The Star Trek The Next Generation
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The Star Trek The Next Generation (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  209 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Three hundred years ago, the "S.S. Valiant" was destroyed during an ill-fated attempt to cross the legendary Galactic Barrier. Starfleet had always assumed that the "Valiant" had perished with all hands aboard, until a pair of unusual humanoids arrive at Starbase 209, claiming to be the descendants of a handful of "Valiant" survivors who found refuge on an M-Class planet b...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published September 22nd 2000 by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing (first published 2000)
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Dark-Draco
This has to be my favourite Star Trek novel that I have read so far. There are so many cool things wrapped into it - it references classic ST episodes and Captain Kirk, it sets up plot lines that are resolved in other books and it shows Picard in his first command - what more can you want?

The Valiant disappeared centuries ago when it was forced to cross the Galactic Barrier. A buoy was found stating that the Captain had to destroy the ship when one of its crew developed superhuman abilities and...more
JParsons1974 Parsons
Story of Captain Picard 1st command. Often alluded to in the series but never fully fleshed out. This was a good read.
Timothy
Fantastic tale of how picard becomes the youngest capt. in history.
rivka
An entertaining look at a young Jean-Luc.
Mårten Ericson
There is no way this book has an average on 4. And that's comming from a Star Trek fan. This is a 2.5 book. It's not bad but the language is simple, there are no descriptions what so ever and the plot is neither intriguing nor very dense. The book is useful as a lesiure read on a hot summer day when you don't mind skipping a page here or there. An if you do, you won't miss a thing!
Shane Amazon
The Valiant was a fun and enjoyable read. It's storyline answered many questions left behind by Star Trek The Next Generation. Especially how Commander Picard became Captain of the Stargazer. Although the characters are well thought-out some aspects of both the characters and the story are pretty predictable. Not an epic tale but a fun one nonetheless
Mike
I didn't like this quite as much as Friedmans other Star Trek stuff. The enemy is just a faceless plot device, Picard advises Starfleet to limit contact with Kelvan colony because 1 scientist was a jerk, etc. Still good though.
Benjamin Plume
Read the Stargazer series, so I felt as though I had to go back and read this one as well. Not bad, but a little boring since the story was already rehashed ad nauseum in the other books.
Victoria Gaile
Wow, is this awful.

I guess the sound effects are kind of neat. But good heavens, the heavy-handed writing.

It'll do to clean house by, I suppose.
Will
A pretty decent read; one of the better Star Trek novels I've read. The cover proves conclusively, that at one time, Picard did actually have hair.
MVV
Abridged Audio Book version. Its much better on TV. reading Star Trek is not as good as watching it.
Scott
Fun- like a new episode of Star Trek!
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Michael Jan Friedman is an author of nearly sixty books of fiction and nonfiction, more than half of which are in the Star Trek universe. Ten of his titles have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. Friedman has also written for network and cable television, radio, more than 150 comic books, most of them for DC Comics, for whom he created the Darkstars.
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