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Author(s): Michael Jan Friedman
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Stargazer #1
Published: May 2002
Pages: 288
Stardate: Unknown (2333)
Reference(s): ISBN 0743427920 (paperback)
ASIN B000FC0UT4 (Kindle)

All-new adventures of Captain Picard's first command!

Summary Edit

From the blurb
Long before he took command of the starship USS Enterprise-D, Captain Jean-Luc Picard led another proud vessel through the uncharted regions of the galaxy: the USS Stargazer. Thrust unexpectedly into the center seat, the twenty-eight-year-old Picard must live up to the challenges of starship command – and a crew that hasn't yet learned to trust him. The pirate known as the White Wolf has been wreaking havoc across several sectors, and the inexperienced Picard has been given the assignment to stop him. Surprised at getting such a challenge, Picard soon learns that he is expected to fail in his duty and have his captaincy disgraced before it can even begin. Given an untested crew and an impossible mission, Picard must beat the odds and apprehend the White Wolf – but the pirate keeps a shocking secret that leaves Picard to make a deadly decision.

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Background Information Edit

Characters Edit

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USS StargazerEdit

Pirate shipEdit

  • "The White Wolf" Emil Carridine (β)
  • Turgis

Starbase 32Edit

  • Transporter operator Mollie Katz

USS CochiseEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

Referenced onlyEdit

  • Admiral Mehdi - promoted Jean-Luc Picard to captain
  • Admiral Neil Caber
  • Second officer Lieutenant Ang - transferred to USS Sutherland
  • Angela Cariello
  • Captain Cepeda - of the Manitou
  • Captain Enzo Rudolfini - of the USS Crazy Horse
  • Tommy Tsouratakis
  • Red O'Reilly
  • Captain Dathan Ruhalter
  • Maurice Picard
  • Doctor Ibwasa - of Starfleet Medical
  • Bluebeard - 20th century buccaneer
  • Jean Lafitte - 20th century buccaneer

References Edit

USS Antares (β
Federation starship, commanded by Captain Vayishra.
USS Christopher 
Federation starship.
USS Cochise (β
Constellation-class starship, commanded by Captain Greenbriar.
USS Copernicus

USS Copernicus in spacedock (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

USS Copernicus (β
Oberth-class starship.
USS Crazy Horse (β
Federation starship, commanded by Captain Rudolfini.
USS Exeter 
Federation starship.
USS Grissom 
Federation starship.
USS Leningrad 
Federation starship, named for Leningrad.
USS Manitou 
Federation starship, commanded by Captain Cepeda.
USS Mediterranean 
Federation starship.
USS Mongoose 
Federation starship.
Nuyyad
USS Phoenix 
Federation starship.
USS Reliant 
Federation starship.
USS Stargazer

USS Stargazer

Starbase 32 
Federation starbase.
USS Stargazer 
Constellation-class ship newly commanded by Picard.
USS Sutherland 
Federation starship.
USS Yorktown 
Federation starship.

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