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Introduction (blurb)Edit

Under the best circumstances, terraforming is a tough, dangerous task that pits the hardiest of pioneers against an unforgiving environment. When the terraformers on the planet Paradise fall behind schedule, Commander Riker is given temporary leave from the Enterprise and sent to assist.

Riker's replacement on the Enterprise is a volatile officer named Quentin Stone whose behavior soon raises questions about his ability and his judgment. Meanwhile, Commander Riker has become enmeshed in a life and death struggle with Paradise's brutal landscape. However, he soon learns that not all of the planet's dangers are natural in origin -- as he comes face to face with Paradise's greatest danger and most hideous secret.

SummaryEdit

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CharactersEdit

BuchanonBeverly CrusherWesley CrusherD'AngeloDataVernon DetwillorPaul EstinGuinanJansenJennyGeordi La ForgeMiles O'BrienJean-Luc PicardWilliam RikerScullyQuentin StoneSweeneyTinkerDeanna TroiWorfAndrew BorjasNeilsonKaren WilliamsEleanor CarterJackson CarterStephanie CarterMark MastersSylviaTaylorClarkeEbunan A'T'sivaRyne
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Jack CrusherGloriaSherlock HolmesKahlessM-5MachiavelliDave MoselyKatherine PulaskiQQumwlThe Traveler

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise-DMonitorNimitz

LocationsEdit

CulinanIannaParadiseRoze systemStarlight

Races and culturesEdit

BetazoidCulinan nativesHumanWild Things
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BorgFerengiHortaOrion

States and organizationsEdit

Other referencesEdit

InformationEdit

  • Working titles for this book included Trouble in Paradise and Space Case
  • Peter David conferred closely with Marina Sirtis at various conventions to get a feel of her character for this novel

ConnectionsEdit

A Rock and a Hard Place article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.

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