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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (December 26, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1451650744
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451650747

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Cold Equations, Book III
The Body Electric

AT THE CENTER OF THE GALAXY…

A planet-sized Machine of terrifying power and unfathomable purpose hurls entire star systems into a supermassive black hole. Wesley Crusher, now a full-fledged Traveler, knows the Machine must be stopped … but he has no idea how.

He enlists the help of Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew, who also fail to halt the unstoppable alien juggernaut’s destructive labors. But they soon divine the Machine’s true purpose, which threatens to exterminate all life in the Milky Way galaxy.

With time running out, Picard realizes he knows of only one person who might be able to stop the Machine in time to avert a galactic catastrophe — but he has no idea how to find him.


THE CLIMAX OF A NEW TRILOGY
BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF
STAR TREK DESTINY

Reviewers' Comments

"The epilogue … nearly had me in tears. David Mack is good at writing galaxy-changing events, but he is equally adept at tender character moments that really pack an emotional punch."

"The Body Electric [is] a satisfying conclusion to the Cold Equations trilogy. … [It's] a highly compelling and well-told novel that had me guessing until the end."

Dan Gunther, Trek Lit reviews

"[T]he best stories in the Trek universe are not just about action; they … challenge us philosophically and mentally. … The questions raised [in The Body Electric] are the biggest that humanity can ask, making this a satisfying and provocative finale."

"David Mack's Cold Equations series has done for AI what Destiny did for organic life: It completely turned things upside down. The Body Electric will challenge readers with the ultimate questions of reality and leave them feeling like they have witnessed the best of The Next Generation, which at its best discussed life's most important issues."

— Matthew Rushing, Trek.fm