One Giant Leap was the first story in What Lay Beyond, which was the concluding novel in the Gateways series.
Created by the ancient Iconians, the Gateways offer instantaneous transport across unimaginable distances. Throughout the known galaxy, the sudden reactivation of the Gateways has destabilized interstellar relations – and forced several of Starfleet's finest commanders to leap through separate Gateways into the unknown.
Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek: The Original Series. Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Colonel Kira Nerys of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Captain Kathryn Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager. Captains Calhoun and Shelby of Star Trek: New Frontier. Captain Nick Keller of Star Trek: New Earth.
All of these heroes have taken the ultimate gamble: hurling themselves through a Gateway without any forewarning of what lay beyond. Now each must face his or her own unique challenge, while struggling to find a way back to the ships and homes left behind....