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July 9 2011, 12:58 AM
Re: Before Dishonour....seriously?!
Since I read the books out of order, I'm a little confused...anyway, is it the Einstein Borg who go and tell the Borg Queen in the Delta Quadrant about what the Federation did, and that's what sends her on her killing rampage in Destiny? (I haven't read all of the TNG books, so forgive me if I'm being dumb!
is stopped before it can reach the Delta Quadrant. The fact that the invasion in
begins only a month or so later is sheer coincidence and cosmically bad fortune. The invasion is in retaliation for
's destruction of the transwarp hub in "Endgame." That elevated the Borg's assessment of the Federation from "minor nuisance we'll get around to assimilating in good time" to "clear and present danger that we have to eliminate as soon as possible." It took them a few years to discover the Caeliar subspace corridors which they used to reach the Alpha Quadrant and begin their invasion. In the meanwhile, independently of that, an isolated Borg supercube acting unilaterally (since trashing the transwarp hub trashed their galactic communication network) was close enough to the Federation to pursue its own independent retaliation, which is what led to
Resistance, Before Dishonor
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