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Into The Nebula (Star Trek: The Next Generation Book 36)

Into The Nebula (Star Trek: The Next Generation Book 36) [Kindle Edition]

Gene Deweese
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While exploring an unknown region of space, the U.S.S. Enterprise™ encounters a strange nebular dust. Upon further investigation, they discover a planet called Krantin on which the plant and animal life, as well as the civilization are dying.
A series of explosions and a ship that simply disappears into thin air lead the crew to believe another group is causing the devastation of the planet. The leader of the planet's society, however, is wary of trusting the Starship Enterprise™ crewmembers, and has the away team arrested. With time running out, Data must find a way to save his crewmates or watch as two worlds are destroyed.

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After fifteen years as a technical writer on the Apollo programme Gene DeWeese turned freelance in 1974. His more than thirty books range from Star Trek and other series tie-ins (The Man from U.N.C.L.E and Ravenloft among them) to mysteries and occult romance. He is the author of several of the most popular of the early classic Star Trek and Next Generation novels.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 488 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (18 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A26H2JE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Slow start but great story! 14 July 2003
This book would have made a good episode. It starts off somewhat slow and takes a while to get going, but the writer makes a good effort at building tension, even though you know none of the main characters will be killed off.
The story is also quite an imaginative one; (without giving the story away) the Enterprise and crew find a colony ship that has come from a planet that is dying, only to find that the 'plague' that is killing it, and it's poeple, is more insidious than expected.
All in all a great Star Trek story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ST: TNG: Into the Nebula - by Gene DeWeese 20 April 2003
By Joe Zika - Published on
ST: TNG: Into the Nebula - by Gene DeWeese

Star Trek-The Next Generation: Into the Nebula written by Gene DeWeese is a well-written action-adventure book. The star in this book is Spot, Data's cat. If you like cats and are a cat person you'll love this Star Trek adventure.

This book is an ongoing space adventure as the Enterprise and her crew are on a routine exploring mission. When the Enterprise encounters some strange nebular dust. Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise-D encounters a generation ship carrying just over ten thousand people. Some are alive and some are in what they call "fantasies" or their versions of the holo-decks onboard the Enterprise. Koralus who is the elder of this group that is still awake makes his routine stop on the "bridge" of the generation ship when he finds a reply to his distress call. The generation ship is dying and won't reach anywhere before it does. Instead of his home world or other generation ships that headed off in different directions the Enterprise replied to his distress call. He is brought aboard the Enterprise and they travel back to Krantin, the home of these occupants of the generation ship. The situation is worse than Koralus remembered. The "Plague" had forced what was left of the population into one city hiding under one force field to keep the harmful atmosphere out, but slowly even the survivors are dying because their systems are becoming less and less effective against the growing poison in their air. Upon further investigation, a planet known as Krantin is discovered, but something is unusual as the flora and fauna are dying and the Enterprise crew starts to investigate as to the cause.

In this story Data must find a way to save the Enterprise crew from certain disaster, but time is running out... as worlds are being destroyed Data is the only hope... but Spot plays a stellar role in this book. The book was exciting to read and kept my interest and I just loved Spot's roll. Picard sends a shuttlecraft out to make contact when they run into a series of ships that disappear in a flash. The first contact with people on the planet is a lowly technician that fights to keep the systems running another day. The Enterprise immediately helps to create more parts for the systems and they turn to the problem of the Plague. The technician works under a scientist that is desperately trying to find a way to keep population alive and he works under a president who is paranoid about every little thing he encounters, including the crew of the Enterprise. Counselor Deanna Troi believes that the scientist Zalkan has something to hide and his fear becomes more evident as the Enterprise crew uncovers more and more to the mystery. The discovery of dilithium in Krantin and mines recently reopened escalades his fear when he finally reveals the truth. He is from an alternate Krantin in another reality. The source of the "Plague" is from his Krantin and his government is behind the opening of the mines. His government however is going to try a desperate plan to get rid of the plagued Krantin and the Enterprise all in one shot. Picard is now faced with the destruction of both planets and the Enterprise if he doesn't find a way to save all three after five hundred years of devastation has led to this.

There is an amusing side story that ends up saving the ship with Spot and Geordi LaForge. If you are a fan of TNG then you know about Data's "studies" and how Geordi usually gets dragged in the middle of it. Hey, isn't it time for Spot to save the ship instead of Wesley? But the rest of the book is just as well thought out. As I was in the middle of the book, I didn't understand how the author could have all these open storylines that didn't seem to even matter to each other. We go from Koralus' ship, to Krantin, to the mines, to another Krantin, and then the attack on the Enterprise. That's a lot of storyline moving, but it keeps you going. I did however think it was a little too much for the reader to keep all together and just leisurely enjoy it. This is a book for those who love to be intrigued and stay that way all the way through the story.

I enjoyed reading this action-adventure with a bit of humor.
4.0 out of 5 stars The best DeWeese Star Trek novel to date. 30 Nov 1997
By A Customer - Published on
Of the hundreds of Star Trek Novels now available, this one novel had something that clicked.
I do not know if it was Spot, or what. But something different was alive in this novel.
The debate is still open whether Spot is male, female, or other.
Good Star Trek book to start with if you are just getting into the series.
4.0 out of 5 stars Solidly above average. 24 May 2007
By James Yanni - Published on
Not a GREAT Star Trek story, but a solidly above average one; decent plot, good characterization, good pacing, competently written. Moderately amusing plot twist to solve the main issue. Nothing spectacular, but well above the mid-point for the genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars STNG #36 Into the Nebula - An unexpected hero! 8 Nov 2003
By K. Wyatt - Published on
Strangely enough, this was the last Star Trek title released by this author. This is especially disconcerting when taking into consideration that Gene DeWeese could write such an outstanding novel that entails Data's cat Spot becoming the hero of the novel! I found the author's writing style to be very fast paced and highly intriguing, lending to a very quick read.
The cover art for this novel is pretty much standard fare for the time in which it was published.
The premise:
The Enterprise encounters a strange nebular dust while exploring an unknown region of space. Within this nebular cloud they discover a planet called Krantin, where "all" life on the planet is dying. After a series of explosions and a ship disappearing into thin air, Captain Picard and crew begin to believe there is another group that is behind the destruction.
The leader of the planet believes the Enterprise and her crew are behind the plot against them and has the away team arrested. As time is running out Data and believe it or not, Spot must find a way to save their crewmates and the planet.
This is a highly intriguing and fun STNG novel to read and I highly recommend it to all fans of the Star Trek fiction genre. {ssintrepid}
5.0 out of 5 stars A Definate biggie 20 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on
A great book.The two parallel universes really kept me confused for a while.And Spot,cute as ever(esp. if you're a cat person like me)totally steals the show.One of the great ones.Recommended.
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