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Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Fury Scorned [Kindle Edition]

Pamela Sargent , George Zebrowski
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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With their sun about to go nova, the people of Epictetus III face annihilation. Although the U.S.S. Enterprise™ has come to lead the rescue operation, there is no way to evacuate a population of over twenty million, leaving Captain Picard to make an agonizing decision. Should he try to salvage the planet's children, its greatest leaders and thinkers, or its irreplaceable archeological treasures? No matter what he decides, millions must be sacrificed -- unless another solution can be found.
With time running out, Data proposes a revolutionary scientific experiment that could save all of Epictetus III, or doom both the planet and the Enterprise as well.


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With their sun about to go nova, the people of Epictetus III face utter annihilation. Although the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM has come to lead the rescue operation, there is no way to evacuate a population of over one hundred million, leaving Captain Picard to make an agonizing decision. Should he try to salvage the planet's children, its greatest leaders and thinkers, or its irreplaceable archeological treasures? No matter what he decides, millions must be sacrificed -- unless another solution can be found.

With time running out, Data proposes a revolutionary scientific experiment that could save all of Epictetus III, or doom both the planet and the Enterprise as well.END

About the Author

Pamela Sargent and George Zebrowski have been watching Star Trek ever since the 1960s, when they were students at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Pamela Sargent sold her first published story during her senior year in college, and has been a writer ever since. She has won a Nebula Award, a Locus Award, and been a finalist for the Hugo Award; her work has been translated into eleven languages. Her novels include The Sudden Star, Watchstar, The Golden Space, and The Alien Upstairs. Her novel Venus of Dreams was listed as one of the one hundred best science-fiction novels by Library Journal. Earthseed, her first novel for young adults, was chosen as a 1983 Best Book by the American Library Association, and has recently been optioned for motion pictures. Her other acclaimed science-fiction novels include The Shore of Women and Venus of Shadows; The Washington Post Book World has called her "one of the genre's best writers."

Sargent's most recent novel is Ruler of the Sky, a historical novel about Genghis Khan. Gary Jennings, bestselling author of the historical novel Aztec, said about Ruler of the Sky: "This formidably researched and exquisitely written novel is surely destined to be known hereafter as the definitive history of the life and times. and conquests of Genghis, mightiest of Khans." Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of Reindeer Moon and The Hidden Life of Dogs, commented: "The book is fascinating from cover to cover and does admirable justice to a man who might very well be called history's single most important and compelling character." Sargent is also the editor of Women of Wonder: The Classic Years and Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years, two anthologies of science fiction by women.

George Zebrowski's twenty-six books include novels, short-fiction collections, anthologies, and a forthcoming book of essays. His short stories have been nominated for the Nebula Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. Noted science-fiction writer Greg Bear calls him "one of those rare speculators who bases his dreams on science as well as inspiration," and the late Terry Carr, one of the most influential science-fiction editors of recent years, described him as "an authority in the SF field."

Zebrowski has published more than seventy-five works of short fiction and nearly a hundred articles and essays, including reviews for The Washington Post Book World and articles on science for Omni magazine. One of his best-known novels is Macrolife, selected by Library Journal as one of the one hundred best novels of science fiction; Arthur C. Clarke described Macrolife as "a worthy successor to Olaf Stapledon's Star Maker. It's been years since I was so impressed. One of the few books I intend to read again." He is also the author of The Omega Point Trilogy, and his novel Stranger Suns was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 1991.

Zebrowski's most recent novel, written in collaboration with scientist/author Charles Pellegrino, is The Killing Star, which the New York Times Book Review called "a novel of such conceptual ferocity and scientific plausibility that it amounts to a reinvention of that old Wellsian staple: Invading Monsters From Outer Space." Booklist commented: "Pellegrino and Zebrowski are working territory not too far removed from Arthur C. Clarke's, and anywhere Clarke is popular, this book should be, too." Their Star Trek novel Dyson Sphere will be published in 1997.

Pamela Sargent and George Zebrowski live in upstate New York.


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  • File Size: 1242 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0671527037
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek; Reprint edition (September 22, 2000)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC0OWW
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Star Trek fans have good imaginations.......but....... January 21, 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I, like other Star Trek fans, have a sound ability to suspend reality and enjoy fantasy. If the plot isn't that exciting, you can usually get into the character development. My problem with this book is that I was faced with a ridiculous plot: Enterprise creates a worm hole through syphoning off power from a soon-to-go Nova sun, to allow the nearby doomed planet, with its 20 million residents, to then move through (yes, the entire planet!) to safety several light years away and a new, more stable sun. And yes, all this is an experiment that Data pulled out of his positronic rear end. There are then 'teaser' plots that don't go anywhere: ancient civilisation that had abandoned the planet previously, despite having some clever stabilisation control in the middle of the sun; writings of the ancients (that disappointingly are never interpreted through a failure of its archeologists to locate a Rosetta Stone equivalent); dolphin-like creatures who 'might' be ancients, studied by a cult-like group dwelling under the ocean; a completely unconvincing child hostage scene that is resolved in a poorly described narrative 'blip'; and a strange reference to Federation politics overtaking the traditional 'doing the right thing'. From a character-development perspective, the only point of recall was Worf admiring the scenery of the planet - snooze. My kingdom for a Batleth swinging, Daktagh wielding warrior!

This novel really didn't gel at all with me, and truly seemed like Star Trek pulp. Would only recommend people read this, if they want to fill "Novel No# 43" to complete a gap on their bookshelf.
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3.0 out of 5 stars How did they make that wormhole again? April 16, 2000
By Alaria
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Ok, lets not kid ourselves. This is a good, solid Star Trek story, but it isn't brilliant, nor is it original. This book is just another Enterprise-saves-the-planet affair, only this time (wait for it...) the planet gets sent through a wormhole. That's right.
If this were possible, wouldn't it be mentioned before in Star Trek? As it is Data's 'revolutionary scientific experiment' seems a little farfetched and ridiculous. It does manage to keep your interest though, and it didn't take me too long to read. I think the best bits were the part where that piece of the planet breaks off and the actual crossing through the wormhole.
I will admit that once I managed to forget about the absurdity of the whole wormhole thing, I did enjoy this book, although I still think there are a lot of better save-a-planet books (Death of the Princes, Last Stand, Double Helix #1...)
I think people who like that kind of pioneering/scientific Star Trek book will probably go for this. I give it 'average' - three stars.
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2.0 out of 5 stars This is not an original book. October 15, 1997
By A Customer
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This type of story has come up before. There is at least one novel that I know of the Classic Trek series that is pretty much the same as this novel. This Novel is pretty much predictable in all senses, and you know, as well as I do, that none of the main characters ever die. Just the ones that are extras. Deana could have died, but she was saved. I don't recommend this novel if you want to read something that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Yet, this novel does keep you slightly intrigued if you let it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The plot is absurd July 6, 1999
By A Customer
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Data's "revolutionary scientific experiment" is unbelievable. The outcome is predictable, so it simply wasn't enjoyable. There are far better TNG books to read. Also annoying is how Deanna Troi is addressed as "Lieutenant Commander" despite the fact that she is a full Commander (even the three solid pips on her uniform on the cover of the book indicates this).
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ah! Another one of those save-a-planet books. December 31, 1998
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I found this book to be boring and unoriginal. Also, I'm not much of a scientist but I don't really think you can make a planet travel through a wormhole.
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More of a thinking than a doing book. Captain Picard is faced with a planet with millions of people on a planet with a sun about to go nova. He must decide to either take as many people as he can and flee the nova (which will occur in less than a week) or try to move the planet through a wormhole to another star- and risk both the Enterprise and the entire planet.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Troi In Command! April 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is an excellent story that develops Deanna's character in a very positive way--often she is very under utilized in the novels and it's nice to see her take center stage here. The science in TNG novels is usually best taken with a great big dose of circumspection, but this one was really way out there-- how did they open the wormhole...yeah, right. But the characterizations more than make up it.
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