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Survivors (Star Trek: The Next Generation Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Jean Lorrah
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Treva is an isolated human colony on the fringes of known space on the verge of becoming a true interstellar community, a full fledged menber of the Federation. But now the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM has received a distress signal for Treva is in the throes of a violent revolution, a revolution led by a merciless warlord who has committed countless atrocities in the name of freedom.
Data and Lt. Tasha Yar are dispatched to investigate. Once they reach Treva, they discover the truth, and any possible solution may be far more complex than a simple rebellion. Treva's president wants more then Starfleet's good words in her fight against the rebels, she wants their weapons technology. And before the battle is over, she means to get them. Over Data's and Yar's dead bodies, if necessary.


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Treva is an isolated human colony on the fringes of known space on the verge of becoming a true interstellar community, a full fledged menber of the Federation. But now the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM has received a distress signal for Treva is in the throes of a violent revolution, a revolution led by a merciless warlord who has committed countless atrocities in the name of freedom.

Data and Lt. Tasha Yar are dispatched to investigate. Once they reach Treva, they discover the truth, and any possible solution may be far more complex than a simple rebellion. Treva's president wants more then Starfleet's good words in her fight against the rebels, she wants their weapons technology.


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  • File Size: 1909 KB
  • Print Length: 253 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0671742906
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (May 23, 2000)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC0V5C
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating look at an underappreciated character. August 15, 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I never did forgive the writers of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" for their treatment of Tasha Yar, easily the most interesting character on the show. First they radically underutilized her, then wrote her out of the show entirely. Okay, they wrote her out because the actress wanted out, but perhaps if the character hadn't been so underutilized, Denise Crosby wouldn't have wanted out. And in any case, if they were going to write her out, they could have done so without killing her, and if they absolutely HAD to kill her off, they could have done so in a way that wasn't so completely trivial and worthless.
This book gives us a wonderful look into the character of Tasha Yar, as well as a bit of insight into Data and the interrelationship of the two. It is a marvellous precursor to "Metamorphosis", another Next Generation Novel by Jean Lorrah. It is easily the best "Next Generation" novel I've read to date. The ending seemed a bit rushed, as Ms. Lorrah takes us through the story of the end of Tasha's life, without being willing to go into great detail, assuming that we've seen the episode that tells that story. But that is my only complaint, and it is a minor one, because she DOES tell enough of the story to fill in someone who isn't familiar with it. It simply felt a bit rushed, as I say.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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The life of Tasha Yar,Next Generation's Security Officer, unfolds in a story even a non-Trekkie could love!From her sad childhood as a wild orphan,to her rescue by the dashing Dare, and finally her death in the hands of the evil Armus, the reader is drawn in by her unwavering sense of duty to Starfleet.Even her love for Dare could not distract her from her mission in life.

Tasha Yar was a perceptive, caring woman who cherished her relationship with the android Data. Her perception of him enhanced our understanding of his almost humanoid qualities. Once they were lovers,but then they were colleagues facing war together.Surprisingly, the android could be jealous of Tasha's rekindling of her relationship with Dare.

This book is a meaningful tribute to a strong woman, a great role model and one of the most shining characters in Star Trek history, Lieutenant Tasha Yar.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars STNG #4 - Survivors - A superb early STNG novel! July 14, 2003
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Of all of the early Star Trek The Next Generation novels, this one definitely stands out among the rest as being one of the better ones. Granted, there are a few back story or canon errors within this one but that is to be expected as this one was written very early in the series run on television and the author had no idea where the series was going to go with respect to certain aspects. The sad thing is that this fine author has only published four novels in the Star Trek arena, two Original Series novels and two STNG novels. Considering how well she wrote these novels, it would be very nice to see her make a foray back into Gene Roddenberry's universe. For fans of Lieutenant Tasha Yar, this quick but excellent novel is a real treat.
The premise:
As this was written very early in the television series, the author picked up well on the dynamic interpersonal relationship between Commander Data and Lieutenant Tasha Yar. In doing so, she put these two characters in the midst of away mission on their own, dropping them off on a human colony known as Treva. They quickly become embroiled in the situation to include running into a Starfleet fugitive that just so happens to have been Tasha's former fiancé. While this human colony "was" intent on becoming a Federation member (which is a bit of an irony considering that it is a "human" colony), they find themselves having to deal with a violent revolution. Now Data and Yar find themselves in the middle of a bloody revolution and having to find a way to end the bloodshed and stay alive at the same time.
What follows is as I stated above, an excellent early STNG novel that captures the dynamic of the relationship between Data and Yar extremely well. The last chapter of this outstanding novel is also quite intriguing as well.
I highly recommend this novel to any and all fans; die hard or casual, of the Star Trek genre as it well exceeds the Star Trek novels of its time. {ssintrepid}
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One for Tasha Yar fans... August 16, 2001
By Alaria
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When the Enterprise receives a distress call from the planet Treva, security chief Tasha Yar and android science officer Data are dispatched to investigate. What the two discover, however, is far more than a simple conflict between the government and a group of rebels. Data must escape from the clutches of the exotic Trevan president Nalavia, while Tasha is forced to confront painful memories when a member of the resistance turns out to be the first man she ever loved, Darryl Adin, a former Starfleet officer convicted of treason and murder six months before they were due to be married. With time running out, Data and Yar must discover the truth in order to save both the planet of Treva from destruction and escaped criminal Dare Adin from life imprisonment in a rehabilitation clinic...
Of all the Star Trek books I have read so far, I would rank "Survivors" as one of the highest. Tasha Yar was my favourite of the Enterprise-D crew up during the first season and I always felt that her death in the episode "Skin of Evil" was a disappointing end to the one of the strongest female characters seen on Star Trek to date. There were so many aspects of the character that could have been developed or were never explained and this book at least provides some consolation. I'm not completely sure, but as far as I know this is the only novel to focus on Tasha and for that reason alone "Survivors" is a must-have for all fans of the character. Very little of the remainder of the Enterprise crew is seen: Data and Yar are the principal characters and much of the novel is set in flashbacks to Yar's past. There are a few minor continuity errors of course, no mention is made of Tasha's sister Ishara and her home planet is given a new name - not the author's fault because these facts were revealed long after the book's publication. Overall, this was a fantastic book and I definitely recommend it to all Star Trek fans and especially to those of Tasha Yar.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
This was a very good book (especially if you allow that it was written early in the run of TNG, before the TV versions of the characters were fully fleshed out). Read more
Published 8 months ago by Dan Hansen
4.0 out of 5 stars Early novel and it shows.
One thing that bothers me is when an author creates a situation that in my mind was easily avoided. Seems to me that Dare's setup was badly done. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Galactus
5.0 out of 5 stars This fills in a void in the TNG story
I was pleased with how the author treated both Yar and Data in this story. It is a respectful analysis of the characters, and reveals aspects of their friendship that no doubt... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Engineer Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I enjoyed this book the first time I read it when I was 15. It's nice to have a story with Tasha Yar. Read more
Published 18 months ago by R Pittman
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful tale of loyalty, love, duty and what it means to be human
I picked up this book because I'd read Lorrah's Metamorphosis ((The First Giant Novel) (Star Trek:The Next Generation)), the first Star Trek The Next Generation "Giant Novel" (of... Read more
Published on September 13, 2012 by Bernard R. Assaf
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best "Star Trek TNG" novels
This book is largely based on the early life of Tasha Yar and that is what makes it outstanding. There were times in the series when she mentions avoiding the "rape gangs" when... Read more
Published on December 15, 2011 by Charles Ashbacher
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I just finished this book and I really enjoyed it! It fills you in on the backstory of Tasha Yar. How rough was her life before? How did she get rescued? Read more
Published on February 1, 2009 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
Survivors centers around my two favorite ST:TNG characters, namely Lt. Tasha Yar and Lt Cmrd. Data. It reveals intimate details of Tasha's past that were never allowed into the... Read more
Published on January 9, 2004 by "the_phantoms_opera"
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Book
Alright, this is my favorite book. I began reading and watching Trek in June and even if I wasn't a Trekker, I would love this book. Read more
Published on December 11, 2002 by "star_trekker121"
5.0 out of 5 stars As fine a story of people, feeling beings, as you will ever
Trust me, this is one fine novel.
I'm a 57 year old, very practical, lawyer. I'm not a particular Trekkie, though I have watched and read a fair amount of it. Read more
Published on June 26, 2002 by A reader in Texas
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Jean Lorrah is the creator of the Savage Empire series and co-author of the Sime~Gen series created by Jacqueline Lichtenberg. She is also a screenwriter, with an optioned screenplay, Coal for Christmas, written with Lois Wickstrom. Be sure to look for her Nessie's Grotto books with Lois, and folk tale favorite Rooster Under the Table. Besides all that, Jean has a one-off vampire novel, Blood Will Tell.

Jean specializes in Intimate Adventure, stories in which people with opposing points of view must resolve the conflict by working together, usually with lives at stake.

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