Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Genesis Wave: Book Two

Version: Abridged
Author: Esther Friesner
Narrator: Tim Russ
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction
Publisher: Audioworks
Published In: April 2001
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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'As a Matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create.'
-- Spock, Star Trek® II: The Wrath of Khan™
Intended to create life from nothingness, the Genesis Device had the potential to become a weapon of awe-inspiring destructiveness, capable of rearranging matter and life energy on a planetary scale. After the cataclysmic explosion of the Genesis Planet, and the Klingon Empire's attempt to steal the top-secret technology for its own military purposes, Starfleet wisely decided to destroy all data and records on Project Genesis, hoping to bury its deadly secrets forever.
Nearly a century later, all that remains of Genesis is the knowledge stored in the mind of an elderly, almost-forgotten scientist named Dr. Carol Marcus. But Dr. Marcus has gone missing, and a menace from bygone days has come rushing back with a vengeance.
Sweeping across the Alpha Quadrant at a terrifying speed, a mysterious wave of energy is wiping out populations of entire planets. The Starship Enterprise™, commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard, is the first Starfleet vessel to discover the threat. Billions of living beings and hundreds of inhabited planets lie in the path of the mutagenic wave. Earth and the Romulan Empire face total obliteration.
To discover the origin of the wave, Picard and his crew must probe the long-buried mysteries of the past. But even if he can uncover the shocking history of the Genesis Wave, is there any way to save the future from its unleashed fury?

Reviews (2)

Genesis Wave

Written by Lobstentia from Juneau, AK on March 23rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Very enjoyable & easy listen. Nothing complex or provocative here. This is a formulaic, predictable and typically amusing Star Trek plot read by Tim Russ, a.k.a - Tuvok. His range of character voices is admirable. The sound effects and staging enriched the experience. This is guilty comic book fun.

Star Blecch

Written by Joellyn Kopecky on July 4th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Oh, puh LEEZE...writing terrible, voiceovers worse. Go rent one of the ST movies from's a better experience.

Author Details

Author Details

Friesner, Esther

Esther Friesner is winner twice over of the coveted Nebula Award (for the Year's Best short Story, 1995 and 1996) and is the author of over thirty novels, including the USA Today best-seller Warchild, and more than one hundred short stories. For Baen she edited the five popular "Chicks in Chainmail" anthologies. Her works have been published in the UK, Japan, Germany, Russia, France and Italy. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, and two rambunctious cats.

Vornholt, John

John Vornholt is the author of is the author of two of the New York Times bestselling Star Trek: The Next Generation Dominion War books, the successful two-book Star Trek: The Next Generation series Gemworld, Genesis Wave Book One, and several other Star Trek novels, including Quarantine, Antimatter, Sanctuary, Rogue Saucer and Mind Meld.