In the middle of a routine mapping mission, Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise encounter a culture just on the edge of developing warp drive technology. When they survey the planet, they are startled by the sudden approach of thousands of spacecraft from an aggressive alien race bent on destroying this emerging culture. Now Picard has only days to resolve a conflict that has been going on for millennia. If he fails, billions will die, yet if he succeeds, he will unleash a powerful new threat to the Federation.
Bradley Michael Ferguson (born 1953), is an American science fiction writer. Before becoming a freelance writer he worked as a writer, editor and producer for CBS Radio News in New York. He is married to scientist Kathi Ferguson, with whom he collaborated on one novel.
Ferguson is the author of a number of Star Trek tie-in novels, several short stories, and the post-holocaust novel The World Next Door.
He served a three-year term as eastern regional director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), starting in 1999.
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