Daedalus (novel)

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Daedalus cover.jpg
Author Dave Stern
Country United States
Language English
Series Star Trek: Enterprise
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
December 2003
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 326 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-7434-7118-0 (first edition, paperback)
OCLC 53817403
LC Class CPB Box no. 2274 vol. 4
Preceded by The Expanse
Followed by Daedalus's Children

Daedalus is a Star Trek: Enterprise novel, which was released in December 2003.


October 5, 2140. After a half-dozen years of research and testing, Starfleet prepares to launch its first warp 5 vessel -- Daedalus. Propelled by a radical new engine designed by Earth's most brilliant warp field theorist, Victor Brodesser, the new ship will at last put the stars within mankind's reach.

But on the eve of her maiden voyage, a maintenance engineer, Ensign Charles Tucker III -- "Trip" to his friends—discovers a flaw in Daedalus's design. When he confronts Brodesser, the scientist—as charismatic as he is brilliant—eases Trip's concerns. The ship launches on schedule, and as Trip watches in horror, it explodes in a catastrophic ion cascade reaction, killing all aboard.

Thirteen years pass. Still haunted by memories of that disaster, Trip now serves as chief engineer aboard Enterprise. When a freak explosion cripples his vessel, leaving her helpless before a surprise attack, Trip is forced to abandon his ship—and his shipmates. As he is on the verge of mounting a desperate rescue attempt, however, a shocking turn of events forces him to confront the ghosts of Daedalus one final time.

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This was the first of two parts, being followed by Daedalus's Children. Being a two-parter made it the first time an Enterprise novel had done so.

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