Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Quarantine

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{4.5/5} “One of the drawbacks of being in a loose-knit organization like the Maquis was that orders were not always followed immediately. Sometimes a commander had to explain the situation in order to convince his subordinates to act. Of course, fighting a guerrilla war against two vastly superior forces would make anyone cautious, and Maquis […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Red Sector

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{4.5/5} “Unfortunately, the empress must walk a very thin tightrope. For her own survival as a ruler, after nearly two hundred years of anti-Federation propaganda, she must not be seen as cowardly or complacent toward the Federation. The Romulan people on the outskirts, including those in command of ships, have been told all their lives […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Vectors

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{4.5/5} “‘The Cardassian fleet will destroy this station and everyone on it — and all of Bajor — to stop this,’ Kellec said. Again the Cardassian doctor nodded, as if destroying an entire planet’s population was something they talked about every day.” Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Vectors by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Infection

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{4/5} “Solomon still had no idea why the General wanted to kill off so many innocent people. Not that it was his problem. But secretly, he half-wished the Federation would find the cure a little faster. He might be a member of the largest criminal organization in human space, but he didn’t consider himself a […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Q-Squared

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{5/5} “Then Guinan did something extraordinary. She actually vaulted over the bar, her long red robe swirling around her. She did it effortlessly, as if gravity had little or no interest in her. She stood toe-to-toe with Trelane, and Beverly started to take a step forward. Without looking at her, Guinan put out a commanding […]

Star Trek: TNG — Triangle: Imzadi II

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{5/5} “I suggest you read the works of Shakespeare… preferably in the original Klingon. You will find Romeo and Juliet, in particular, most instructive. Warring houses, murder, suicide… I tell you, Alexander… it makes you proud to be a Klingon.” Star Trek: TNG — Triangle: Imzadi II by Peter David, published in 1998 After the […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Crossover

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{4.5/5} “Pausing dramatically, the governor waited for a response from the crowd — the sort of approval that greeted him earlier in the proceedings. But this time, silence was his only answer. And in that silence, Spock believed he saw the eventual end of the Romulan Empire.” Star Trek: The Next Generation — Crossover by […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Imzadi

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{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 […]

Shorefall

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{4.5/5} “Humankind is most innovative at turning innovation to the cruelest ends. Power alters the soul far more than any innovation I could imagine, even at the height of my privileges… Eventually I came to realize, Sancia — you can’t make laws or policies or dictums to constrain this impulse… You must overwrite all the […]

The Pursuit of William Abbey

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{4.5/5} “I have witnessed sunrise in the frozen steppes of Asia: symphonies of azures and silvers, punched through with snowy whiteness as if the sun was sending sharpened heralds to announce its progress. I have watched dawn on the China Sea, the water a mirror of slippery gold that burns the sky to puffy white. […]