Following volume 97 in , Pocket Books finally abandoned their sequential numbering system. In addition, since it went off the air in , the STNG cast have reunited for four feature films, beginning with Star Trek Generations. Pocket Books launched the first of their original STNG novels in , again using a numbering sequence.
Pocket published five adaptations of key STNG episodes, also not part of the normal numbering sequence. Beverly Crusher, Lt. Worf, Deanna Troi and in earlier novels Lt. Tasha Yar and boy-genius Wesley Crusher. During the last couple of seasons of DS9, the Federation was involved in a violent, extended war with The Dominion, with station Deep Space Nine often at the heart of the conflict. The first DS9 hardback came out in , and by the numbering sequence had been dropped. Several novelizations of key episodes also did not follow the normal numbering sequence.
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The series final episode in featured major changes for most of the primary characters, and the post novels have all focused on the lives of the characters since the series ended. Although this series returned to the concept of the adventures of the crew of an exploratory vessel, it put a twist on that formula in two ways. Although they occassionally made use of alien technologies that shortened the length of their journey, they also gained a formidable enemy in the form of The Borg, a cybernetic hive culture originally introduced on The Next Generation 10 years earlier.
Tom Paris, Lt. The first Voyager hardback arrived in , and numerous episode novelizations were also printed. This time, the producers chose to try a different take on Star Trek — a prequel series.
By the third season, Earth was being threatened by a mysterious new race from an unknown area of space, and Enterprise was sent in to try to end the threat. Original Enterprise novels first appeared in , by which time Pocket Books had completely abandoned the concept of numbering their new book releases. One of the first original series created for this streaming series was Star Trek: Discovery.
Unlike previous Star Trek series, in which each individual episode stood on its own, with Discovery, each short season told a longer interconnected story. Original Discovery novels first appeared in , shortly after the series launched, written by some of the authors who had been writing books in the other Star Trek series lines. Excaliber, commanded by Captain Mackenzie Calhoun. The Excaliber crew included some characters which had been introduced on The Next Generation, mixed with all-new, completely original character like Calhoun.
Since the novels were written by fan-favorite writer Peter David, the answer was a resounding yes, and the New Frontier novels have proven to be very popular. The first four books, released in , were a single, serialized storyline, later combined into an omnibus edition. Stargazer prior to his taking command of the U.
Enterprise-D, Pocket Books launched a new series of Stargazer-based novels in The novels feature Picard and his earlier crew, with occasional references to other recognizable characters from the Star Trek the Next Generation continuity. Titan, Pocket Books launched a new series of Titan-based novels in The novels feature Riker, his wife Counselor Deanne Troi, and his new crew, with occasional references to other recognizable characters from the Star Trek the Next Generation continuity.
In , Pocket started a series of e-books featuring a group of previously-unseen characters in Star Trek history — the members of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers. Despite the presence of a few characters which were introduced on The Next Generation, these stories primarily feature all-new characters. The e-books have proven so popular that some of the S.
Deep Space Nine picked up that concept and expanded it further, presuming that the Mirror Universe featured a tyrannical union of Cardassians, Bajorans and Klingons ruling human slaves with an iron fist. Dark Mirror is a standalone novel featuring the Mirror versions of the Next Generation characters. Most of the Starfleet Academy novels are trade paperback-sized books for Young Adults, featuring the adventures of the well-known Star Trek characters when they were students studying at Starfleet Academy — long before those characters appeared on their respective series.
Early pre-“Pocket” Star Trek fiction: 1968-1984
Only two books in the adult Star Trek lines have focused on Starfleet Academy. The first, in , was based on a Star Trek computer game, while the second, in , focused on an up-and-coming crop of cadets. This mini-series, inspired by events in an episode of Star Trek Voyager, is Klingon-themed. Although the four volumes in this mini-series are not directly linked to each other, they do each focus on a major Klingon character from each of the four series to have aired up to The fifth, unnumbered, volume is the novelization of the Voyager episode that inspired the mini-series.
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Enterprise in the original Star Trek pilot episode. This four-book mini-series focuses on the events in the final two seasons of Deep Space Nine, when the Federation and Klingon Empire went to war against the forces of The Dominion and the Cardassian Empire. Volumes two and four are novelizations of seven key DS9 episodes dealing with the Dominion War. During the run of Deep Space Nine, it was established that a shadow intelligence organization has existed within Starfleet since before the founding of the Federation — a group called Section 31, chartered with detecting, investigating and eliminating potential threats to Federation security from within.
Each of these novels ended on a cliff-hanger. The seventh and final volume in the Gateways mini-series was a hardback, featuring a short story or novella concluding each of the stories begun in the first six volumes. Volume 7 also includes a page internal chronology of all the Star Trek novels and short stories published by Pocket Books through November The epilogue was a Starfleet Corps of Engineers e-book.
The series Deep Space Nine introduced viewers to a turbulent region of space known as The Badlands, which has been a hazard to interstellar travel, and a haven to mysterious friends and foes alike for dozens of years. In two novels, four generations of Star Trek characters all journey into The Badlands for varying reasons.
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In the first of this two-parter, Captain Kirk and Commodore Will Decker of the Classic Trek era encounter the first artifact on a plague-ravaged colony world, then Captain Benjamin Sisko of DS9 must deal with a Bajoran terrorist who gets his hands on the second artifact. Finally, Klingon Captain Klag and the crew of the I. Gorkon must team up with Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise to prevent disaster when the final artifact is discovered.
This series of larger novels, which first began appearing in mid, features stand-alone stories focusing on major guest characters or supporting characters from various different eras in Star Trek history. The stories are set in periods between the series or movies — the year and major character are shown in brackets for each title. Elliot Tindall. Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. Joshua Bolt. Jeremy Bolt. Captain Clancey.
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