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Intellivore (Star Trek) [Kindle Edition]

Diane Duane
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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The Great Rift lies between the Sagitarius and Orion arms of the galaxy. Stars are scarce there, beyond the authority of the Federation, and legends abound of lost civilizations and of ancient monsters that prey on those who dare to venture into the vast darkness between the stars.
When several ships and colonies mysteriously disappear into the Rift, the U.S.S. Enterprise leads an expedition to investigate various disturbing reports. Accompanied by two other Federation starships, Picard and his fellow captains discover a bizarre menace of unimaginable power. And the only way to trap this destructive entity is to use the Enterprise as bait.


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The Great Rift lies between the Sagitarius and Orion arms of the galaxy. Stars are scarce there, beyond the authority of the Federation, and legends abound of lost civilizations and of ancient monsters that prey on those who dare to venture into the vast darkness between the stars.

When several ships and colonies mysteriously disappear into the Rift, the U.S.S. Enterprise leads an expedition to investigate various disturbing reports. Accompanied by two other Federation starships, Picard and his fellow captains discover a bizarre menace of unimaginable power. And the only way to trap this destructive entity is to use the Enterprise as bait.


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  • File Size: 1017 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek; 1st edition (September 22, 2000)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC0Q8E
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cogito, Ergo Fastidio July 21, 2005
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Boy did this sucker have potential. A planet that feeds off of intelligence. With a great title (and cover to boot), a very interesting plot, and Picard and Data as the main heros here, I thought there would be nothing to disappoint.

Diane Duane commences on a languid note, introducing her Holodeck motif immediately. She uses the Holodeck better in subsequent scenes. I've always loved comparing Picard, Captain of a Starship, to a captain of a seafaring vessel.

Two other starships are brought in to aid in tracking this mysterious shifting predator. That's about all the excitement that happens. Deaths are treated as nuisances. The dialogue is supremely dry and everyone speaks as if voiced as one person. Two attempts are made at humor, near the end of the book, and are devastatingly timed. When operating a starship under attack, succinctness, I should think, would be of the essence. The captain does not joke with (in this case) her XO while attempting evasive or offensive maneuvers. Perhaps this wouldn't have been so bad had the captain and her XO established a joking relationship earlier, but nary a word was spoken between them beforehand.

I highly recommend the well-written books of Michael Jan Friedman and Peter David over this contractual bilge.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars STNG #45 Intellivore - A fairly good read! May 2, 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Given the immense popularity and overwhelming acclaim that author Diane Duane received for "Dark Mirror," my anticipation for this numbered Star Trek The Next Generation novel was pretty high. Upon reading it though, I found the book to be good but lacking in a few areas. While Diane Duane's usual good style of writing is there where the premise is clear and executed well and the pace is steady but the characterizations are off and the overall feel of "Intellivore" is that much goes unsaid which is quite unfortunate.
The cover art for this novel is pretty much standard fare for when the novel was published.
The Premise:
In true Star Trek fashion author Diane Duane takes the Enterprise into a no win situation when several ships and colonies mysteriously disappear into a Great Rift that is outside of Federation territory. Captain Picard leads the Enterprise and two other Federation starships to investigate this mystery and what they discover can only be described as epic in its scope...
What follows from there is a fairly good numbered novel in the STNG line that I would definitely recommend to any and all fans of good Star Trek fiction despite the minor faults I earlier described. {ssintrepid}
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mystery, Danger, Interstellar Chases! Emotional. July 4, 1997
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise-D are called on to aid a science vessel captained by an old friend. They are to check out reported ship and colony disappearances in a remote, empty part of the galaxy.

Joined by a third Federation starship, they try desperately to unravel the mystery, cutting through the legends to find the truth about a powerful enemy that steals the very minds of its victims.

I have only ever read one other Trek novel, but I am glad I decided to get "Intellivore." It is edge-of-your-seat suspense that moves quickly along like a great, expanded t.v. episode.

The three captains, who take center stage, are well-written characters. You come to know and care about the two "guest captains" and hope for their success, and feel the pain of their losses.

This was a great read. I only gave it an 8 because I haven't read alot of other stories to compare it to, and because of a few odd phrases author Diane Duane had coming out of character's mouths that d
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The Great Rift is largely devoid of stars and it lies well outside the bounds of the Federation, although ships of various types and cultures occasionally have reason to travel through that area. There are many space legends and myths that have developed concerning the Great Rift, some of the strangest involve a large traveling planet and creatures with the ability to siphon the intellectual capacity from intelligent creatures.
There have been some recent losses of ships and colonies in the region of the Great Rift and the Enterprise is one of a team of three Federation ships tasked with determining the cause. As they investigate, they realize that they are going up against a very ancient foe in possession of great power. After thorough discussion and a weighing of the options, it is decided that the Enterprise will serve as the bait to lure their adversary into a trap where the slightest miscalculation will render all sentient life on the Enterprise into vessels permanently empty of mental activity.
There are two primary problems with this story, both of which are based on the sheer power of the adversary of the Federation. A creature capable of wielding that level of power would not have such an obvious weakness that could be exploited to achieve its destruction. Furthermore, the creature would have a great deal of experience dealing with sentient beings, after millions of years of destructive contact with various species, including humans and Romulans. It would be a far more cunning adversary than it is depicted to be.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Intellibore June 12, 2013
By Jared J
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Diane Duane's Intellivore is a book with a great plot idea, that is very poorly executed. Most of the book is spent in worthless conversations in the conference room. With every meeting ending with Captain Picard stating "we will reconvene here in 2 hours". Then by the end of the page we are literally back in the conference room having mostly irrelevant discussion, with insight from Picard, and clever jokes from the other captains. To make matters worse, Diane Duane writes in a very wordy manner, not to say that she uses big words, but that she places words in awkward positions and extends sentences way beyond there needed point. Intellivore is really the worst TNG book i have read. Diane Duane needs to rethink her dry and unfocused style of writing. New readers will be completely bored and TNG lovers will be largely disappointed. Think 0 stars, rather than 1.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Ms. Duane what happened here
I usually love the Star Trek novels written by Diane Duane very much, but this book will be the exception from the rule. Read more
Published on September 12, 2009 by Huntress
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, not great.
This was a very good story, but not a great one, even by the standards of mass market genre fiction. Diane Duane herself has done better. Read more
Published on July 15, 2008 by James Yanni
5.0 out of 5 stars Great writing but not spooky enough
The central plot for this book is more like something in the Original Series: the Enterprise encounters an interstellar monster and must destroy it. Read more
Published on February 1, 2004 by R. Spottiswood
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not above average Star Trek tale
I expected to read about the Borg in this one. Looking at the cover I thought it was a Borg Sphere! Was I wrong! Read more
Published on June 28, 2002 by Picardfan007
4.0 out of 5 stars GOT ME STARTED
BOUGHT THIS BOOK AT THE CLEVELAND AIRPORT ON THE WAY TO PARADISE ISLAND. NEVER READ A STAR TREK BOOK BEFORE,AND IT GOT ME HOOKED. I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. GREAT STORY. Read more
Published on December 25, 2000 by SHANNON L. MARCUCCI
1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Disappointing
This is one of the worst books I ever read. I tried to understand this book but it does not make sense.
Published on April 25, 2000
2.0 out of 5 stars Good ideas, bad writing
This book was both good and bad. It was good because it was sort of a new idea and it was very creatively written. Read more
Published on March 21, 2000 by Chris Vakulskas
3.0 out of 5 stars Good ending to a drawn out story
This isn't one of the best TNG books i've read, but it's far from the worst. I think that it took the author awhile to get to the point of the story, and I struggled reading it.
Published on January 11, 2000 by "druminjosh"
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
I have read numerous Star Trek books and this is, by far, the worst one I have ever read. The book is way too slow and wordy. Read more
Published on September 16, 1999
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Diane Duane was born in New York City -- a descendant of New York's first mayor -- and worked there as a psychiatric nurse before leaving the profession for the only one she loved better, the business of writing. Since the publication of her first novel in 1981, she's written fifty more, not to mention numerous short stories, comics, computer games and screenplays for TV and film, and has picked up the occasional award here and there. (She has also worked with Star Trek in more media than anyone else alive.)

Right now she's probably best known for her "Young Wizards" series of young adult fantasy novels, featuring the New York-based wizards Kit Rodriguez and Nita Callahan -- in business for twenty-five years now, their most recent adventure being described in the ninth YW novel, "A Wizard of Mars" (just released in paperback).

DD shares a two hundred-year-old cottage in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland with her husband, the Belfast-born novelist and screenwriter Peter Morwood, a laid-back white cat named Goodman, and various overworked computers... an odd but congenial environment for the staging of epic battles between good and evil and the leisurely pursuit of total galactic domination. (And a lot of ethnic cooking: her own favorite foods come from the cuisines of central Europe and the Mediterranean.) In her spare time she gardens (weeding, mostly), studies German and Italian, listens to shortwave and satellite radio, and dabbles in astronomy, computer graphics, iaido, amateur cartography, and desktop publishing ... while also trying to figure out how to make more spare time.

Her favorite color is blue, her favorite food is a weird kind of Swiss scrambled-potato dish called maluns, she was born in a Year of the Dragon, and her sign is "Runway 24 Left, Hold For Clearance."

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