Star Trek.
- Specialist P8 Blue, structural systems specialist. A member of the Nasat, an insectoid species. Her chitinous exoskeleton enables her to survive in vacuum but frightens her roommate Abramowitz, who suffers from latent entomophobia.
- Specialist Soloman (formerly known as 110), computer specialist. His partner 111 was killed in the first SCE adventure, and he has since refused to take another partner, making him an outcast in the Bynar society.
- Specialist Fabian Stevens, tactical systems specialist.
- Specialist Keith Rosenberg, tactical systems specialist. He is very devoted to his duties, but still makes time to help the rest of the crew with their issues (both personal and professional).
As of December 2007, the series includes the following books:
Star Trek: S.C.E.
|Book One: Have Tech, Will Travel (2002)|
|1||The Belly of the Beast||Dean Wesley Smith||August 2000|
|2||Fatal Error||Keith R.A. DeCandido||September 2000|
|3||Hard Crash||Christie Golden||October 2000|
|4||Interphase, Part 1||Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore||March 2001|
|Book Two: Miracle Workers (2002)|
|5||Interphase, Part 2||Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore||April 2001|
|6||Cold Fusion||Keith R.A. DeCandido||August 2001|
|7||Invincible, Part 1||David Mack and Keith R.A. DeCandido||September 2001|
|8||Invincible, Part 2||David Mack and Keith R.A. DeCandido||October 2001|
|Book Three: Some Assembly Required (2003)|
|9||The Riddled Post||Aaron S. Rosenberg||November 2001|
|10||Gateways Epilogue: Here There Be Monsters||Keith R.A. DeCandido||December 2001|
|11||Ambush||Dave Galanter and Greg Brodeur||January 2002|
|12||Some Assembly Required||Scott Ciencin and Dan Jolley||February 2002|
|Book Four, No Surrender (2004)|
|13||No Surrender||Jeff Mariotte||March 2002|
|14||Caveat Emptor||Ian Edginton and Mike Collins||April 2002|
|15||Past Life||Robert Greenberger||May 2002|
|16||Oaths||Glenn Hauman||June 2002|
|Book Five, Foundations (2005)|
|17||Foundations, Book 1||Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore||July 2002|
|18||Foundations, Book 2||Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore||August 2002|
|19||Foundations, Book 3||Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore||September 2002|
|Book Six, Wildfire (2005)|
|20||Enigma Ship||J. Steven York and Christina F. York||October 2002|
|21||War Stories, Book 1||Keith R.A. DeCandido||November 2002|
|22||War Stories, Book 2||Keith R.A. DeCandido||December 2002|
|23||Wildfire, Book 1||David Mack||January 2003|
|24||Wildfire, Book 2||David Mack||February 2003|
|Book Seven, Breakdowns (2006)|
|25||Home Fires||Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore||March 2003|
|26||Age of Unreason||Scott Ciencin||April 2003|
|27||Balance of Nature||Heather Jarman||May 2003|
|28||Breakdowns||Keith R.A. DeCandido||July 2003|
|Book Eight, Aftermath (November 2006)|
|29||Aftermath||Christopher L. Bennett||July 2003|
|30||Ishtar Rising, Book 1||Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels||August 2003|
|31||Ishtar Rising, Book 2||Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels||September 2003|
|32||Buying Time||Robert Greenberger||October 2003|
|33||Collective Hindsight, Book 1||Aaron Rosenberg||November 2003|
|34||Collective Hindsight, Book 2||Aaron Rosenberg||December 2003|
|35||The Demon, Book 1||Loren L. Coleman and Randall L. Bills||January 2004|
|36||The Demon, Book 2||Loren L. Coleman and Randall L. Bills||February 2004|
|Book Nine, Grand Designs (July 2007)|
|37||Ring Around the Sky||Allyn Gibson||March 2004|
|38||Orphans||Kevin Killiany||April 2004|
|39||Grand Designs||Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore||May 2004|
|40||Failsafe||David Mack||June 2004|
|41||Bitter Medicine||Dave Galanter||July 2004|
|42||Sargasso Sector||Paul Kupperberg||August 2004|
|Book Ten, Creative Couplings (December 2007)|
|43||Paradise Interrupted||John S. Drew||September 2004|
|44||Where Time Stands Still||Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore||October 2004|
|45||The Art of the Deal||Glenn Greenberg||November 2004|
|46||Spin||J. Steven York and Christina F. York||December 2004|
|47||Creative Couplings #1||Glenn Hauman and Aaron Rosenberg||January 2005|
|48||Creative Couplings #2||Glenn Hauman and Aaron Rosenberg||February 2005|
|49||Small World||David Mack||March 2005|
|Book Eleven, Wounds (October 2008)|
|50||Malefictorum||Terri Osborne||March 2005|
|51||Lost Time||Ilsa J. Bick||April 2005|
|52||Identity Crisis||John J. Ordover||May 2005|
|53||Fables of the Prime Directive||Cory Rushton||June 2005|
|54||Security||Keith R.A. DeCandido||August 2005|
|55||Wounds Book I||Ilsa J. Bick||August 2005|
|56||Wounds Book II||Ilsa J. Bick||October 2005|
|Book Twelve, Out of the Cocoon (July 2010)|
|57||Out of the Cocoon||William Leisner||October 2005|
|58||Honor||Kevin Killiany||November 2005|
|59||Blackout||Phaedra M. Weldon||December 2005|
|60||The Cleanup||Robert T. Jeschonek||January 2006|
|Book Thirteen, What's Past (August 2010)|
|61||Progress||Terri Osborne||February 2006|
|62||The Future Begins||Steve Mollmann and Michael Schuster||March 2006|
|63||Echoes of Coventry||Richard C. White||April 2006|
|64||Distant Early Warning||Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore||May 2006|
|65||10 Is Better than 01||Heather Jarman||June 2006|
|66||Many Splendors||Keith R.A. DeCandido||August 2006|
In December 2006, the e-book series was relaunched under the Corps of Engineers title, with numbering dropped.
|Turn the Page||Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore||December 2006|
|Troubleshooting||Robert Greenberger||February 2007|
|The Light||Jeff D. Jacques||February 2007|
|The Art of the Comeback||Glenn Greenberg||May 2007|
|Signs from Heaven||Phaedra M. Weldon||June 2007|
|Ghost||Ilsa J. Bick||July 2007|
|Remembrance of Things Past Book 1||Terri Osborne||September 2007|
|Remembrance of Things Past Book 2||Terri Osborne||November 2007|
Future paperback reprints are likely to continue at a rate of one to two per year.
After the conclusion of the What's Past storyline, the series name was changed from Star Trek: S.C.E. to Star Trek: Corps of Engineers, and the numbering of installments was dropped. The series was also reduced from twelve ebooks per year to six, with the other six monthly slots filled with various other Star Trek projects. The first book of the relaunched series, Turn the Page by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore, was released in December 2006.
Since the publication of the final ebooks in 2007, the S.C.E characters have appeared or been mentioned in other Star Trek novels. The Star Trek: Destiny trilogy and its follow-up, A Singular Destiny, establish that Captain David Gold resigned from Starfleet in 2380 (approximately two and a half years following the last S.C.E. story) and rejoined his wife on Earth. Sonya Gomez was thus promoted to captain of the da Vinci, with Domenica Corsi as her first officer, and Tev as the head of the Corps team. Corsi and Fabian Stevens were married, necessitating his transfer to another vessel. In the Star Trek: Voyager novel Unworthy, the chief engineer of the da Vinci, Nancy Conlon, has transferred to the same position aboard the USS Voyager.
In addition, the 23rd century S.C.E. characters established in Foundations continue to play a role in the ongoing Star Trek: Vanguard novel series.
- Star Trek Books: Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers, SCE page on Psi Phi
- Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers at Memory Alpha (a Star Trek wiki)