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Requiem (Star Trek: The Next Generation #32)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  559 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Twenty-five years ago, Captain Jean-Luc Picard conducted breakthrough negotiations with an aggressive race called the Gorn. On the anniversary of that achievement, Captain Picard and the "U.S.S. Enterprise" TM are headed for the Gorn Homeworld to continue that important work. When the ship stops to investigate a mysterious alien artifact, Captain Picard is suddenly hurled ...more
Paperback, 277 pages
Published October 1994 by Pocket Books
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Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this one.
Daniel Kukwa
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek
A game of two halves, which makes this an almost perfect reproduction of a TNG episode. The A-plot of Picard-in-the-past is wonderful: full of authentic emotion, well-developed characters, and a solid sense of tragedy. The present day B-plot is a technobabble search & rescue mission that isn't anywhere near as compelling, with a crew that feels a little stiff & awkward, in terms of capturing their characters. The end result splits the difference: a solid 3 star rating.
Luke Sims-Jenkins
May 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-trek
Um at least it was a quick read.

Okay I was excited for this one, Picard meets the Gorn! War on the horizon! Maybe we'll get to know more about Gorn culture!? Not really. Going into this I knew there would be an element of time travel involved and that's fine, but I still wanted to know more about the Gorn, ANYTHING about the Gorn! Here is a chance to flesh them out. Instead Picard is sent back in time to Cestus 3 and witnesses first hand the massacre that Kirk and Spock arrive to in it's afterma
Sep 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek, 2017
Good one, but also super depressing. Liked the dynamic between Ro and Riker here, and also how Barclay was used (thankfully not to comic effect, as usual). Felt for Picard, being stuck in a past he can't change, because changing things for the better, finding solutions, is what he does best, and this time he couldn't. The only thing he could do was make sure the deaths were not in vain.

The science bit super gimmicky, but yeah, aside that a good one.
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek, st-tos, st-tng
One hundred years ago, James Kirk of the USS Enterprise arrived at Cestus III to find a Federation colony in flames, virtually all of its residents destroyed by mysterious attackers. Kirk soon found himself in direct physical conflict with the attackers, a race of dinosaur-like creatures called the Gorn. Kirk was able to find a way to conclude the Cestus affair without further bloodshed, and diplomatic overtures followed many decades later. Now, as the Federation and the Gorn try to keep the pea ...more
Dank Wit
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great quick Star Trek read; read just like a high concept/above budget episode script. Made good use of secondary characters (Barclay/Ro), the continuity porn wasn't forced, and nary a word that didn't further the plot.
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable TNG book with a little original Star Trek flavor. I enjoyed reading about Barclay as a primary secondary character. Plus, you get a little more information about Picard prior to the Enterprise (captain of the stargazer, Jack Crusher, Ben Zoma, etc.), as well as a little time travel…While reading, Friedman did a great job capturing the behaviors and mannerisms of the characters. Definitely in the top 5 of the TNG books I've read.
Aug 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Come prendere una delle mie puntate preferite della serie classica e costruirci un, tutto sommato, discreto romanzo con protagonista il cap. Picard, impegnato in missione diplomatica per stipulare un trattato con i Gorn.
An interesting idea, if you went back in time, only a few days before a tragedy would you stop it? The Gorn are also in this book and it does tie in a bit with the original Star Trek series. A decent Picard story.
May 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
"There's no such thing as a meaningless sacrifice.Any positive act, no matter how hopeless or insignificant, is ultimately worthwhile"

dr. Julia Santos
Medical officer of Cestus Three Colony
May 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
The Gorn! Captain Picard! Time travel! So much potential, so disappointingly "meh."
Mikael Kuoppala
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
A good premise and fluid storytelling carry this novel far, but there is so much unutilized potential in this...
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Michael has done a good job giving the back story to one of my favorite original series episodes. His writing is engaging and the story fits well into Star Trek cannon.
Scott Rudolph
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Nice cross over novel. Well written.
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Michael Jan Friedman is an author of more than seventy books of fiction and nonfiction, half of which are in the Star Trek universe. Eleven of his titles have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. Friedman has also written for network and cable television and radio, and scripted nearly 200 comic books, including his original DC superhero series, the Darkstars.
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