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1.0 out of 5 stars Weak and poorly written, 3 Sept. 2009
This review is from: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Resistance (Mass Market Paperback)
Seems like The Next Generation books are going to be tied together in an ongoing continuity much as DS9 books are.

Set some time after the events of Star Trek Nemesis, with the Enterprise now fully repaired from the damages, and new crew members turning up at the Conn, Security and Counselor. The latter is a Vulcan woman who wastes no time making it clear she has no problem criticising Picard and pointing out the errors of his decision making. She also seems to have a problem with Worf, who is currently acting as First Officer until Picard can find a replacement for Riker who has gone onto command USS Titan.

As the ship prepares to get back into service, Picard realises he can sense the presence of the Borg. WIth Starfleet not trusting him, he has to decide if it is worth disobeying a direct order and hunting down the new infestation on his own.

This book is a pretty awful effort. Far too much time is spent on a predictable storyline about a romance between the new conn and security chief, which is put under strain with the new Borg crisis. Beverly spends several paragraphs going over the same thought over and over. Worf comes over as far too soppy and emotionally indulgent, the new counselor seems to get away with being downright rude, and Picard just goes around doing whatever he wants. Plus the fact that Starfleet decides to ignore Picard even though First Contact clearly proved he has insight into the Hive mind is just weird, esp coming from Janeway who ought to know the Collective is never to be underestimated. Scenes with the Queen seem to be nothing more than a rip off from first contact, and suggesting the Borg are now angry and hate humanity is just jarring. The Enterprise resorting to using illegal technology is the final icing on this dismal cake.

Sadly I bought this book to try and get everything from the Borg saga but it really wasn't worth paying for.
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