I'm interested in the title of the book where the Borg Queen attempts to assimilate Q, but the nanoprobes have zero effect. I think I want to purchase this book online, so please don't include any spoilers (no Q-uotes, etc.). Thanks.


This is the Strange New Worlds IV anthology story Iridium-7-Tetrahydroxate Crystals Are a Girl's Best Friend in which Q tries to woo the Borg Queen. She's surprisingly chilled out about it.

“Is this going to take much longer?” said the man [Q] as the Borg repeatedly injected nanoprobes into his upper arm. He was lying on the assimilation gurney as Borg bioengineering drones looked him over. There were no oddities in his DNA, no antibodies that would halt nanoprobe activities, nothing out of the ordinary.

The door to the assimilation chamber irised open and the Borg queen entered. She was medium height, about five and a half feet. Before assimilation she must have been quite striking. Now she was a hideous monstrosity. Her remaining eye was a sparkling brown color. The other eye socket had an optical reader jutting out of it.

“Resistance is futile,” she said.
“I’m not resisting!”

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