10 Is Better Than 01 (What's Past, Book 5; Star Trek: Corp of Engineers, Book 65)
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A special six-part S.C.E. event that flashes back to previous adventures of the S.C.E. crew from the 23rd century to the height of the Dominion War, with special guests from all across the Star Trek universe!
2374: The planet Bynaus has always been a haven of order in a chaotic universe. Its inhabitants, the Bynars, live in harmony with computers, functioning in binary pairs to keep their society alive.
Two Starfleet officers arrive in an attempt to recruit Bynars for the Starfleet Corps of Engineers -- but when one of the potential recruits is found dead, it's up to Citizen Services investigators 110 and 111 to determine the cause of death. But their investigation will lead them to a startling revelation that will rock Bynaus to its very core!
counseling but found that only fully reprogramming 1010 would fix the situation. Being reprogrammed would change 1010. What made 1010 unique would be lost. Our unit worked together to find a way for 1010 to survive. The maintenance room became the space where 1010 could release all the thoughts and feelings that could not be expressed elsewhere. Those thoughts and feelings were not dangerous. 110/111: Why did the unit take measures to hide these expressions if they were not dangerous? 0101:
to learn the reasoning that was relied upon to devise our contemporary codified laws may illuminate why we live as we do—and if there is cause to question it. This unit has many questions. We are attempting to organize these questions in such a way that they will be useful to Citizen Services. It is possible however, that there are no answers on Bynaus. SUBMITTED AT 11:23:54 Personal Log, Lieutenant Temperance Brewster My intent in coming here was not to create an existential crisis on
this lovely, peaceful world. Though Citizen Services has hushed up 1010/0101’s situation, I have been told that rumors abound and that opinions may not be what the CS guys expect. The Great Death was a transformative point for Bynaus. I don’t think they’ve started to understand what it means to their world. I’m still not the biggest fan of this place—too much micromanagement, and change moves at an exhaustively slow pace. There are plenty of aspects of Bynaus that would make me an
face of this society. Citizen Services Employee Report Agent Unit 110/111 Assignment: Starfleet Recruiting Visit on Behalf of Starfleet Corps of Engineers As requested by Captain Quinteros, Citizen Services will oversee the interaction of Starfleet representatives Lieutenant Temperance Brewster (female, junior-grade lieutenant, human, Centauri colonist, thirty Earth years, five months, two days) and Ensign Alban Topar (male, ensign, Bajoran, twenty-five years, three months, eight days).
Starfleet Corps of Engineers Lieutenant Brewster’s statement was delivered over the interplanetary communications network at 22:46:07. Potential recruits will meet in Building C81 Quadrant 4 at 34:05:29. Citizen Services will tally responses and provide them to Lieutenant Brewster. CS agents will be in attendance at recruiting meeting to advise Starfleet on Bynaus protocols. Response over the network indicates that the message was received by those eligible to participate. This unit can conclude