Skip to content
Mass Market Paperback A Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time #3: A Time to Sow Book

ISBN: 0743482999

ISBN13: 9780743482998

A Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time #3: A Time to Sow

(Part of the Star Trek: The Next Generation Series)

Select Format

Select Condition ThriftBooks Help Icon


Format: Mass Market Paperback

Condition: Very Good

Save $2.30!
List Price $6.99

1 Available

Book Overview

On the cusp of their epic battle with Shinzon, many of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's long-time crew were heading for new assignments and new challenges. Among the changes were William Riker's promotion to captain and his new command, Riker's marriage to Counselor Deanna Troi, and Dr. Beverly Crusher's new career at Starfleet Medical. But the story of what set them on a path away from the Starship Enterprise has never been told. Until now. More than two...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

very good book

whn a probe is discovered carrying a distress signal that is over 200 years old, the enterprise is ordered to the area to see what finally became of the planet. they are very surprised to find that some of the inhabitants did survive. but as the enterprise makes first contact, they find that their is a lot of dissention and rebellion among the ranks of the people. all of them do not want the enterprise's help and will go to any extreme to keep that from happening.the book dragged some but the story was basically very well written and definitely better than the first book in the series.

New world....and old rocks

This is the next book in the series of books showing the crew of the starship Enterprise as they struggle to deal with the problems from the previous two novels. After the sticky situation that Captian Picard got into with the demon ship, he struggles to deal with Starfleet Command and the backwater missions his ship is sent on.This book sends the Enterprise to a remote sector of space to follow up on a message sent years ago by a dying world. Their wildest hopes are realized when they find the surviving members of the doomed world. Unfortunately this proud race, struggling to survive, is manipulated by an old enemy of the Enterprise.This was a wonderful book and I waited until the second part to come out. I wanted to know who this enemy is and what role they are playing.


In actuality I give this one 4 1/2 stars. In the third installment of the A TIME TO... series, A TIME TO SOW, Ward and Dilmore have created an even better book that the first two in the series. Regulated to unglamorous duty, Captain Picard and the Enterprise must answer a centuries old distress call. What they find there is both unexpected and potentially dangerous.This book is excellent in that it deals with the internal struggles of the main characters. Entire chapters are devoted to the thoughts of the main crew. Couple this insight with the exciting plot, and this novel is a winner. It has elements of mystery and intrigue that move wonderfully. Not to be missed.

Another Hit

Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore continue with there winning writing with a Time to Sow. This story picks up where John Vornholts "A Time to" books leave off. The opening set during the time of Archers Enterprise and we see some nicely written scenes involving characters from that era and it sets up the rest of the book. Jump to 2378 and Picards time and we find he and the crew of the Enterprise E sent into relatively uncharted space to investigate message probes sent from a civilization whos world was about to be destroyed. They arrive there without incident and find the survivors living on asteroids. The Enterprise capabilities are hampered by extreme radiation so the crew must do more on site work to find out how things work for the survivors. They encounter opposition who much to their surprise are using pre federation weapons and Klingon weapons. There is also a spy on the Enterprise. There are nice continuity bits through out the book. The characters ring true. It is easy to visualize them when reading the book. I look forward to the remaining book that will finish the story. Its easy to see these authors are fans as well as good story tellers.

ST: TNG A Time to Sow

Star Trek: The Next Generation "A Time to Sow" written by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore is an action-adventure story with a sprinkle of mystery and intrigue but most importantly there is character interation and development. "A Time to Sow" is the third book in a series of nine to be releasd by Pocket Books this year with "A Time to Be Born and A Time to Die" coming out first and second respectively. This is a continuing story as we discover what was happening between Star Trek: "Insurrection" and Star Trek: "Nemesis." Now the untold story of events is being revealed.I would suggest that you read the first two books in this series first as "A Time to Sow" builds from the telling of the story in those two books and "A Time to Sow" builds the story to continue in the fourth book in the series "A Time to Harvest" which comes on next mouth and is written by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore.I must say that I was anticipating an interesting story from this writing duo and I wasn't disappointed to say the least. This book leads us further into the story of the events that happen in the first two books of the series and the writing style was easy to follow and it was a very fast read. The book starts out a little slow and we get further involved with the story of Jean-Luc Picard and his presumed milkrun for the flagship of the fleet the U.S.S. Enterprise as it is sent out to an unexplored section of space called the Dokaalan sector.As we read on, the book starts out in 2151 when a Vulcan ship intercepts a probe with a message of doom and gloom for the Dokaalan people and their planet Dokaa. But these are times when early exploration of the universe is just getting started and the NX-01 in not sent on the mission. Now, two hundred years later, Admiral Alynna Nechayev sends the NCC 1701-E on a months long space voyage to the Dokaalan Sector when a second probe is found.Picard does a lot of second guessing of himself and an introspective look into the workings of Picard's mind is evident. I thoroughly enjoyed this look into what makes Picard tick and the thoughts that make Picard who he is. This is the first part of the book but the most interesting part of the book comes when first contact is made with the Dokaalan people. As things heat up a nuclear reactor is about ready to blow up and the U.S.S. Enterprise is now on a mission of mercy and is set on rescuing 400 people from a doomed asteroid base.We read about the whole crew getting involved from Picard on down as the story keeps you reading to find out what happens next and how will the crew solve the next set of events that crop up. There is really good description in the book and you can visualize the events as you read them in the book in your mind. You say, are there any twists and turns in the book and I say, Oh Yes there are plenty. Just when you think you can pridict what is going to happen next they writers throw in a curveball and shake things up for the Enterprise crew. I mentioned tha
Copyright © 2020 Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell My Personal Information | Accessibility Statement
ThriftBooks® and the ThriftBooks® logo are registered trademarks of Thrift Books Global, LLC
GoDaddy Verified and Secured