Star Trek: The Next Generation — Imzadi

{5/5} “‘Saying things like “I think it’s clouding up” was always a good way to ease yourself into talking about something a bit more uncomfortable.’ Guinan inclined her head slightly toward the viewport. ‘But look at that. Not much to say, is there? “Hmm… looks like a vacuum today. And they predict more of the same for tomorrow.” You see the difficulty.'”

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Imzadi by Peter David, published in 1992

Admiral William Riker has command of a starbase but he has given up on life. Deanna Troi, his Imzadi, died many years ago. Now Lwaxana is dying and wants to see him, so Captain Wesley Crusher takes him to Betazed. Lwaxana tells Riker that it’s his fault — which he already believes.

This is one of David’s masterpieces. The book tells the story of how Riker and Troi met — and also the story of how Riker risked everything to get her back.

It’s probably the best romance in any Star Trek novel. David’s humour is also in fine form.

This is the 2nd time I’ve read it.

I’ve read 26 novels, 3 graphic novels, and a bunch of comic books by David. I previously reviewed Star Trek: The Next Generation — Vendetta.

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