Star Trek: Athena Title Box

Welcome to the "Star Trek: Athena" website, a site on the Web featuring the stories of the Starship Athena. On this site, in addition to the stories, is some background information on the ship and the characters. The creators of this site welcomes reader submissions and ideas and corrections to the stories and any other details that can be found here.

NEW ON THE SITE:

October 30, 2019. The latest episode in series four of "Star Trek: Athena" is now available. This is The Hiding Game. The Athena, after determining what had happened to the Clements, was now looking for any signs of that mysterious race, which even the Arosians had questions about, the Yubens. Where were they and who were they? The crew finds signs of where they might have gone, and they follow the clues to the Yubens' planet. What do they find there? This can be read online at the link agove, or it can be read off-line as a PDF file.

September 11, 2019. The next episode in series four of "Star Trek: Athena" is now posted. This is Principles, and this is the coonclusion of the storyline from Indistingusihable From Magic. In this story, the Athena attempts to track down the Clements and learn what the crew of that ship did, if anything, that altered the timeline, and undo it. They do find out that things are not as clear-cut and the solution not as obvious as they think. As with the other Series 4 stories, this one is available as a PDF file for off-line reading.

July 31, 2019. The third of the Series 4 episodes is now up, as Episode 104, Indistingusihable From Magic is now available. In this story, the Athena is givent he assignment to track down the Starfleet vessel the Clements, which had a mission exploring the ruins of the Arosian Empire when Starleet lost contact with it. The last known location of the Clements was a planet called Hollos, and the Athena is sent there, whree they encounter an artifact that likely prececeded the Arosians, but the Arosians used it. The crew has to figure out how this relates to the disappearance of the Clements.

July 23, 2019. And at long last, Series 4 of "Star Trek: Athena" is here, with the posting of the first two epiosdes in the fourth series. The first story is Episode 102, Coming Home, and in this story, the Athena has returned to Earth and the crew gets some shore leave, a chance to reconnect with family, while Captain Thorpe prepares for the inevitable inquiry over what happened in the Omerra Open Cluster and at Philentrophia. Captain Thorpe gets reacquainted wiht Damiko Matsubara and their son Hiroshi, and First Officer Bayanhong gets reacquainted with the comsfosaur Dusty, and that leads to a misson right here on Earth. Episode 103 is Silver, and in this episode, the Athena is assigned with one last task concerning the Ksassan incursion. The non-Federation world of Waukins is the last planet occupied by the Ksassans, and the Athena is part of a task force designed to clear the Ksassans from the system. However, the ship picks up a Ksassan who claims he can convince the Ksassans to leave the planet, because he brings word of a greater threat. Both stories are now available, and more are to come. Both stories can be downloaded as PDF files for off-line reading, which would making reading them on mobile devices easier (I am hoping)


COMING NEXT
The fourth-series epsodes already written are now available, but coming hopefully soon will be Episode 107, "Eve of Destruction.". In this story, teh Athena is on its way back to the Federastion when they notice a star simply disappearing. Upon investigation, they find signs of a powerful new weapon, which had been used on that star. They also learn that there were three copies of the wweapon, and one is missing.< This story will be one oft he stories inthe main series-four arc./p>



"ATHENA" on Mobile devices (and computer monitors):
Did you know, that if you have a portable device, such as an iPhone, an iPod touch, an iPad, an Android smartphone or tablet or other device that can access the Internet, you can read "Athena" stories on your device? The story pages do display and are readable on such devices. I have looked at the site with assorted iOS and Android devices, and the content does display—and looks quite nice on the tablets. It is true that the site is optimized for computers, and not for mobile. To create a mobile-friendly site would be a rather large undertaking, and given that it is hard enough to find the time to post new content here, redoing the site so it works on a smartphone is not yet in the plans. The e-book files and the PDF files should also work on a mobile device with various apps that can be downloaded from the app store associated with your device. As a final note, when viewing this site on a computer with a large monitor, the reading experience would be more comfortable if you narrow the browser window; then you would not have to move your head so much from side to side.


If you are interested in continuing to be notified when new content is posted on this site, please send me an e-mail and I will add you to the list. A lot of people who have joined the notification list in the past no longer have valid e-mail addresses. If you had sent me an e-mail previously, and have not received any notifications, plesae send another e-mail with an updated address. Please specifically mention that you are referring to this "Athena" website. Without mentioning specifically that you wish to be added to the mailing list for this site, your request may not get past my spam filters.


First-time visitors to "Star Trek: Athena" should read About Star Trek: Athena first, to understand exactly what is going on here. Like all other "Star Trek" fan fiction sites, there are slight differences between the "Star Trek" universe as portrayed in television and film and the universe as it is revealed in these stories.


For those who have a story idea or even a complete story that they would like to see developed into a "Star Trek: Athena" episode, submissions are most welcome, but read the Reader Submissions page first.


To learn a little about the men and women who are the starring characters for "Star Trek: Athena," not to mention the supporting cast in terms of other members of the crew, check out the Crew Profiles page. There are eight individuals who could be called the "main characters," as well as a whole shipful of secondary characters.


The Athena is a Nebula-class starship, although there are differences from other Nebula-class vessels as seen in the movies and various episodes, not to mention other fan fiction sites. To learn a little more about the ship, consult the Starship Specifications page. One warning, though, your browser must support graphics for this page.


Click on the icon to the left to view the Athena dedication plaque, the one found on the bridge. Some of the names on the plaque represents those who helped put this site together. To return to this page, click on the browser back button.


Stories of the Athena are not the only ones on this site. Stories of other ships and crews have been written, and a selection will appear on the Other Ships index page.


These are the longer stories, the novels basically, although so far, there is just one.
 


The stories that make up the majority of the website can be accessed on the series list page. Click on the icon to go to the series list, which in turn link to the individual series and the stories in each series. Instructions on how to navigate through the stories are given on the individual series pages.


No website is complete without links, and the links page have some of the better "Star Trek" related ones. These are relatively stable sites and the links should be unbroken.


  The map of Known Space where the Athena conducts its travels, showing the relative location of the major space powers is found here. This is an on-going project and more maps will be added in the future. Graphics are required for this section.


WTP logoEnjoy the stories and the other contents on this site, but remember that "Star Trek" is a licensed property of Paramount Pictures. For that reason, this site is provided for the non-commerical enjoyment of the author of the stories and the visitors to the site. All content on this site belongs to the author and White Tornado Publishing and cannot be used for any commercial purposes. Please do not take content from this site and post it on another without permission of the author.


If there are any questions, any comments or any concerns that you may have about "Star Trek: Athena," you are welcome to E-Mail Me. If possible, I will respond to e-mails I receive, and if the comments are of general interest, there could be a "reader response" page on this site in the future. Thank you for taking the time to visit "Star Trek: Athena", and I hope you enjoy your stay here.


The TrekCreative Writers Guild

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The "TrekCreative Writers Guild" is a new attempt to create a directory of Star Trek fan fiction sites, including this one, and other good and recommended sites. The latest story on each site is (usually) listed, especially if the site owner, Garry Stahl, can keep it up to date. Click on the logo to go to the new Trekcreative Writers Guild site for more original-character "Star Trek" fan fiction.


Other Recommended Sites

The following are four original-character Star Trek fan fiction sites that I strongly recommend because of the quality of the story-telling and the effort that the creators have put into making interesting and informative "Star Trek" sites. They features some top-quality story-telling. Although their vision of the "Star Trek" universe do not necessarily agree with mine, they are still quality sites.

click here to go to Epiphany Trek

The stories of Garry Stahl, with various ships and captains set in various eras of the Star Trek universe; very well done with a well-developed alien race, the Ane, always a positive feature in fan fiction when done as well as it is here.

click here to go to Star Trek-Outwardly Mobile

"Star Trek-Outwardly Mobile" is a large collection of well-written stories by Jay Hailey, featuring the captain with the same name (but not the same person). Well done and thought-provoking, and now he has a new and improved site.

click here to go to Dark Horizon

A good to check out is "Star Trek: Dark Horizons," the work of Michael Gray. Climb on board the largest starhip in the Federation, the U.S.S. Chamberlain, on its voyages. This site is one of the best for the images and illustrations that accompany the stories and background materials on the site.

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Site last updated: October 30, 2019