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I have been searching for the title of a TOS-TNG crossover novel for some time. I believe it was published in the early 1990s, as I do not remember Voyager or DS9 being on TV. It was also before ST:Generations was made. I know it is not the novel Star Trek: Federation, as the two crews actually work together and meet one another. Also, I seem to remember that the front cover said something to the effect of, "at last, the generations meet!"

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How about Star Trek: Crossover?

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  • Yep, that's the one I think @matt is talking about. And it's on my bookshelf right now. :) – Nick Shaw Sep 13 '12 at 7:10
  • Thanks for the reply. The novel I'm thinking of has the TOS-era timeline, including TOS-era Kirk. I thought it might be "Crossover" but that's in the TNG-era, without Kirk. I remember there being a timewarp-like plot involved (much like TNG's "Yesterday's Enterprise"). I also remember there being a scene when the two crews meet one another. Worf says something to the effect of, "Captain, it's the Enterprise NCC-1701, and she's hailing us." Man, trying to find this novel has been an issue for years! :) – user8776 Sep 13 '12 at 13:37
  • @Matt there's a reasonably complete list of offical TOS era books at memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Original_Series#Prose – NikolaiDante Sep 13 '12 at 14:47
  • Did this novel involve Tribbles? – Adele C Sep 13 '12 at 19:18
  • I'm not sure if tribbles are in it or not. I've never read the book. I do remember being in a shop one day and reading the description. This was about 20 years ago when TNG was in the height of its popularity. I don't believe ST: Generations was out yet, because I remember thinking to myself while reading the description, "Wow! I hope they make a movie someday where the crews meet!" I didn't have enough money at the time, so I couldn't buy it. But I do remember reading a couple key scenes. Too bad I don't remember the author or title. – matt Sep 15 '12 at 18:13
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"At last, the generations meet" appears on the cover of the book, Unification

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This is a novelization of the two-part TNG episode with the same name. I think that the only TOS character who appears, though, is Spock.

It was released in 1991.

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  • I just realized how old the question was....it was recently active :-) I hope it is still of some use.... – Basya Sep 8 '20 at 12:44
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Federation.

Published in 1994. I bought it at a Waldenbooks in a mall near Groton, CT when I was 18. I was right out of boot camp 😆

https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Federation_(novel)

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    "I know it is not the novel Star Trek: Federation" – Valorum Sep 7 '20 at 23:21
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    Other than the plot involves a TOS and TNG meet/crossover having to work together with there being a timewarp like plot and in the novel there is the exact quote mentioned in the description being looked for, there’s no way it could be Federation. Except that it is. – Eloy Gonzalez Sep 7 '20 at 23:41
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    If you're going to contradict OP explicitly stating that this isn't the right answer, you need to explain (in your answer, not in comments) why you think you're right and they're wrong – Valorum Sep 7 '20 at 23:43
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    “I was right out of boot camp” — Boothby's advice still ringing in your ears. – Paul D. Waite Sep 8 '20 at 12:54
  • while not the answer - "Federation" is a great book - the book that 'Generations' should have been (but I don't hate Generations) – NKCampbell Sep 8 '20 at 15:01

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