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Old May 26 2010, 08:46 AM   #7
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Re: Charting the Novel-verse

Stargazer by Michael Jan Friedman

The Stargazer series by Michael Jan Friedman followed Picard on the days of his first command. Friedman developed the crew for the TNG novel Reunion, and re-visted the characters several times before the the actual Stargazer series began. MJF's version of the death of Jack Crusher in Reunion has been used in several other books. He crossed the crew over into the TNG: Double Helix event which incorporated elements from all of the TV series as well as Peter David's New Frontier.
The Stargazer series:
  • Gauntlet
  • Progenitor
  • Three
  • Oblivion*
  • Enigma
  • Maker
*It should be noted that the appearance of the character Enabim Tain in Oblivion is inconsistant with the portrayal of the character in The Art of the Impossible and elsewhere.

TNG novels
  • Reunion
  • Requiem (with Kevin Ryan)
  • Double Helix: The First Virtue (with Christie Golden)
  • The Valiant
  • Death in Winter
  • Vulcan's Heart by Josepha Sherman and Suan Schwartz featured a Stargazer era Picard and used several of the established Stargazer crew.
  • The Buried Age by Christopher L. Bennett follows Picard from the Stargazer to the Enterprise and utilizes the Stargazer crew established by MJF.
  • Tales From the Dominion War featured the short story "What Dreams May Come" by Friedman, which caught up with SGZ character Gilaad Ben Zoma during the Dominion war.
  • Tales From The Captain's Table contained the SGZ era story "Darkness" by Friedman.
  • "The Human Factor" a short story by Russ Crossley in Strange New Worlds IV depicted the death of Jack Crusher as seen in Reunion.
  • Friedman included the character of Gilaad Ben Zoma in one issue of his DC Comics run.
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