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Possession: 40 (Star Trek: The Next Generation) [Kindle Edition]

J.M. Dillard , Kathleen O'malley
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Eighty years ago, bodiless entities brought a plague of violence and bloodshed to the planet Vulcan. The nightmare ended only when the entities were trapped inside special containers.
Now, on the eve of a galaxy-scale scientific exposition, the containers have been opened, freeing the malevolent entities to possess the minds and bodies of all they encounter, including the crew of the Starship Enterprise™. Friends turn into foes, and no one can be trusted as Captain Picard faces a deadly and insidious threat. Unless the entities can be stopped once more, they will spread their madness throughout the entire federation.


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Eighty years ago, bodiless alien entities brought a plague of violence and bloodshed to the planet Vulcan. The terror was ended only when the entities were trapped in special containers and walled away behind forcefields. But now, some greedy Ferengi have opened the containers, releasing the rapacious entities to possess the bodies of the EnterpriseTM crew. No one can be trusted -- anyone could be host to one of the alien things -- and Captain Picard must devise a way to defeat the entities before they spread throughout the Federation.

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  • File Size: 506 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (September 22, 2000)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC0SW8
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome October 7, 1997
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book was one of the best books that I have read in a long time. I have read a lot of Star Trek books, and this one left most of them in the dust. The summary may not seem that great, but the writing was excellent. Many of the ideas in the book got deeper and deeper until you threw the book away from you in fear that something was going to "get" you. I did that several times, and each time I came back within a minute to finish reading the book. I recommend this book to everyone, especially those with knowledge on Star Trek.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Pace, Suspense and HORROR July 12, 2008
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A horror Trek story is not the norm and they pulled it off. I continually was thinking, "This could make a great movie!, This could make a great movie!" Plus the ending was classic. I love the unemotional Vulcan statement....I would share but don't want to spoil it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A rushed job full of contradictions and repitition. February 28, 2007
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"Possession" was evidently written by two women who were having a fight and not talking to each other anymore. You could always count on finding a detail that would contradict something from a previous chapter. One chapter everybody on board goes into a medically induced 36 hour sleep, a few hours later a guard is easily captured because he "has not slept in two days." Hello?? First that new android has eyes that are superior to Data's, then the opposite is true.

And then the authors must have been told by an editor that it was 50 pages too short for a ST novel, so they started adding in redundant sentences and additional adjectives like "he attacked her fiercely and savagely." (or words to that effect).

My favorite sentence went something like "Worf could not imagine that kind of senseless warfare, it was beyond his imagination."

So no, I would not call this well written. It was one of the most painful reading experiences I have ever had. There are much better Star Trek novels out there to spend your money on.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Do you remeber that episode with the Game-eye wear? October 15, 1997
By A Customer
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This is like that but it's not a game, it's little things that get into your mind and feeds off your fears. They try to get more into other people and try to shut off Data. Well Worf and a woman that he is starting to like, Alexander and Deana all save the crew. It's pretty good because you see Picard's basic fear, the Borg.
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Possession is the ST:TNG sequel to the chilling original novel "Demons". That pretty much says it all. The evil force responsible for the death and destruction in the first novel is back. But hardly with a vengeance. In fact, in Possession they seem far more restrained and controlled than in Demons. Plus, the Next Generation crew doesn't seem nearly as well suited to form a good story with them here. Finally, the more mundane explanation given for the creation of the artifacts undermines them considerably.

That all adds up to this being a three star novel.

At best.

But, the last line of the novel is so absolutely ominous, chilling, foreboding, and ultra terrifying that it serves to elevate the novel by fully two stars. When you've forgotten everything else about the novel Possession, the final six words will stick with you and send chills down your spine that do not dissipate easily.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ST: TNG Possession April 22, 2003
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ST: TNG Possession: By J.M. Dillard

Star Trek-The Next Generation: Possession written by J.M. Dillard is well-written book. This book is a sequel to an earlier book by Dillard called Demons in the ST-TOS series.

This book is about energy beings... bodiless entities that brought a planet-wide plague to Vulcan eighty years ago that were trapped inside special containers. Now, the containers are being opened... unless the entities can be stopped once again, they will spread their madness, their maelstrom of emotion, hatred and rage throughout the Federation.

This book has fleshed out Deanna Troi and Worf characters as they battle the energy beings as they begin to take over the minds and bodies of all they encounter. The Enterprise and her crew are among the possessors targets and Captain Jean-Luc Picard will face this deadly enemy.

If you ever have a chance read Star Trek-The Original Series Demons #30 first and then Star Trek-The Next Generation: Possessions #40 in that order it will make better sense. This book really gets into the character's minds and you think you're reading a horror book. There is a high degree of intrigue and mystery as the characters turn from friends to foes and no one can be trusted.

I enjoyed reading this novel, it was well-thought out with an intriguing plot.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very,very creepy May 3, 1999
By A Customer
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In case any of you are wondering,this book is a sequal to an earlier book of Ms. Dillard's:TOS #30:Demons(look for my review on this book also).The two book have basically the same storyline(aka. energy beings that feed on fear invade the Enterprise)but not the same plot.This book was definately chilling.The author really makes you feel Deanna's instense fear of these creatures.Like its prequal,a MUST read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the original.
This book is a sequel to the original series book #30, "Demons". I hadn't realized that fact until I read some of the other reviews here, and was prepared to blast Dillard for... Read more
Published on August 1, 2007 by James Yanni
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of horror-suspense Trek.
This is a sequel to Dillard's Original Series book Demons. The possessing, evil aliens are back and set on taking over the Enterprise and then the galaxy. Read more
Published on January 4, 2004 by R. Spottiswood
5.0 out of 5 stars STNG #40 Possession -- A rare horror style novel!
Oddly enough, out of all of the Star Trek stories that J.M. Dillard has written this is the only original Star Trek story of hers that I've read so far. Read more
Published on December 7, 2003 by K. Wyatt
3.0 out of 5 stars The title tells you the plotline.
If you read and liked Dillard's earlier "dark" Star Trek novels, then this one will be right up your alley.
Published on June 20, 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars A heart pumping story of mystery and suspence
This book presents a well established storyline that I haven't seen in any other book. It is one of "those" books, the books that lead you on the wrong path yet you find... Read more
Published on November 30, 1997
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
An addition to my other comments:To those of you who say that this was a lousy bok or the characters weren't developed, or anything like that, I partly agree with you because tere... Read more
Published on October 7, 1997
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