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Old July 29 2010, 12:12 PM   #1
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picard fiction/books

hi guys.

i have been interested in picard for many years. does anyone know any good novels or non-fiction books which specifically focus on picard, his thinking, his attitudes etc etc. i would really like to get inside his head.
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Old July 29 2010, 12:59 PM   #2
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It's been a while since I read it, but the novel Requiem involves Picard being thrown back in time to Cestus III right before the Gorn attack in Arena. Since he's alone and cut off from the Enterprise, it spends time in his head, though part of it also deals with him trying to decide whether or not to break the timeline and try to prevent the massacre, if I recall correctly.

There's also the TNG entries in the Dominion War subseries that have Picard on a covert mission in Dominion territory. And there's the excellent The Buried Age, which is about Picard's life following the loss of the Stargazer leading up to his taking command of the Enterprise - this one, actually, I can't recommend enough.
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Old July 29 2010, 02:28 PM   #3
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I haven't read it yet, but The Buried Age is considered by some to be the definitive Picard novel.

If this gets moved to the TrekLit section (hint, hint mods ) you're bound to get an avalanche of helpful suggestions from the regulars there.
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Old July 29 2010, 02:43 PM   #4
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Non-fiction, eh?

I don't know. There's the usual Trek episode guides and so forth, but it sounds to me like you're looking for something a bit different from that.
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Old July 29 2010, 07:16 PM   #5
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Check out MAKE IT SO by Wess Roberts and Bill West. Believe it or not, it's a non-fiction book on the leadership secrets of Jean-Luc Picard.
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Old July 30 2010, 10:05 AM   #6
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^what, drink lots of tea, always tug your shirt down, keep a handy Klinigon around to get beat up instead of you and listen to your therapist? oh, and somehow completely fail to score with your MILF doctor even though she's clearly gagging for it.
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Old July 30 2010, 06:43 PM   #7
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Well, he lost two ships and they just gave him a new, more powerful one each time. Must be doing something right
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Old August 4 2010, 01:37 PM   #8
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thanks for all the replies. i will be sure to check out all your suggestions.
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Old August 6 2010, 06:07 AM   #9
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Well, he lost two ships and they just gave him a new, more powerful one each time. Must be doing something right

There have been a few CEO's with similar records, and they seem to be doing well.

I read the book back in the '90s. It was quite good, and the authors did a good job of getting into Picard's head, at least leadership-principles-wise.
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Michael Jan Friedman has an entire series of novels about the young 28-year old Picard when he captained the Stargazer. Christopher Bennett's The Buried Age is excellent and links Stargazer and TNG.

"Dark Mirror" is a mirror universe novel featuring Picard heavily. It's a different mirror universe than the one developed in Crossover: in this, the Terran Empire has never fallen.
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