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The Peacekeepers (Star Trek: The Next Generation Book 2) by [DeWeese, Gene]
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About the Author

Gene DeWeese worked as a tech writer on the Apollo program for fifteen years. In 1974 he began to write fiction. He has written over forty books, including mysteries, science fiction, romance, and occult. Gene lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Product Details

  • File Size: 597 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek; Reissue edition (May 23, 2000)
  • Publication Date: May 23, 2000
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC0SQE
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This review is for those who in particular may have read a few of the later Star Trek The Next Generation novels or novels from the other series and find yourself interested in reading the earlier STNG novels. While in these early novels, you may find the author's characterizations to be somewhat off and their knowledge of the twenty fourth century techno-babble to be somewhat off as well. What you will generally find though is that the majority of these early stories are well based in science fiction and some of the authors, such as the author of this novel, make up for that lack of back story knowledge by concentrating on what they did know. Of the few Star Trek novels that Gene DeWeese wrote, I found them all to be quite intriguing and generally good reads. I read this one quite some time ago myself, but the basics of the story still resonate, lending to how well the author wrote this one.
The premise:
While returning to the nearest Starbase from a mission dealing with the Ferengi, the Enterprise detects a derelict ship. Being the explorers that they are, Captain Picard orders Data and LaForge to investigate the derelict. While on board, they're transported light years away to a similar ship that is orbiting a planet that is in crisis. While Captain Picard and crew frantically search for his lost crewman, Data and LaForge find themselves embroiled in the middle of a political crisis in which the inhabitants of the ship they were transported to have been and are continuing to use the alien technology of the ship to maintain the peace between all the factions on the Earth like planet below.
I definitely recommend this second novel in the Star Trek The Next Generation series as it is a well written story and it fits well within the STNG series. {ssintrepid}
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The Peacekeepers is a cheesy story which takes place during TNG's first season. The story itself is just as poorly told as any first season episode (e.g. 11001001, Lonely Among Us, etc.). The guest characters are incredibly shallow and cliche. All of the main cast have some time in the spotlight, but Geordi and Data are featured more than the others. It's an easy read and it doesn't have anything that disagrees with the Trek storyline so it can easily fit into your personal Trek canon. I personally enjoy the "bad" quality of TNG's first and second seasons so I enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to reading Ghost Ship next!!!

Bottom line, if you liked the first and second seasons of TNG, then you'll like this book.
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When this book was written, the show was probably not even aired yet, and the authors had to go on scripts. Obviously, this one can't compare to the newer novels, in which the authors have 178 episodes of material to draw from. In light of that, I think that this was a decent one, especially for its time. I would not recommend it, however, for the new trek novel fan.
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This is a very early book and the authors had nothing to go on. Okay, fine, all the characters are off.

This is basically an adventure of Data and LaForge. How do you explain that on the cover, we see Diana, Picard and Worf? Why not Spock and Bones while you are at it, they contributed about as much as Diana! Seriously, there are so many star trek books with either a cover that has nothing to do with the story or the back of the book is misleading or most likely both. This cannot be a coincidence, it has to be the work of a retarded offspring of a president working at the publishers. There is no other explanation.

I have nothing good to say about the actual story so I will bitch about one more thing.

No one seems to be able to complete a sentence without being cut off.

The only reason I gave it two stars instead of one is because I finished it... I almost stopped after 219 pages, maybe I should have.
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Before I begin to talk about The Peacekeepers, here's my disclaimer: I'm very new to the Star Trek fandom. I have not seen the entire Next Generation series (only what is occasionally reran on television) and this is only my second Star Trek book. Therefore, I do not have a lot to compare it to (only the other Trek book and other science fiction books). That being said, I felt this book was about average. The other Trek novel I read (Ghost Ship) felt a little off, but The Peacekeepers was decently average, if not a bit boring sometimes. Spoilers follow.

The plot largely focuses on the growing friendship between Geordi LaForge and Data as they attempt to solve the mystery surrounding the "Peacekeepers." When exploring a seemingly abandoned alien spaceship, LaForge and Data are suddenly transported to an identical craft light-years away orbiting an inhabited planet. They find themselves thrown into the midst of a political battle of control over the spaceship and pose as the mysterious "Peacekeepers" (the civilization believed by the inhabitants of the ship to have left the spacecraft).

The satellite-like ship supposedly appeared during a time of near nuclear war. Two brothers, Shar-Lon and Shar-Tel, were near the site of its appearance. Shar-Lon claimed to have seen the world bathed in red before viewing the death of his brother and then gained access to the craft, using its weapons to destroy the nuclear weapons on the planet. Peace was restored. Now, however, Shar-Lon leads the group controlling the spaceship and Shar-Tel (who actually lived) leads another group intent on destroying the ship. Both brothers want to sway Geordi and Data to their respective sides.
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