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"Q and False" was the first TNG short story published in Star Trek Explorer. It was written by Lisa Klink, illustrated by Christian Rosado, edited by Jonathan Wilkins, and published on 10 November 2021.

Description

Picard, Worf, and Troi encounter a colony of aliens who worship "the All-Knowing".

References

Characters

All Powerful (Q) • HrakonMasangPetrallinJean-Luc PicardDeanna TroiTsulataWorf
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Dralis

Starships and vehicles

hovercraft
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USS Enterprise-D

Locations

Nvarat system (Nvarat Prime)

Races and cultures

BetazoidHumanKlingonNvaratiSliani
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Rigellian

States and organizations

Federation

Science and classification

air conditioningcommunicationsknifemedicalquantum flux generatortechnology

Ranks and titles

aideatheistcaptaincounselordelegatediplomatfirst ministerGrand Taliklieutenantprophetsecond minister

Other references

animalarchitecturebloodcandied fruitcapital citycitycivilizationcropcultculturesdaydeathdecadedress uniformfabricfarmfoods and beveragesFrench languagefruitglassgodjewelryjunglelemonademoonmountainomnipotencePrime DirectivereligionStarfleet uniform (2366-2373)statuestonetempletreetrinary starvegetablewaterwoodyear

Appendices

Connections

Short stories and roleplay modules published in magazines
TV21 Weekly TOS stories "Gateway to the Future"
Stardate Magazine TOS stories "Force of Law" • "The Killax Vendetta" • "Planetfall" • "Coronation Presumptuous" • "Boarding Party" • "Roleplaying in the Final Frontier"
TOS modules "The Serpent Factor" • "Deneva Deception" • "Safari in Violet" • "Continuing the Line" • "Operation Shadowfall" • "The Barrier of Essai" • "Orion Rising" • "The Hottest Blood of All" • "Operation Kingmaker" • "Operation Starling"
StarDrive TOS modules "Another Piece of the Action"
Amazing Stories TNG stories "Last Words" • "On the Scent of Trouble" • "Life Itself is Reason Enough" • "Bedside Matters"
VOY stories "When Push Comes to Shove" • "A Night at Sandrine's" • "The Space Vortex of Doom"
Star Trek Magazine STO stories "Unexpected Honor" • "Shakedown" • "The Gale, Part I" • "The Gale, Part II" • "Mirror Image, Part I" • "Mirror Image, Part II" • "Chief, Part I" • "Chief, Part II" • "Of Chaos and Kal-toh, Part I" • "Of Chaos and Kal-toh, Part II" • "Dove" • "There's No Place Like..." • "Locks Without Keys, Part I" • "Locks Without Keys, Part II" • "Hope Remains" • "After the Storm" • "Recruitment Drive" • "Time of the Scotsman" • "An Honorable Frontier"
Star Trek: Explorer stories "All That Most Maddens and Torments" • "Q and False" • "A Night In" • "The Offer" • "Seven v Seven" • "Quality of Life" • "Retribution" • "Broken Oaths" • "The Way to Exile" • "Kill Captain Proton!"
Star Trek: The Next Generation collected short stories, novellas and short novels
Strange New Worlds I: ("What Went Through Data's Mind 0.68 Seconds Before the Satellite Hit" • "The Naked Truth" • "The First" • "See Spot Run" • "Together Again, for the First Time" • "Civil Disobedience" • "Of Cabbages and Kings") • II: ("I Am Klingon" • "Reciprocity" • "Calculated Risk" • "Gods, Fate, and Fractals" • "I Am Become Death") • III: ("Whatever You Do, Don't Read This Story" • "A Private Victory" • "The Fourth Toast" • "One of Forty-seven" • "A Q to Swear By" • "The Change of Seasons" • "Out of the Box, Thinking") • IV: ("Flight 19" • "The Promise" • "Flash Point" • "Prodigal Son" • "Seeing Forever") • V: ("Bluff" • "The Peacemakers" • "Efflorescence" • "Kristin's Conundrum" • "The Monkey Puzzle Box" • "The Farewell Gift" • "Dementia in D Minor") • VI: ("The Soft Room" • "Protecting Data's Friends" • "The Human Factor" • "Tribble in Paradise") • VII: ("Life's Work" • "Adventures in Jazz and Time" • "Future Shock" • "Full Circle" • "Beginnings" • "Solemn Duty") • 8: ("Morning Bells Are Ringing" • "Passages of Deceit" • "Final Flight") • 9: ("Staying the Course" • "Home Soil" • "Terra Tonight" • "Solace in Bloom") • 10 ("Wired" • "A Dish Served Cold" • "The Very Model") • 2016 ("A Christmas Qarol" • "The Sunwalkers" • "The Seen and Unseen")
The Sky's the Limit "Meet with Triumph and Disaster" • "Acts of Compassion" • "Redshift" • "Among the Clouds" • "Thinking of You" • "Turncoats" • "Ordinary Days" • "'Twould Ring the Bells of Heaven" • "Friends With the Sparrows" • "Suicide Note" • "Four Lights" • "'Til Death" • "On the Spot" • "Trust Yourself When All Men Doubt You"
Misc. short stories "The Captain and the King" • "Last Words" • "Bedside Matters" • "On the Scent of Trouble" • "Life Itself is Reason Enough" • "What Dreams May Come" • "Twilight's Wrath" • "Eleven Hours Out" • "Darkness" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "For Want of a Nail" • "Q and False" • "Quality of Life" • "Broken Oaths"
Misc. novellas & short novels "The Other Side" • "The Worst of Both Worlds" • "Brave New World"

Timeline

Published Order
Previous story:
All That Most Maddens and Torments
Short stories (Star Trek Explorer) Next story:
A Night In
Previous story:
The Seen and Unseen
Strange New Worlds 2016
TNG short stories Next story:
Quality of Life
Previous story:
Borg Invasion 4D
Stories by:
Lisa Klink
Next story:
Retribution
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