Poor Data (B-4). Trip, Spock, Kirk (and maybe in future Janeway?) all come back from the dead but Mr. Data isn't allowed to.
Yeah, it stinks. What I love about the novels is that they can tell any story from any time period, so I'm hoping the TNG line will soon return to the seven year period of the series, so Data is alive, and part of the books.
At least occasionally. The TNG novels should do both eras, their series, and their movies, like TOS does.
And what REALLY chaps my hide is they resurrect that idiot Trip but leave Data dead..........