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Star Trek: The Next Generation Books In Order

Publication Order of The Q Continuum Books

Q-Space (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q-Zone (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q-Strike (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Double Helix Books

Infection (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vectors (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Sector (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quarantine (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double or Nothing (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Virtue (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gemworld Books

Gemworld, Book One (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gemworld, Book Two (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Genesis Wave Books

Genesis Wave, Book One (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genesis Wave, Book Two (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genesis Wave, Book Three (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Maximum Warp Books

Dead Zone (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forever Dark (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Time Books

A Time to Be Born (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Die (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Sow (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Harvest (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Love (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Hate (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Kill (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Heal (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time for War, a Time for Peace (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Destiny Books

Gods of Night (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mere Mortals (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Souls (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cold Equations Books

The Persistence of Memory (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Weapons (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Body Electric (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Encounter at Farpoint (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Ship (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Peacekeepers (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Children of Hamlin (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survivors (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strike Zone (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power Hungry (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masks (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Captains' Honor (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Call to Darkness (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rock and a Hard Place (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Metamorphosis (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gulliver's Fugitives (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doomsday World (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eyes of the Beholders (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exiles (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fortune's Light (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contamination (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vendetta (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boogeyman (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q-in-Law (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reunion (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unification (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perchance to Dream (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spartacus (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chains of Command (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imbalance (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imzadi (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Drums (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relics (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightshade (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grounded (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Heart (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Romulan Prize (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guises of the Mind (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Descent (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here There Be Dragons (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Mirror (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sins of Commission (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Debtors' Planet (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Good Things... (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q-Squared (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foreign Foes (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Requiem (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trek Generations (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Balance of Power (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blaze of Glory (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Romulan Stratagem (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Nebula (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Stand (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossover (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon's Honor (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue Saucer (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Possession (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invasion: The Soldiers of Fear (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kahless (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infiltrator (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fury Scorned (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death of Princes (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Intellivore (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ship of the Line (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Storm Heaven (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best and the Brightest (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Planet X (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triangle: Imzadi II (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dyson Sphere (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forgotten War (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Q (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valiant (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tooth and Claw (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diplomatic Implausibility (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Section 31: Rogue (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Immortal Coil (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hard Rain (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle of Betazed (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genesis Force (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Do Comets Dream? (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in Winter (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Articles of the Federation (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resistance (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q&A (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sky's the Limit (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before Dishonor (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greater than the Sum (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Singular Destiny (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Losing the Peace (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Indistinguishable From Magic (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Star Trek: The Next Generation Books

The First Virtue (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imzadi (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valiant (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Encounter at Farpoint (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Good Things... (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Peacekeepers (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Call to Darkness (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Ship (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survivors (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Children of Hamlin (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Captains' Honor (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sky's the Limit (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power Hungry (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strike Zone (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masks (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Metamorphosis (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gulliver's Fugitives (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Rock and a Hard Place (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infection (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vectors (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Sector (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quarantine (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double or Nothing (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doomsday World (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eyes of the Beholders (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exiles (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fortune's Light (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spartacus (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boogeyman (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vendetta (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q-in-Law (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here There Be Dragons (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contamination (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reunion (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grounded (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unification (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perchance to Dream (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chains of Command (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imbalance (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Drums (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Stand (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guises of the Mind (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Heart (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relics (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightshade (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Romulan Prize (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Romulan Stratagem (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death of Princes (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Descent (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon's Honor (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Mirror (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sins of Commission (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Debtors' Planet (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q-Squared (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foreign Foes (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Requiem (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trek Generations (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Balance of Power (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blaze of Glory (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Nebula (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossover (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infiltrator (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dyson Sphere (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue Saucer (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Possession (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invasion: The Soldiers of Fear (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kahless (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ship of the Line (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triangle: Imzadi II (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forgotten War (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fury Scorned (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Intellivore (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tooth and Claw (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Section 31: Rogue (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Storm Heaven (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best and the Brightest (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Planet X (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q-Space (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q-Zone (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q-Strike (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Immortal Coil (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hard Rain (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle of Betazed (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Q (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gemworld, Book One (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gemworld, Book Two (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genesis Wave, Book One (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genesis Wave, Book Two (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genesis Wave, Book Three (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diplomatic Implausibility (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Zone (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forever Dark (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genesis Force (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Do Comets Dream? (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Be Born (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Die (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Sow (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Harvest (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Love (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Hate (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Kill (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Heal (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time for War, a Time for Peace (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in Winter (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Articles of the Federation (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resistance (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q&A (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before Dishonor (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greater than the Sum (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gods of Night (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mere Mortals (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Souls (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Singular Destiny (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Losing the Peace (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Indistinguishable From Magic (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Persistence of Memory (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Weapons (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Body Electric (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Star Trek: The Next Generation is a series of books written by various authors, based on the likewise named TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, who was also the executive producer of the original 1966 series, Star Trek: The Original Series. It is a sci-fi based adventure series with elements of drama. All the books in the series, which started in 1987, are based on the episodes of the TV series, and thus follow very similar story threads. The Star Trek series has inspired many a modern scientist with it’s depictions of (then) futuristic technology and equipment such as mobile phones and tablet devices. It is considered one of the classic sci-fi creations, and is a must for all fans of the genre. The series is renowned for it’s depth of content, with realistic characters and a vast galaxy populated by political groups and factions akin to the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov. Books based on Star Trek: The Next Generation are aimed at readers who are familiar with the original series, and it’s plot has various references to the original throughout the text.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV debut: Sep 28, 1987), often abbreviated as TNG, depicts the adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard aboard the starship USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D. It is set in the year 2364, 100 years after the “five-year mission” (from the original series). The basic thread across the entire plot of the series is the exploration of outer space, with the captain and his crew of 1,012 seeking new life and civilization. The NCC-1701-D is unique in the sense that it was designed to accommodate families, rather than just individuals – thus, the crew consists of men, women and children. The plot begins when Picard is tasked by a godlike entity named ‘Q’ to prove that the human race is not made up of mere savages, failing which it would bring extinction to mankind. The first mission is to prove their aptitude for this task by solving a certain mystery, solving which the crew proceed to explore deep space, and encounter various villainous groups. They soldier through space, making difficult choices and facing new foes. The plot is intriguing all the way to the eventual final encounter with the mysterious entity that is ‘Q’, and Picard’s handling of his original task.

Here are a list of the characters which appear at various points across the series:

Captain Jean-Luc Picard is the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise-D. He is the main protagonist of the story, and his character is a mainstay throughout it’s entirety. He is depicted as a master diplomat, with the ability and cunning to solve seemingly unsolvable conundrums. Ever the ideal hero, he often chooses what is just morally right, and willing to live with the consequences and sacrifices forced by such decisions. In the first book, “Encounter at Farpoint”, Picard’s qualities are finely illustrated – as the Enterprise-D takes off on it’s space quest, the ethereal ‘Q’ threatens to extinguish the humans race. It is Picard who convinces Q to allow him to show that humanity still exists, and is a cause worth saving.

William Riker is the first officer of the Enterprise-D. He is depicted as a young officer who becomes experienced and wise with time spent on aboard the ship. Initially portrayed as an arrogant rookie officer, with a disregard for his colleagues and the chain-of-command, Riker’s character gradually matures as the plot moves on. Eventually, he learns the key virtue of patience, and appreciates the company offered to him by the crew of the ship. At certain points in the plot, however, Riker display his original bold streak and acts against his superiors’ wishes.

Geordi La Forge is initially the Helmsman, and later the Chief Engineer of the ship. La Forge’s character is a tribute to a real-life quadriplegic fan of the original Star Trek series. He is visually impaired, but uses a device called the VISOR which allows him to see the world around him. He is depicted as a hard working, dedicated crew member. He impresses Picard by diligently working overnight to repair a minor problem, following which he is granted the post of helmsman of the Enterprise-D. As the plot progresses, he is given more important posts, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander being his highest post.

Natasha “Tasha” Yar is the chief security officer of the USS Enterprise-D. Her character is described as one coming from difficult, and sultry origins, as a result of which she relishes her experiences as a member of the crew. She is described as a bold woman – in the series, and even accompanies Captain Picard in a direct conflict situation. However, her character digresses early on from the main TNG story-line, but reappears at various points in the plot at different timelines. She is present in all the books upto season 1 of the series.

Worf is a non-human character, and the first Klingon main character in the series. Initially appointed as a lieutenant junior grade, he is promoted following the death of key characters in the series. A notable section of the plot deals with the Klingon, depicting Worf’s experiences as he encounters more beings of his race. Worf’s adventures provide for side-stories which further enhances the feeling of depth in the Star Trek world. Beverly Crusher is the chief medical officer aboard the ship. She is briefly replaced by the a character named Katherine Pulasky, when Crusher accepts a position as the head of the Starfleet Medical, but subsequently returns to the main storyline, and stays for the entire duration. Given the very nature of her work, Crusher’s role assumes importance throughout the story. Like all the other main characters, sufficient background information about her is provided at some point in the plot. However, her individual tales are mainly side-stories and do not directly influence the grand scheme of proceedings. She has a son aboard the ship, who goes by the name of Wesley Crusher.

Wesley Crusher is the son of Beverly Crusher. After spending his initial years aboard the ship, he receives a field commission to ensign. He then goes on to attend the Starfleet academy.

Lieutenant Commander Deanna Troi is a mixed race character, being half-human and half-Betazoid. She is portrayed as having the ability to sense emotions, and is thus apt for the role of counselor in the ship. Because of her unique mind, her character is often utilized as a bridge between aliens and the crew members. In several turnkey episodes, Troi’s special abilities enable her to play a key role in the events which unfold.

Lieutenant Commander Data is an Android, which is an artificially constructed being with self-awareness, sapience and sentience. Being non-human, his perspectives on the human situation offer valuable self-evaluative passages, akin to Spock in the original Star Trek series. Data assumes the role of Chief Operations Officer aboard the ship. He is depicted as a confused bot, initially unable to understand human emotions. The allows avenues for comic relief, but also forms a key plot element, when he is given an emotion chip. He has exceptional computational capabilities and a fully working anatomy.

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