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Do Comets Dream?by S.P. Somtow
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Every five thousand years, so the people of the planet Thanet believe, the world ends in fire and a new cycle of creation begins. Now the Last Days are once again upon them, and a fiery star draws near. This is the Death-Bringer, the Eater of the World, whose coming heralds the end of all things....
But to Captain Picard and the crew of the "Starship Enterprise(TM)"; the Death-Bringer appears to be nothing but a rogue comet, easily destroyed. Picard faces a difficult dilemma: how can he save the Thanetians' rich and intricate civilization without destroying the very beliefs upon which their culture is based?
This quandary is challenge enough, yet the captain's position becomes even more complicated when Deanna Troi discovers that, incredibly, the comet is alive!
The people of the planet Thanet believe the world ends every 5,000 years and a new life cycle begins. Now as a fiery star called the Death-Bringer nears, Captain Picard and his crew determine it's a rogue comet. Can Picard save the Thanetians' civilization without destroying their beliefs? Original.
The people of the planet Thanet believe the world ends every 5,000 years and a new life cycle begins. Now as a fiery star called the Death-Bringer nears, Captain Picard and his crew determine it's a rogue comet. Can Picard save the ThanetiansU civilization without destroying their beliefs? Original.
From award-winning science fiction writer S.P. Somtow comes Captain Picard's mos challenging dilemma: should he kill an innocent child to save a billion others? The inhabitants of Thanet believe that once every five thousand years the Death-Bringer destroys their world in a torrent of fire in order to herald a new cycle of creation — and the eve of destruction is almost upon them. Billions will die. To Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise, the Death-Bringer appears to be nothing more than a rogue comet, and one that could easily be destroyed. But Picard's position is challenged when his Counsellor, the empath Deanna Troi, discovers that the comet is alive...
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