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Star Trek The Next Generation: Dark Mirror
     

Star Trek The Next Generation: Dark Mirror

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by Diane Duane
 

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One hundred years ago, four crewmembers of the U.S.S EnterpriseTM crossed the dimensional barrier and found a mirror image of their own universe, populated by nightmare duplicates of their shipmates. Barely able to escape with their lives, they returned, thankful that the accident which had brought them there could not be duplicated, or so they thought.
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One hundred years ago, four crewmembers of the U.S.S EnterpriseTM crossed the dimensional barrier and found a mirror image of their own universe, populated by nightmare duplicates of their shipmates. Barely able to escape with their lives, they returned, thankful that the accident which had brought them there could not be duplicated, or so they thought.
But now the scientists of that empire have found a doorway into our universe. Their plan is to destroy from within, to replace a Federation Starships with one of their own. Their victims are the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, who now find themselves engaged in combat against the most savage enemies they have ever encountered, themselves.

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John Mort
A gripping "Star Trek: The Next Generation" tale hearkening back to the original TV series episode, "Mirror, Mirror." That was the one in which Captain Kirk encountered his brutal alter ego in a parallel universe, a place where only the alternative Spock showed any humanity. Here, the alternative "Enterprise" draws Captain Picard's vessel into its alternative space, bent on capturing it and staffing it with a look-alike crew--all to spearhead an invasion of the Federation. Deanna Troi, Geordi La Forge, and Captain Picard outwit the scheme by transporting aboard the other "Enterprise" and turning its technology against the would-be conquerors. Here's where Duane's novel turns clever, with Picard assuming his doppelgSnger's role and discovering--among other things--just how malicious and threatening a Betazed can be and how bitter the alternative Dr. Crusher can be in the role of the "captain's woman." There's also a particularly nasty alternative Riker and a noble alternative Worf. The true Picard maneuvers his ship back into Federation space, but the alien follows; there's some manipulation of hyperstrings (with the help of a spacegoing dolphin) to send the bad "Enterprise" back where it belongs. Another capable entry in this series that always seems to be better than one would expect.
Kirkus Reviews
A Star Trek: The Next Generation yarn from the fantasist (The Door into Sunset, p. 28) and veteran of numerous Star Trek hardcovers. Duane's first stab at a Next Generation tale is based on an old Star Trek episode, "Mirror, Mirror," in which Kirk, Scott, and Uhura were propelled into a parallel universe where the Federation was a ruthless empire; their personal counterparts, with whom they had exchanged places, turned out to be brutal barbarian warriors bent on conquest and loot. This time, the Enterprise—with Hwiii, a dolphin scientist, aboard—is switched into the same universe visited by Kirk, and finds itself confronted by a counterpart Enterprise, bristling with weapons, of superior speed and power. Now Captain Jean-Luc Picard must defeat his evil twin and prevent the invasion planned by the other, malign, Federation. Anyone who saw the original episode knows more or less what to expect. Given the large first print run, the publishers obviously expect demand to be brisk—but, workmanlike, unsurprising, and mediocre as it is, will it play in Peoria? (First printing of 200,000)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743420648
Publisher:
Pocket Books/Star Trek
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Series:
Star Trek: The Next Generation Series
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
450,877
File size:
493 KB

Meet the Author

Diane Duane is the author of The Door Into Fire, which was nominated for the World Science Fiction Society’s John W. Campbell Award for best new science fiction/fantasy writer two years in a row. Duane has also published more than thirty novels, numerous short stories, and various comics and computer games, several of which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. She is best known for her continuing Young Wizards series of young adult fantasy novels about the New York–based teenage wizards Nita Callahan and Kit Rodriguez. The 1983 novel So You Want to Be a Wizard and its six sequels have been published in seven other languages, and are now routinely cited by librarians all over the US as “the books to read when you run out of Harry Potter.”

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Star Trek The Next Generation: Dark Mirror 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent Star Trek book that deals with the Mirror Universe. It is easy to read and understand even if you don't know much about The Next Generation.
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Jean_Luc_Picard More than 1 year ago
In my veiw this book started the whole other universe theme and all where Star Fleet is well evil.
It is a great new read for new coming Sci-Fi readers because it shows first hand what us Trekies are all about while giving tons of actions.
You should KNOW that this book is to become a classic Trek book and that the evil bersions can get out of hands and since it was a early one before the the other universe Star Fleet thing got out of hand, I recommend a PG 13....

Oh yeah if your planning to watch the Star Trek: Enterprise epicode, tittled "In a Mirror Darkly" which lasts 2 and a HALF hours for the FULL version, I recomend you veiw it first before allowing your kids to watch it to decide. But don't worry that this book takes the Terran Empire to that level in this book...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Star wars rules forever.