Guises of the Mind was the 27th novel in the Pocket Books series of numbered Star Trek: The Next Generation books, written by Rebecca Neason and released September 1993.

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The world Capulon IV is finally ready to join the Federation after years of waiting. All that remains is the ruler's coronation and a routine signing of the final treaty. When the crew of the USS Enterprise and their passengers—a group of women from a religious order dedicated to helping the downtrodden—arrive for the event, they expect to find a world willing and happy to receive them. Instead, they encounter deceit and treachery. The crown prince, once excited and eager to join the Federation, now refuses even to speak with Captain Picard.
Beaming to the surface in an attempt to work out the problem, Picard, Troi, and Mother Veronica, the abbess of the nuns, are drugged and captured. Now they must somehow escape and stop the crowning.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Beverly CrusherDataGuinanSister JulianGeordi La ForgeJohann MarshallJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerGeoff SalahDeanna TroiSamantha TuttleMother VeronicaWorf
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Theodore AskeBaalTam ElbrumFelicitasFletcherSaint FrancisThomas GreycloudMelliWolfgang Amadeus MozartKeiko O'BrienMiles O'BrienOdinO'ShaugnessyRoberta PlummerSarjenkaSearSolomonNoonien SoongJoshua SternSurakTargThorLwaxana Troi

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class)
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Skylark

Locations[edit | edit source]

CapulonCapulon IV
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Beta ArcturusCelestraEarth (FranceSpain)

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

androidBetazoidHumanKlingon
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BajoranCardassianVulcan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

The Little MothersStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

computerhearthourminutetimewarp factor

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captaincommandercounselorfirst officerkingNumber oneteacher

Other references[edit | edit source]

1873away teamBajoran religionbridgeclassroomcrowndayG'luuc'tahagymplanetquartersscented candlescienceshoeT'ai Chitechnologywateryear

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Timeline[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous novel:
The Romulan Prize
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
Here There Be Dragons
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Pathways
Chapter 2, Section 12
Pocket Next Adventure:
A Man Alone
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2369.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
The Romulan Stratagem
2369
Epilogue
Next Adventure:
Second Chances


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