|A Rock and a Hard Place|
|Series:||The Next Generation, No. 10|
|Published:||Paperback - January 2, 1990|
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.
- Ebunan A'T'siva • Andrew Borjas • Buchanon • Eleanor Carter • Jackson Carter • Stephanie Carter • Clarke • Beverly Crusher • Wesley Crusher • D'Angelo • Data • Vernon Detwillor • Paul Estin • Guinan • Jansen • Jenny • Geordi La Forge • Mark Masters • Neilson • Miles O'Brien • Jean-Luc Picard • William Riker • Ryne • Scully • Quentin Stone • Sweeney • Sylvia • Taylor • Tinker • Deanna Troi • Karen Williams • Worf
- Referenced only
- Jack Crusher • Gloria • Sherlock Holmes • Kahless • M-5 • Machiavelli • Dave Mosely • Katherine Pulaski • Q • Qumwl • The Traveler
Starships and vehiclesEdit
Races and culturesEdit
- Betazoid • Culinan natives • Human • Klingon • Wild Things
- Referenced only
- Borg • Ferengi • Horta • Orion
States and organizationsEdit
- 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
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