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The novelization of Star Trek Nemesis is an adaptation of Star Trek Nemesis, written by J.M. Dillard. Published by Pocket Books, the novel was first released in hardback in December 2002.


From the book jacket
Remus – mysterious sister world to Romulus. A planet where hope surrendered to darkness long ago. A planet whose inhabitants have been without a voice for generations. But that's about to change.
Earth – home to Starfleet, where the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E gathers under the crystal blue skies of an Alaskan day to celebrate the wedding of Will Riker and Deanna Troi. The joy of the day is overshadowed only by the knowledge that this is the last time they will all be together, as soon-to-be Captain Riker and his ship's counselor, Deanna Troi, will shortly be departing for their new ship.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew are suddenly diverted for an unexpected diplomatic mission to the planet Romulus. Longtime enemies of the Federation, the Romulans have expressed their desire to initiate negotiations that will hopefully lead to a long-awaited unity in the galaxy. But upon their arrival on Romulus, the Enterprise crew is faced with a threat that could lead to the destruction of the planet Earth, and Picard comes face to face with a man who may prove to be his most dangerous adversary yet… and a surprisingly personal nemesis.

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Background information[]

  • This was Dillard's last Star Trek film novelization, although she would later adapt The Expanse for Star Trek: Enterprise.
  • The audiobook version was abridged by George Truett.
  • According to this novel, the name of Shinzon's Reman Viceroy is Vkruk and the name Shinzon is Reman for liberator.
  • The mass market paperback version was not released in North America, but was available internationally.
  • A young adult novelization was also produced.



Praetor Shinzon

Jean-Luc Picard
William T. Riker
Geordi La Forge
Beverly Crusher
Deanna Troi
Reman Viceroy
A Romulan medical officer aboard the Valdore who shuttled to the USS Enterprise-E in order to treat the wounded Starfleet officers, and notably for saving the life of Commander Worf.

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