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Old December 18 2010, 09:40 AM   #111
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Re: Charting the Novel-verse

LightningStorm wrote: View Post
^Depends on how you look at it.

Endgame (the Voyager finale) is what "pissed off" the Borg
The TNG Novel Resistance is where they first start to appear and cause problems after that.
The TNG Novel Before Dishonor is where the first really big thing occurs.
To be specific, TNG: Resistance and TNG: Before Dishonor depict a single cube that has been cut off from the rest of the Collective attempting to invade the Federation. They're followed up by TNG: Greater Than the Sum, which features the Enterprise crew chasing down the last remnant of that cube's crew, who had assimilated a Starfleet vessel and escaped Federation space.

Destiny, on the other hand, features the full Collective itself invading the Federation. The Collective never even knew about that single rogue cube, so far as we know.

As for the A Time To... series, I'd recommend only reading the last three: A Time to Kill by David Mack, A Time to Heal by David Mack, and A Time for War, A Time for Peace by Keith R.A. DeCandido. From there, read Articles of the Federation by DeCandido, and then, from there, if you'd like, read TNG: Resistance and TNG: Before Dishonor. However, if you're looking to cut off a book, skip those two and move straight to TNG: Greater Than the Sum.
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