Re: Picard and USS Reliant
In the novelization of Unification, an Ensign Gretchen Naylor transferred from the Reliant to the Enterprise. In the novelization of FC, there is a USS Reliant that fought against the Borg and in one of the Ship of the Line Calendars, there was a USS Reliant docked at DS9, but it was a Miranda class with the registry of NCC-1864.
In the Stargazer novels, a USS Reliant was mentioned in Gauntlet and Oblivion.
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