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The novelization of Star Trek: Insurrection is an adaptation of Star Trek: Insurrection, written by J.M. Dillard. Published by Pocket Books, the novel was first released in hardback in November 1998.


From the book jacket
On an unnamed planet in a distant sector, Starfleet , in an uneasy alliance with a mysterious new alien species of unknown origin, has discovered a secret with astounding implications that could transform the future of the entire Federation. But this secret has a price that may be more than some are willing to pay.
The secret first turns Data against Starfleet, then draws Jean-Luc Picard and the Starship Enterprise into a tense and dangerous situation that has unexpected effects on every member of the crew – and presents them with an agonizing moral dilemma. Faced with orders he cannot obey and a crisis he cannot ignore, Picard finds himself torn between his conscience and his uniform.

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Background information[]

  • The audiobook version was abridged by George Truett.
  • A trade paperback version was released internationally by Pocket Books; it was not available in the US.
  • The novelization features the original ending of the film, where Ru'afo is exposed to the radiation and gets younger and younger.
  • An extract from this novel appeared in Star Trek Monthly issue 49.
  • A sampler cassette, containing the first 45 minutes of the audiobook, was given away free with Star Trek Monthly issue 60.

Cover gallery[]


Jean-Luc Picard
William T. Riker
Geordi La Forge
Beverly Crusher
Deanna Troi

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