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Nova Command (Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starfleet Academy #9)

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  56 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Cadet Jean-Luc Picard is struggling through his first year at the Academy. He's near the top of his classes, right behind Roger Wells. Jean-Luc is determined to do everything better and bigger than Roger. But privately he has doubts. And the lack of communciation from home only reminds him of how badly he left things with his father. Then Jean-Luc and his friend, Marta, di ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by Aladdin Paperbacks
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Crystal Bensley
Sep 12, 2015 Crystal Bensley rated it liked it
All the Starfleet Academy books are enjoyable little novels. This is the second Picard focused one.
Jan 22, 2015 Angela rated it liked it
Picard is finally at starfleet academy, and is constantly 2nd in his class. His main problem is the cadet who is always first is a jerk. They are sent on a training mission in space and the unexpected happens. A decent enough story that is notable for Picards first meeting with Boothby. I suspect children will get more out of this than I did, and relate to Picard more. The illustrations are good, but it doesnt really look like a young Picard. A good read.
Mikael Kuoppala
Jun 04, 2014 Mikael Kuoppala rated it liked it
The Stricklands offered a solid coming of age tale for Picard in “Starfall”. Now they continue with a story they first planned to include in that novel, but left it out for length reasons. I don’t know how these storylines might have turned out as a single book, maybe bridging them would have given the “Nova Command” part more potency. As it is, the novel is clearly inferior to “Starfall”.

The plot is pretty familiar for readers of the Starfleet Academy series. Our humble protagonist faces off a
I wish the Stricklands had spent more time on the Nova Command mission, but overall a good book.
Jun 22, 2010 Lindsey rated it really liked it
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The second of the Picard books, this is a good follow up to Starfall.
Lynn Alan Heath
Oct 28, 2011 Lynn Alan Heath rated it really liked it
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This is a well written young adult novel that looks in on Jean-Luc Picard while he is in his first year at Starfleet Academy. It is fast paced and easy to read.
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William Bradley Strickland (b. 1947) is the author (or co-author) of over 60 novels and over 60 pieces of short fiction and poetry.

Born in New Hollard, Strickland earned his Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Georgia. He has taught English courses at the University of Georgia, Oglethorpe University, Truett-McConnell College, and, since 1987, at Gainesville State College.

His first
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