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Den Frieden verlieren

(Star Trek: The Next Generation)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  726 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Das Glück ist Lieutenant Jasminder Choudhury, der Sicherheitschefin der U.S.S. Enterprise, hold gewesen. Sie hat überlebt. Doch für ihre Heimatwelt, Deneva, die wie viele andere Planeten während der gewaltigen Borg-Invasion ins Zielfeuer geriet, gilt das nicht. Alles Leben auf der Oberfläche wurde ausgelöscht und der Planet unbewohnbar gemacht. Jeder, der nicht rechtzeitig ...more
Paperback, 333 pages
Published April 2011 by Amigo Grafik (cross cult) (first published July 2009)
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Dec 28, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hate it when Star Trek gets preachy. This is one of those books that shows no thought to cosmology, biology or any reasonable likelihood of occurrence. I took it as a lecture to the United States on its immigration policies. If the destruction that occurred in the previous ST stories had happened, there would be drastically different things happening. We are talking about well traveled worlds, not the frontier. There would be hundreds of commercial ships running around the star systems. System ...more
Part of me misses the days when you could pick up a Star Trek book, and enjoy a gripping story, knowing that in the end, everything would be the same. These arcs that are building up, show that nothing will be the same. I did find parts of the story to be compelling, but some of the decisions seemed rather out of character, which left me feeling cold. The "climax", what little there was got a few giggles, but that was it. At least I now have solid grounding from stories that I've read before and ...more
Not a bad ST:TNG book at all, but it's really going to be hard for anyone to follow-up on David Mack's incredible three-part epic "Destiny". Mack totally changed the ST:TNG universe, and now other authors are diving in and playing along, writing stories about the "clean up", as it were. This one was not one where ANYTHING really monumental or even particularly memorable happens, but it was well-written and paced, and the characters were accurate. I especially liked that Captain Picard continues ...more
Christopher Backa
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good follow up to the Destiny trilogy. The crisis situation had an interesting set up as tensions grew, however it resolved in typical TNG fashion, I just wish it kept raising the stakes, and sort of gave the situation a typical TNG easy out. The book also sets up the next group of books so we will see where it goes from here.
Crystal Bensley
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome look at the Federation post Destiny in the refugee camps!
Aug 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Possible spoilers ahead.
The Federation is licking its wounds after the Borg razed many of its planets in the epic Star Trek: Destiny trilogy, and millions, maybe billions, are now refugees. This novel examines the fallout from the events of that trilogy, including some of the political ramifications.
While I found nothing particularly special about this novel, there was nothing that really disappointed me either. It is by no means a thriller or adventure novel, but is more of a contemplative and
Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If the Destiny cycle took its cues from big episode epics like TNG's 'Best of Both Worlds', Voyager's 'Endgame' or movies like First Contact is more inline with TNG episodes like 'Family' or 'Data's Day'. There is a lot going on here. One of the many plots is a little telegraphed but very well told. Really, the only reason it get's demoted a star is two small typos which probably came about because of last minute changes that were put in place because of Destiny and/or the ending of Singular Des ...more
Tony Pope
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's pretty much a given...if it's a Star Trek novel...I'll like it...
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
Selten ein Buch, über dessen Ende ich mich so gefreut habe. Und das nicht des Inhalts wegen.

"Den Frieden verlieren" ist nämlich - von der Geschichte her - sogar eine recht gute Idee. Denn nach großen Veränderungen im Raum der Föderation bleibt im StarTrek-Universum kein Stein auf dem anderen. Und mit den Folgen zu leben fällt auch den aufgeklärten Gesellschaften des 24. Jahrhunderts nicht so leicht, wie man meinen sollte. So erhält die Enterprise gleich mehrere Aufträge gleichzeitig und tut ihr
Apr 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Losing the Peace by William Leisner was the other book I was reading during a day of being lazy and indulging pleasures while in the company of old friends. It is one of the books that remind me of episodes like “The Quickening” from DS9. It shows some of the aftermath of a war, it’s slow moving but it also shows off the character strengths and weaknesses.

Losing the Peace takes place after the Destiny Series and before the Typhon Pact books. It was one of the bo
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
In the stories that preceded this book, the Federation fought a terrible, bloody war against the Borg, and the Borg laid waste to numerous planets and did incalculable damage to the Federation in terms of both lives and ships. But the Federation prevailed in the end, the Borg were eliminated as a threat, and the Enterprise lost no major characters. So all is well, right? The world goes back to normal?

Of course not, but that's what we would normally expect in this sort of genre fiction. Death and
Sean Davison
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book.

I've been a fan of Star Trek since I was a kid, and miss the shows. I decided to delve into the novels to continue the Star Trek story I know and love, and so far have not been disappointed.

I jumped in at the Destiny trilogy and loved it, it was so good. The only thing I wrestled with is how dense the books were, there were so many characters, so much going on and lots of tech talk, and I'm not complaining because that's Star Trek right?

This book was a nice change in pa
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Losing the Peace by William Leisner is the follow-up book to David Mack's epic (and galaxy-changing) Destiny trilogy. Read that series before picking up this book.

Most of this book was very down and depressing. The refugee crisis is at the forefront of the novel, along with the associated political fighting. This is to be expected since numerous worlds were destroyed and billions were killed by the Borg. A quote from page 215 is a good example of the mood: "They were like lost souls in purgatory
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If you haven't read the Destiny trilogy, read no further because there will be major SPOILERS!

Losing the Peace takes place in the aftermath of the Borg decimation of the Federation and their subsequent absorption by the Cealier. The United Federation of planets is reeling, Starfleet is stretched thin and Federation citizens find themselves homeless and for the first time ever, in need.

The Enterprise having been repaired after the Borg invasion is char
Losing the Peace is one of two sequels to the Destiny Trilogy.

In some ways this book reminds me of the The Next Generation Episode 'Family' which told the story of Captain Picard's recovery from his experience with the Borg. Losing the Peace is about the recovery of an entire Quadrant of space. There are no space battles or new Frontiers. It is a bridge story recounting how the Federation deals with the destruction of whole worlds and an untenable refugee situation. I'm glad someone somewhere d
Scott Williams
Most Star Trek novels are very heavy on plot and light on character. But that is changing now that CBS Consumer Products is allowing its Trek authors to open up their own post-Nemesis universe and really mess about in the Trek sandbox. It used to be that each novel had to tell a contained story and leave all the characters in the exact same place it found them. That was limiting but it had its charms.

This novel takes place after the universe-changing events of the Destiny trilogy. I still don't
Tom Pintong
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ongoing adventures of the ST: TNG crew are always fun, quick reads for me. While this was also a quick read, the mood of the novel seemed to be a bit more somber in this one, in the aftermath of the Federation's last encounter with the Borg Collective. I found myself very moved several times as the story progressed. In the midst of the seriousness, there are also some biting one-liners and comedic situations to help combat the heavy tone of the work.

This story is much more appreciated if yo
Maurice Jr.
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Enterprise is given wide latitude in their current assignment- freelance troubleshooter. Picard's crew finds themselves alternately chasing down a Ferenghi with a load of scavenged Starfleet materials (from a destroyed starbase), searching for surviving refugees from various planets and helping Pacifica with their overload of refugees. In the process, various crew members deal with the aftermath of the Borg attack.

Lieutenant Jasminder Choudhury lost her planet when the Borg razed Deneva. Wil
Aug 09, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Losing the Peace is a continuation of the aftereffects of the Borg invasion. The best way to describe this book, story wise, is with the immigration debate in the United States. Essentially, this book takes that topic and applies it to the situation in the Star Trek universe. Combine it with the various story threads in Star Trek and you have Losing the Peace. The story mostly centers on displaced Federation citizens taken in as refugees by other Federation planets because their worlds are destr ...more
Feb 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf
Still way behind on the post-Nemesis Trek books; this one came out in 2009. But not a bad take on adjustments to the new reality of destruction and refugees in the post-Borg Alpha Quadrant. Very much a TNG book, which is a relief after so many universe-spanning novel series (and a respite of sorts in that regard before I plunge into the Typhon Pact series). Leisner's got a solid sense of these characters, and in particular the regular Enterprise crew members created for the novels (Kadohata, Cho ...more
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was horrible. However i have a feeling that it wasn't the author's fault though. Even though i didn't like the story i did like the author's style & grasp of the characters. Idk, i just felt like the author was given the task of writing a story about the back lash of the Destiny trilogy & was pretty limited on what he could do beyond that. To me the best part of the book was when Picard refused a promotion to Admiral, & we were shown that without doubt he feels li ...more
Dec 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clbr, at-home, treklit
This one is actually pretty good, much better than the Voyager dreck that Pocket Books has been printing. It's a decent story with some believable characters reacting to the Federation's refugee crises post-Destiny. It's not without its problems though. As others have pointed out, the reliable stoics are all smiles and while I expect a certain amount of emotion (especially in a setting like this), this story was awash with it. Also this book continues peddling what I consider to be questionable ...more
Losing the Peace is a pretty good book. It really reads like a historical account of the rebuilding phase of the Federation, as viewed through a few detailed accounts of what was going on immediately after the last Borg attack. Historical because it was a bit boring for me at times. Interesting because it did add to the whole Star Trek universe. Definitely worth reading, and probably necessary to read in order to keep up with any future books. The detail presented in each story line was very goo ...more
Oct 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Losing the Peace is a very enjoyable Trek novel. A low-key affair that, like the previous TNG novel A Singular Destiny, mostly concerns itself with the aftermath of the Borg invasion as told in the Destiny trilogy by David Mack. What makes this so enjoyable is that Leisner refocusses the attention to the characters and moving them forward by showing us how the deal with personal tragedies they suffered. One does get the impression that this novel and other Trek novels coming out after the Destin ...more
Aug 13, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, sci-fi, star-trek
While I still can't give it more than 3 stars, it was a pretty good book. The characters seem off to me. Worf and Picard were both given to grinning in this book. Um, what? Smiles, sure. But neither of these men are very big grinners. It was weird. Beverly is still pregnant and, like, 70. So gross.

However, it was not *nice* per se, but refreshing to see the Federation in a time of desperation and need. They always are shown as having an abundance of food and resources and ships. To see them str
John Carter McKnight
Leisner has a deft touch with characterization and dialog, but needs work on structure. The real story in this, his first novel, starts in the last 80 pages - the first 250-odd is mere setup.

Leisner's story is of the Enterprise's response to a refugee crisis in the Federation: he gives us 250pp describing the crisis, then wraps up Picard's and the crew's efforts at a solution in a quick - but satisfying - last act.

Should Leisner learn tighter structuring, he could become an excellent novelist.
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, favorites
This was not your typical Star Trek novel. No space battles or anything of that sort, this was what I am choosing to call an aftermath novel. This told the story of how the Federation was fairing after the events in the Destiny trilogy. It spoke unflinchingly of what the aftereffects of a war that devastating were like. It did a great job of looking at the cost that everyone, in a small or large way, had to pay. It was heartrending and sad, but it laid the groundwork very well for the novels tha ...more
D. Eric
Jul 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
A look at the reconstruction efforts of the Federation through the eyes of its greatest hero, Captain Picard (and crew), continues the storyline of surviving the Borg and what comes next. Although there is not much action, the devastation wreaked from the recent war supplies plenty of conflict of its own in the form of dealing with the survivors. Of particular note are flashbacks of Dr. Crusher that fill in some historical gaps. Also an inspiring link to Captain/Admiral Kirk make this a truly gr ...more
Butch Rosenbalm
More of a 3.5 out of 5. Follow up to the "recent" Borg final attack to the Federation. Given how things are getting bad in the Federation due to lack of resources, lost planets and ships, it's a serious change in tone for the Star Trek books. Of course, Captain Picard and the Enterprise shows up and helps save the day. Well, this part of the day, but not the whole problem. If Pocket Books keeps the united theme running through all their Trek books, the Trek universe is changed for the next while ...more
Julian Cooper
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is, like my last review (A Singular Destiny), an account of the aftermath of the Borg attack on the Alpha Quadrant

However whereas Singular Destiny was more about the political ramifications of the attacks this book deals with the more personal effects.

Finding homes and resources for enormous numbers of refugees it is well thought out and touching on more than one occasion

It also foreshadows what comes next

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