Star Trek The Next Generation - Q Squared [NOOK Book]

Overview

In all of his travels Captain Jean-Luc Picard has never faced an opponent more powerful that Q, a being from another continuum that Picard encountered on his very first mission as Captain of the Starship EnterpriseĀ™. In the years since, Q has returned again and again to harass Picard and his crew. Sometimes dangerous, sometimes merely obnoxious, Q has always been mysterious and seemingly all-powerful.
But this time, when Q appears, he comes to Picard for help. Apparently ...
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Overview

In all of his travels Captain Jean-Luc Picard has never faced an opponent more powerful that Q, a being from another continuum that Picard encountered on his very first mission as Captain of the Starship EnterpriseĀ™. In the years since, Q has returned again and again to harass Picard and his crew. Sometimes dangerous, sometimes merely obnoxious, Q has always been mysterious and seemingly all-powerful.
But this time, when Q appears, he comes to Picard for help. Apparently another member of the Q continuum has tapped into an awesome power source that makes this being more powerful than the combined might of the entire Q continuum. This renegade Q is named Trelane -- also known as the Squire of Gothos, who Captain Kirk and his crew first encountered over one hundred years ago. Q explains that, armed with this incredible power, Trelane has become unspeakably dangerous.
Now Picard must get involved in an awesome struggle between super beings. And this time the stakes are not just Picard's ship, or the galaxy, or even the universe -- this time the stakes are all of creation...

Captain Picard's powerful opponent Q reappears. But instead of causing trouble, Q asks the captain for help, placing him in the middle of an awesome power struggle between superbeings. At stake is not just the Starship Enterprise, the galaxy, or even the universe--this time the stakes are all of creation.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
It's deja vu all over again in this predictable entry. Star Trek fans will delight in identifying ``obscure'' references to episodes and characters from the TV series: they will cheer not only the rapacious Q from The Next Generation but also Trelane (the eponymous ``Squire of Gothos'' from The Original Series). The story involves the Enterprise crew through three alternative timelines with, of course, The Fate of the Universe hanging in the balance. David ( Imzadi ) limns a Trek-enamored multiverse in which Tasha Yar's ``bad haircut'' is as important as the massacre of Klingons at Narendra Three. The novel is fast-paced and the prose sloppy. Characters from the first two TV series appear exactly as they were: David scrupulously adds nothing to extant characterizations as he juggles several subplots and intrigues. Certain to delight the converted are appearances by Jack Crusher and all the myriad Wesleys, among others, as well as relationships between Beverly and Picard, Troi and Riker. While the pulpy action makes this is a Trek-lovers paradise, anyone else will wonder what all the fuss is about. (July)
Library Journal
David's previous Star Trek novels include the best-selling Imzadi (Pocket Bks., 1992). In his latest, the crew of the Starship Enterprise have another go-round with the redoubtable being known as Q.
John Mort
A complicated "Star Trek: The Next Generation" novel that springs from a TV episode of the old series, in which Captain Kirk is held captive to the whims of a little boy named Trelane, the son of gods from the Q Continuum. The character Q from "The Next Generation" series is his guardian. Trelane gets out of hand in his adolescence, scattering pieces of Q throughout time and inventing a machine in which all the dimensions of the universe chaotically intersect. He continues the campaign begun in his childhood, to play with human beings as toys, by collapsing three parallel "Enterprise"s into one. A madhouse ensues, with such quick cuts between scenes that overlapping, slightly different Worfs and Tasha Yars and Will Rikers, all bent on killing or rescuing one another, bring to mind a Marx brothers movie. The most intriguing of these alternative plot lines involves Beverly Crusher's long-dead husband, Jack, who is captain of the "Enterprise"; Picard is his disgraced second-in-command. In this "reality," Jack, and Beverly's son, Wesley, is dead, and Picard and Beverly are having an affair, until Trelane informs Jack, and he explodes in rage, murdering Beverly and killing himself. Purists may not enjoy the fact that every crew member on every "track" is helpless before Trelane, although the correct Picard, with the aid of a restored Q, eventually saves the universe by turning on Trelane as if he were a spoiled child.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671041007
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Series: Star Trek - The Next Generation Series
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 216,808
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Peter David is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Trek novels, including the incredibly popular New Frontier series. In addition, he has also written dozens of other books, including his acclaimed original novel, Sir Apropos of Nothing, and its sequel, The Woad to Wuin.

David is also well known for his comic book work, particularly his award-winning run on The Incredible Hulk. He recently authored the novelizations of both the Spider-Man and Hulk motion pictures.

He lives in New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Q

    I HEART Q!

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    Way too confusing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Confusing at times but awesome!

    I love next gen and the Q/Picard relationship. There was a lot of depth in this book and it really makes you think about the path less travled. All the different tracks confused me at times but it was super cool! Endimg made me sad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2001

    From the author of Tales of Ancient Xenar

    I think the books ultimately solves the issue of the relationship between Q and Trelane from TOS. Since this story is mostly written from Q's point of view, I think it was a great idea to have the audio version read by the actor who played Q in the TV series, John De Lancie. I had just seen Mr. De Lancie yesterday in an episode of the show Andromeda. The setting for this story is very broad. It takes place across multiple universes (appropriately called the multiverse in the story.) Its all about when Trelane corrupts the multiverse after tapping into an incredible power which the rest of the Q continuum don't possess. So its up to the crew of the Enterprise (with a little help from Q) to stop him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2001

    Bravo!!!

    John De Lancie as Q is a delight! Q's egotistical remarks are absolutely hilarious! John read the story suberbly. He imitated Picard and Worf Particularly well. I would highly reccomend this to any Star trek fan.

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