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Q's Guide to the Continuum (Star Trek (Unnumbered Paperback)) Paperback – Bargain Price, September 1, 1998


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Even die-hard fans of Star Trek get a little tired of the standard, oh-so-proper Federation lingo. Perhaps what they need is a walk on the Q side of the continuum and some lighthearted tidbits of Star Trek trivia. Our thoughtful host, Q, has put together a list of some of his favorite things--from the galaxy's most painful rite of passage (the Klingons', of course) to the best way to blow up a Federation starship, to the most time spent in a transporter (Scotty, who logged in 75 years of loop time). Trek fans will enjoy the random sampling of photos from all four ST incarnations: the original series, TNG, DS9, and Voyager. Q, ever disdainful of the human race, gets several (dozen) pokes in at characters we've come to know and love or hate--as well as a few you've probably never heard of. If you're tickled pink by Q's sense of humor, you'll enjoy this little book.

About the Author

Michael Jan Friedman is the author of nearly sixty books of fiction and nonfiction, more than half of which bear the name Star Trek or some variation thereof. Ten of his titles have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. He has also written for network and cable television, radio, and comic books, the Star Trek: Voyager® episode "Resistance" prominent among his credits. On those rare occasions when he visits the real world, Friedman lives on Long Island with his wife and two sons.

He continues to advise readers that no matter how many Friedmans they know, the vast probability is that none of them are related to him.

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Product Details

  • Series: Star Trek (Unnumbered Paperback)
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Star Trek; Original edition (September 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671019481
  • ASIN: B00AK327VM
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,898,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 29, 1998
Format: Paperback
. . . Nor was I. To be fair there were some funny parts to this book, there just weren't nearly enough for me to recommend it. I found most of the book rather boring.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Deshanya on August 25, 1998
Format: Paperback
As a Q fan, I bought this book for my collection. I wouldn't, however, recommend it to anyone who actually wants it for its content. Basically, it gives one-page summaries of various Trek lore, written from Q's point of view. Unfortunately, even from Q's perspective, the summaries are dull. The book also lacks serious description of the Q Continuum itself; I had hoped that this would be the topic of the book. It wasn't.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 21, 1998
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Although there were a few funny lines here and there, this book was not worth the money I paid for it and I ended up returning it. It should have been called "Sinical Superlatives" by someone desperatley trying to capture Q's sense of humor. I was quite dissapointed and would not recommend this book.
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By Mark Hanson on June 11, 2013
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I was expecting to find Q's introspections into the Q continuum (as the title implies)...instead, it's nothing but a "best of" the Star Trek series over the years, some parts are interesting, but mostly common knowledge if you're up at all on your Start Trek history...why would Q himself care about the best and worst of a vastly inferior species such as us?
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By Autumn Witch on April 3, 2013
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This book is not written to be taken too seriously. Its basically a book for nerdy gals/guys to read in the bathroom or for something to read when you really don't want to follow a plot or anything. It's a trivia book if anything.

If you like Star Trek and Q this is nice to have if anything just to kill some time. I read it now and them when I have a few mins to kill or just want to laugh at something Star Trek-ie.

I am a writer and sometimes when I want to get my creative mojo going I will flip through it to put myself in that fantasy/sci-fi state of mind with out having to read anything complex or deep.

My only complaint about it is that its too short. So if you're looking for a fun, easy to read, Star Trek trivia book then its worth a shot. Just so you know its NOT technical specs, or blue prints its just silly trivia from TNG, DS9, VGR, STOS, ENT but it mostly focuses on TNG series.
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Pretty good read. It's pretty humorous and is written as if Q himself wrote it. I was expecting it to be an actual guide with stats and such which it isn't, but it's still a nice addition to my library co-written by one of my favorite authors (Michael Jan Friedman).
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