So this weeks Star Trek Book Challenge: Encounter at Farpoint (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

The U.S.S. Enterprise is en route to Cygnus IV, home of the technologically illiterate Bandi and their mysteriously advanced Farpoint Station. After adding to its crew complement from Deneb IV they are harassed and prosecuted by an omnipotent being named Q, who claims that humanity has not progressed beyond barbarism. Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise must defend themselves by solving the mystery of Farpoint Station in a manner satisfactory to their newest judge and nemesis.

81cE5EIFlBL Deanna cried out, “I sense joy, Captain! Great joy!”….Yeah… Not so much here.

It’s a novelization of the pilot eps. Sadly nothing to actions pack. It’s a quick read and there are vary little extras added to the story line. It does give you a little bit more character background and there a few mistakes within the book. At times it feels like he took the script and added notes to it. I’m really torn on this book. Mostly because there was no need for it. You already have the TV, why make a novel out of it? Just make something new! But with that being said it does make you want to watch the pilot again and it a easy read for on the go. Even if you are new to Star Trek, this would be a good place to start. If you don’t know where to begin.

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