Q & A

Q & A Review

Nearly two decades ago, Jean-Luc Picard took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701-D. The captain knew it was an honor without equal. His new command bore the name of Enterprise. The people who had commanded other like-named starships had gone down in Starfleet's annals. Some officers would be intimidated, but they would not have been given command of Enterprise.

On her first mission, the Enterprise was sent to Farpoint Station. A simple, straightforward investigation. Perfect for a crew that had never served together. Then there was Q. An omnipotent lifeform that seemed bent on placing obstacle after obstacle in the ship's -- and in particular in Picard's -- way. And it hadn't ended with that first mission. When he was least expected, Q would appear. Pushing, prodding, testing. At times needling captain and crew with seemingly silly, pointless, and maddening trifles. Then it would turn all too serious, and the survival of Picard's crew was in Q's hands.

Why was it today that Picard was remembering the day he took command of the Enterprise-D? Now he commanded a new ship, the Enterprise-E. His crew was different. There was nothing about Gorsach that in the least resembled Farpoint. But Picard couldn't shake the feeling that something all too familiar was going on. All too awful. All too Q.

Title:Q & A
Edition Language:English

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  • Jerry

    I'm short on time again today, so, let me be brief: This was an interesting look at the enigmatic being known as Q.Content Concerns: At least five or six uses each of the h-word and d-word, and almost...

  • James Williams

    When I was growing up, I read more than any kid in my classes: and it was almost entirely licensed fiction: Star Trek and Star Wars mostly. Even today, I still maintain quite the collection of these b...

  • John

    Next up on the post-Nemesis litverse reading list was Q&A, a book by the same guy who wrote the novel Articles of the Federation, which I found to be a travesty. That being the first book by DeCandido...

  • John Cipolla

    Library book acquired on 2/25/2016. So far its a lot of intertwining stuff we already knew with new stuff. Seeing the new dynamics of the crew in different positions is cool. Q made a mistake giving R...

  • Ron

    Intended as a grand event book, the culmination of all the Q encounters of the past (across TNG, VOY, and DS9), the novel succeeds in being readable but not especially rewarding or great.The 20th anni...

  • Eileen

    In all fairness to DeCandido, I think Q is very hard to pull off in prose format. Too little, and he seems watered down, too much (as happened here), and he's just a tiresome insult generator. I think...

  • Cornerofmadness

    I really wanted to like this. I love Star Trek:The Next Generation and Q and it's obvious the author does too. Unfortunately it didn't translate well onto the page. I think another reviewer put his fi...

  • Bookworm

    I guess it might be just me, but DeCandido is a terrible writer. I've read another one of his works, "Articles of the Federation" and had trouble getting through that one as well. At first I had assum...

  • Brian

    The author (Keith R. A. DeCandido) has to be the most talented writer in the Star Trek bullpen when it comes to dialog. The man can make almost any conversation about anything reasonably interesting a...

  • Maurice Jr.

    For those of us who have followed the show and wondered why Q kept bothering Picard and the Enterprise and wondered why he did the things he did, this is book is a must read. All the answers are here....