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The Body Electric is a Pocket TNG novel – the third and final novel in the Cold Equations trilogy – written by David Mack. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in December 2012.


From the book jacket
At the center of the Galaxy...
A planet-sized Machine of terrifying power and unfathomable purpose hurls entire star systems into a supermassive black hole. Wesley Crusher, now a full-fledged Traveler, knows the Machine must be stopped... but he has no idea how.
Wesley must enlist the aid of Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew, who also fail to halt the unstoppable alien juggernaut's destructive labors. But they soon divine the Machine's true purpose – a purpose that threatens to exterminate all life in the Milky Way Galaxy.
With time running out, Picard realizes he knows of only one person who might be able to stop the Machine in time to avert a galactic catastrophe – if only he had any idea how to find him...

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Background information

Previous novel: Series Next novel:
Silent Weapons Pocket TNG The Stuff of Dreams (eBook)
Cold Equations  Final novel in series