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The Badlands, Book One is a Star Trek novel – the first novel in The Badlands duology – written by Susan Wright. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in December 1999.


From the book jacket
Located dangerously near the Cardassian border, the unstable region of space known as the Badlands has long been a hazard to interstellar navigation, characterized by violent plasma storms and other even stranger phenomena. Many starships have faced destruction there, including at least two incarnations of the Starship Enterprise
James T. Kirk braves the perils of the Badlands to confront a Romulan Bird-of-Prey that has entered Federation space in pursuit of a fleeing smuggler. But trespassing Romulans may be the least of Kirk's problems when the mysterious forces at work in the Badlands threaten both his ship and his crew!
A generation later, Jean-Luc Picard faces the same phantom menace when he commands his Enterprise into the Badlands on a mission vital to Federation-Cardassian relations. With Will Riker's life on the line, and the entire ship in jeopardy, it's up to Lieutenant Commander Data to determine the true nature of the Badlands' hidden danger!

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Background information


James T. Kirk
Leonard McCoy
Montgomery Scott
Hikaru Sulu
Pavel Chekov
Christine Chapel
Jean-Luc Picard
William T. Riker
Geordi La Forge
Beverly Crusher
Deanna Troi

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