It happened again -- I asked David to design a cover with Wesley, and lo and behold, three of the stories have Wesley as a major character! These stories, and the others, will show a side of the captain that will (hopefully) surprise the reader and continue to unravel the mystery that is Jean~Luc Picard.
The first story, "The Best Laid Plans" is one of Lynn Lorton's best, and provides a highly satisfactory answer as to the question of whether the doctor and the captain will, or won't... It also tackles that tricky question of where Wesley fits into this budding romance.
The second story, "A Stirring of Memories" by Gonzo Ketterer, unravels a mystery from Picard's past concerning someone very dear to him. Beverly Crusher inadvertently opens old wounds and will apply her soothing, healing touch.
"Final Act" by CarolMel Ambassador shows that there is not always a 'happy ending' to every episode, particularly when the captain is trapped in a turbolift with some children.
Mindi French provides Wesley with the chance to say "Farewell" to Picard before he leaves for the Academy. He leaves behind two people who find comfort in each other's friendship...
"First Frontiers" is Brenda Shaffer's look at Cadet Picard's first day at the Academy. His new roommate turns out to be much more than a young Jean-Luc had expected!
The sixth story, "The Burden" by D.J. Nicholson, lets us visit with the Borg again. Out of the myriad of lives affected by their rampage, one young man will meet with his nemesis, as he confronts the man he holds responsible for the Borg attack on the fleet: Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
For some light entertainment, we can now look at Tanya Chang's "Red Light: GO." A teenager, a racy car, and a driving instructor all the elements for some fun!
The final story, "picard/dracip" by Bill Hupe and Peg Kennedy, is a dramatic look at our captain in a very different light. In every psyche there are light and dark sides and, in this story, we get a first-hand look at Picard's. What we will see may be a little shocking to some readers, but then I am always surprised by the human creature -- and its good to be reminded of 'the dark side' once and a while.
Artwork by Barbara Caldwell, Anne Davenport, David Lawrence and M.J. Millard.
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