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The novelization of the astounding final episode!

The novelization of "All Good Things…" is an adaptation of "All Good Things...", written by Michael Jan Friedman. A Pocket TNG novel published by Pocket Books, it was first released in hardback in June 1994.


From the book jacket
Seven years ago, Captain Jean-Luc Picard first faced the judgment of the Q Continuum – a race of beings with god-like powers over time and space who presumed to gauge Humanity's fitness to exist in the galaxy. Seven years ago, they suspended judgment, but now a decision has been reached: The Human race will be eliminated, not only in the present, but throughout time. Humanity will never have existed at all.
The only chance to save mankind lies with Captain Picard. An old enemy has granted him the power to revisit his life as it was seven years before, and to experience his life twenty-five years in the future. With the help of friendships that span time and space, Picard struggles to defeat the plans of the Q Continuum. But even as he fights to save the Human race from total extinction, he has been set up to be the unwitting agent of mankind's destruction.
In an effort to save humanity, Picard must sacrifice himself and all those he commands. If their sacrifice fails, all mankind is doomed.

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Background information

  • The audiobook version was abridged by George Truett.
  • Author Michael Jan Friedman had just two weeks to complete the manuscript for this novelization, based on an earlier draft of the script, so that it could be released in sync with the episode. In order to provide sufficient wordcount to justify the hardback release, Friedman included scenes with previous Next Generation characters, including Wesley Crusher and Katherine Pulaski. (Voyages of Imagination, p. 319)
  • The paperback edition included eight pages of photographs from the episode.

Cover gallery


Jean-Luc Picard
William T. Riker
Geordi La Forge
Natasha Yar
Beverly Crusher
Katherine Pulaski
Deanna Troi
Natasha Yar
Miles O'Brien
Alyssa Ogawa
Nell Chilton
Keiko O'Brien
Ben Prieto
Reg Barclay
Sam Lavelle
Sonya Gomez
Robin Lefler

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