Title : Star Trek: The Next Generation - Q-Squared
Source : CD
Year : 1994
Genre : Audiobook
Encoder : iTunes v188.8.131.52
Codec : Fraunhofer
Bitrate : 56K/s 22050Hz Joint Stereo
ID3-Tag : ID3v2.3
Ripped By : NMR
Total Playing Time: 176:37 (min:sec)
Total Size : 70.8 MB (74,189,544 bytes)
Review By K. Wyatt:
Q-Squared is nothing short of brilliant as Peter David deftly weaves this tale involving characters from both The Original Series and past characters from Star Trek The Next Generation. Many a fan will remember Trelane from The Original Series episode "The Squire of Gothos." As Captain Kirk dealt with him, he was an extremely powerful but ultimately impetuous character that at the end of that wonderful episode he was proven to be a young character from an unknown race of beings.
As you will quickly learn, the powerful race of beings that Trelane comes from is the Q-Continuum and guess who has recently taken on the responsibility for his growth and development, you guessed it, Q. As it happens, Q finds this responsibility to be somewhat taxing so he seeks out his good old "pal" Captain Jean Luc Picard, more affectionately known by Q as "Mon Capitan," to aid in this great burden.
Here is where Peter David also firsts introduces the notion of the multiverse as he tracks us along in three different "universes," three different crews of the Enterprise and their dealings with Q and Trelane. I believe this to be the most appealing plot device in the entire story.
What follows is as stated above, one of the best Star Trek novels to ever grace the printed page as we follow along on Trelane's bent to destroy the universe and Q's amazing trials and tribulations while he's attempting to stop him.