Friday, April 19, 2013

Q The Continuum

I don’t usually read books based on a TV series, but sometimes I make an exception for Star Trek. Especially when the book is about Q. I read this book a about five years ago. I’m a big fan of Q to begin with. For those not familiar with Q, he is an immortal being from Star Trek “The Next Generation.” He likes to give Captain Picard a hard time usually by putting him into some dangerous situation. It was thanks to Q that they were introduced to the Borg. Although Q does annoying and even cruel things to the crew of the Enterprise, Captain Picard always comes always with a bit more wisdom whenever he has to deal with Q.

I like this book because you get to know the history of the Continuum (the society of these immortal beings), which is something they didn't have time for in the regular series. Secondly, Q must face another being as powerful as himself and much more evil. This being lives beyond the great barrier because he was banished there to keep him away from any civilization. Here is the link to the book on Amazon. (The paperbacks are the cheapest.)
 
 
If you're wondering who Q is or just miss him....here is a video.
 
 




7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've read a few of the Star Trek Next Gen books. Will pop over to Amazon. Hopefully it's an eBook as well.

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

I've only read "Imzadi", and I really liked it. I just never got around to reading too many of the Star Trek books. I preferred Star Wars books more.

Rhonda Parrish said...

I've never read any of the Star Trek novels but I can understand the appeal of this one :)

Rinelle Grey said...

ARGH! Q!

A fascinating character, but oh so annoying at times! I like the idea of a super powerful character who is just plain bored though.

Rinelle Grey

ayjay said...

Q is my favorite! I always loved him, and it's fun to see the actor pop up in funny places. He voiced a video game my husband played recently and I cracked up when I heard his voice. :)

Congrats on finishing week 3!

AJ Lauer
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Twitter: @ayjaylauer

Rusty Webb said...

I read tons of Star Trek books, and I did read... um, I think it was called I.Q., but I'm not sure about that.

Bames Pabla said...

I love Star Trek and I still somehow prefer the original TV series with William Shatner as Captain Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Spock