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Series: The Original Series
Author(s): William Shatner with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Publication information
Published: Hardcover - April 1996
Reprint(s): Paperback - April 1997
Pages: 371
ISBN: Hardcover: ISBN 0671526103
Paperback: ISBN 067152609X
Omnibus: Odyssey
Date: September 2371

The Return is the second novel in the Odyssey trilogy. It was a New York Times bestseller.


Introduction (blurb)

Veridian III: A world has been saved, the USS Enterprise 1701-D lies in ruins, and one of the galaxy's greatest heroes rests beneath a simple cairn of rocks on a lonely hillside. But as a legendary Vulcan ambassador comes at last to the grave of his best and dearest friend, the adventure is only beginning.

The Borg and the Romulan Star Empire have joined forces against the Federation, and their ultimate weapon is none other than James T. Kirk, resurrected by alien science to destroy the Borg's most formidable enemy: Jean-Luc Picard.

The astounding return of Kirk-as only William Shatner can tell it!


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Julian BashirBeverly CrusherDataJames T. KirkGeordi La ForgeJohn LewinskiLeonard McCoyJean-Luc PicardQuarkWilliam T. RikerSalatrelElizabeth ShelbySimmSpockVoxWorf


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Pavel ChekovKerasHikaru SuluV'Ger


Starships and vehicles

IRW Avatar of Tomed (D'deridex-class) • USS Bozeman (Soyuz-class) • USS Challenger (Galaxy-class) • USS CydoniaUSS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • USS Farragut (Nebula-class) • USS Hoagland (Miranda-class) • USS Monitor (Defiant-class) • Tesla-class


Almron PreserveCore Frontier • Dante Base • Dante FieldDarthaDeep Space 9New TitanQo'noSRomulusStarbase 804TrilexHypercube station

Races and cultures


States and organizations

Borg CollectiveChironsalaRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetStarfleet Research and DevelopmentUnited Federation of Planets


23402371Ancient Vulcanarhksamm treeaurotoBattle of Icarus IVblas rikaBorg droneburialCentral Nodek'hartaghkrenchananitesnanotechnologyPulse wandRaLk’jo bat’telhSpeaker of the Borg Collective • thrustergun • transwarptranswarp conduitVulcan ReformationWarrior's Tongue


  • Audiocassette: ISBN 0671856359
  • Large print: ISBN 1568953593


  • French: ISBN 2265063576
  • German:
    • Title: Die Rückkehr
    • Publisher: Heyne
    • ISBN: 3453161785
    • Published: 1999

Related stories


Star Trek Novels by William Shatner
Odyssey: The Ashes of Eden The Return Avenger
Mirror Universe: Spectre Dark Victory Preserver
Totality: Captain's Peril Captain's Blood Captain's Glory
The Academy: Collision Course Trial Run -
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The Ashes of Eden
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The Ashes of Eden
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