For other uses, see The Last Stand.


From the back cover: In the middle of a routine mapping mission, Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise encounter a culture just on the edge of developing warp drive technology. When they survey the planet, they are startled by the sudden approach of thousands of spacecraft from an aggressive alien race bent on destroying this emerging culture. Now Picard has only days to resolve a conflict that has been going on for millennia. If he fails, billions will die, yet if he succeeds, he will unleash a powerful new threat to the Federation.



BergeronBlakendetBeverly CrusherDataGomezHattajekKaraGeordi La ForgeJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerRikkadarRo LarenKerajem zan TrikottaDeanna TroiWorf, Son of Mogh

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise-DUSS NemesisIRW Night Raven (Romulan warbird)


Kajja KojjaMa'ak IndaweMa'ak UnselbeNem Ma'ak BratunaWar Room

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

Council of MinistersLethantaStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
Referenced only 
London UndergroundParis Métro

Science and technologyEdit

animalbacteriacloaking devicecoolant lineecosystemevolutionexobiologyhouricelifeformorbital bioscanorbitplantproberadiationsensorsensor arraysnowspacestarshipsurveillance satellitetimetransmitterviewscreenviruswarp driveweather

Ranks and titlesEdit

bureaucratcaptaindoctorensignfinance ministerFirst Among Equalsfirst officergeneralministerminister of defense

Other referencesEdit

captain's logCentaurian bhobbClass McontinentdaydecadefactorygodgovernmenthullhumanoidinsectmillenniaminingmonthmountainphotographPlan Blue Ultimateplanetprayerstardatetechnologywarweaponwinteryear


published order
Previous novel:
Into the Nebula
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
Dragon's Honor
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Pocket Next Adventure:
Power Play

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