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Immortal Coil

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From the book jacket
He is perhaps the ultimate Human achievement: a sentient life-form; self-aware, self-determining, possessing a mind and body far surpassing that of his makers, and imbued with the potential to evolve beyond the scope of his programming. Created by one of the most brilliant and eccentric intellects the Federation has ever known, the android Data has always believed he was unique, the one true fulfilment of a dream to create children of the mind.
But is he?
Investigating the mysterious destruction of a new android created by Starfleet, Data and the crew of the USS Enterprise uncover startling secrets stretching back to the galaxy's dim past. That knowledge is coveted by beings who will stop at nothing to control it, and will force Data to redefine himself as he learns the hidden history of artificial intelligence.

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Background Information

  • This was the final numbered TNG novel published by Pocket Books. The number 64 is cleverly hidden in the cover, making it seem as though it is a part of the computer screen depicted on the cover.


Reginald Barclay 
A member of the android development team, with Vaslovik and Bruce Maddox
Flint, under the guise of Emil Vaslovik
Part of the survey team to Exo III, the creator of Rhea
Ira Graves 
Part of the survey team to Exo III
Admiral Haftel 
Summoned the Enterprise to Galor IV
Bruce Maddox 
Member of the android development team, heavily injured in the storm that supposedly killed Vaslovik and destroyed the android.
Rhea McAdams
Security chief on the Enterprise-E, android
Commander Heyes 
A new addition to the Enterprise crew, watch officer for beta shift.
Maury Sullivan
Ensign Wells
Ensign Rixa


Flint owns two exocomps, Winken and Blinken, who help him control the station
Galor IV
Wolf 359


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