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While stranded on a dying planet, Cadet Worf and his friends discover they are not alone!

Survival is a Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starfleet Academy young adult novel – the third novel in the series, and the second of a two-part story – written by Peter David. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in December 1993.


From the book jacket
Deadly space raiders have destroyed the colony on Dantar. Now stranded on this remote planet, surrounded by the burning fires of the abandoned colony, Worf, his friends from Starfleet Academy, and cadets from the Klingon Empire fight to survive. They face harsh weather, low supplies, and hidden dangers.
As suspicion between the Klingon and Starfleet cadets grows, the camp quickly becomes a battleground, with Worf right in the middle.
But Worf and the others soon realize they are not alone as they face a mysterious and dangerous alien warrior. Klingons and Humans now must unite and work together before their first mission in deep space becomes their last.

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Background information

  • This book and the previous two are considered prequels to the Star Trek: New Frontier book series, since Zak Kebron, Mark McHenry, Soleta and Tania Tobias would go on to appear in that series of books, which were also written by Peter David.


Zak Kebron
Mark McHenry


Starfleet Academy

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