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The Peacekeepers (Star Trek: The Next Generation #2)

3.26  ·  Rating Details ·  996 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews
Exploring a deserted alien spaceship, Lt. Commander Data and Lt. Geordi LaForge suddenly find themselves transported light-years away -- into the prison cell, into the middle of a deadly conflict!
While Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM search feverishly for the missing crewmen, Data and LaForge discover they are in a station almost identical to the on
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ebook, 310 pages
Published May 23rd 2000 by Pocket Books/Star Trek (first published 1988)
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Lolly's Library (Dork Kettle)
OMG this was such a slog to get through! This story was so talky, which isn't necessarily bad, but in this case nothing gets done or even really said. It was also boring and, in many ways, poorly written thanks to Gene DeWeese not knowing how TNG crew interacts with one another. (As I said in my update, Counselor Troi would never call the captain 'Jean-Luc' while on the bridge; I don't believe she even called him 'Jean-Luc' in private. That would've been Beverly's privilege. Troi would use eithe ...more
Daniel Shaw-cosman
Not a worthwhile TNG novel. Some interesting insights into how Geordi sees the world, but otherwise it takes place mostly off of Enterprise and is not very interesting. Also, Troi kept calling the captain "Jean Luc". Very strange...
Don Incognito
Nov 14, 2015 Don Incognito rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even twenty years or more after reading it, I remember that this was a particularly interesting and engrossing Star Dreck novel. Gene DeWeese's Star Dreck novels usually are. It's about someone using abandoned alien weapons to prevent war through fear on his planet.
Jesse A
Mar 25, 2015 Jesse A rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Just dull. I kept waiting for something interesting but nothing.
Martijn Hartman-maatman
Even for a big fan like me this book is hard. The story is lame, the characters are just stupid and nothing really happens. It's just a long and than this happens and than this happens....
Katrin von Martin
Before I begin to talk about The Peacekeepers, here's my disclaimer: I'm very new to the Star Trek fandom. I have not seen the entire Next Generation series (only what is occasionally reran on television) and this is only my second Star Trek book. Therefore, I do not have a lot to compare it to (only the other Trek book and other science fiction books). That being said, I felt this book was about average. The other Trek novel I read (Ghost Ship) felt a little off, but The Peacekeepers was decen ...more
Adam
Sep 07, 2010 Adam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
After reading the first book I was really hoping the second would turn things around for the characters. It sort of succeeded on this front, because I didn’t feel as outraged by the characters as the first book. So whatever attempt the author made to simulate the characters they did a semi decent job. Data still feels a bit off, but I went back and watched the first season and I feel like his character changed a bit between the first and second seasons. Since these novels are based around the fi ...more
Scott
Jan 14, 2017 Scott rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Peacekeepers, by Gene DeWeese, is the second in the series of Star Trek the Next Generation Pocket Books. It primarily follows the characters of Data and Geordi LeForge as they accidentally find themselves transported to a distant world with a civilization that is just at the beginning stages of space travel. Somehow though, a few of the planet’s inhabitants have discovered an advanced technology that has allowed one person to force peace among the population for fifty years. The people of t ...more
Jason
Aug 25, 2011 Jason rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-long-ago
In honor of the 25th anniversary, of what would be my all time favorite show if it were not for The X-Files, Star Trek the Next Generation is coming to Blu-Ray totally redone. Having read most of the novels over two decades ago,  I thought that I would write my general feel for the serial STNG novels. I could never do a real review now, other than to say that I loved them.

Star Trek the Next Generation was both my favorite science fiction series in college, and also my favorite serial novel. I wa
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Conan Tigard
Nov 14, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Peacekeepers takes place during the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation as Lieutenant Yar is still on board. I was amazed that a story that came out during the first year of that Star Trek: The Next Generation was on television could so accurately portray the main characters.

I have watched each of the episodes twice and am now in the process of watching them a third time and sharing them with my daughter. Gene DeWeese does a fantastic job with nailing down the way the main chara
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Jason Vargo
Jul 16, 2016 Jason Vargo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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For an early book in the TNG line, The Peacekeepers isn't bad. It's a massive step up from the lackluster Ghost Ship and is true to what the show was televising at the time. Some characterizations ring as false (Geordi, for instance, but his interaction with Data is almost always spot on) and aside from LaForge and Data, the other characters don't get much to do--if they appear at all. (Troi calls Picard "Jean-Luc" several times; Picard barks orders and snaps at his people; Beverly makes a token ...more
Daniel
Aug 12, 2013 Daniel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Aside from providing mindless diversion on a train ride, there isn't much positive to be said for this. It makes a poor sci fi story, has awkward characterization even for a plot set in TNG's inferior first season, and stretches believability within the broad confines of the Star Trek universe. The story unfolds in an agonizingly slow manner where half the time is spent with futile searching by the Enterprise's early engineer and the constant berating of the crew by a demanding Picard. For awhil ...more
Dark-Draco
The crew of the Enterprise come across a deserted, apparently derelict, alien spaceship and start exploring its unusual corridors. But, when the away team trigger a self destruct, only two make it back to the ship. Data and LaForge disappear. While Picard and the others try to find out where they have gone, the two find themselves on an almost identical ship, one that is in orbit around a planet. The people have been using the alien techology to ensure peace on their world, but it doesn't take l ...more
Sarah Brubaker
Jun 24, 2016 Sarah Brubaker rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tie-in
Representation of characters: 6/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 7/10
This book is told in an omniscient third person perspective (the first novel I've read from this PoV). It worked well at times, since that's the way the TV show operates, but sometimes the transitions from one character to another were disorienting.
A lot of the explaining was done through dialogue. Again, this is the only way to do things on TV, but in a book it was sometimes difficult to wade through. A lot of the explanations could have
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Anna
Dec 18, 2016 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, star-trek
Slower going than the previous ones, for some reason. Maybe because so much happens off the Enterprise. On major distraction was Deanna calling Picard Jean-Luc. Why?

We had the usual pairing of Geordi and Data, and I kind of wish they'd be brave and send off Geordi with someone random and unexpected, someone he doesn't usually work with, as it'd make for more interesting character development for him.

The story was okay, but perhaps the parallels with our own world laid on a bit thick. The sad th
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Biographyguy
What had started out as a quality edition of the Star Trek: The Next Generation novels ended up becoming a huge disappointment. After all the buildup of the primary villain, Kel-Nar, the reader receives no resolution to his involvement. Instead we are treated to Worf improvising his way to the book's conclusion. Also, I tend to believe that those featured on the cover of the book should be the primary characters in the narrative. So while one might suppose that Worf, Picard and Troi would be the ...more
Kelsey Mccluskey
May 02, 2016 Kelsey Mccluskey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peacekeepers is another great Star Trek book that follows the crew of the enterprise on there space adventures. This time they come across an abandoned ship with no outward markings and upon beaming aboard they still are unsure of what they have found. However their discovery and activity within the ship causes it to react and Geordi and Data are sent somewhere the Enterprise can not reach them. The rest of the book is spent figuring out where these two have been sent and Picard trying to find t ...more
Jessica Stephenson
3.5. This book definitely gets the characters much closer to their actuality. The storyline was original and intriguing, and overall it was written pretty well.
Toward the end as the plot thickens and we come to a high action scene, the readability gets diluted with a blurry and confusing loss of structure. I was able to overlook that and get through to the end, but was definitely left wondering how the writing could have devolved from great to confusing so quickly. Overall, a goodread though. I
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Morbus Iff
Jan 09, 2014 Morbus Iff rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Being very early in the TNG timeline, both show and novel, this was "nothing more" than a parable of our world and future potentially going astray if we don't get our act together. Low-tech and unknowingly inaccurate (it claims Geordi has no physical eyes vs. just being blind), but the episodic beats were predictably hit. The ending was an incredible farce of eye-widening "really?!"
Brian Lewis
I thought there was a bit more to the story than "Ghost Ship" had. The mysterious technology could have been fun to explore, but we end up dwelling on another caricature of a primitive society that has already been driven into our heads over countless episodes of each series.

Not bad, not good, just so-so.
Angela
Aug 15, 2011 Angela rated it liked it
A solid story set in Season 1. Geordi and Data are the main characters getting involved with the plot, everybody else is really on the sidelines. It does feel like an episode from that era, with characters acting like the tv ones. Lots of technobabble that needs to be understood to appreciate the plot, would have preferred a more character driven one.
Lovisa
Jan 15, 2013 Lovisa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Didn't finish it. Maybe I should have given it more time, but it just wasn't very interesting to me. The authors style it a bit too descriptive to my tastes. I want to know what the characters are feeling and thinking and there just wasn't anything like that in the first part of the novel at least.
Kristen
Jan 12, 2012 Kristen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek, 2012
I have a shit ton of Trek books and decided to reread them all, one every so often, starting at the beginning. Wow, i dont know if it is just because the first season sucked or what. But his was out of character with massive violations of the Prime Directive that just would not have happened. It was a fun story overall,but lots of things in character development that just grated.
Mike McDevitt
Jul 06, 2010 Mike McDevitt rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's duller than dull. It's DULL DULL DULL! This is in no way supergreen. Geordi and Data vs Superman IV. Chief Argyle vs a series of locked empty rooms and no D&D Beholder in any of them. Watch 'A Taste of Armageddon' again or read Arthur Clarke's Rama books.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
This book was just okay for me. I'm a big fan of STNG. The book is just not as good as the show. Even though I could picture each character in my head, it just didn't to it for me. I think I'll stick to the shows and movies.
Robert
Feb 04, 2015 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek-tng
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Jerry
Apr 09, 2016 Jerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More space opera fun.
Kreg
Jan 13, 2009 Kreg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek-tng
Characterizations aren't quite right, but as the book was written very early in TNG's first season that's to be expected. Overall a very decent first contact / Prime Directive story.
Heather Nichols
overall ok. some fresh character insights. a little tedious at the start, but ended well to make for a light pleasurable read.
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