Needs information on technology mentioned in the book, particularly the other types of Borg mentioned (a giant borg with cutting blades), "space folding" travel to and from the Delta quadrant (similar to hyperspace in SW), and the revival device. Also elaborate on the anti-borg task force and all black uniforms (and members such as Beverly Crusher), Spock's use of logic to escape assimilation, and the destruction of the Borg homeworld.

Speculation includes the cube in the Voyager episode "Unity" being abandoned due to this event. Also, the Vulcans seem to have a past of resisting Borg assimilation attempts, hinted in the episode "Raven."

Climax battle maneuver Edit

I remember reading this book soon after it came out, when I was half my current age. As I recall, at the end of the book the Monitor (called the Enterprise-E) cloaks itself and appears inside a Romulan Warbird, then physically destroys the Warbird by rotating itself to sever the connecting points of its shells (probably the ones at the nacelles and rear). I thought the Monitor was some special class of ship, but it's disappointing to read that it was just a specially fitted Defiant-class. This raises some problems with the story as I remember it, since a Defiant-class ship is obviously not nearly big enough to come into contact with more than one support point at once. It's also not a round enough ship for a "buzzsaw" action to be strategically intelligent. Since then I've seen Worf fly the Defiant through a Warbird in Star Trek: Armada, dropping mines which destroyed the much larger ship - a more credible scenario should those two ships come into conflict. Can anyone who's read the book more recently comment? -AndromedaRoach 08:13, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


Isn't the V'Ger/Borg connection explicitly drawn in the novel? 06:28, 28 July 2007 (UTC)


The Borg assimilate Spock, but ignore assimilating his mind cause the remnants from his meld with V'Ger were detected as Borg programming – Neotechni 08:56, June 22, 2010 (UTC)

Audio CD edition Edit

Memory Alpha had an ASIN template link to the audio CD edition of this book at, but there are currently no copies available there, and I've replaced it with the ISBN link, and there are used copies available at both and as of this writing--Robert Treat 06:34, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

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