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The Borg are back -- and nastier than ever. No longer mindless, inhuman drones but cyborg soldiers on a mission to assimilate all intelligent life, their new goal is the complete destruction of the Federation. And in the midst of facing the Borg again, Captain Picard learns that he may be the cause of the change.

Commander Data is changing as well. For the first time in his life, Data feels a genuine emotion -- and that emotion is deadly, destructive rage. When it is revealed that the Borg are commanded by an old enemy out of Data's past, Data must choose between his allegiance tot he Federation and the one thing he wants above all else...



Part I charactersEdit

BosusCorelkiCrosisBeverly CrusherDataAlbert Einstein (hologram)FranklinGarveyGatesStephen Hawking (hologram)HughJaeKelloggGeordi La ForgeLoreAlynna NechayevIsaac Newton (hologram)Jean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerDennis RussellTayarTorsusTowlesDeanna TroiDarien WallaceWorf, son of Mogh
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BrooksLocutusNoonien Soong

Part II charactersEdit

ArmstrongAlbert BarnabyCrosisBeverly CrusherDataGatesGovalHughJaeGeordi La ForgeLoreMorikJean-Luc PicardAndrew PowellWilliam T. RikerDennis RussellSalazarSpotZandra TaittDeanna TroiWorf, son of Mogh
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Noonien Soong

Novelization charactersEdit

Albert BarnabyCorelkiCrosisBeverly CrusherDataAlbert Einstein (hologram)GovalHarlockStephen Hawking (hologram)HughKalinGeordi La ForgeLoreAlynna NechayevIsaac Newton (hologram)Jean-Luc PicardAndrew PowellRemmisWilliam T. RikerSalazarSolarioSpotZandra TaittTorsusTowlesDeanna TroiTrossinDarien WallaceWorf, son of Mogh
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BrooksNicolaus CopernicusGalileo GalileiAdolf HitlerJohannes KeplerLocutusMichelangeloWolfgang Amadeus MozartH. G. Wells

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Soong (Borg Type 03) • USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • El-Baz (Type-15 shuttlepod) • USS Gorkon (Excelsior-class) • USS Saladin (Nebula-class)
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USS AgamemnonUSS Crazy Horse


Ohniaka III
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Devala LakeFinalaMercuryNew Berlin colonyStarbase 295

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

LiberatedStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Borg CollectiveCambridge UniversityEnglish Parliament

Other referencesEdit

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