The Best and the Brightest (Star Trek The Next Generation)
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The Best and the Brightest (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

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Every year, Starfleet Academy in San Francisco attracts many of the most talented and ambitious young people in the Federation. They come from all over the Alpha Quadrant, from hundreds of worlds and species, to prepare themselves for the challenges of the final frontier.
Meet a new generation of cadets: a newly joined Trill just beginning the first of many lives; a Bajor...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published September 22nd 2000 by Pocket Books/Star Trek (first published 1998)
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Jess Saxton
This book, although titled as a Star Trek: The Next Generation book, has very little to do with the crew of the Enterprise-D. It focuses instead on a group of cadets: Jayme Miranda, a Starfleet brat whose whole family are engineers, Moll Enor, a newly joined Trill who is the first host of the Enor symbiont, Nev Reoh, a failed Vedek trying to find his place in the galaxy, fearless Starsa, arrogant Hammon Titus, and Bobbie Ray, a catlike Rex who was born on Earth.

Some of the crew members of the En...more
Really enjoyable... easy to pass-over but I'd recommend any trekkie give it a look! The focus here is a group of Starfleet Academy cadets, their study-years and eventual assignments. What I found nicely done was how it gives the cadets lots of character and exploits of their own, but refers (and sometimes engages with) already established events from ST:TNG, DS9 and the movie Generations, to make them really feel a part of the universe. Give it a look!!
This was good but not tng book. It follows 6 starfleet academy students as they make their way through the academy. Main events in the star trek universe affect them, and some are even friends with people like Dax. The characters are presented really well, and you feel like you know them after such a short time. This could be the start of a new book series, its such a great concept. A very good read.
Not great. This story follows a quad of cadets as the live their lives adjacent to big events in the Star Trek universe. It had its moments, and was relatively entertaining but was ultimately unsatisfying. There were too many primary characters and I think the cameos and attempts to connect the narrative to known Star Trek plots made it too weak to stand on it's own.
This book was amazing. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed Star Trek novels until I read this.
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Susan Wright (aka S.L. Wright) is a USA Today Bestselling author of more than two dozen novels and nonfiction books. She writes New Adult Contemporary Romance novels, as well as Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Star Trek novels, and has been published by Pocket Books, Penguin Group, St. Martin’s Press and Kensington.
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