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Author(s): Keith R.A. DeCandido
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Pocket TNG
Published: 25 September 2007
Pages: 320
Stardate: Unknown (circa 2380)
Reference(s): ISBN 1416527419 (paperback)
ISBN 1416554696 (eBook)
ASIN B000UZPIJI (Kindle)

Continuing the "Second Decade" era of TNG novels, and featuring the return of Q to the Enterprise.


From the Pocket Books website:

Nearly two decades ago, Jean-Luc Picard took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701-D. The captain knew it was an honor without equal. His new command bore the name of Enterprise. The people who had commanded other like-named starships had gone down in Starfleet's annals. Some officers would be intimidated, but they would not have been given command of Enterprise.
On her first mission, the Enterprise was sent to Farpoint Station. A simple, straightforward investigation. Perfect for a crew that had never served together. Then there was Q. An omnipotent lifeform that seemed bent on placing obstacle after obstacle in the ship's – and in particular in Picard's – way. And it hadn't ended with that first mission. When he was least expected, Q would appear. Pushing, prodding, testing. At times needling captain and crew with seemingly silly, pointless, and maddening trifles. Then it would turn all too serious, and the survival of Picard's crew was in Q's hands.
Why was it today that Picard was remembering the day he took command of the Enterprise-D? Now he commanded a new ship, the USS Enterprise-E. His crew was different. There was nothing about Gorsach that in the least resembled Farpoint. But Picard couldn't shake the feeling that something all too familiar was going on. All too awful. All too Q.

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Memorable Quotes

"Q, what did going into Sherwood Forest and making me play the role of Robin Hood to Vash's Marian have to do with all this?"
"I just wanted to see you in tights, Jean-Luc"

- Q and Picard

"Best listen to Microbrain, Chuckles"

- Q

Background Information


along with other members of the Q Continuum
Jean-Luc Picard
Kathryn Janeway
William T. Riker
Deanna Troi
Geordi La Forge
Miles O'Brien
Wesley Crusher


baseball; Cestus III; Crusher, Wesley; Halloway, Thomas; Hoobishan Baths; Klag; Shelby; Torres

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