Star Trek Section 31 #4: Rogue

Star Trek Section 31 #4: Rogue

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Star Trek Section 31 #4: Rogue by Andy Mangels, Michael A. Martin

Six months before their ultimate battle against the Borg for the fate of Earth, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise face a very different kind of crisis. A world in turmoil becomes a focal point of conspiracies and betrayal as an unexpected reunion brings with it startling revelations. Old friends become bitter enemies, and one young officer reaches a crossroad when he's forced to choose between the greater good of the Federation and the ideals for which it stands.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671774776
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Series: Star Trek: All Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 4.20(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Andy Mangels is the USA Today bestselling author and coauthor of over a dozen novels -- including Star Trek and Roswell books -- all cowritten with Michael A. Martin. Flying solo, he is the bestselling author of several nonfiction books, including Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Characters and Animation on DVD: The Ultimate Guide, as well as a significant number of entries for The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes as well as for its companion volume, The Supervillain Book.

In addition to cowriting several more upcoming novels and contributing to anthologies, Andy has produced, directed, and scripted a series of sixteen half-hour DVD documentaries for BCI Eclipse, for inclusion in the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe DVD box sets.

Andy has written hundreds of articles for entertainment and lifestyle magazines and newspapers in the United States, England, and Italy. He has also written licensed material based on properties from numerous film studios and Microsoft, and his two decades of comic book work has been published by DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse, Image, Innovation, and many others. He was the editor of the award-winning Gay Comics anthology for eight years.

Andy is a national award-winning activist in the Gay community, and has raised thousands of dollars for charities over the years. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his long-term partner, Don Hood, their dog, Bela, and their chosen son, Paul Smalley. Visit his website at

Michael A. Martin's solo short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He has also coauthored (with Andy Mangels) several Star Trek comics for Marvel and Wildstorm and numerous Star Trek novels and eBooks, including the USA Today bestseller Titan: Book One: Taking Wing; Titan: Book Two: The Red King; the Sy Fy Genre Award-winning Star Trek: Worlds of Deep Space 9 Book Two: Trill -- Unjoined; Star Trek: The Lost Era 2298 -- The Sundered; Star Trek: Deep Space 9 Mission: Gamma: Vol. Three: Cathedral; Star Trek: The Next Generation: Section 31 -- Rogue; Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers #30 and #31 ("Ishtar Rising" Books 1 and 2); stories in the Prophecy and Change, Tales of the Dominion War, and Tales from the Captain's Table anthologies; and three novels based on the Roswell television series. His most recent novels include Enterprise: The Romulan War and Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many.

His work has also been published by Atlas Editions (in their Star Trek Universe subscription card series), Star Trek Monthly, Dreamwatch, Grolier Books, Visible Ink Press, The Oregonian, and Gareth Stevens, Inc., for whom he has penned several World Almanac Library of the States nonfiction books for young readers. He lives with his wife, Jenny, and their two sons in Portland, Oregon.

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Star Trek Section 31 #4 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MichaelTravisJasper More than 1 year ago
This second entry in the Section 31 quartet was especially interesting for me. For a rare change, a central human character is clearly gay. He actually has a boyfriend on the Enterprise, and is out to the entire crew. The primary characters acknowledge their relationship and respect it. This is shamefully unusual territory for the world of Star Trek, which is supposed to promote equality for all people. It is very enjoyable to see this type of guy included in the story and treated as heroic, rather than as a villain. I appreciated this volume in the series, and look forward to reading the remaining two books. Michael Travis Jasper, author of the novel “To Be Chosen”
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! The book¿s premise is about a secret organization that will stop at nothing to preserve the best interest of Star Fleet. Sounds interesting, right? Well, it doesn¿t really turn out that way. First off, let me say that if you are a fan of Star Trek, you will notice that the authors did a great job of describing the tone and feel of each character¿s mannerism, sensibility and presence. That said they really went off the deep end with one of the character¿s personal life which made me think, ¿Was it really necessary to contrive this aspect of his life and even bring this up? This is a story, not a political forum and what that character does behind closed doors has nothing to do with this plot or Star Trek in general.¿ I nearly stopped reading in protest. There¿s a time a place for everything, but¿ In all, except for when the authors fall in love with a few big words and use them over and over, the book is well written and interesting. The secret society ends up not being as harsh as you might be lead to believe by the book¿s initial description, and while there is a nice chapter giving equal time to both sides of the argument about what is right or wrong, at the end of the day the soft, always-take-the-high-road-and-do-the-right-thing-righteousness of Star Trek is preserved.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One I bought this book because I like Star Trek. I have to tell when I read the one line in the first 2 paragarphs. I through the book away. I can only say I was disapointed with the publisher. This book should never have been writen. I also think it was poor taste that allowed this to take place. I like Star Trek and I have over three hunder novels. I hope there are no more like this one. It really was very disapointing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Spoiler Alert for those who didn't read the novel........ Lt. Hawk's career prior to the events in 'First Contact' are covered in this novel. Turns out he was recruited for Section 31. That notorious branch of Starfleet which is like our C.I.A. of today. It had lots of unexpected twists and turns. One of the best surprises is reading about Picard's classmates from the episode 'Tapestry' in Next Generation. Marta had a role in this book as the Admiral who discovers her love for an ambassador turned out to be one of the Section 31 agents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a superior read for any honest fan of TNG. The known characters are true to their natures as presented in TNG, and the story itself is far more interesting than some of the others under the TNG moniker. There are few mistakes re: our current understanding of physics, but then the entire StarTrek genre is rife with such things. A few reviewers have pointed out the naivete of some Sec. 31 officers, but to my mind, this happens in any such groups when they occassionally become a bit too self assured & cocky. One reason I picked up this specific book was because of the outlandish homophobic comments made by a minority of reviewers (one of whom read less than 40 pages) - I'm always intrigued when a reviewer focuses one only one minor aspect of a book for his/her post. Frankly, if you think this is a work of Gay fiction, you'll be disappointed: the 2 Gay characters are no more Gay than Julian & Neils (surely I'm not the only one who noticed the amount of quality time they spent together on Deep Space Nine or the near-tearful goodbyes they exchanged at the end of the series). As for TNG not dealing with Gays, the original discussions of the series implied that they did intend to do so (but the station soon capped that); in fact, in the first season, if you watch carefully, a crewMAN occassionally appears in the background wearing a dress (yeah, I know, a stereotype, but that's TV for you).
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the better Trek books I have read, and intriguing as well because it tackles a subject that Trek has either sidestepped or ignored completely in its TV incarnations: that of same-sex-relationships in the future. While this is a minor point against the backdrop of the story, it does raise some very good questions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not typically the type of book I read, but was intrigued by the story and the cover to give it a try. What a surprise! The book was excellent! A wonderful blend of intrigue, suspense and character development that totally blew me away. These authors manage to stay true to the original characters (something that has turned me off from most books of this nature) and give us new ones to care for or loothe. These authors truly show us that not everything is black or white, but shades of gray. This book flows extremely well and keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is my sincerely hope that these writers will be given the opportunity to write more books on Section 31 as they have left me wanting to know what happens next!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OK, so they aren't great literature. But after reading serious non-fiction, a plethora of classics, and depressing modern fiction, these books are just plain FUN! And this one is not as bad as most...not great in the style category, darn good in the story department. The best I have read since VULCAN'S HEART, which I recommend for the sheer fun of it combined with intelligent writing. All I can say is, this is one Star Trek book I am not ashamed to be seen reading because even the cover is more adult. Listening Pocket Books? If you are a Star Trek fan get this one, and if not get it anyway because it might make you one. This is much better than the stuff that has William Shatner's name attached to it, that's for sure (I still don't believe he writes ANY of those, so stop trying to fool us OK?). I will not reveal any of the story here, just get it and find out for yourself.