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An ancient predator stalks the starship Enterprise!

Intellivore is a Pocket TNG novel – #45 in the numbered series – written by Diane Duane. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in April 1997.


From the book jacket
The Great Rift lies between the Sagittarius and Orion arms of the galaxy. Stars are scarce there, beyond the authority of the Federation, and legends abound of lost civilizations and of ancient monsters that prey on those who dare to venture into the vast darkness between the stars.
When several ships and colonies mysteriously disappear into the Rift, the USS Enterprise leads an expedition to investigate various disturbing reports. Accompanied by two other Federation starships, Picard and his fellow captains discover a bizarre menace of unimaginable power. And the only way to trap this destructive entity is to use the Enterprise as bait.

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Background information[]


Jean-Luc Picard
William T. Riker
Beverly Crusher
Deanna Troi
Ileen Maisel (β)
Marignano captain
Gohod Clif (β)
Oraidhe captain, a joined Trill
Francis Pickup
Marignano Science officer
Oraidhe Science officer
Jim Spencer
Oraidhe CMO


USS Marignano (β)
Science vessel, Captain Ileen Maisel (β)
USS Oraidhe (β)
Galaxy-class starship, Captain Gohod Clif (β)
USS Constellation (β)
USS Pathfinder (β)
Boreal (β)
Private colony craft.

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