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Rogue Saucer (Star Trek: The Next Generation #39)

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While its own saucer section receives needed repairs, the U.S.S. Enterprise tests a new experimental saucer. In theory, the new saucer can survive a planetary crash landing, but will it come through intact under genuine test conditions? Riker, Data, Worf, and La Forge risk their lives to find out, and so does Admiral Nechayev of Starfleet.

But a dangerous test turns even mo
Paperback, 271 pages
Published March 1996 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 1996)
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Dec 07, 2007 rated it really liked it
This is a quick read. I remember that it didn't took me much time to read it completely. It helps that it's very entertaining. I won't say that the book has a level of sophistication as the best stories ever written in Star Trek novel, however it's fast-paced and full of action, so if you are looking for something quick to read with those elements, this is your book. One of the things that attracted me to this novel was the fact of that you will have some saucer separation scenes. Since they did ...more
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek, sci-fi
An entertaining, fast-paced action-adventure story about a mission that goes very, very wrong. The characterization and dialogue occasionally misses the mark but the pacing and conflict between the original characters is very well done.
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
One that I was looking forward to reading once I got to it and was happy it was not disappointing. A fun story that utilized an under-utilized part about the Enterprise-D. It found an odd balance of being original in a lot of its ideas and then being a knock-off of a few Star Trek episodes. Overall, though I did like the story despite the villains being kind of idiots.
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, sci-fi, star-trek
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Judith Paterson
Feb 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Fast paced exciting story line written with wit and resists the temptation to be too preachy.

Aug 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, TNG was my favorite show when it was on and I still love the characters. These novels are guilty pleasures for me as they (at least the couple I have read to this point) written just like an episode of the show. It immediately takes me back to my teen years.
This book is just as well written. You can clearly see the main characters as they are so well written. Have purchased a few more TNG novels and look forward to reading them. The one drawback to this one is that it goes on a little too l
Jen Sylvia
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
A fun and well-paced read that captured the personality traits of all the characters we so love and cherish. I could see this as an actual episode as I read, with the physical and emotional quirks. I've read quite a few Star Trek novels (though not in any discernable order), and this one was definitely earned the "Didn't suck!" 4-star rating I gave it.

The set of villains, though, waffled a bit between really smart and megalomanic dumb. That was intensely dissatisfying.

Daniel Kukwa
Feb 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek
A lightning-paced, ballsy, unapologetic action-adventure epic that powers along..something "Star Trek-The Next Generation" rarely produced. It uses giant dollops of fan-pleasing continuity to place this story at the tail-end of the seventh season in perfect fashion...a far cry from the time-line confusion present in many of the DS9 novels. I can effortlessly picture this as an epic two-part TV story, and the imagery at play in this novel is first rate. Even the title is fantastic.
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
NOt so much on the emotional stuff, but very good regarding tactic and suspense. Would have made a nice episode in season six or seven. I liked the Riker - La Forge team-up, and that an Admiral gets some action time. The role of Crusher and Troi seemed to be superficial, though. And I don't know, why Guinan was thrown into the mix, especially in an atypical position.
Marcello Tarot
Mar 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek, narrativa
Davvero non so con quale criterio gli avessi assegnato 5 stelle alla prima lettura!!
Sono indeciso tra 2 e 3... alla fine opto per 3 perché l'idea di fondo è bella, ma - ahime! - sviluppata male e con diverse incongruenze. E opto per 3 anche per diverse felici battute della Nechayev ^_^
Sep 12, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Trekkies who need to get to the library
Recommended to Anderse by: Satan
I had to add this to see if this Star Trek crap was even in this database. Let's be honest - we all read things we're ashamed of and I got caught reading this on the bus this morning by a coworker, Ray. SNACK BOOKS UNITE!
Stacey Schmidt
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Had a great time reading it, but when it was finished the story seemed kind of like, "what was the point of that?"
The Enterprise has to run a test on crashing a saucer, the Marquis want that saucer. A nice action paced die hard type of story. A good read.
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good, nonsensical fun. The book had a bit more humor and action to balance out the sci-fi drama that typically fills out a Star Trek book.
Melvin Lance
Enjoyed reading. Thanks
Sep 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: trek
Better than expected, although the planet-crashable saucer smells just like the one that Troi crashed on Veridian III.

Quick read, not very heady, but fun.
Jun 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Better than average TNG adventure that would have made a very exciting episode of the series.
Sep 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
Oh no, someone has stolen a bit of the ship without any major weapons or propulsion systems. What ever shall we do?
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