INVOLUTION 7 features"Old Pain, New Memories," by Judith Medina, is a powerfully-written piece dealing with the captain's nightmare-filled recovery from his ordeal with the Borg, and the important role Beverly Crusher plays in that recovery.
"The Guilty Party," by N. B. Thayer, has Picard valiantly-and vainly-trying to confess his role in a barroom brawl to a first officer bound and determined to find the guilty party...for his captain.
Romance is in the (holodeck) air when Picard and Crusher spend midsummer's day together in Gail Molnar's "Who We May Be."
How the doctor ended up in the captain's bed is the talk of the ship. Of course, this being a story from the fiendishly twisted mind of Anne Davenport, they're not having an iota of fun. But with a little "Tender Loving Care" from one sick friend to another...who knows?
The Borg. The Cardassians. A family that existed only in his mind. A real flesh-and-blood-son who is not his son after all. Dreams shattered, hopes dashed ... time after time after time. Is it any wonder that Picard's feeling a little reckless? In Rosemary Cullen's "And Though I Walk...," Picard may very well be facing the valley of death as he undertakes a rock climbing expedition in the holodeck...sans safeties.
Is the Human race worthy of membership in a highly-evolved alien alliance? Jean-Luc Picard is plucked from his starship to answer just that question in "Shadows of Time," by Kira Bacal.
With no memory of his life as Jean-Luc Picard, he must prove his worth as he is thrust into varying settings and circumstances: as a colonel in the French army, a World War II resistance fighter, and a galley slave. A man out of his own time. That's what Picard has become in D. J. Nicholson's, "The Path of the Arrow." In this alternative ending to "Time's Arrow," his unwillingness to leave an injured friend has cost him dearly. Unable to get back to his own time, Picard must live out his days in nineteenth-century San Francisco, where the closest he can come to his stars is a bluff overlooking the bay.Artwork by Anne Davenport, Janet D'Airo, Beverly Chick, Gabi Stiene, Renee Levy and Joey Rodrigues.
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