With no current Star Trek episodes being created and the next Star Trek movie over a year away… what is a Trek fan to do to get their fix of the newest and best Trek media?
Besides great simming, there is a wealth of new books being released to satisfy all your Trek interests in the upcoming months!
For March, the TOS novel Savage Trade by Tony Daniel will be released on February 24th. This will be Daniel’s second novel following the exploits of the crew of the original USS Enterprise. The blurb promises a deep mystery for our heroes to solve:
The U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of Captain James T. Kirk is en route to the extreme edge of the Alpha Quadrant, and to a region known as the Vara Nebula. Its mission: to investigate why science outpost Zeta Gibraltar is not answering all Federation hailing messages. When the Enterprise arrives, a scan shows no life forms in the science station. Kirk leads a landing party and quickly discovers the reason for the strange silence—signs of a violent firefight are everywhere. Zeta Gibraltar has been completely raided. Yet there are no bodies and the entire roster of station personnel is missing…
April brings Star Trek: Enterprise fans Uncertain Logic, the third installment in Christopher L. Bennet‘s Rise of the Federation series. Continuing the saga of the founding of the Federation, this novel brings conflict and danger to the heart of Vulcan:
Years ago, Jonathan Archer and T’Pol helped unearth the true writings of Vulcan’s great philosopher Surak, bringing forth a new era of peaceful reform on Vulcan. But when their discovery is seemingly proven to be a fraud, the scandal threatens to undo a decade of progress and return power to the old, warlike regime. Admiral Archer, Captain T’Pol, and the crew of the U.S.S. Endeavour investigate with help from their Vulcan allies, but none of them suspect the identity of the real mastermind behind the conspiracy to reconquer Vulcan—or the price they will have to pay to discover the truth.
Meanwhile, when a long-forgotten technological threat re-emerges beyond the Federation’s borders, Captain Malcolm Reed of the U.S.S. Pioneer attempts to track down its origins with help from his old friend “Trip” Tucker. But they discover that other civilizations are eager to exploit this dangerous power for their own benefit, even if the Federation must pay the price!
For May, the feature will be Dave Galanter‘s awaited return to Trek fiction with TOS novel Crisis of Consciousness, his first since the acclaimed classic novel Troublesome Minds. We look forward to an intelligent story of first contact and hidden danger:
The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is completing a diplomatic mission with the Maabas, an alien race with whom they’d been sent to sign a treaty. The Maabas are a peaceful people who are not native to the star system they now inhabit, but were refugees from a great war long ago. Several hundred thousand took shelter on their new planet, and have been there for thousands of years. While they have warp capability, they do not travel the stars, but seek to explore within. The Federation’s interest is in the Maabas’s great intellectual resources. Their science, while behind Federation standards in some areas, excels in others. They are highly intelligent, with unique approaches, and their philosophy is in line with that of the Federation. But just as the pact is signed, the Enterprise is attacked by an unknown ship. They manage to show enough force to keep the alien vessel at bay…but a new danger arises, as their mysterious foes are the Kenisians—a race that used to inhabit this planet thousands of years ago, and now want it back.
For the summer we look forward to hearing more details on Dayton Ward‘s TNG novel Armageddon’s Arrow, the newest release in Star Trek: the Fall series, as well as Scott Harrison‘s TOS novel Shadow of the Machine.
Stay tuned for more great information on the newest Star Trek releases and upcoming media!