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An awesome weapon from the past returns to menace a new generation!

The Genesis Wave, Book One is a Pocket TNG novel – the first novel in The Genesis Wave series – written by John Vornholt. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in hardback in August 2000.


From the book jacket
Intended to create life from nothingness, the Genesis Device had the potential to become a weapon of awe-inspiring destructiveness, capable of rearranging matter and life energy on a planetary scale. After the cataclysmic explosion of the Genesis Planet, and the Klingon Empire's attempt to steal the top-secret technology, Starfleet wisely decided to destroy all data and records on Project Genesis, hoping to bury its deadly secrets forever.
But now a mysterious wave of energy is sweeping across the Alpha Quadrant, transforming matter on a molecular level to create bizarre new landscapes and life-forms. Billions of living beings and hundreds of inhabited worlds lie in the path of the mutagenic wave, which is expanding outward toward Earth.
To discover the origin of the wave, Captain Picard and his crew must probe long-buried mysteries. But even if he can uncover the shocking history of the Genesis Wave, is there any way to save the future from its unleashed fury?

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Background information

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Jean-Luc Picard 
Starfleet captain of the USS Enterprise-E.

Leah Brahms

Leah Brahms 
Federation scientist.
Captain of USS Sovereign.
Captain of Neptune.
Captain of freighter Rich Prize.


Romulan commander.
Jagron (β
Romulan commander.
Romulan commander.
Romulan commander.
Carol Marcus


Enterprise-E shuttle (Stellar-class).
Romulan D'deridex-class warbird, commanded by Commander Jagron.


The Terix

USS Enterprise-E 
Sovereign-class Federation starship.
USS Farragut (β)
Romulan warbird, commanded by Commander Damarkol.
HoS (β
Klingon attack cruiser. Leah Brahms was given command.
Jaj (β
Klingon starship.
Romulan warbird, commanded by Commander Horek.
USS Neptune (β
Defiant-class starship, commanded by Captain Landwaring, destroyed.
Rich Prize 
Ferengi freighter, commanded by Baldoru.
USS Sovereign (β
Terix (β
Romulan warbird, commanded by Commander Tomalak.

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Unnumbered novels
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