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The Q Continuum: Book Two: Q-Zone (Star Trek: The Next Generation #48)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  868 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
The puckish super-being called Q has bedeviled Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise™ since their first encounter at Farpoint Station. But little was known of Q's enigmatic past or that of the transcendent plane where he sometimes dwells. Now Picard must discover Q's secrets -- for the sake of all that exists.
While the Enterprise struggles to su
ebook, 288 pages
Published July 14th 1999 by Pocket Books/Star Trek (first published 1998)
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Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A continuation of the story featuring the enigmatic and insane Star Trek character, Q.
Jan 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tng
Like the last installment, it is difficult to judge the story when it not yet complete. The action is at faster pace than the first volume, which is welcome, and the events that end with the destruction of the Tkon Empire were a lot of fun to read. Greg Cox does very well with his world-building for the Tkon, and the fact that they are so well fleshed-out makes the Empire's eventual fall that much more tragic. I'm excited to get to the conclusion of this story soon. Look for my review of part th ...more
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Q-Zone, the second book in the Q Continuum trilogy, picks up in the midst of an unrelenting battle between the Enterprise (under the command of Riker) and the Calamarain, while Picard is held as an unwitting hostage-come-spectator to Q's checkered past.

Fleeing the Calamarain, Riker takes the Enterprise into the Galactic Barrier in a move which may way well turn into a frying pan into the fire maneuver. Meanwhile, Picard bears witness to a genocide of epic proportions as Q reveals how he played a
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 2nd in the Q Continuum trilogy of books, this Star Trek - The Next Generation novel is dripping with continuity nods for fans of the Star Trek movies and television series.

The book moves at a slower pace than the first installment, concentrating on Picard and Q's observation of 0's entrance to their multiverse and his tampering with the Tkon empire. We're also given a look at the Enterprise E as it tries to survive a confrontation at the edge of the Galactic Barrier.

As with the first book
Jun 16, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, sci-fi
I quit. I forced myself through book one and was hoping for better things but this series is terrible. This guy's writing is awful and his ideas are stupid. You can't get through one chapter without him referencing some episode or moment in previous Trek. It's all uninspired garbage and I hate it. I like reading Star Trek and these books have killed that for me for a bit. Thanks Greg Cox, your bland fan fiction can go somewhere else.
Andy Parkes
Not as good as the first, felt very much like it's purpose was to set everything up for the final book. Enjoyable still
Looking forward to the last one
Richard Sampson
Another very interesting read, delving into the background of Q
Conan Tigard
Q-Zone takes place on a new Enterprise-E, so must occur just after the second movie, First Contact, since that is when the new ship is introduced. The story focuses on two divergent storylines: 1) Q showing Picard bits and pieces of Q's own past, and 2) Riker and the Enterprise, after failing in their attempt at breaching the Great Galactic Barrier, must survive the attack of the Calamarain.

Where the first book in this trilogy moved along rather slowly, this one picks up the pace a little. But
Mikael Kuoppala
Here we have a premise with as much potential as any novel can have, and it's left largely unused.

"Q-Zone" centeres around Q's past, showing us Q's and Picard's journey through space and time. Unfortunately we don't get to witness the ultimate, surreal, fantastic Q-adventure, like the later released "IQ" by Peter David and John DeLancie, but insted we are offered tons of tedious and irrelevant scenes that are structured badly. In the end the novel isn't bad in any way. It just could have been so
Scarlett Sims
Alright, so this is the second book in this trilogy. Picard has been kidnapped by Q, leaving the Enterprise-E with Riker in command to fight off the Calamarain. If that sentence didn't make sense to you, there's no sense in picking up this book.

Anyway, the cool thing this trilogy does is give us a peek into the life of young Q, showing the mistakes he made and giving some clues as to why he is so.... Q-y.
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I lovely romp through the history of Q. After a nice foundation in the first of the trilogy, this one gets to the meat of the matter. What an interesting life it has been for Q. A wonderful blend of the many layers in the past, with the present, and a smattering of how it just may transform the future. I know Q was interesting but, this is intriguing indeed.
A taste of the 4 horsemen and you can't go wrong, eh?
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.
Okay second book of the trilogy. It primarily focused on the backstory between Q and 0. It was not as exciting as the first book, so my hopes are it was necessary filler to make the third book make more sense. I almost get the feeling that perhaps the publisher forced the author to stretch the book into three separate books (each of the three books is almost exactly 270 pages). 3.25/5
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This immediately follows on QSpace. Q starts to show Picard his history. Again another fun read. But it is not really a seperate book, it just feels like the author wrote too many pages for hs story so that they had to seperate it into different books. Again you need the next in the series to finish the story.
This was okay. It carried the story forward, and I still want to see what happens (though I figured out the ending before I'd finished book 1). But I think most of what happens in this book could have been incorporated into the first book without significantly lengthening it.
Jun 17, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Gave up on this one 2/3 of the way through and I will not be reading the 3rd in the trilogy. For a storyline about one of my favourite recurring characters, I was bored to death.
Todd R
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trek, trek-tng
Worse than the first. Half of the book is filler - could have been 100 pages in total.
Jul 02, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
See my review of the first book of this trilogy.
Jan 10, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Certainly not the Q-Continuum I imagined.
Sep 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
May 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read too many Star Trek book's and too long ago to give a valid comment other than that I liked it or even loved it. The book is in great condition.
Carl Bussema
Jul 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
See review for Q-Space.
Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
This trilogy is one of Trek's best written masterpieces, thanks to Greg Cox.
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