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We are pleased to present a series of novellas/novelettes. These stories are specifically based on the New Voyages: Phase-II timeline, filling in the gaps between live-action episodes and exploring some of the themes presented in them. These stories were originally written and had a limited release back in 2014 and are now being re-released by us in a range of popular eBook formats. The re-release of these eBooks is our way of providing additional adventures to the fans of our existing episodes. 

Written by Glenn E. Smith, a member of the New Voyages production crew, these stories enable us to continue going boldly where no fan series has gone before.

They will be released one-by-one on this website in most common eBook formats:

  • Mobi (Kindle), 
  • ePub (Nook, Kobo, Sony reader and tablets)
  • PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format)
  • LRF (Older Sony Readers)
  • PDP (Older Palm Devices)

Disclaimers:

This work is a work of fan fiction and is made freely available to everyone at no cost. They are not official works of New Voyages: Phase II, they are simply the authors own interpretation of events related to our episodes. The author has not and will not receive any pay or other form of compensation for this work. It is not permitted to sell this work in any form or release it on any other platforms without our written permission. This eBook is authorized for release on condition that reference is given to our website where people can learn more about New Voyages: Phase II on www.stnv.de where any links to specific pages use the given permalinks, only. The permalinks are designed to send viewers automatically to the correct language for them out of the selection English, French, German or Spanish.


STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. This work, the promotion thereof, and/or any exhibition of material created by RFS, New Voyages: Phase II and/or the author of this work are not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.



Watch Before::
The events in novelette 5 take place after the novelette "The Enemy of My Enemy". You can read that novelette here.
Watch After:
This concludes the series of eBooks for now. If further stories can be released, depends on permission being given for us to release new stories written after June 23. 2016. We hope you enjoyed these novelettes and the New Voyages: Phase II episodes.


Calm Before the Storm

Title: "Calm Before the Storm"
Length: 70 Pages (PDF Version)
Release: March 31, 2017
Stardate: 2756.1 
Author: Glenn E. Smith
Copyright: 2015, Glenn E. Smith
Publisher: Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II, International 

Plot: 
Enroute to rendezvous with the dreadnought U.S.S. Alliance near the Romulan neutral zone to pick up Colonel Finnegan and his MACOs, Captain Kirk takes time out to tell his nephew, Peter, about his first mission as captain of the Enterprise.

The last in the current series of stories written in the Star Trek universe, as seen in the New Voyages: Phase II fan-film series. “Calm Before the Storm” takes place after the live-action episode “Kitumba” and the story "The Enemy of My Enemy."



Acknowledgements:

Thanks to James Cawley for creating “Star Trek New Voyages / Phase II” and then opening up his sandbox and allowing us all to play there. Thanks to Bill “Lab Mouse” Lutz for designing and creating another awesome coverThanks to Andrew “Sarge” Grieb for once more providing me with his proofreading services.
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Novelette 5, Calm Before the Storm

MobiPocket (Kindle) Version



Download directly onto your Kindle Device (e.g. Kindle Touch or PaperWhite using Wifi)
  1. Make sure your Kindle is connected to the internet via a WiFi connection (3G will not work).
  2. From the home screen, type on the Menu icon and then "Experimental"
  3. Click on Web Browser. Make sure "Web" is selected on the left and tap on the address field.
  4. Type in www.stnv.de/novels4 and open that page. Click on the MOBI Download button.
  5. A window appears: "Download stp2.05.Calm.Before.The.Storm.v1.mobi?" Click on OK.
  6. The eBook will now download to your Kindle and appear on your Home screen.


Download and Email to your Kindle Device
  1. Obtain the email address for your Kindle device on this page in the format [device email address]@kindle.com (e.g. kindlename_1701@kindle.com)
  2. Download the MOBI file to your computer.
  3. Email the downloaded attachment to your Kindle's email address from the email account you use with your Kindle
  4. Your eBook will now appear on your Kindle.


Download and Copy to your Kindle Device via USB
  1. Download the MOBI file to your computer.
  2. Attach your Kindle to your computer via USB
  3. Copy the MOBI file into the Documents folder on your Kindle
  4. Disconnect the Kindle and you can read the eBook.

Note: As we are not permitted to charge anything for our stories, we cannot release this eBook on Amazon, as they require a minimum price of $0.99 for eBooks. We are therefore providing the eBook in Kindle format here with instructions as to how to transfer it to your Kindle device free of charge. It is quite simple.

Format: Mobipocket
Published as: .prc; .mobi
The Mobipocket e-book format is based on the Open eBook standard using XHTML and can include JavaScript and frames. It also supports native SQL queries to be used with embedded databases. There is a corresponding e-book reader.
The Mobipocket Reader has a home page library. Readers can add blank pages in any part of a book and add free-hand drawings. Annotations – highlights, bookmarks, corrections, notes, and drawings – can be applied, organized, and recalled from a single location. Images are converted to GIF format and have a maximum size of 64K, sufficient for mobile phones with small screens, but rather restrictive for newer gadgets. Mobipocket Reader has electronic bookmarks, and a built-in dictionary.
The reader has a full screen mode for reading and support for many PDAs, Communicators, and Smartphones. Mobipocket products support most Windows, Symbian, BlackBerry and Palm operating systems, but not the Android platform. Using WINE, the reader works under Linux or Mac OS X. Third-party applications like Okular and FBReader can also be used under Linux or Mac OS X, but they work only with unencrypted files. The Amazon Kindle's AZW format is basically just the Mobipocket format with a slightly different serial number scheme (it uses an asterisk instead of a dollar sign), and .prc publications can be read directly on the Kindle. The Kindle AZW format also lacks some Mobipocket features such as JavaScript. Amazon has developed an .epub to .mobi converter called KindleGen, and it supports IDPF 1.0 and IDPF 2.0 EPUB format.

Descriptions of formats taken from WikiPedia.

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ePub Version



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  2. Follow the instructions from youe device manufacturer to copy the file onto your device
  3. You can now read your eBook.

The .epub or OEBPS format is a technical standard for e-books created by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF).

The EPUB format has gained some popularity as a vendor-independent XML-based e-book format. The format can be read by the Kobo eReader, BlackBerry devices, Apple's iBooks app running on Macintosh computers and iOS devices, Google Books app running on Android and iOS devices, Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle Fire, Sony Reader, BeBook, Bookeen Cybook Gen3 (with firmware v2 and up), COOL-ER, Adobe Digital Editions, Lexcycle Stanza, BookGlutton, AZARDI, FBReader, Aldiko, CoolReader, Mantano Reader, Moon+ Reader, the Mozilla Firefox add-on EPUBReader, Okular and other reading apps.

Adobe Digital Editions uses .epub format for its e-books, with digital rights management (DRM) protection provided through their proprietary ADEPT mechanism. The ADEPT framework and scripts have been reverse-engineered to circumvent this DRM system

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PDF Version



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  2. You can now read your eBook.

Portable Document Format
Format: Portable Document Format
Published as: .pdf
Invented by Adobe Systems, and first released in 1993, PDF became ISO 32000 in 2008. The format was developed to provide a platform-independent means of exchanging fixed-layout documents. Derived from PostScript, but without language features like loops, PDF adds support for features such as compression, passwords, semantic structures and DRM. Because PDF documents can easily be viewed and printed by users on a variety of computer platforms, they are very common on the World Wide Web and in document management systems worldwide. The current PDF specification, ISO 32000-1:2008, is available from ISO's website, and under special arrangement, without charge from Adobe.

Because the format is designed to reproduce fixed-layout pages, re-flowing text to fit mobile device and e-book reader screens has traditionally been problematic. This limitation was addressed in 2001 with the release of PDF Reference 1.5 and "Tagged PDF", but 3rd party support for this feature was limited until the release of PDF/UA in 2012.

Many products support creating and reading PDF files, such as Adobe Acrobat, PDFCreator and OpenOffice.org, and several programming libraries such as iText and FOP. Third party viewers such as xpdf and Nitro PDF are also available. Mac OS X has built-in PDF support, both for creation as part of the printing system and for display using the built-in Preview application.

PDF files are supported by almost all modern e-book readers, tablets and smartphones. However, PDF reflow based on Tagged PDF, as opposed to re-flow based on the actual sequence of objects in the content-stream, is not yet commonly supported on mobile devices. Such Re-flow options as may exist are usually found under "view" options, and may be called "word-wrap".


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Sony LRF Version



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Broadband eBooks (BBeB)
Format: Sony media
Published as: .lrf; .lrx
The digital book format originally used by Sony Corporation. It is a proprietary format, but some reader software for general-purpose computers, particularly under GNU/Linux (for example, Calibre's internal viewer[2]), have the capability to read it. The LRX file extension represents a DRM encrypted eBook. More recently, Sony has converted its books from BBeB to EPUB and is now issuing new titles in EPUB.


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Palm PDB Version



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  1. Download the PDB file to your device and follow the manufacturers instructions.

eReader
Formerly Palm Digital Media/Peanut Press
Format:Palm MediaPublished as:.pdb
eReader is a freeware program for viewing Palm Digital Media electronic books which use the pdb format used by many Palm applications. Versions are available for Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS (not webOS), Symbian, Windows Mobile Pocket PC/Smartphone, and OS X. The reader shows text one page at a time, as paper books do. eReader supports embedded hyperlinks and images. Additionally, the Stanza application for the iPhone and iPod touch can read both encrypted and unencrypted eReader files.
The program supports features like bookmarks and footnotes, enabling the user to mark any page with a bookmark and any part of the text with a footnote-like commentary. Footnotes can later be exported as a Memo document.
On July 20, 2009, Barnes & Noble made an announcement implying that eReader would be the company's preferred format to deliver e-books. Exactly three months later, in a press release by Adobe, it was revealed Barnes & Noble would be joining forces with the software company to standardize the EPUB and PDF eBook formats. Barnes & Noble e-books are now sold mostly in EPUB format.


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