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#189: The Rings of Tautee (TOS #78)

This week, when a scientist’s quest to give her people unlimited fusion power goes horribly awry, at least the explosion is pretty. But when Kirk wants to rescue as many survivors as he can, he learns that two’s company, three’s a Prime Directive violation. Can Jim keep his friend happy? Can the Enterprise keep the disaster from spreading to Earth? And can I keep Dan Forden from living rent-free in my head? All this and more in The Rings of Tautee, the book that won’t inspire any baby names anytime soon.

#187: Ghost of a Chance (VOY #7)

This week, when Voyager seeks to top up their deuterium tanks, they end up filling up their repair schedule instead. But when multiple crew members report seeing g-g-g-ghosts, they might end up rendering some good old Prime Directive–flouting aid to the nearby locals. How important is good PR in the Delta Quadrant? What kind of perfume are those Drosary ladies wearing? And where can I get me one of those aquatic massages? All this and more in Ghost of a Chance, the book that wants to show you this really cool telescope.

#185: Rogue Saucer (TNG #39)

This week, when a malware attack softlocks the Enterprise bridge, Admiral Nechayev takes the opportunity to have them to test a new prototype saucer section. But when her new aide hijacks the experiment, the Prime Directive itself may be at stake. Who is the Architect? Who was the worst senior officer to babysit as a kid? And are canon-foreshadowing jokes ever not funny? All this and more in Rogue Saucer, or, When Keepin’ Saucer Sep Real Goes Wrong.

#184: The Murdered Sun (VOY #6)

This week, when Voyager meets a peaceful people whose sun seems to be prematurely dying, Chakotay gets a bad case of the Prime Directive blues. But when a violent empire turns out to be behind the star’s rapid aging plus a few other atrocities, Janeway takes the kid gloves off. Can Ensign Kim figure out the identity of the Masked Singer? Can Tom Paris pass sensitivity training? And is there a way home inside the Sun-Eater? All this and more in The Murdered Sun, the book that’s a riddle inside a mystery inside an enigma inside a gravity well.

#181: Dragon’s Honor (TNG #38)

This week, Picard must convince the Dragon Empire to join the Federation to keep them from becoming Chinese food. But if he doesn’t want to abide by the worst possible interpretation of the Prime Directive, he’ll have to make sure the impending nuptials go smooth as butter. Can Riker make poker sound honorable? Will Data have Kivas Fajo flashbacks? And exactly how many nasty dishes will Picard have to choke down with a smile? All this and more in Dragon’s Honor, the book that takes its inspiration from an unexpected source.

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