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Author(s): Brad and Barbara Strickland
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Series: Pocket TNG
Starfleet Academy #9
Published: 1 December 1995
Pages: 128
Stardate: Unknown (2323)
Reference(s): ISBN 0671510096

Before he was captain of the USS Enterprise, Jean-Luc Picard was a cadet at Starfleet Academy. Written for young readers.

Summary

From the book jacket
Cadet Jean-Luc Picard is struggling through his first year at the Academy. He's near the top of his classes, right behind Roger Wells. Jean-Luc is determined to do everything better and bigger than Roger. But privately he has doubts. And the lack of communciation from home only reminds him of how badly he left things with his father.
Then Jean-Luc and his friend, Marta, discover they've been selected to fly with the Nova Command team, a special training mission through the solar system. Jean-Luc tries to ignore the presence of Roger, but the pressure builds between the two cadets. When the mission leader falls ill and the ship receives a distress call, Jean-Luc and the other cadets must decide whether to obey orders or attempt a rescue as the ship heads for disaster.

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Background Information

Characters

Canon Characters

Jean-Luc Picard
Cadet
Marta Batanides
Cadet
Maurice Picard


Non-Canon Characters

Cadet Roger Wells

References

Starfleet Academy


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