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Heldentod

(Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Second Decade #4)

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3.74  ·  Rating details ·  1,303 ratings  ·  128 reviews
Ein Gegner, der so unbeugsam ist, dass man mit ihm nicht vernünftig reden kann. Die gesamte Rasse denkt mir nur einem Verstand und strebt auf ein einziges Ziel hin: Sich unsere biologischen Besonderheiten anzueignen und jegliche Individualität auszulöschen, um jedes lebende Wesen zu Borg zu machen.

In über zwei Jahrzehnten ist der Föderation keiner größeren Bedrohung begegn
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Paperback, 358 pages
Published March 20th 2010 by Amigo Grafik (cross cult) (first published November 2007)
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TK Before Dishonor takes place between the two relaunches of Voyager. I recommend you read Christine Golden's run first, then Resistance, Q&A and Before …moreBefore Dishonor takes place between the two relaunches of Voyager. I recommend you read Christine Golden's run first, then Resistance, Q&A and Before Dishonor (TNG books) and then pick back up with Full Circle by Kristen Beyer for the full experience.

Although there are no major spoilers in this book for Christine Golden's run, this book is pretty important in the plot of Kristen Beyer's Voyager books. (less)
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Alejandro
Exciting action against the Borg!


This book is a direct sequel to the events described in the novel “Resistance” by J.M. Dillard.


ONLY RIVERS DON’T GET BACK

Sometimes,-- --in order to feel alive, one has to take chances with one’s safety.

No. One really does not.

While there is a novel published in-between of Resistance by J.M. Dillard and Before Dishonor by Peter David, which is the novel Q & A by Keith R.A. DeCandido, but that's a self-contained story concerning Q (the all-powerful
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Jerry
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's getting late, and I have a lot to do, so, I'll just say this: This book was better than usual for a Star Trek novel.
Dan
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tng, star-trek
Before Dishonor occupies a strange place in the Trek Lit world. I feel like if it were more of a standalone novel, rather than in the middle of an on-going continuity, it would be more palatable; however, given that the tone of the story is so markedly different from the previous and subsequent novels, it feels very much out of place. Normally, I enjoy Peter David's trademark comic-style humor, but it feels like it is dialed up to eleven in this novel. This stands in stark contrast to the heavy ...more
***Dave Hill
Dec 14, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: text
(Original review: http://hill-kleerup.org/blog/2008/04/...)

Peter David has written a lot of very entertaining and well-crafted Star Trek novels. This, alas, is not one of them.

Overall: Fair
Story: Fair
Re-Readability: Fair
Characters: Fair

Story: This book, part of the new Next Generation novels, is a sequel to "Resistance". Unfortunately, that book was written by J.M. Dillard, and David tries, but can’t quite manage, to pick up the threads from the prequel and carry them along.

The Borg are back —
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kingshearte
"In over two centuries, the Federation has never encountered a greater threat. Twice Starfleet assembled and threw countless starships to stand against them. The Borg were stopped, the price paid in blood. Humanity breathed a sigh of relief, assuming it was safe. And with the destruction of the transwarp conduits, the Federation believed that the killing blow had finally been struck against the Borg.

Driven to the point of extinction, the Borg continue to fight for their very existence, for *thei
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Gary
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a perfect example of star trek at its very best
Jonne Steen Redeker
I am not going to beat around the bush, this is a very poor book, likely the worst long form Star Trek book I have ever read. The saddest part is, it didn't have to be....

Peter David simply doesn't get some basic stuff, one of the things he doesn't understand is the larger Star Trek Canon. What he gets, and what he writes masterfully is TOS style Star Trek, with all the campiness, and over the top stories that come along with that. He also succeeds well in making that believable, if he has char
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Mary
Feb 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Trek fans
This is the sequel to Star Trek: Resistance by Peter David, and you should read that one first. Resistance references events in the Star Trek movies First Contact and Nemesis and the 6th season of Deep Space Nine.

There are some spoilers to the novel Star Trek: Vendetta by Peter David, though you don't have to have read that book to read this one.

*****

My main issue with this book is that I really like the relationship between Kathryn Janeway and Chakotay. Even though in cannon they never had mu
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Matthew Rasnake
Aug 13, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: desperate Star Trek fans
Shelves: star-trek, sci-fi
I have long considered Star Trek novels to be a kind of "cotton-candy" literature--mostly sugar and little substance. This novel doesn't break out of this established mold.

Also included is something that has frequently annoyed me with fan-produced and professional non-canon stories--the inclusion of cross-series characters and references. Of course, I can certainly understand the compulsion, considering how all the Trek series are taking place within the same universe, and there is precedent ev
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Julie Ann
Hated this one. I love Peter David's "Star Trek" stuff (he has spun the best Q yarns out of all of them), but this one felt like an "anti-Voyager" rebuke.
David Hibberd
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Take the Enterprise, Seven of Nine, Ambassador Spock, Captain Picard, the Borg, the Planet Destroyer, Kathryn Janeway, Lady Q, and other assorted characters and the result is an enjoyable story. When Janeway joins a team investigating a dead Borg cube things happen.
The Borg awaken and create a new queen who wants Picard and Seven. During its dormancy the Borg cube has changed. It isn't good.
It is up to the Enterprise and others to defeat the Borg. We know that Starfleet will prevail, but it is
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Yvette
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It started out slow and annoying BUT...it got better. The continuity of some of the characters from Resistance (essentially part 1) was off.
The characters were hilarious throughout and the Borg battle was typical.
Most importantly I enjoyed it!
Jimyanni
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Peter David is an entertaining author; he is very good at telling a good story, with plenty of action and interesting characters. He handles established characters well, and has a good feel for who they are and what they would do in a given situation. His tone is always recognizable to an experienced reader, and sometimes it gets a bit irritating if one has read too much of his work in too short a period of time. He is very fond of the "sudden reversal" in which a character proclaims definitivel ...more
Katie Buerk
Sep 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was awesome super hero Picard and damsel in distress to mad scientist crusher get up close and personal with the Borg queen
Crystal Bensley
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I want to knock off a star because of a character death but it's just too damn exciting a story! Love the New Frontier references too.
John Cipolla
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this story. was interesting how picard spock and crew worked to get the planet killer from The doomsday machine to fight the borg
Catharina Koenheim
What in the world possessed the author to kill off a main character from a different series? The book itself is well written. Just can't enjoy the story.
Christopher
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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John
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
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Kai Knetsch
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Steven
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, there's a lot of hate and discontent over PAD's Before Dishonor, but I thought it was a *ahem* good read! PAD has a comic writing style, with a lot of humor thrown into the mix, which helps to levy some of the heavier story elements here. After all, anytime there's a Borg crisis, there has to be some gallows humor.

Plus, PAD tends to draw on a wealth of Trek information, and this TNG title draws not only from TOS, but New Frontier, as well as PAD's (very) previous Trek title Vendetta. Since
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TK
Oct 02, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is literally the worst Star Trek novel I have read. I felt like the voices of nearly ever character were inconsistent, often blending together and never felt distinct or appropriate. The plot grows steadily more and more ridiculous as the story progresses. It didn't even capture a campy fun spirit. It was just convoluted and a mess that got more and more terrible as it went on. I won't spoil the plot, but the book builds up a pretty significant threat but never moves beyond a micro perspect ...more
Art the Bookworm
Peter David continues to be, far and away, The Best Writer of Star Trek Novels. In the early days, there wasn't much competition in my opinion. But the so-called relaunch novels have been fantastic, like they are having the authors actually take the time to write a good story. And it seems like they have had some freedom now that they don't have to stay tied down to a tv series (by which I mean going beyond the movie/tv shows timelines and not staying within it) they can pretty much do what they ...more
Jerome Maida
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of David's underrated books. With a new, improved Borg; Spock interacting with Geordi and Seven of Nine and the odds do against Picard that Starfleet and some of his own crew oppose him, there is a LOT going on here. But as usual, David mekes you want to keep those pages turning! You know a book is packed when I haven't even mentioned Lady Q or a new Borg Queen yet - or an unforgettable ending I don't want to spoil.
In short, pick this book up. Today.
Darryl
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the middle of the story that transcends over 4 books. All 4 books are deep in canon, although this one steps out of canon on a few points and could cause issues in the future. I would just read it as entertainment, but it is the middle of an awesome Borg story. It would also be good if you're familiar with season 1 STOS.

Here are the books in order: Vendetta, Resistance, Before Dishonor, Greater Than The Sum."
Daniel Kukwa
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
The first book on the long road to Kathryn Janeway's fall & resurrection, and a semi-sequel to "Vendetta", this is all action-packed plot, hurtling along at a break-neck pace but never losing control, thanks to Peter David's steel-handed authorship. This is an unyielding adrenaline rush from start to finish, with added doses of Mr. David's best jokes to lighten the apocalyptic mood. ...more
Jeremy
Jul 31, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book felt like a bad cartoon. I’m really not sure what the author was going for other then trying to make light of a serious threat. Kind of felt like everything dived off of the deep end where anything is “possible” no matter how ridiculous and add on a slice of a stupid joke.
Goldenwattle
An enjoyable read. It improved as it went.
Jasmine Cattle
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
quite good, left me wanting more of the story so badly!
Bobby Litton
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed it!!
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