Do Comets Dream?
Every five thousand years, so the people of the planet Thanet believe, the world ends in fire and a new cycle of creation begins. Now the Last Days are once again upon them, and a fiery star draws near. This is the Death-Bringer, the Eater of the World, whose coming heralds the end of all things...
But to Captain Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise; the Death-Bringer appears to be nothing but a rogue comet, easily destroyed. Picard faces a difficult dilemma: how can he save the Thanetians' rich and intricate civilization without destroying the very beliefs upon which their culture is based?
This quandary is challenge enough, yet the captain's position becomes even more complicated when Deanna Troi discovers that, incredibly, the comet is alive!
S. P. Somtow (born 1952) is a Thai and American musical composer. He is also a science fiction, fantasy, and horror author writing in English. Somtow has both Thai and American citizenship.
As a science fiction writer, he is known for several series, among which are Mallworld, Inquestor, and Aquila. He was first published as Somtow Sucharitkul in the late 1970s in the pages of Asimov's and Analog science fiction magazines, and wrote several stories and novels under that name before changing his byline to S. P. Somtow for personal reasons.
Star Trek: The Next Generation consists of 44 total books. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.
Main series Star Trek
Related series Star Trek: The Next Generation (numbered novels)
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