We also get 2 new Charaters one is the new scurity chief Jasminder Choudhury and a half Vulcun-Human T'Ryssa she does not follow her Vulcun side so she is funny akward and a little annying but it also makes her real more than any auther so far in the TNG relunch. If you're a Next Gen completist you can't skip this; it's way better than the last one and about on par with Resistance and Q&A. Date: The starship USS Rhea has discovered a cluster of carbon planets that seems to be the source of the quantum energies rippling through a section of space. Please try again. It is a testament to Bennett's talent as a writer that he is able to tie up dangling plot threads from previous novels written by other people, plant additional threads for future authors while at the same time craft an exciting tale that holds your interest, and introduce new characters that you grow to like just as much as the main TNG characters. Greater Than the Sum is a Star Trek: The Next Generation novel by Christopher L. Bennett, published by Pocket Books in 2008. In this story they have to think their way out of the problem rather than just use brute force or rely on luck. ISBN 1416571329 (paperback)ISBN 1416572163 (eBook)ASIN B0010SEOGM (Kindle) Christopher L. Bennett Also, "Greater than the sum" continues in the sequel of three books "Star Trek - Destiny": "Gods of night", "Mere mortals" and "Lost souls". Greater Than the Sum The Frankenstein attempts to assimilate one of the star cluster's planets. Of course,as with all the best villains, the Borg aren't really dead and are alive and kicking by the next book to repeat the cycle. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 25, 2010. The multivector agent takes effect and the Borg cube is destroyed. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Greater than the Sum. Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2018, Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2008. He has written such critically acclaimed. Artist(s): NOVEL One thing I have always pondered about in the struggles against the Borg is that they easily adapt to beaming weapons but not particle weapons (because of the kinetic energy). Some other Star Trek authors don't know how to handle the personal lives, this author does so we get some interesting insights into Picard's behaviour. Published: ***spoiler alert***Crusher is 6 weeks pregnant at the end of the book (he works fast) and it is Christmas time. Pages: This was the entity's attempt to protect them, just as it sent T'Ryssa to safety. Series: Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. This, however, is where the secondary materials that make up the Star Trek universe have a chance to shine, providing the connective tissue that can potentially help to make everything make sense. Christopher L. Bennett Star Trek The Next Generation Greater Than the Sum Author: Christopher L. Bennett Pocket Books RRP: £6.99, US $7.99 ISBN: 978 1 8473 9277 0 Available 01 September 2008 Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Memory Beta, non-canon Star Trek Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community. The USS Rhea is exploring a planet in star cluster NGC 6281 when they come under attack from a Borg vessel constructed from the former USS Einstein (dubbed the Frankenstein). https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Greater_than_the_Sum?oldid=2537602, The novel's title was announced at the Shore Leave convention in, Material from the novel was included in the. 29 July 2008 Where mankind's survival is at stake and where the evolving of technology will decide the outcome. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. I highly recommend this book. July, September-December 2380, January 2381 The USS Bhutto, Leybenzon's new ship, attempts to defend Barolia but Leybenzon's attempt at a suicide mission allows them to analyze the multivector agent. the new race encountered by the enterprise was interesting, but their complacency towards the borg became a bit tiresome after a while. Hugh volunteers. He agrees to take T'Ryssa along as his new contact specialist. It's a lot to ask of an author but Bennett pulls it off wonderfully. Pocket TNG We also get a little into Gordi and learn about how B4 is doing. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The book is the fifth TNG novel set after Star Trek: Nemesis, and is a direct sequel to the preceding novel in the series, Before Dishonor; seeing the USS Enterprise-E explore the NGC 6281 star cluster to stop the Borg-assimilated USS Rhea gaining access to quantum slipstream technology. This novel was announced at Shore Leave 2007. I have to start by admitting that I read this novel out of sequence, and as such, knowing the outcome of the Destiny trilogy that immediately follow it chronologically speaking, this rather took the edge off the threat posed by the Borg in this story. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Publisher: Being a bit of a technical freak when it comes to science fiction I just love the stories where mankind struggle against a greater enemy. The Liberated depart, grateful. Highly recommended. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2013. Author(s): Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. One officer, Lieutenant T'Ryssa Chen – a half-Vulcan – makes a tenuous connection … Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2008. I'm a long time TNG fan and recently started reading through the post Nemesis reboot series to see where pocket books decided to take the universe when the series ended. Pages: The novel features, and marks the first appearance of, the recurring Enterprise crew-member, T'Ryssa Chen, and at its close sets the stage for the Star Trek: Destiny trilogy. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Chronology Offered by Amazon.com. The Enterprise engages them but the multivector agent fails to work because of a new armor. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. 2380 The entity refuses to allow any fighting and separates them. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. The Enterprise and the Liberator track down the Frankenstein but the entity refuses to allow them to approach. 384 Book starts our so good I mean one of Mt favorite power couples Picard/Crusher are married and throughly enjoying their married life between the sheets. A landing party finds unusual life-forms inhabiting one of the planets. But before any progress can be made, the Rheacomes under attack from the Einstein—a Starfleet vessel now controlled … There is much hating on the TNG relaunch paperbacks, mostly from Borg fatigue. 368 I've read many of the Star Trek TNG books. ISBN: Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2017. But I feel this one gets right what Before Dishonor got wrong. The Enterprise arrives at NGC 6281 where the crew eventually realize that the star cluster is a living entity, with the constructs being extensions of it. Then the book gets so slow I practically fell asleep. 1. Ok so lot of other reviews give this book bad to only ok and i can see why. With the crisis over, Picard agrees to Beverly's request to try for a baby and she becomes pregnant. However, some time afterwards, the Borg launch attacks on Barolia and Acamar, decimating them. In particular, the evolution of the Borg might not match details of the new canon series. However toward the end it improves and after much convincing Picard finally agrees to the idea of the possibility of having a child. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Stardate: Please try your request again later. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Its the borg again but this is by far the best TNG Relaunch yet mainly because Mr. Bennett goes into more detail than the crisis of the (week)or month but we get a little about the personal with the charaters Like Picard and Beverly. Picard is in the process of assembling another new command crew, following the mutiny during the previous Borg crisis, when Admiral Nechayev asks him to investigate the Borg presence in NGC 6281. Needless to say Picard hesitates on the topic due to the BORG threat. Christopher L. Bennett is a master of weaving this material, … The other things that make this story interesting are the way the author managers to inter-weave the characters' personal story lines into the main plot. Memory Beta articles sourced from episodes and movies, Transformational Relativity and Continuum Distortion Propulsion, Christopher L. Bennett's annotations for the novel, https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Greater_Than_the_Sum?oldid=712371, This article is marked as lacking essential detail, and. Published: Publication information Greater than the Sum is a Pocket TNG novel written by Christopher L. Bennett. Attribution The past couple of novels in the TNG line have all featured the Borg and guide frankly it's getting a little boring - the Borg turn up, assimilate a few people, destroy a few planets then Picard turns up, does something clever that's going to finish the Borg once and for all and saves the day. The Next Generation There was a problem loading your book clubs. I tend to read reviews (both good and bad) before purchasing a book, and I'm glad that I invested in Before Dishonor despite the bad reviews, because I've always felt that Kate Mulgrew would make a great villain, so I appreciated Janeway's role in the book and found that the Borg were different enough to be interesting. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Greater than the Sum - Ebook written by Christopher L. Bennett. Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2017. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 14, 2012. unlike the previous novel BEFORE DISHONOUR, this was way too slow for me, which i don,t expect for a novel featuring the borg. T'Ryssa Chen, a member of an away team that had just encountered a group of mysterious constructs, is about to be assimilated when she is transported, apparently by slipstream, to Maravel, a planet she visited in her youth. Pocket Books Understandably they are vial beings. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I found this one of the better ones. 57717-58013 Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2015. I agree with another reviewer however that by this point the Borg had maybe been overused as the "ultimate bad guys". He is provided with a multivector agent, comprising various previous defenses against the Borg, and also transphasic torpedoes, only to be used in an emergency. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. I wish we got more details of her pregnancy the next book goes into the Destiny Trilogy where she is roughly 3 months pregnant and knows she's having a son. Before Dishonor (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Resistance (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Takedown (Star Trek: The Next Generation), The Sky's the Limit (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Christopher L. Bennett is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, with bachelor’s degrees in physics and history from the University of Cincinnati. A landing party finds unusual life-forms inhabiting one of the planets. One officer, Lieutenant T'Ryssa Chen—a half-Vulcan—makes a tenuous connection with them. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Star Trek: The Next Generation: Greater than the Sum. The entity also delivers the Rhea to them so its crew can be saved.

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