Organisms

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{5/5} “All that remained was to find the right partner: another interstellar entity who’d complete the Union’s life. An entity who was smart and fun to be with. An entity whose component orgs were carbon-based. (Some of the Union’s best friends were silicon-based, but still…) What the Union was looking for was an entity with […]

Star Trek: Titan — Absent Enemies

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{4.5/5} “It was one more occupational hazard of travel by transporter. Yes, beaming had no harmful effects on the body. But human lungs weren’t accustomed to dramatic changes in the temperature and composition of consecutive breaths.” Star Trek: Titan — Absent Enemies by John Jackson Miller, published in 2014 Captain Christine Vale and the Titan […]

Star Trek: TNG — The Stuff of Dreams

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{4.5/5} “Frankly, I didn’t want Enterprise to be a part of this. I told Starfleet that your personal experience with the nexus might cloud your judgment. But Command felt your insight would be valuable. I have operational authority here, Picard. I’ve made my decision and Starfleet has authorized it.” Star Trek: TNG — The Stuff […]

Star Trek: Shadow of the Machine

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{4.5/5} “There’ll always be a neural parasite or a V’Ger entity for us to deal with, but they only serve to remind us how important Starfleet is. We extend the hand of friendship on behalf of the Federation to everyone we meet. It’s who we are.” Star Trek: Shadow of the Machine by Scott Harrison, […]

Star Trek: TNG — Mirror Broken

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{4.5/5} “The Empire’s resources are strained to the breaking point. Without some different kinds of thinking, I don’t know how much longer Earth can hold out. We’re going to have to start making our own new opportunities.” Star Trek: TNG — Mirror Broken by David Tipton & Scott Tipton, published in 2018 Star Trek: TNG […]

Star Trek: TNG — Hive

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{4/5} “We pursued total assimilation of the galaxy. We attained the power to do this, but lost the ability to ask why it was worth doing.” Star Trek: TNG — Hive by Brannon Braga, published in 2013 The Borg are back, but this time they have a different message — they don’t want to assimilate […]

Star Trek: TNG — Intelligence Gathering

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{4/5} “It’s not the war I find appealing, but the romance: a man in control of his destiny, fighting for what he believes, one battle at a time.” — Riker Star Trek: TNG — Intelligence Gathering by Scott & David Tipton, published in 2008 Riker and Data beam down to Daystrom One, a prototype facility […]

Star Trek: TNG — Guises of the Mind

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{4/5} “I’ve never known you to turn away from anyone. That’s love, Data, that’s heart… Love isn’t just about emotion; it’s about choices and action. That’s why I say you have a heart, and like the rest of us, you just have to learn how to recognize what it’s telling you.” — Guinan Star Trek: […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Vendetta

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{4.5/5} “Instead of taking things at face value, you should be looking below the surface. You should see what could be, instead of what is. Anyone can fight a battle that’s easy to win. It’s fighting the battles that are impossible to win that causes humanity to take those great leaps forward.” Star Trek: The […]

Word by Word

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{5/5} “Lexicographers spend a lifetime swimming through the English language in a way that no one else does; the very nature of lexicography demands it. English is a beautiful, bewildering language, and the deeper you dive into it, the more effort it takes to come up to the surface for air.” Word by Word: The […]