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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,811 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter David Narrator: John de Lancie Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Star Trek: The Next Generation Series Release Date: July 1994 ISBN: 9780743546324
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In all of his travels Captain Jean-Luc Picard has never faced an opponent more powerful than Q, a being from another continuum that Picard encountered on his very first mission as Captain of the Starship EnterpriseTM. 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The pulpy action makes this is a Trek-lovers paradise.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Deserves ongoing mention as an excellent continuation of the Next Generation story lines which blends past Star Trek characters with new, complex adventure…Time possibilities are constantly altered and threatened in this excellent, fast-paced Next Generation story.

    Midwest Book Review 

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 2/13/2014

    " Peter David has to be my favorite Star Trek Book author. His Q books are right on the nail and hilarious. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dustin | 1/30/2014

    " Fan Fiction. "Hay what if that weird alien from that one episode of TOS was really a Q?" Picard has to deal with the consequences. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jovon | 1/27/2014

    " i don't really remember it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 1/26/2014

    " Confusing twists and turns...bears reading more than once. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russell Ashby | 1/24/2014

    " 'twas alright. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 1/19/2014

    " I consider the Trek novels to be written on one of 3 different tiers. This one is right in the middle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/17/2014

    " Aha! A mashup of several episodes and everyone's favourite thing -- time travel and parallel universes! I can't remember the name of one of the episodes that David brought into this book, but holy crap did he draw on a bunch of episodes of both TNG and TOS! My only complaint was the lack of Q in the title, really. Although I'd love to see more from one of the alternate realities -- I think we may know who that Bajoran named Kara or something was in the original stream! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 1/16/2014

    " The inimitable Q takes center stage here, and we get to learn more about his universe in a interesting adventure that really stretches the imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy Morrow | 1/8/2014

    " Much different then a normal Star Trek Novel, this story deals with a duel between two entity's, and had a great portrayal of being Omnipresent, possibly the best I've read so far, have Dr. Manhattan's portrayal coming in quick second....Timothy~ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh Liller | 12/9/2013

    " My favorite Star Trek novel ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 12/5/2013

    " Only one word needed ... SPECTACULAR!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 11/4/2013

    " A little slow at the start, but generally entertaining. It's like watching an episode by the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karlen | 11/3/2013

    " I really enjoyed this story. It brought together beloved characters and gave a new take on them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gottagetcoffee | 6/17/2013

    " Loved the multiple time lines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaun | 5/27/2013

    " Runny and well written though I'd rather have seen an episode on T.V "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Valin | 3/19/2012

    " This is another ST:TNG book that I loved back when the show was still on the air. Once again, Peter David took the source material to new heights with his intricate storyline and great humor. Recommended to anyone who likes Star Trek and/or Peter David. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 2/15/2012

    " If you like Star Trek TNG -you will like this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat C | 2/8/2012

    " This was a suspenseful, dramatic and enjoyable romp through the Trek / Next Generation universe. Much better than ST novels I read back in the late 70s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 7/16/2011

    " Jeez, I haven't read Star Trek books since I was a hideous bucktoothed middle-school mutant, but I remember this guy. Q is high on my list of favorite Trek characters. One day I will go back and hunt down all these cracky bits of goodness and Nostalgia my brains out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 6/29/2011

    " Not a great piece of literature, but very good for what it is; an enjoyable read for a Star Trek fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Tendo | 2/15/2011

    " For die-hard Star Trek fans only. I get the feeling that people who don't know the background to Star Trek: TNG would be really confused by this. But me being a Trekkie found this to be a delight and further expands the world of Q. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 2/7/2011

    " Any self respecting Star Trek fan will love this story of alternate universes and inter-twining together of multiple Star Trek stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 12/21/2010

    " If you like Star Trek TNG -you will like this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paxton | 11/5/2010

    " One of Peter David's best books. Q and Trelane cause lots of trouble for Picard and his crew. Very involved story that melds several different universes including the infamous "Mirror Universe". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 4/30/2010

    " Definitely one of the trippy-est books that I've ever read, but definitely fun and enjoyable by any Star Trek fan. It's amazing the detail and thought that David put into the story, and it weaves in perfectly well with what goes on in the TV show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 2/19/2010

    " Far fetched even for Star Trek. Liked premise that Trelane is also a Q. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 11/15/2009

    " This is another ST:TNG book that I loved back when the show was still on the air. Once again, Peter David took the source material to new heights with his intricate storyline and great humor. Recommended to anyone who likes Star Trek and/or Peter David. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 1/23/2009

    " Peter David has to be my favorite Star Trek Book author. His Q books are right on the nail and hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 9/6/2008

    " THE best Star Trek book I have ever read, and one of the best books I've read in general. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 9/1/2008

    " Adds some background to Star Trek TOS. Worth the time of reading. Loved Trelane in TOS and Q always makes for an interesting time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 8/1/2008

    " A little slow at the start, but generally entertaining. It's like watching an episode by the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danie | 7/12/2008

    " I have read it at least five, six times, and I still get seriously lost in all the twists, turns, and how Peter David plays with time, space, and the reader's mind.

    It's a masterpiece. "

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About the Author
Author Peter David

Peter David is famous for writing some of the most popular of the original Star Trek: The Next Generation novels, including Imzadi and A Rock and a Hard Place. His original works include the Arthurian novel Knight Life and the quirky werewolf story Howling Mad. He single-handedly revived the classic comic book series The Incredible Hulk and has written just about every famous comic book superhero. He collaborated with J. Michael Straczynski on the Babylon 5 comic book series, and with Bill Mumy, he created the Nickelodeon television series “Space Cases.” In his spare time, he writes movie screenplays, children’s books, and television scripts.