‘The Death of Princes by John Peel: Dr Crusher fights a plague while Troi becomes mixed up in a first contact gone wrong. This is good. ‘Intellivore’ by Diane Duane: the ship investigates a menace. This is okay not as good as her earlier stuff. ‘Double or Nothing’ by Peter David: this was part of the ‘Double Helix’ saga which was one of those massive crossover events the publishers used to do. Picard and Calhoun team up to fight those who’ve been creating bio weapons
‘Section 31: Rogue’ by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin: Picard encounters his old friends from the ep ‘Tapestry’ and runs across Section 31. Picard goes on a speech making rant. Apart from Picard’s hypocrisy this was good. ‘The Battle of Betazed’ by Charlotte Douglas and Susan Kearney: an excellent tale of the invasion, occupation and eventual liberation of Betazed during the Dominion War.
‘Resistance’ by J.M. Dillard: Riker and Troi have headed off to Titan so Picard gets new crew members. Just as the old and new crew are gelling, the Borg return. This was good. ‘Q&A’ by Keith R.A. DeCandido: Q returns and Picard is an idiot. This was okay. ‘Before Dishonor’ by Peter David: the Borg show up again, a ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ cast member is killed off, Picard’s crew get fed up with him and mutiny. This was very good. Finally ‘The Devil’s Heart’ by Carmen Carter: is a tale of a legendary artefact which has played a part in many planet’s histories. Picard becomes obsessed with finding it but the artefact has its own agenda. This is excellent.