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Armageddon's Arrow is a Pocket TNG novel written by Dayton Ward. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in May 2015.


From the book jacket
It is a new age of exploration, and the USS Enterprise is dispatched to "the Odyssean Pass", a region charted only by unmanned probes and believed to contain numerous inhabited worlds. Approaching a star system with two such planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew find a massive alien vessel, drifting in interstellar space for decades. Sensors detect life aboard the derelict–aliens held in suspended animation.
Thought to be an immense sleeper ship, the vessel actually is a weapon capable of destroying entire worlds… the final gambit in a war that has raged for generations across the nearby system. Captain Picard is now caught in the middle of this conflict and attempts to mediate, as both sides want this doomsday weapon… which was sent from the future with the sole purpose of ending the interplanetary war before it even began!

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Background information[]

  • Cover art by Doug Drexler and Ali Ries, design by Alan Dingman.
  • The origin of the titular "Armageddon's Arrow" is revealed over the course of the novel to have been reverse-engineered from a prototype version of the planet killer which crashed on a moon in this system.
  • While the Enterprise crew are discussing the local situation, comparisons are made to the Xindi attack on Earth as both feature an alien race mounting a pre-emptive attack on another, although the Enterprise crew are notably unaware that time travel was involved in the Xindi incident as well.

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