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Wahnsinn

(Star Trek: The Next Generation #40)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  453 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Eighty years ago, bodiless entities brought a plague of violence and bloodshed to the planet Vulcan. The nightmare ended only when the entities were trapped inside special containers.

Now, on the eve of a galaxy-scale scientific exposition, the containers have been opened, freeing the malevolent entities to possess the minds and bodies of all they encounter, including the

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Paperback, 311 pages
Published 1999 by Heyne (first published May 1st 1996)
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Marian
Recommended for Star Trek lovers!

I read the edition in German (Wahnsinn) as a practise for my reading skills, so it was important that the choice of book be entertaining and sort of light to read.

The plot is original, high in suspense and well-paced, with the beloved characters of The Next Generation. There's no romance here, just plain old good science fiction and a story to keep you wholly entertained.

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Craig
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
I am not entirely sure why but this one felt like a chore to go through. I've always wanted a little more character thoughts before they make a decision but this seemed too overboard in that regard. I guess I wanted a little more action. This is the kind of story I was expecting with the Devil's Heart and did not get so it was good that it was here but not overly a fan of the book. Glad I'm done. ...more
Jennie Lanz
Nov 30, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition


this book was absolutely horrid. I don't expect great literature from star trek books, but this one is a new level of bad. The characters were one-dimensional and didn't act like themselves at all. The storyline was predictable and inane.
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Richard Sampson
This is not one of the best that this series has had to offer, but it is not the worst either. It reads, and feels like a stand alone story, even though it is actually the sequel of a book in the Star Trek book franchise. That's a good thing, since you don't need to have read that book to follow the story here.

The story drags in some parts, but once things start happening, the story picks up. Ironically, I would have loved to see those parts expanded on. There is, however, one draw back to it. T
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Doreen
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to say, Dillard is one of the better authors of TNG series. Thus far, this author has not failed in delivering the best TNG stories! Finished this within 200 minutes and I am so sorry when I am done with it!
Robert Kelly
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this more than most Star Trek books. Less fluff or side stories. Stuck to the main plot.
Robert
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not that great a plot, but an extra star for good writing style
Jessica Kordyban
This book is phenomenal. From start to finish it kept my attention and wanting to read more.
Dallas
Jun 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a moderate to light read, which helps pass the time without draining my brain power on trying to figure out what is going on with the story and the characters. My primary complaint about the writing is the dialogue from some of the characters seems atypical of their personalities. I have already drawn accustomed to their speaking styles from watching the television program in which the book is based upon. There were certain words and sentence structures from the book that do not qui ...more
K
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Decent TNG book that deals with a foreign invader that the sensors cannot detect. While it was still a great book, it reminded me a few different episodes of TNG where similar events occurred. The authors did a great job at capturing the characters likeness. I would have liked to see a better closure to Worf's new friend. 4.5/5 ...more
Sean Randall
An enjoyable enough story, light - not in terms of content, but scope. It really had the feel of a TNG episode, though things would have necessarily been shortened onscreen, the essential concept of the novel would have made a very good episode indeed. Characterisation goes far enough to fill the story though not too deep as you'd expect. Overall, a neat little entry into the saga. ...more
Jeremiah Murphy
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved it; Possession is a nice piece of Trek-horror. At first, I have to admit, I was like: "Is this going to be one of those boring Star Trek novels about characters made up by the authors that I don't care about?" But it wasn't and the characters original to the novel were engaging nevertheless. A fun, fast paced, and engaging read. Make it so. ...more
Weavre
Just adding a few more Star Trek novels I found while working in the shed, so they're in my list here; that way, I can easily see which ones we don't have and bookmooch only titles we're missing. But to be honest, I don't remember any of these stories particularly well, and will have to post an actual review when and if I get around to re-reading them in the future. ...more
Angela
An unusual type of story for the books. The Enterprise personnel are taken over by beings who feed on emotion. Most of the characters are like you would expect, and it could definately be a tv episode. A good story.
Benjamin Plume
This book was a little thin...but it was good enough to make me go back and reread the novel whose events it picked up. Things here just didn't seem all that consistent with the Trek philosophy for some reason. ...more
Mikael Kuoppala
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
An old sci-fi story told well with nice characterization. Has a commendable sense of dread.
Heather Mac
One of the first Trek books I ever read. It was awesome. 300+ Trek books later, I've enjoyed nearly all of them. :) ...more
Bradley
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Average Star Trek fare. Ugh. Bye bye to listia. =)
Sphinx Feathers
Oct 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
A reread. Not particularly well-written, but it's fun. ...more
Gemma
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Remains one of my favorite tng books
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