The story begins with the launching of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) and the mysterious disappearence of Captain James T. Kirk. Then, seventy-eight years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) receives a distress call from a remote scientific observatory.

Picard learns that a newly developed superweapon has been stolen by a desperate scientist with an insane plot. Facing the most difficult task of his career, Captain Picard must seek out the one person with the power to help him, a person long thought dead, Captain James T. Kirk.

Together, the two captains will be tested as they've never been before. And both men will be forced to make the greatest sacrifices of their careers to save countless millions from a madman with a plan of mass destruction.




B'EtorButlerPavel ChekovBeverly CrusherDataDjugashviliShandra DockseyFarrellGuinanJohn HarrimanHayesJaeKelloggJames T. KirkGeordi La ForgeLojurLursaCarol MarcusLeonard McCoyMendezAlyssa OgawaPaskallElise PicardJean-Luc PicardMadison PicardMatthew PicardMimi PicardOlivia PicardRené PicardThomas PicardQorakJanice RandWilliam RikerAntonia SalvatoriMontgomery ScottTommy SingerTolian SoranSpockSpotDemora SuluHikaru SuluMark TobiastonDeanna TroiUhuraMasoud ValtaneVoightWorf
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Will DeckerIrina GalliulinGorkonEdith KeelerAurelan KirkPeter KirkSam KirkDavid MarcusJoanna McCoyGary MitchellHeihachiro NoguraMarie PicardRobert PicardSarekNoonien SoongEmo SoranLeandra SoranMara Soran


AmargosaAmargosa observatoryAmargosa systemEarthEarth spacedockNexusSan FranciscoVeridian IIIVeridian system
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Arabian PeninsulaB'rengaChalnaChinaClarusEl-AuriaEl CapitanFarpointForcas IIIGorik IVIowaKhitomerLorenze ClusterMarsMoscowMount SeleyaOgus IIPlutoRura PentheSadorah CityScotlandSherman's PlanetStarbase 23TalaalThanatos sectorThemisTurkana IVVeridian IVVulcanYosemite National Park

Starships and vehiclesEdit

D12-class bird-of-preyHMS EnterpriseUSS Enterprise-A (Constitution-class) • USS Enterprise-B (Excelsior-class) • USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • USS Excelsior (Excelsior-class) • USS Farragut (Nebula-class) • SS Lakul (Whorfin-class) • SS Robert Fox (Whorfin class) • USS Trosper (Oberth-class)
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USS BozemanUSS EnterpriseUSS Reliant

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

House of DurasKlingon EmpireMarcuslabsStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Klingon High CouncilStarfleet AcademyStarfleet CommandVulcan Science Academy

Other referencesEdit

antimatterBattle of TrafalgarcatChristmasChristmas treeclockdeflector dishdogDon JuanEarl Greyemotion chipfirewatchflagshipholoholodeckHoratio Hornblowerinertial damperkatraKtarian egglifeboatlogicmagnetic interlocknanoprobeneutrinoorbital skydivingpalm beaconphoton torpedoplasma coolantsailing vesselsaucer separationSaurian brandysextantshield frequencystellar cartographysubspace fieldtechnical journalThirellian mint teatractor beamtricordertrilithiumturboliftVISORVulcan mandalawarp nacelle


  • The novelization features a forty page behind-the-scenes section on the making of Star Trek Generations written by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.
  • The hardcover version features an ending based on the originally-filmed (yet ultimately deleted) ending of the film. The paperback version features a rewritten ending based on that which ultimately appeared in the finished feature film.
  • The PC video game expands on the 2371 portion of the story.

Related StoriesEdit

  • The Voyages of the USS Enterprise-B continue in:


Novelization imagesEdit

Film imagesEdit

External LinksEdit

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TNG novels Next novel:
Balance of Power
Previous novelization:
All Good Things...
TNG novelizations Next novelization:
Star Trek: First Contact
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Soldiers of Fear
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Best and the Brightest
"Summer", Chapter 10
Previous Adventure:
Tooth and Claw
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Next Adventure:
Final voyage of the Enterprise-D
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First voyage of the Enterprise-B
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B)
Next Adventure:
The Captain's Daughter
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2371.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in two other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
Shadows on the Sun
Books 1, 3
Chapter 1
Next Adventure:
The Last Roundup
Previous Adventure:
The Lights in the Sky
Stardate 9715.5
Chapters 2-5
Next Adventure:
One of Forty-seven

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