Oblivion (Star Trek: Stargazer, Book 4) Mass Market Paperback
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Jean-Luc Picard is on a mission to find a long lost friend, Demmix, who has vital information on the Ubarrak about a defensive system to be installed on all of their spacefaring vessels. Demmix will only offer this information to his friend Picard, but the Federation isn't the only organization that is trying to cull this information, so are the Cardassians. Now, with the Cardassians in the picture, things get rather heated as Picard trys to avoid capture. Picard is young in this adventure, but he is developing his instincts as he runs into Guinan the El-Aurian who will become, much later, the master of Ten Forward on the U.S.S. Enterprise.
This book brings the reader into a tumultuous adveturous relationship between Guinan and Picard... as Guinan a long-lived El-Aurian still remembers Picard, who at the time of their first meeting was much older in San Francisco back in 1893. Now, she must work with Picard to find Demmix and all of his secrets.
As we read on in the book, we find a very different more vunerable Guinan... a person who experiences pain and longing, but with budding qualities that we've come to expect. There is some real soul searching going on on Guinan's part. As she yearns of the Cosmic String and it's promissed peace and oblivion. The story between Picard and Guinan gets filled in as to their relationship and brings the reader into a personal relationship.
So much for storyline A, storyline B is the crew on the Starship Stargazer.Read more ›
So Guinan springs him, they dye their skin, change their hair, and go off in search of Demmix. Also after them is the chief of Oblivion security and Enabran Tain, who seems to be out of continuity as a Glinn.
A merry chase ensues, and it's hard to stay for the plot. It's better to see the interplay between a stricken Guinan and a blossoming Picard, and here is the true payoff: she knows they will become friends, he does not, and yet Guinan cannot believe this is the man who will become the captain of the "Enterprise" and her good friend. Interesting bit of characterization here, and, as I said, the only real reason to read "Oblivion."
On "Stargazer," Nikolas is upset about losing Gerda Idun so he lashes out at a few people and knocks out a Bolian (twice) and feels sorry for himself. Yeah.Read more ›
The Stargazer plotline is filler. In the other books the crew on the ship went off and had adventures while Picard was off the ship. Not this time. Almost all of this story is about Ensign Nikolas. He lost a woman he was infatuated in the last book, so he spends this book miserable. Misery loving company, he does his best to make everyone around him miserable. That included me. This half of the book was a waste of time. The author either should have concentrated almost everything on the Picard story, or made this half actually be a story, instead of one long sulk.
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A product that has more inforbases than I can even keep up with, from what I acess on internet and follow even on The Space Channel really am happy and encouraged with todays... Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2013 by nick prokopenko
This Stargazer book gives us the story of Guinan and Picard's "first" meeting and gives us insite into the deep relationship that Picard and Guinan developed over the... Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2003 by J. McCain