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Tod im Winter

(Star Trek: The Next Generation)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  1,383 ratings  ·  126 reviews
Kevratas ist eine öde, gefrorene Welt jenseits der romulanischen Neutralen Zone. Die Föderation ist für die von einer Seuche heimgesuchten Einheimischen zur letzten echten Hoffnung auf Überleben und Freiheit geworden.

Beverly Crusher, die inzwischen die Enterprise verlassen hat, wird auf einem medizinischen Hilfseinsatz vermisst und für tot gehalten. Die Sternenflotte hat k
Paperback, 318 pages
Published September 2009 by Amigo Grafik (cross cult) (first published September 2005)
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Tunnelrat72 It's more about their realization of the relationship they are already in and the admittance of their commitment in the usual Star Trek style. Definit…moreIt's more about their realization of the relationship they are already in and the admittance of their commitment in the usual Star Trek style. Definitely not romantic.(less)
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Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a Star Trek book, and considering I haven't read a new one in years, when I saw the subject matter, I snatched this one up. This book focuses on Picard's efforts to rescue Beverly after she is abducted while on an undercover mission to provide a vaccine to a non-Federation world under Romulan control. (I'm geeking out!)

That is the main plot, but it is the subplot that was of monumental interest to me, and no doubt to the other fans who picked up this book. Because - FINALLY - Trek focuse
honestly mem
Subpar and underwhelming, but the same could be said for much of Friedman's work. Far too many unresolved and unnecessary subplots (was there any point at all to the Geordi + Worf storyline?), an abundance of woefully underdeveloped characters, a rushed ending, and little at all to recommend it. On the other hand, Crusher rescues herself! And Picard/Crusher! So, conflict. ...more
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So I'm a Star Trek fan. For those who know me you either already know this or would be totally unsurprised to find this out. In point of fact I'm a Star Trek the Next Generation fan - just to be clear. I doubt I've seen more than a dozen original series episodes and while I enjoyed many of the adventures of Capt. Kirk on the big screen my heart has always been securely on the bridge of the Enterprise-D.

That said, I probably hadn't seen an episode of this show in 20 years when, quite by accident
May 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, tng
A mostly interesting start to the TNG post-Nemesis novels. It really does feel like the beginning of a new chapter, both in the lives of the crew and on the interstellar political stage. I found myself fascinated by the Romulan intrigue and in-fighting more than with the romantic plot between Picard and Crusher, but I'm very happy with the direction things are headed in both arenas. A worthy read, but not the best that Trek lit has to offer.

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May 15, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Perfunctory writing at its best/worst (take your pick). A paint by number "Rescue the Fair Maiden" narrative populated by paper thin characters and pointless plot lines (although it seems likely that any author writing for the Star Trek franchise is obligated to meet some sort of fan service quota, even if it contributes virtually nothing whatsoever to story development).

The most startling aspect of 2005's "Death in Winter" is that it is not Michael Jan Friedman's first book; in fact I was flabb
I liked the plot, but this book would've been better if:

1) The sections detailing episodes of TNG weren't so annoyingly detailed. I've seen every single episode of TNG more than once, I know my canon. I didn't need 3 pages reminding me of who Sela was, for example. I can understand wanting to make sure the reader knows some of those details, but are there really people that have never seen Star Trek out there that actively seek out and read Star Trek books? Seriously.

2) The whole Picard and Crus
Sia Brunet
Beverly is sent to Kevratas to develop a vaccine. She is captured by Sela. Picard teams up w/ Pug Joseph & Dr. Carter Greyhorse. Greyhorse must make a vaccine before a rescue attempt can be made. I loved this book because it went deeper in Jean Luc's & Beverly's feelings for each other.It also went in some detail about how her husband Jack died. The best part though was when she arrives on the Enterprise as the new chief medical officer. I thought there were some pages in the book that were real ...more
Felicia Latoya Brown
Finally a book that dealt with Picard's feelings for Crusher. It's not the best written ST:TNG novel I've read, but I'm glad someone decided to delve into this love that Picard had been caring for almost 30 years before this book was written. We've already seen in episodes the length he would go for Beverly (remember he stayed to be tortured by a Cardassian just because he thought the Cardassian was going to torture Beverly), so it was believable that once again he would risk everything for her ...more
Tyler Volz
Dangling plot threads and some odd characterization. I'm surprised the relaunch didn't die right here with this novel. ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
It moves at warp speed, and occasionally it feels like it sacrifices depth for pace...but only occasionally. In fact, I find this to be far deeper and more culturally focused than almost anything else Mr Friedman has written for "Star Trek", although the speed means that focus tends to be mostly Romulan. My favourite moments are the pauses that examine Picard and Crusher, especially the opening scene at the wedding. A passing familiarity with Picard's old Stargazer crew does help with the readin ...more
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perfect weekend read. I really enjoyed it.
Jul 13, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I wanted to love this book so much, but even my inner shipper couldn't get past the fact that this is basically really terrible fanfiction. There's a subplot with Worf and Geordi that goes nowhere, a needless cameo by Admiral Janeway, and a bunch of Romulans running around plotting against each other that added very little to the story. And yet the random Romulans still managed to be more interesting than the main plotlines with Picard and Crusher. I swear I'd rather have read a whole book about ...more
C Bryan Jones
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Good story to help move us beyond the events of Nemesis. Picard's feelings for Beverly are something we've always known were there. Clearly they weren't going to be acted upon onscreen, but that's why it's great that we have the literature to move us beyond the constraints of television storytelling.

To be honest, though, the most interesting aspect of Death In Winter is the political upheaval within the Romulan Empire. I wasn't thrilled to have Sela back, if only because I don't like it when fam
Jun 15, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-read
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Mar 28, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Okay I'd be ashamed of reading this book...but I just won't.

I mean look at that cover! At first glance you assume it's a book in which Patrick Stewart tells tales regarding his adventures as an actor. Maybe just his Shakespeare work. You see it and you think "man I like Patrick Stewart. He's smart and cool and I bet this would be a good read."

Then you realize it is in the Sci Fi section, and that the shadow isn't Stewart in a wig but an ex-Muppeteer (no really she is), and that it says STAR TRE
Mar 16, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I back tracked and picked up this book, hoping it would fill in some events that led up to the events in Destiny. I admit, I'm a bit disappointed. It filled in a little of the backstory but it had little to do with their relationship and ended up delving into Romulan politics and some of Picard's old crewmates from the Stargazer. It almost seems as if there was a previous book that needed to be read that filled in some information. The characters were very one dimensional and the plot was rather ...more
I was waiting very long to read a book about Picard and Crusher, but actually I was expecting something completely different. I did expect a fast running story ... and at last the long waiting lovestory between Jean-Luc and Beverly. but to get that, one had to wait until the last word. It is quite disappointing, also if there is a happy-end in that story.

I thought it would be something like "Imzadi". That was really good and it doesn't messed up the Star Trek Canon. So why Friedman doesn't write
Bailey Marissa
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2k17, adult

The Picard/Crusher ship is basically the only reason I tolerate Next Gen, so when I saw that this book focused on that, I was totally on board. Unfortunately, it doesn't focus too much on them, but it's nice to see how Picard really feels about Beverly. There was also Geordie and Worf trying to come help, but another character from ST:V comes to stop them. Most importantly, everyone was in character and the plot wasn't ever slow.

I miss Data. *sniff*

Recommended 11+ for Star Trek violence, ki
Elizabeth Tibbert
May 01, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
This was the absolute worst ST:TNG book I've ever read. ...more
Shane Amazon
Take a trek on the USS Missed Opportunity


After a deadly outbreak ravages the people of a distant world, the Federation brass decide to send one of its most esteemed doctors into enemy territory in an attempt to end the suffering. But after that doctor is captured, and assumed dead, a second command sends its most regarded Captain in to finish the job of finding a cure and a determining the fate of the lost doctor.

It's a risky endeavor, one that will call on old friends to find success
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 24, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I read this because of the promised Beverly/Picard storyline, which was sweet, but rushed and weird. I would have enjoyed this a whole lot more without the focus on the Romulan political story that I really didn't care about. I couldn't keep track of all of the new Romulan characters, though I guess some of them already existed - I don't remember Star Trek: Nemesis that well, haha. Geordi and Worf's sub-plot seemed to be an excuse to put more TNG characters in there, which is fine I guess. Star ...more
John Reed
3/10 is usually the highest I'd rate a novel that reads like an episode of TV. It was good. If this was a star trek episode I don't think it would have made my highlights reel, but it would be on par with other picard/crusher episodes, which this story even references.

One thing I like about a novel like this a lot, is that at 200 pages, I can burn through it in an afternoon and it only takes me a bit more time than watching an episode or two, which provides the same level of escapism that an af
Brent Knorr
Jul 25, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
This novel takes place shortly after Nemesis and sets things up for the novels to follow. The main story was okay, not great but not bad. There is a bit of a side story with Worf and Geordi that doesn't really go anywhere. The main focus is really on Capt. Picard and Dr. Crusher individually reflecting on their relationship with each other. It's a little disappointing that the author skips over Dr. Crusher's thoughts near the end of the novel when she makes her decision, opting to go for a "surp ...more
▫️Ron S
I won't say it wasn't worth reading... but it was awfully drawn out, and the most obnoxious part was the fact that they worked "clip show" framework into the story. Yes, you heard me right - clip shows, those cringe worthy blights on serialized TV shows produced in shameless moments of budgetary shortage... in a novel. Granted - it was thematic in nature, and a little deliberately corny (characters wondering "I wonder what made me think of that at a time like this?"), but at the end of the day t ...more
Jerome Maida
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Audra Brooks
A Star Trek book with Romulans fighting and conspiring against both themselves and the Federation, with Sela and Captain Picard and Beverly Crusher playing huge roles, written by Michael Jan Friedman, would seem to be a slam-dunk. Unfortunately, for most of the 320 pages (hardcover) contained herein, the story is never great. It's never terrible, either. It's just okay. But please bear in mind, this is like saying Michael Jordan "only" scored 30 points in his prime. Like that other all-time grea ...more
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Totally figured I'd love it. And I did. Just like the show, any Picard-centered episode is definitely one of the best, but this book brought in all the other juicy bits of a story that you wanted from a televised episode but never got to see because of time restraints. Romulan intrigue, alien conflict, medical mystery/disaster. I had completely forgotten some of the canon regarding particular characters (Data being #1) so that bit came as quite a depressing shock. Otherwise, an overall enjoyable ...more
Raquel (Silver Valkyrie Reads)
I might have enjoyed this book more if just had the Picard and Dr Crusher storylines--Romulan politics doesn't make for a nice light bedtime read.

On the plus side, it was almost completely clean (a couple of brief kissing scenes and a couple of sexual situations referenced but without detail) so the main concern for teen readers would just be the harshness of it (many deaths from both violence and epidemic, references to torture, and so on--pretty standard Star Trek stuff though).
JJ Broenner
While I love a story about STTNG characters especially Picard and Beverly Crusher this one was not original enough for my taste. It felt too familiar and predictable. I have higher standards in regards to these characters as well and that may be part of my disappointment. I do like the ending and the lead in to future adventures.
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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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