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Star Trek: A Time To... is a nine-book Star Trek: The Next Generation novel miniseries, covering the events of the year leading up to the motion picture Star Trek Nemesis.


The back of each book in the series summarises thusly: On the cusp of their epic battle with Shinzon, many of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's long-time crew were heading for new assignments and new challenges. Among the changes were William Riker's promotion to captain and his new command, Riker's marriage to Counselor Deanna Troi, and Dr. Beverly Crusher's new career at Starfleet Medical. But the story of what set them on a path away from the Starship Enterprise has never been told. Until now.

The series consists of four duologies each telling a standalone story, while the entire series continues the story arcs of the Enterprise crew, concluding with one final novel. The series as a whole leads into the film Star Trek Nemesis, and sets the stage for the continuing stories after the film in Articles of the Federation, the Titan series and the continuing TNG series.


No. Title Author(s) Published Covers
1 A Time to Be Born John Vornholt February 2004 A Time to Be Born cover.jpg ATTDie.jpg
2 A Time to Die March 2004
3 A Time to Sow Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore April 2004 Att3.jpg ATTHarvest.jpg
4 A Time to Harvest May 2004
5 A Time to Love Robert Greenberger June 2004 ATimetoLove.jpg ATimetoHate.jpg
6 A Time to Hate July 2004
7 A Time to Kill David Mack August 2004 A time to kill.jpg ATTHeal.jpg
8 A Time to Heal September 2004
9 A Time for War, A Time for Peace Keith R.A. DeCandido October 2004 ATFATP.jpg



  • The titles of the books in this series came from the Bible, specifically chapter 3, verses 1-8 of the book of Ecclesiastes.
  • The series was originally announced as a twelve-book series. One duology, comprised of the novels A Time to Create and A Time to Destroy by Dafydd ab Hugh, was cancelled, and the final duology in the series was compressed into a single book.[1][2]

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