For Steve, Dianne, and Gwen
Same as the last book, so if you read it there, you can skip this part:
This book wouldn't have been possible without the kindness, creative improvements, and/or information provided to me by...
Paula Block, at Paramount, for her tremendous support. Keith R.A. DeCandido and David Henderson, who helped compile the time line. Doctor Joelle Murray, for a few physics definitions that I think I understand (Joelle: you rock). Cliff Nielsen for his brilliant cover art, and Mike Okuda, for the new logo design (sharp, eh?). Jessica McGivney, for always believing. Also Rob Simpson, who was there at the story's conception...and of course, my editor, Marco Palmieri, who is a creative force behind these books but tries to avoid taking credit.
On a more personal note, I need to thank Steve and Dianne Perry, Doctor Les Goldmann, and Myk Olsen, for their moral support...and to every brave writer of Star Trek technical journals, encyclopedias, chronologies, and companions - without you, I'd still be writing the outline.