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.
S.C.E. is a spinoff series from The Next Generation
and Deep Space Nine
, taking place primarily in the time period immediately following the end of the latter series.
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......