Summary[edit | edit source]

From the back cover: The mischievous creature who calls himself Q has subjected Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise to many of their strangest experiences. But little had been known of Q's curious existence or that of the advanced dimension from which he comes. But now Picard knows more than he ever dreamed about an ancient conflict whose consequences might spell the doom of the entire galaxy.

The galactic barrier has fallen and Q's oldest enemy is free once more. Captain Picard and his crew find themselves in the middle of a cosmic war between vastly powerful entities. The future of the Federation may be at stake, but how can mere mortals turn the tide in such a superhuman battle? Picard has to find a way, or neither the Q Continuum nor the galaxy will survive.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

0Reginald BarclaySondra BerglundBreslinClarzeBeverly CrusherDataKinya FaalLem FaalMilo FaalSonya GomezGorganKurosGeordi La ForgeSumi LeeBaeta LeyoroAlyssa OgawaThe OneJean-Luc PicardCaitlin PlummerQQ2Q (female)Q (Junior)QuinnWilliam RikerRoyelDaniel SutterDeanna TroiJim Yang
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Roga DanarKathryn JanewayAmanda RogersBenjamin SiskoVash

Locations[edit | edit source]

Alpha QuadrantBajor
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Bajoran wormholeDeep Space 9Gamma QuadrantSherwood ForestTagus III

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class)
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USS Voyager

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

AngosianBajoranBetazoidHuman
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BorgChangelingPah-wraithProphets

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

StarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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DominionStarfleet Science

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

phase-conjugate graviton beamself-sealing stemboltsynaptic pattern displacement

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captainEmissary of the Prophetskailieutenantvedek

Other references[edit | edit source]

Altonian brain teaserbantacaBOVD'jarraReckoningswordSword of Damocles

Information[edit | edit source]

External link[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous novel:
Q-Zone
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
Dyson Sphere
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Q-Zone
Pocket Next Adventure:
Prey
Previous Adventure:
Q-Zone
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
Next Adventure:
The Gorn Crisis



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