In all of the Star Trek novels that ever ever been written, surprisingly - up until this "Q" trilogy was published - there had been only two books that revolved around the character Q. Both written by renowned Trek author Peter David, and both were classics: Q-Squared, and Q-in-law. So was this newest crack at the character of Q?
At best, Q-Space was an average novel. There really was nothing memorable about it.
To the authors credit, Q - of this novel - was very consistent with the character in the TV show. However, the humor was almost non-existent. While most don't look for the humor in "villains", Q is an exception to that rule. All characters, in fact, were portrayed realistically, but the description in some areas were so heavy it held back the flow of the book. Don't plan on me reading the next one. I only got this one because I found it in the trash.
Plot wise, I will simply quote what amazon.com has to say:
"Ever since its discovery, the great galactic barrier has impeded humanity's exploration of the universe beyond the Milky Way. Now a brilliant Federation scientist may have found a way to breach the barrier, and the Enterprise is going to put it to the test. The last thing Picard needs is a return visit from an omnipotent troublemaker so, naturally, Q appears."
This book will also delve into Q's past.
The next two sequels might be more interesting - because you can tell a lot will be revealed about Q and his past. Unfortunately, it has been about 6 years since I read Q-Space originally and I have yet to pick either one up.