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Can Data overcome the ultimate weapon?

Deceptions is a Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starfleet Academy young adult novel – the fourteenth novel in the series – written by Bobbi J.G. Weiss and David Cody Weiss. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in April 1998.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
Barely three months into his program at Starfleet Academy, Cadet Data is sent to the planet Arunu as part of a class research team investigating ancient ruins. The android is fascinated by the dead planet and its effect on his fellow cadets. All the newcomers – except Data and the unemotional, pragmatic Dyrondites – are experiencing the jitters as they approach the artifacts of a culture based purely on emotion. There is a lesson here for each of them. But it is Data who will be put to the test–
Suddenly the communications system breaks down and they're trapped in Arunu. It's sabotage! Someone has discovered the ultimate weapon and plans to leave no witnesses behind. Data must use his relentless logic to infiltrate the enemy and save his friends before it's too late!

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Background information Edit

  • This is the final novel of the young adult series; although The Best and the Brightest is considered part of the TNG Starfleet Academy series, it falls under the general Pocket TNG line.

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Starfleet Academy

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