Star Trek novels that are act like a sequel or take place after the movies

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  1. urrutiap

    urrutiap Ensign Newbie

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    I know that Star Trek Next Generation/the Generations movie has Ship of the Line where it introduces the Enterprise E.

    and Star Trek VI Undiscovered Country has a novel that acts like a sequel to it taking place right after.

    Anyone know if there's been other novels that take place either right before a certain movie or take place right after a Star Trek movie?
     
  2. Kilana2

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    Cast No Shadow follows up on Valeris fate after the Undiscovered Country. But seven years after Praxis exploded.
     
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  3. Desert Kris

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    There's a whole series of novels called "A Time to..." That are meant to lead in to the final TNG movie Nemesis.

    Probe is a novel that felt like an alternative starting point to Star Trek V The Final Frontier, a direct sequel to The Voyage Home.

    Sarek and Best Destiny are set right after The Undiscovered Country. Ashes of Eden is another final voyage after TUC's final voyage.

    I think books like Deep Domain and Time For Yesterday use characters and situations that lead in to The Wrath of Khan.
     
  4. Christopher

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    My debut novel Ex Machina is a direct followup to Star Trek: The Motion Picture, beginning 10 days after the film.

    To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh picks up not long after The Voyage Home, though of course it's more of a followup to The Wrath of Khan.


    So is Shadows on the Sun. Even though they were consecutive hardcovers, they all deal with the movie's decommissioning of the Enterprise-A in contradictory ways -- Best Destiny reversed it at the end, Shadows on the Sun followed through on it, and Sarek completely ignored it. (You can sort of fit them together if you put Sarek between the other two and assume that the decommissioning was only postponed for a while rather than cancelled outright.)
     
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    There’s also the “Lost Years” novels that explain the changes between TOS/TAS and “Star Trek The Motion Picture”. The books were:

    The Lost Years (J.M. Dillard)
    A Flag Full Of Stars (Brad Ferguson/J.M. Dillard)
    Traitor Winds (L.A. Graf)(takes place before Stars)
    Recovery (J.M. Dillard)


    “The Return” by William Shatner is a sequel to Generations.

    “Rogue Saucer” by John Vornholt can also act as a prequel to “Generations” as it explains why the E-D’s bridge and Ten-Forward look slightly different from “All Good Things”.
     
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    I don't know how close they are to First Contact, but there is the Slings and Arrows e-book miniseries which covers the first year of service of the Enterprise-E leading up to First Contact.
     
  7. urrutiap

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    The Fearful Summons is the only movie sequel in betweener i have for a novel. the front cover even says its the direct sequel taking place right after Star Trek VI.

    As for the others, I have always wanted to but never could find enough copies of it back then, The Return which involved Kirk, Picard and Borg tech that revived Kirk
     
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    Section 31: Rogue is kind of a prequel to First Contact, with a framing story set afterward.

    Titan: Taking Wing is a pretty direct followup to Star Trek: Nemesis continuing Riker and Romulus’ storylines.

    In the Name of Honor is a great prequel to The Undiscovered Country, though its a few years beforehand.

    Oddly one film that really has no tie ins whatsoever is Insurrection.

    You’d really have alot to talk about if you were interested in including comics.
     
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  9. DGCatAniSiri

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    Nothing directly involving the Enterprise, but the holoship is brought up in Section 31: Abyss, and the Evora feature in an early Starfleet Corps of Engineering novel, Past Life, which was collected in the paperback No Surrender.
     
  10. Greg Cox

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    Although, aside from the framing sequence, it's mostly a prequel to Khan since the bulk of it takes place between "Space Seed" and The Wrath of Khan.
     
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    The Timeliners placed "Prime Directive" between TOS and TAS and the events of that novel conveniently explain exactly what happened to require the various bridge changes.

    "The Fearful Summons" also makes use of the original scripted, unfilmed, prologue that Denny Martin Flinn wrote for ST VI.
     
  12. Tim Thomason

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    Not a novel, but the comic Star Trek: Second Contact is a direct follow-up to First Contact (Data's half-face still being exposed). I'm not sure if any novels contradict it, but it was likely never referenced due to rights issues.

    Could they fit in if you imagine some important admiral reversing the decision after Best Destiny/Sarek? There seems to be a lot of politicking involved in launching the Enterprise-B and probably removing Kirk (gently) from Starfleet at that point.
     
  13. Christopher

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    I don't think that's needed. The reversal of the decommissioning at the end of Best Destiny is tentative enough (something Kirk pushes the President to accept but that we don't see explicitly, officially approved) that it's easy to assume it just didn't stick, that it was postponed for a few months and then proceeded with after all.
     
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    Yeah, I think that's what I was saying. Whether the President officially approved, then quietly reversed when Kirk was 300 ly away, or whether the President just said he'd approve (as a true politician) but never got around to it, or even was overruled by the C-in-C or other figure with pull, it all amounts to the same thing.

    Kirk thought the Ent-A would get a new crew. Then, the same year or so, a whole new ship is launched. Something must've happened to changed the events in such a dramatic way, and these novels attempt to shed light on those happenings in their own way.
     
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    Star Trek Engines of destiny is linked to the TNG Generations movie
     
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    The Star Trek/X Men novel Planet X by MJF is a direct sequel to this comic.
     
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  17. Christopher

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    No; all three of the books in question came out before Generations. None of their authors knew that there would be an Enterprise-B launched so soon afterward.

    Remember, there was no continuity between books back then. Richard Arnold was gone, but his policy of absolutely forbidding the books from referencing each other was still lingering. So each of the three authors of the post-TUC hardcovers was working totally independently, and they all made different, contradictory choices of how to deal with the end of the movie. Any attempt to reconcile them with each other or with GEN is a fan exercise after the fact.
     
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    Isn't it all a fan exercise?
     
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    I always figured Best Destiny gave the Enterprise and her Constitution-class sister ships a temporary reprieve and allowed for mission extensions for a little while; rather than a full reversal. It was a nice, hopeful ending for the book.
     
  20. Leto_II

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    There actually was a direct sequel to Insurrection, albeit a PC game (starring Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner):

    https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Hidden_Evil
     
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