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Author(s): Michael Jan Friedman and Kevin Ryan
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Pocket TNG #32
Published: 1 October 1994
Pages: 265
Stardate: Unknown (2369)
Reference(s): ISBN 0671795678 (paperback)
ISBN 9780743421157 (eBook)
ASIN B000FC0TDQ (Kindle)

While the Federation stands on the brink of war, Captain Picard is stranded in the past.

SummaryEdit

From the book jacket
Twenty-five years ago, Captain Jean-Luc Picard conducted breakthrough negotiations with an aggressive race called the Gorn. Now, on the anniversary of that achievement, Captain Picard and the USS Enterprise are headed for the Gorn Homeworld to continue that important work.
But when the ship stops to investigate a mysterious alien artifact, Captain Picard is suddenly hurled through time and space. Just as Commander Riker and the Starship Enterprise crew begin an impossible search for their captain, the Gorn summit goes terribly wrong.
As war looms over the galaxy and Picard is desperately needed on the Gorn Homeworld, the captain finds himself stranded in the past on a planet called Cestus III at a crucial turning point in Federation history. Now, caught in a deadly situation that challenges Picard's most cherished beliefs, he must weigh the fate of a world against the future of the entire Federation...

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Background InformationEdit

  • Picard time travels to the year 2267, specifically two days prior to the events of TOS: "Arena".
  • The novel depicts Cestus III as being still completely deserted and located within Gorn space by the late 24th century. This is later contradicted by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, where it is revealed that by 2371 a Federation colony has been reestablished on the planet.

CharactersEdit

Canon CharactersEdit

Jean-Luc Picard 
Captain.
William T. Riker 
Commander.
Reginald Barclay
Ro Laren
Sariel Rager
Geordi La Forge
Data
Worf

Non-Canon CharactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

time travel; United Federation of Planets; Gorn

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