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The Sky's the Limit

(Star Trek: The Next Generation)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  218 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Taking its title from the final words spoken by Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the series finale, The Sky's the Limit is a collection of brand new original stories spanning and celebrating the entire twenty-year history of the most popular and successful Trek series of all. Stories by a variety of authors -- some old favourites, some new -- set during the events of the televis ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 16th 2007 by Pocket Books
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Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
There are so many instances where the TV series left viewers hanging. These short stories answer some of the questions raised and round out otherwise flat characters. I especially wanted to read about when Picard took Admiral Jarok's ("The Defector") suicide note to his wife and daughter. And it was great to get some background on Stefan DeSeve from "Face of the Enemy."

Now I'm exploring to see what other goodies are waiting in this book.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Sky's the Limit by various This is an anthology of stories set within the various seasons of TNG and the movies. Overall a good reading experience, even if the quality of the stories differs. I read the framing stories, Meet with Triumph and Disaster/Trust Yourself When All Men Doubt by Schuster & Mollmann, as one story - I didn't quite know what to make of the first story until I read the conclusion, got the hint about Tapestry and of course Wolf 359. It' ...more
Sasha Wolf
Mixed quality

I read this book for task #9 in the #ReadHarder Challenge for 2019: a book with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads. It had been on my TBR list for a while because two of the stories follow on from my two favourite episodes, Darmok and Chain of Command. The story based on Darmok expands on the concept of the Tamarian language and culture in interesting ways, although the writing is a little clunky in places. The Chain of Command story is less original, but better written. That more
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Enjoyed This Book

I enjoyed all the stories. It was time well spent. Star Trek has always been part of my life. The crew members have been and always will be my family and friends.
Robert W. Walthers Jr.
Excellent collection of star trek stories

I really enjoyed these stories that occurred through out the seasons of star trek the next generation.
I found the last story to be extremely emotional .
I look forward to reading more like this.
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek
Three and a half star, really. Better than mediocre, but not really as good as I generally expect from a four-star book. This is a collection of Next Generation short stories, which is not really a format I care for; still 13 of the 14 stories were at least okay, and some were quite good. The exception was the last story, which was a pretty dull introspective on Picard's mindset after the costly victory over Shinzon in "Star Trek: Nemesis". In that story, nothing much happens at all other than P ...more
Luca Mauri
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: finished, on, aug, 23, 2009
The good thing about Star Trek novel is that the paper medium allows writer more space, more time and more resources to tell a story than a costly TV production.
This book is a collection of short stories about TNG characters: that fact already wastes the strongest point of any books. Beside this, all stories appears just drafts of possible stories to be developed. Everything is rushed and approximate. The most part of the stories are plain bad, the others are too short to be of any interest. Pro
Rich Meyer
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An excellent collection of short stories from various time periods in the history of ST-TNG, with quite a few focusing on the era around the final film. There are some very interesting narratives and visions here, and it's definitely worth the time of any Trek fan to read this one. My personal favorites are the one that takes a different view on the ultimate resolution of the episode "Journey's End" and the tale of Worf learning to take care of Date's cat Spot, which is told from both their poin ...more
Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I don't do half stars...
Only picked this up because I've 'met' one of the authors online, and was feeling stalkerish curious. And of course I was a big TNG fan back in the day. It was really pleasant to reacquaint myself with what felt like a bunch of old friends. I didn't read all the stories in the anthology, skipping any that didn't engage my interest sufficiently within the first page or 2. I think in the end I read all but about 3 of them. A most enjoyable
Aug 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was my first try reading a Star Trek short story collection. I can't believe how much I enjoyed it. I have read some st novels over the years and was never very impressed. I think the universe really lends itself to short story form (or maybe it's just that I already know the characters) but I will definitely be reading more of these in the future.
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Talk about a stupendous collection of short stories that fill in the gaps between seasons and movies in the Star Trek TNG universe. If you are a fan of the TV series and movies, this book is a great supplement to expand the depth of the Star Trek TNG world. (Of course I recommend all of the Star Trek TNG books, but THAT's a lot of reading!)
A selection of short stories based on the Next Gen. They start at before the beginning, and end just before Riker goes off to Titan. I particularly liked the Barclay story and the Four Lights. Yes, Picard remeets his torturer. A good read.
Laura Chambers
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My favorite stories were "Acts of Compassion", "Redshift", "Among the Clouds" and "Thinking of You".
Brent Knorr
I nice collection of short stories, including one that is partially from the point of view of Spot (Data's cat)
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