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Geordi's headed for danger on a distant planet!

Capture the Flag is a Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starfleet Academy young adult novel – the fourth novel in the series – written by John Vornholt. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in June 1994.


From the book jacket
It's Geordi La Forge's first year at Starfleet Academy, and it isn't going well. He's been all over the galaxy with his Starfleet officer parents, and his blindness has not been a handicap, thanks to his VISOR. But somehow he's always picked last for competitive teams, and deep down he wants to be just like all the other confident students. When he defeats the top-ranked team in an elimination game, Geordi wins the respect of his classmates, and the hatred of the other team's captain, Jack Pettey. Pettey threatens revenge, and his opportunity arrives with training exercises on the planet Saffair. Geordi's team faces Pettey's, and without supervision on the uninhabited world Pettey will stop at nothing to win.

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Background information

  • In this book, a visually-able person uses a VISOR without the neural implants.


Geordi La Forge 
A visually-impaired first-year Starfleet cadet.
Jack Pettey


Starfleet Academy
war games

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