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A Time to Hate (A Time To... (Star Trek:TNG) #6)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  334 ratings  ·  27 reviews
On the cusp of their epic battle with Shinzon, many of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's long-time crew were heading for new assignments and new challenges. Among the changes were William Riker's promotion to captain and his new command, Riker's marriage to Counselor Deanna Troi, and Dr. Beverly Crusher's new career at Starfleet Medical. But the story of what set them on a path aw ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published June 29th 2004 by Pocket Books
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Not really sure I want to give it three....more like 2.5 stars. Of the series so far, this was my least favorite. It seemed to go on forever, and with the countless problems the characters faced, everything seemed to wrap up much too neatly for my tastes. This is pleasure reading for me, and I really feel like the authors forced this novel (as well as the previous one - the series works in pairs). If you're reading the series, of course, read this one, but know ahead of time that it's a space fi ...more
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HATE continues the weak story from LOVE. It is an okay book and a good time killer. If you expect to be moved or thrilled this is not the book for it. We do get to see more of Kyle Riker and the proposal of marriage between Riker and Troi, but the book is lacking. The relationship between Seer and Riker is likely the most interesting part of the novel, but some of the other situations seem absurd. Why would Kyle Riker do some of the things he does? The "sense of guilt" angle gets old and lame qu ...more
More Star Trek fluff. This time Robert Greenberger completes his part of the story. I didn't like his dark end. He also killed a minor character that I don't think he should have, but who am I to say. He completed the work of many Star Trek fans by getting Riker and Troi engaged. That is the fun of writing in a book set in time between two events. He just has to stay within the walls of movies, but since there really isn't expected to be any more Next Gen movies anything goes. It was indeed fluf ...more
Joshua Palmatier
I had major problems with A TIME TO LOVE, the first part of the duology (which is also part of a 9 book series chronicling the time between the movies Insurrection and Nemesis). I'm happy to say that this second part was much better, although it still had some problems.

The premise is that two rival races colonized a single planet in a surprising bout of mutual cooperation a hundred years ago, becoming the Federation's prime example of overcoming aggression and working together to achieve your go
Apr 08, 2011 Julia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Star Trek series
Shelves: star-trek
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A generic science fiction novel can be clinically summed up as a novel that marries a scientific or technological premise with imaginative speculation.' True words indeed, but perhaps not exactly what a science fiction novel truly is. For yes, there is the scientific or technological premise, and the speculation based on this premise in order to formulate an interesting piece of fiction, but there is also the release that people find from science fiction. It offers us a chance to expand the hori ...more
The second book of the third two part segment in the whole 9 book series. That's a mouth full.

They sow up the story nicely and end it with a different type of story. The main storyline ends about 2/3 of the way through this book and the last 1/3 is dedicated to deepening the history and character development of Riker, Troi & how Starfleet works behind the scenes. The last chapter is short and does tie back to the main story a bit, but some people may miss the link and be confused...BUT if yo
Jesse Lehrer
Better than a Time to Love, its prequel, but still suffering from the same uniform mediocrity of the whole series. These two had a very interesting plot line, but easily could have just been one book. Hate was just WAY too drawn out, and while this was better it was forcibly drawn out just to reach the length of a book. Again, too much repetitive musings, too much repetition just in general.
The second part of the story. Riker has found his Dad and is going after a murderer. Meanwhile, Picard and the rest of the crew are trying to stop violence on a global scale. Crusher is looking for a medical miracle too. This is a fast paced read and is worth it for Riker/Troi moments. Seriously if you are a fan of that relationship you need to read this book. A good read.
Yet another in the sequence of books filling in the gap between Star Trek: Insurrection and Nemesis.

But an interesting story line about genetic nature vs. environmental influences (here, biology--think the episode "This Side of Paradise" of the original series, though more elegant than plants with a tendency to behave like they are a shotgun), family dynamics, and urban warfare. Oh, an a deep thread of suspicious activity at Starfleet Command. Yes, boys and girls, this is after the Dominion War,
Mr. Koop
Better than its predecessor, but still continues the mediocrity that seems to be plaguing the latter half of the series.
This book is half of a well-written, compelling story. If you enjoy books that end on a cliffhanger, with an implied "tune in next time, same bat-time, same bat-channel" continuation to the next book, then consider this a five-star review. If, on the other hand, like me you get dreadfully sick of paying money for a book with no ending, (or in this case beginning, as this is the conclusion of the story which began in "A Time To Love") you may want to avoid it, or at least plan on reading it conti ...more
Luca Mauri
Unfortunately the situation did not improved since the preceding book in the series.
Again this book is a endless collection of small adventures on the ill-fated colony world seen from the Enterprise's crew members point of view.
The story is simply unbelievable from any point you look at it: scientifically, personally, tactically and logically.
I would actually give this one (and the previous book, "A Time to Love") only 2 1/2 stars, but I can't do that, unfortunately. The story itself *wanted* to be good, it just seemed too ambitious, and the writing, much like the architecture and creativity on Delta Sigma IV, was just too ... bland. These two books together didn't excite me, but they are part of the "A Time to ..." series, so getting through them was necessary.
Michael White
The story really kind of was slow. For a long time... All the way thru the first book and into the second I wasn't really into it. Yes it was a story and it wasn't bad but it just wasn't exciting me. The last 3/4 of this book really started to excite me and by the end I really liked it. There are still loose ends but it was a pretty good read!
It was an okay read but the story had a little too many flaws and errors. I liked the insight into Rikers character and learning more about the troubled relationship with his father but the there were too many little things that bothered me to really enjoy the story.
Craig Andrews
Yet again another fantastic change of pace. These books concentrate on a much more diplomatic mission and also had a lot of intrigue in the Starfleet Intelligence sub-plot. Yet more answers to the who's and why's of the start of Nemesis too !
Bill Sweet
Okay...this series starts off terribly, and gets a little better. This is one of the best so far, but sort of ends in a muddle. A book needs more of a purpose than "explain" a bit of trivia from the terrible film Nemesis.
Benjamin Plume
Trek fans who hated Nemesis, give this set of books a chance to rein you back in.
Crystal Bensley
Decent story- has its moments for sure but not a groundbreaking addition.
Great series of Star Trek novels... Can't wait to pick these up again.
Heather Mac
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A brilliant continuation of a mediocre book.
The series of "A time to..." are great!!!
Nov 21, 2010 SA rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
at last, the proposal!
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