Introduction (blurb)

The puckish super-being called Q has bedeviled Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise since their first encounter at Farpoint Station. But little was known of Q's enigmatic past or that of the transcendent plane where he sometimes dwells. Now Picard must discover Q's secrets -- for the sake of all that exists.

While the Enterprise struggles to survive an alien onslaught, Captain Picard has been kidnapped by Q and taken on an astounding journey back through time to that immeasurably distant moment when the Continuum faced its greatest threat. But far more is at stake than simply the mysteries of the past, for an ancient menace is stirring once more, endangering the future of the galaxy, and neither Q nor Starfleet may be able to stop it!

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References

Characters

(*)ArwenReginald BarclaySondra BerglundClarzeBeverly CrusherDanielsDataKinya FaalLem FaalMilo FaalGoldschlagerSonya GomezGorganGeordi La ForgeBaeta Leyoro0Alyssa OgawaThe OneOzariJean-Luc PicardCaitlin PlummerQFemale QQ (Junior)William T. RikerGlevi Ut SovDeanna Troi
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OdoOzari

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise-E

Locations

Ozari-thulTemple of Ozari
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Deep Space 9RzomTower of BabelWsor

Races and cultures

AngosianBetazoidHumanQTkon
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OrganianVerathan

States and organizations

StarfleetTkon EmpireUnited Federation of Planets
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Rzom AllianceStarfleet Science

Science and technology

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Ranks and titles

ambassadorattendantcaptaindowager empressempressEmpress of the Tkon Empirefirst ministerhigh priestesslieutenantministerphysiciantechnologist

Other references

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Related Stories

Connections

published order
Previous novel:
Q-Space
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
Q-Strike
Previous novel:
Q-Space
Novels by:
Greg Cox
Next novel:
Q-Strike
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Q-Space
Pocket Next Adventure:
Q-Strike
Previous Adventure:
Q-Space
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
Next Adventure:
Q-Strike
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2374.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
Q-Space
Chapter 2
1 billion years ago
Chapter 2
Next Adventure:
The Escape
Chapters 12, 17, 19 & 23
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