Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth being encased in a comet for]] here.

These are recommendations made by Tropers for ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found [[Main/FanficRecommendations here]].

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An index of all ''Franchise/StarTrek'' Fanfiction Recommendations pages can be found [[FanficRecs/StarTrek here]].


[[WMG: Authors and Websites]]

[[WMG:[[GenFic General Fics]]]]
''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''

''[[ Enterprise Squared]] by Bob Regent
* Recommended by Judge King
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Sypnosis'': What if the Enterprise C was unable to return to the past? What does the reality of a war torn Federation really look like?
* ''Comments'':

''[[ The Finest In The Fleet]]'' by [=DataLady91=]
* Recommended by @/AcrossTheStars
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A tribute poem to the crew of the ''Enterprise''-D. She will always be "the finest ship in the fleet."
* ''Comments'': Normally I'm leery of poems of any sort, but I took a chance on this one. It's actually pretty darned good. A must-read for any TNG fan.

''A 62-Day Study of the Human Grieving Process'' by sloanesomething
* Recommended by sabrina, {{Tropers/Nightsky}}
* Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
* ''Synopsis:'' Data, after Tasha's death.
* ''Comments:'' A short fic, but one of the best (if not in fact ''the'' best) portrayals of Data's character (and more importantly, his thought processes) I've ever come across. Love, love, love.

''[[ Yesterday's Enterprise]]'' by [=RocketMedic=]
* Recommended by @/GentlemensDame883
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' In another universe, the Enterprise-C gets destroyed by Klingons before it can enter the rift back into its own time. Picard decides to tell the Temporal Prime Directive to sod off and has the D go back into the past to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. Every decision has consequences, however, and though the war he intended to avert is successfully prevented, it starts to come out that a vast conspiracy was responsible for plunging the galaxy's powers into war, one that will brook no interference.
* ''Comments:''

''[[ Gotor: The Most Powerful Being Who Ever Lived!]]'' by Galaxy1001D
* Recommended by Andariel
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' It's a trek through time as the officers of two Enterprises confront Gotor: The Most Powerful Being Who Ever Lived!
* ''Comments:'' Hilarious one-shot that takes place in both the Original Series and the Next Generation

''[[ Remembrances]]'' by Lorraine Anderson
* Recommended by Nakuyabi
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': While on shore leave as the ''Enterprise'' undergoes some routine maintenance, Captain Picard's old academy friend Admiral Travis enlists him to solve a mystery involving an attempted murder-and-replacement scheme at the academy... while posing as Wesley Crusher's roommate.
* ''Comments'': This piece ''finally'' puts the ForgottenPhlebotinum from "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E7Rascals Rascals]]" to good use, although the "[[FountainOfYouth Regenerative Transportation]]" Starfleet developed from that incident turns out to [[HoldingBackThePhlebotinum come with a few drawbacks that keep it from being used permanently]]. As an additional in-joke, Jean Luc specifically poses as his nephew Rene. (Both the rejuvenated Jean Luc and his nephew were played by the same actor, David Birkin.)

The ''NotQuiteSHODAN'' series by Hiver
* Recommended by @/FPSCanarussia
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': An average 21st century person wakes up to find out their life is a lie, and they are an experimental AI created shortly after the end of the series. Everything they know about Franchise/StarTrek comes from the Federation's popular media. This series, with its ninth book being updated once every two days as of May 12th, covers the life of a fully sophontic AI in the Federation, and its effect on Star Fleet and the galaxy.

[[WMG:Crossover Fics]]

''[[ Conquest]]'' by Michael Wong
* Recommended by {{ham-peas}}, Tropers/BaronPraxis
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' A Starfleet cruiser chases a Jem'Hadar attack ship into a stable wormhole, whose other end turns out to be "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away."
* ''Comments:'' Written by the proprietor of a rather comprehensive Star Wars/Star Trek comparative-analysis site, this fic takes an unstinting look at far-reaching consequences of cross-pollination between those two worlds. It's not always ''nice'', but it's always plausible and generally compelling, with a twist ending that's both initially astonishing and, on reflection, utterly inevitable. Strongly recommended.
** I'm going to have to De-Rec this fic. Many of the Star Trek characters act incredibly out-of-character, and, given the current state of what's canon in Star Wars, the battles shouldn't even go remotely like this.

''[[ Lost in the Woods]]'' by Ardwolf.
* Recommended by {{SAMAS}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Shortly after introducing Picard to the Borg, Q has enough of his attitude and decides to test his compassion by sending him to a universe where compassion is in short supply: The ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' 'Verse.
** ''[[ No Good Deed]]'' Also by Ardwolf.
** Also Recommended by {{SAMAS}}.
** ''Status'': Complete
** ''Synopsis:'' ''Serenity's'' luck never goes well for long, and after that huge piece of luck running into the ''Enterpise'', it comes back to bite him big time. Meanwhile, Picard has to answer for his actions in the 'Verse, and discovers the true meaning of Q's actions.

''[[ Task Force 43]]'' by Zcenicx
* Recommended by Judge King
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Sypnosis'': A Starfleet Task Force is thrown into the Babylon 5 universe.
* ''Comments'': A really good fic that will definitely take several days to read.
** YMMV on that one. While the opening chapters are good, and deal with a lot of the problems that Starfleet would encounter as they try to set up a new colony, it eventually settles into BoringInvincibleHero status, bordering on MarySue levels of moral superiority over everyone in the Series/BabylonFive universe, which isn't what Babylon 5 is about. Babylon 5 is about ordinary people struggling to survive in a world fantastic and amazing. Will they have flaws? Yes, but that makes them interesting. The Federation has virtually no flaws, and it gets really, really tiring to read page after page of how awesome everything in the Federation is compared to anything in the B5 universe.
** I second the recommendation. The Federation does come up as superior, but they are pretty much at the level of First Ones in the B5 universe. The difference is that they try to respect the rights and sovereignty of the less-advanced races. Some of the Federation characters even see their inability to stay isolated and neutral as a failure on their part. So, yeah, YMMV.

''[[ Serenterprise-D]]'' by inlovewithnight
* Recommended by Calatoria
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': The ''Enterprise'' picks up a rather lost ''Serenity'' after it comes out of a wormhole. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Comments'': Adorable and funny. The characterization is brilliant, and the comparisons drawn between members of the different crews are so perfect you wonder why they didn't occur to you before.

''[[ The Best In Space]]'' by [[ MShades]]
* Recommended by Thunderchin
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' A crossover with Portal 2 where the Enterprise encounters a strange orb-like artifact from 21st century Earth.
* ''Comments:'' Five chapters, each corresponding to the segments as if broken by commercial breaks. Each character is presented and acts as if this were an actual episode of the show. If Portal 2 existed back in the day, and Creator/ValveSoftware felt up to it, this actually COULD have been an episode.

''[[ The Quandary of DisQord]]'' by Kane Magus
* Recommended by roguehistoria
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Crossover with'': ''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic''
* ''Synopsis'': This is a Star Trek: The Next Generation / My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic crossover fic (though it's mostly just a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic since none of the Star Trek: TNG cast except for Q show up, though a few are briefly mentioned). The frame story is set immediately after the TNG season 3 episode "Deja Q." The story being told to Q2 (who is simply called "Q" rather than "Q2" in the fic itself) by Q is about Q's existence as Discord from his first arrival thousands of years before the events depicted in the play in "Hearth's Warming Eve" up to the end of "The Return of Harmony."

''[[ Where Nopony Has Gone Before]]'' by Kane Magus
* Recommended by roguehistoria
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Crossover with'': ''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic''
* ''Synopsis'': This is a direct sequel to the previous fic The Quandary of DisQord and is, of course, another Star Trek: The Next Generation / Friendship is Magic crossover. This time, however, Q has decided to bring the crew of the Enterprise-D along for the ride as well.

''[[ Quandary]]'' by LadyAnatar
* Recommended by fruitstripegum
* ''Status'': Complete
* Crossover with: Anime/TenchiMuyo
* ''Synopsis'': The U.S.S. Enterprise has been volunteered to escort an honored scientist to a meeting of the top minds of the Federation. However, in transit, they find that she holds astounding ties to their greatest nemesis.

''[[ A Captain and a Madman]]'' by RazielLordOfSquirrels
* Recommended by Mondegreen
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Crossover with'': ''Doctor Who''
* ''Synopsis'': When a strange, blue box appears in the middle of Federation territory, motionless and without power, it's up to the crew of the Enterprise D to determine just who its strange occupant is... and if he is friend or foe. Even as that very madman wonders just what kind of reality he's found himself in... and if he really wants to find his way back...
* ''Comments'': One of the best Doctor Who/Star Trek crossovers I have ever read. We see the Doctor interacting with multiple generations of Star Trek are covered (save for Deep Space One), and there's plenty of great humor sprinkled throughout the story. The story itself is compelling and well written, and the ending may or may not count as a TearJerker.

[[WMG:[[{{Shipping}} Shipping Fics]]]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

[[ Rollercoaster]] by Mistress Scribbles (AU, with some torture)
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Blossom Morphine}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing(s):'' Data/Yar
* ''Synopsis:'' In which Tasha never had the bridge dropped on her, and her relationship with Data throughout the series. "Fate conspired differently. Death passed Tasha by. Given the time to evolve, a relationship she'd dismissed as a one night stand became the most complicated love affair she'd know. Series of stories spanning the show & movies." [[ Now with a TvTropes page!]]
* ''Comments:'' Complete with 61 chapters and will be followed up with a sequel, it's an addictive fic, with a great deal of character study, and touching in how vulnerable Data and Yar interact but never OOC. One moment fluffy bordering on crack, the next, heart breakingly tragic. I cannot recommend this enough. Also has a [[ sequel]].
** YMMV on this. I personally can't second the rec, and feel this reviewer put it best:
--->"[T]his story seems to mistake nastiness for sexual tension. Tasha is a selfish, petty, spiteful, caustic harpy who makes absolutely everything about her and eternally plays the victim. [...] Data you have as a true automaton (but only when it comes to romance) in a way that - even if I bought that he has no emotions and nothing like emotions - doesn't fit at all with his canon character. [...] These people are awful, this isn't romantic."

[[ Big Doors]] by [[ EstellaDoreaBlack]] (AU)
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Hallwings}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing(s):'' Data/Yar
* ''Synopsis:'' An AlternateUniverseFic where Tasha Yar is saved by Data on Vagra II, and subsequently focuses on their relationship afterwards. This would be followed by a prequel, [[ Perfectly Logical]], which focuses on Tasha's time at Starfleet Academy, as well as her relationships with [[Series/StarTrekVoyager father-figure Tuvok and Academy classmate Tom Paris]], plus two sequels--[[ To The Journey]], focusing on Data and Tasha's relationship from the end of TNG through the [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Dominion War]] and its aftermath ([[SparedByTheAdaptation By the way, Data lives in this version.]]), and [[ Isn't She Lovely]], dealing with their relationship post-[[Film/StarTrekNemesis Nemesis]].

[[WMG: Misc.]]
''Tough to categorize.''

[[ TNG Season 8]], a parodic Website/{{Twitter}} feed
* Recommended by MagFlare
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis:'' Based on the premise that an entire (super-long) eighth season of ''TNG'' was scripted but never aired, this Twitter feed summarizes the plots of dozens of never-before-seen episodes.
* ''Comments:'' Hilarious and tone-perfect. Each character's traits are exaggerated for comedic effect, but every 140-character block manages to capture essential truths about ''TNG.'' Example:
-->"A planet of suspicious docents abduct Riker for their museum of amazing men. Geordi and Data are too excited to sleep at their sleepover."

''[[ The Mihoshi Incident]]'' by Derek Sherman
* Recommended by Puidwen
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' A crossover with Anime/TenchiMuyo where the Enterprise encounters Mihoshi

''[[ One Friendship]]'' by monkee
* Recommended by Starwolf
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Zefram Cochrane and Lily Sloane talk after the Friendship One probe is launched.