The Complete Starfleet Library

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2005

From Sawdust to StardustFrom Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley, Star Trek's Dr. McCoy
Terry Lee Rioux
Pocket
362 pages

Contents

The Actor's Prayer
A Foreword by Harve Bennett
The Sawdust
The Preacher's Son
The Young Artist 1939-1942
Her Innocent Young Man 1942-1945
Cinderella Boy 1945-1948
The Actor's Life
The Cold Hunger 1947-1952
DeForest Lawn 1952-1956
The Reel Cowboy 1956-1959
Playing the Heavy 1960-1964
The Voyage
Starlight 1966
Dammit, Jim 1967
Rising Star 1968
DeForest Lawn Revisited 1969-1974
Beginner's Luck 1974-1978
The Starshine
I Must be McCoy
"Someone suggested they get Harve Bennett, Rich Man Poor Man -- fix it in a minute"
That Green-Blooded Son of a Bitch 1983-1985
Any Problems, Just Call Me 1986-1987
Don't Say I Didn't Warn Ya
The Last Best Hope in the Universe for Peace 1990-1994
The Stardust
Note on the Sources
Notes

Blurb

"For those interested in the life and work of actor DeForest Kelley, they cannot do beter than consult From Sawdust to Stardust, Terry Lee Rioux's thorough and engaging life story of the beloved actor."
- Nicholas Meyer, screenwriter and film director

In the forty-year history of Star Trek, none of the television show's actors are more beloved than DeForest Kelley. His portrayal of Leonard "Bones" McCoy, the southern physician aboard the Starship Enterprise, brought an unaffected humanity to the groundbreaking space frontier series.

Jackson DeForest Kelley came of age in Depression-era Georgia. He was raised on the sawdust trail, a preacher's kid steeped in his father's literal faith and judgment. But De's natural artistic gifts called him to a different way, and a visit to California at seventeen showed a bright new world.

Theater and radio defined his early career -- but it was a World War II training film he made while serving in the Army Air Corps that led to his first Paramount Studios contract.

After years of struggle, his lean, weathered look became well known in notable westerns and television programs such as You Are There and Bonanza. But his work on several pilots for writer-producer Gene Roddenberry changed his destiny ad the course of cultural history.

This thoroughly researched actor's life is about hard work and luck, loyalty and love. It is a journey that takes us... from sawdust to stardust.

"A baseball coach of some note once opined, 'Nice guys finish last.' Terry Lee Rioux's well-researched and readable From Sawdust to Stardust is warm, charming and inspirational -- especially for those who work just out of the limelight, and never curse their luck. For Star Trek fans, it's a chance to re-enter the final frontier with a really nice guy."
- Ronald J. Drez, author of Voices of Valor and Remember D-Day

Comments

I haven't read this yet, but it's the first full biography of the late DeForest Kelley. A previous book, DeForest Kelley: A Harvest of Memories: My Life and Times With a Remarkable Gentleman Actor by Kristine M. Smith, focused on Kelley's later life.

Death Before DishonorStar Trek: Death Before Dishonor
Peter David
Titan Books

Contents

Confessions of a Former Vulcan: Leonard Nimoy Interviewed by Joe Nazzaro
Great Scott! James Doohan Interviewed by Ian Spelling
The Return!
The Sentence
Death Before Dishonor
Repercussions
Fast Friends
Cure All
Creator Biographies

Blurb

To seek out new worlds

These are the continuing comics adventures of Kirk, Spock, Scotty and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise! Originally published in comics form in the late 1980s, these tales warp the classic Star Trek team into thrilling new adventures!

In the aftermath of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, the Klingons are after Captain Kirk... with a vengeance! But when Kirk also manages to infuriate the crazed Nasguls, a bidding war breaks out for the price on his head! Meanwhile, the Enterprise captain and crew must face a vicious civil war and a plague outbreak... not to mention a duplicitous Admiral in Starfleet Command, and a new, highly attractive protocol officer!

Written by acclaimed Star Trek novelist and comics legend Peter David (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man) with penciller James W. Fry (Inhumanoids, Slapstick), and featuring rare interviews with Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and James Doohan (Scotty), these never-before-collected tales will take you where no man has gone before -- and beyond!

Comments

This is Titan's third volume of DC reprints (see Star Trek: To Boldly Go, and Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Hero Factor, below). Instead of following on where To Boldly Go left off, with the early 1980s DC comics, this reprints the first six issues of DC's revival of the Star Trek comic. (The original DC series ran from 1984 to 1988; the comics started up again in late 1989. For more information, see Mark Martinez's Star Trek Comics Checklist website.)

Star Trek: The Key Collection 3Star Trek: The Key Collection Volume 3
Checker Book Publishing Group
213 pages

Contents

[Introduction]
The Cosmic Cavemen
The Hijacked Planet
The Haunted Asteroid
A World Gone Mad
The Mummies of Heitius VII
Siege in Superspace
Child's Play
The Trial of Captain Kirk

Blurb

Star Trek comics debuted in 1967, the year after the original televison series premiered, and continued on an irregular serial schedule until 1979 under Western Publishing's Gold Key imprint (newsprint paperback collections dubbed "The Enterprise Logs" were also printed in the 1970s.)

The comics feature the original crew of the Starship Enterprise (Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Sulu, Scotty, et al) in Star Trek adventures which were too ambitious, and on too large a visual scale to be produced as television. 

Eventually, sixty full-color issues would be published. This, Checker's third collection, includes original issues beginning with #17, dating from the early to mid-1970s. All the art is by Alberto Giolitti, and the stories are penned by members of Gold Key's bullpen -- a diverse group of old comics and pulp fiction hands.  

Comments

Checker's series of Gold Key comics reprints continues. Like the first volume, this includes none of the brief special features that appeared in the 1970s Enterprise Logs reprint volumes.

Star Trek: The Key Collection 4Star Trek: The Key Collection Volume 4
Checker Book Publishing Group
213 pages

Contents

[Introduction]
Dwarf Planet
The Perfect Dream
Ice Journey
The Mimicking Menace
Death of a Star
The Final Truth
The Animal People
The Choice

Blurb

Star Trek comics debuted in 1967, the year after the original televison series premiered, and continued on an irregular serial schedule until 1979 under Western Publishing's Gold Key imprint.

The comics feature the original crew of the Starship Enterprise (Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Sulu, Scott et al) in Star Trek adventures which were too ambitious, and on too large a visual scale to be produced as television. 

Eventually, sixty full-color issues would be published. This fourth collection of Checker's comprehensive reprinting of the Gold Key series includes original issues 25-33, collecting original Star Trek stories that were originally published from 1974 to 1975.

Comments

Originally due September 2005, this book appeared in stores in November. Some of Gold Key's comics were reprinted in the 1970s in four volumes called Star Trek: The Enterprise Logs. Checker's four volumes thus far collect three fewer issues than the 1970s reprints, but Checker's books are on higher quality paper and are easier to find.

The Hero FactorStar Trek: The Next Generation: The Hero Factor
Michael Jan Friedman
Titan Books

Contents

Captain's Log... Patrick Stewart Interviewed by Ian Spelling
The Data File: Brent Spiner Interviewed by Joe Nazzaro and Ian Spelling
Return to Raimon
Murder, Most Foul
The Derelict
The Hero Factor
Serafin's Survivors
Shadows in the Garden
Creator Biographies

Blurb

Beyond the final frontier...

One of the most successful syndicated series of all time, Star Trek: The Next Generation breathed new life into the Star Trek franchise and kicked off a whole new era of Starfleet exploration and adventure!

In these classic comics tales, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D continue their mission, encountering familiar faces and extraordinary new alien species alike. Captain Picard returns to the planet Raimon, and is plunged into a murder mystery; a strange alien race tries to abduct Riker and Worf, and a humble engineer must become a hero; and a lover from LaForge's past conceals a terrible secret!

Featuring bonus interviews with Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) and Brent Spiner (Data) never seen in the US, these never-before-collected comics stories -- by popular Star Trek writer Michael Jan Friedman and penciler Pablo Marcos (Batman, Spider-Man) -- are essential reading for any Star Trek: The Next Generation fan!

Comments

DC began its foray into Next Generation comics with a six-issue miniseries, reprinted in 1995 in the Beginnings collection. This Titan collection reprints the first six issues of the ongoing comics series that followed the miniseries, adding a couple of interviews from Titan's Star Trek magazine and a gallery of cover reproductions (for the first five issues).

To Boldly GoStar Trek: To Boldly Go
Mike Barr
Titan Books

Contents

Remembrance of Times Future: Introduction by Walter Koenig
The Best of Times: William Shatner Interviewed by Pete Hull
A Simple Country Doctor: DeForest Kelley Interviewed by Ian Spelling
Creator Biographies
The Wormhole Connection
... The Only Good Klingon...
Errand of War!
Deadly Allies!
Mortal Gods
Who Is... Enigma?
Memoirs of a First-Generation Trekkie: A Personal Log by Mike W. Barr

Blurb

Space: the final frontier...

These are the classic comics exploits of Kirk, Scotty and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise! Originally published in comics form in the early 1980s, these stories warp the classic Star Trek team into thrilling new adventures!

In the aftermath of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, when the Klingons begin making lethal strikes against Federation ships, Kirk must discover how they appear from nowhere -- before the Enterprise becomes their next target! But tensions are high following the apparent death of Mr. Spock -- and internal stresses may tear the crew apart long before the Klingons do!

Featuring an exclusive new introduction by Walter Koenig (Chekov), along with rarely-seen interviews with William Shatner (Kirk) and DeForest Kelley (Bones), these never-before-collected comics tales, the first in an exciting new series, will take you to the reaches of the galaxy -- and beyond!

Comments

This is a collection of the first six issues of DC's 1980s Star Trek comic, featuring art by Tom Sutton and Ricardo Villagran. The first four issues are a single story, a sequel to the original series episodes "Errand of Mercy" and "The Savage Curtain." The last two are standalone stories, the latter guest-starring Federation diplomat Robert Fox from the episode "A Taste of Armageddon." The Shatner and Kelley interviews are reprinted from the publisher's Star Trek Monthly magazine.

Traveling at Warp Seven: In Search of Star Trek
Jim Duriga
Seneca-Secor
278 pages

Comments

Not seen. This is a revised edition of a book that has apparently been revised a few times over the years; I've only seen the 1998 version, published under the title Traveling at Warp 7: A Search for Star Trek. Jim Duriga, the author, described the 2005 edition in a recent email:

"The 2005 edition changed the cover and added about 150 pages, including interviews, quotes, episodes (through Enterprise), etc. The book is now 278 pages."

The book is published through Duriga's own company, Seneca-Secor, which also published the 2008 book Trekkies, Trekkers, and Red Shirts: Fans, Dealers, and Supporting Actors in the World of Star Trek, by Margaret, Laura, and Jim Duriga.

A Tribute to Walter KoenigA Tribute to Walter Koenig: A Reference
Ruby Moon-Houldson
BookSurge
251 pages

Contents

Acknowledgements
Dedication
Introduction and Forward
A Tribute to Walter Koenig -- A Biography
Interview
Chekov Bio, Quotes, and Other Quotes
ST Animated Series (Part 1), Babylon 5 -- Bester Episodes & Quotes
Movie Mistakes
Trivia
Online Groups and Websites
Conclusion
About the Author

Blurb

A Tribute to Walter Koenig -- this book serves as a guide for fans of Koenig, Chekov, and Bester.

Within these pages you will find bios, interviews, episode quotes from ST and Babylon 5, movie mistakes, trivia, and Internet online groups listing. There is a little here for everyone.

It has been a pleasure and an honor to have met Walter as well as sit and chat with him on many occasions over the years. He's a great man and a true inspiration. This book has been written in his honor. Thanks for giving your all, Walter -- you are truly loved.

Comments

It took about half an hour, using Google, to find the sources for this book. I didn't try to track down everything, but I can identify which web pages were copied and pasted, typos unchanged, for at least three quarters of this book. Only two are cited, one incompletely, the other inaccurately. They range from the BBC website and the official Star Trek website to a number of fan sites. One site, Starbase 47, is the source of more than a hundred pages of content (the trivia chapter). If more than ten pages of this book were actually written by Moon-Houldson, I'd be surprised.

Pocket Star Trek Novels

Star Trek: The Original Series

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

To Reign in Hell(Star Trek) To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh
Greg Cox
Pocket

Blurb

At last -- the untold chapter in the history of Star Trek's most notorious villain, Khan. Searing and powerful, To Reign in Hell masterfully bridges the time period between Khan Noonien Singh's twenty-third-century revival in the Original Series classic episode "Space Seed" and his unforgettable return in the acclaimed feature film Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan.

What truly transpired during Khan's long years of exile on the forbidding world of Ceti Alpha V, before the tyrant escaped to embark on a murderous campaign of vengeance against Admiral James T. Kirk? What horrific trials spawned Khan's insane lust for revenge?

Haunted by the memory of Khan's bitter accusations, Kirk now revisits Ceti Alpha V to discover for himself what ultimately drove Khan to madness. There, buried beneath the desolate surface of a dying planet, Kirk and his allies find the untold story of their greatest foe -- and of the woman who loved him: Lieutenant Marla McIvers of Starfleet....

Along with Khan's genetically engineered followers from the twentieth century, Khan and Marla are left on Ceti Alpha V with the hopes of building a new life together. Although the planet is savage and untamed, full of deadly predators and unexpected hazards, Khan dreams of carving out an empire even greater than the one he once ruled on Earth.

But when catastrophe strikes, laying waste to the entire world, Khan and the others find themselves trapped in a desperate struggle for survival. Now Khan must use every ounce of his superhuman strength and intellect to wage a fearsome battle against the planet, his people... and the growing darkness in his own soul.

Praise for Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars and Greg Cox

"This is several books in one, all of them good, and it left this reader waiting eagerly for the next volume."
- Dreamwatch

"Cox's obvious affection for Trek comes through as strongly as his knowledge."
- Trek Nation

"A monumental piece of Treknography... a furiously good read."
- wigglefish.com

"One of the more interesting additions to the expanded Star Trek saga."
- Science Fiction Chronicle

"From beginning to end, this novel is eminently satisfying."
- The Trekker Newsletter

Comments

This novel, a follow-up to Cox's Eugenics Wars duology, bridges the gap between the original series episode "Space Seed" and the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, telling the story of Khan and his followers on Ceti Alpha V.

Paperback novels

Ex Machina(Star Trek) Ex Machina
Christopher L. Bennett
Pocket

Blurb

The human adventure continues.

In the aftermath of the astonishing events of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the captain and officers of the U.S.S. Enterprise remain haunted by their encounter with the vast artificial intelligence of V'Ger... and by the sacrifice and ascension of their friend and shipmate, Willard Decker.

As James T. Kirk, Spock, and Leonard McCoy attempt to cope with the personal fallout of that ordeal, a chapter from their mutual past is reopened, raising troubling new questions about the relationship among God, Man, and AI. On the recently settled world of Daran IV, the former refugees of the Fabrini worldship Yonada are being divided by conflicting ideologies, as those clinging to their theocratic past vie with visionaries of a future governed by reason alone.

Now, echoes of the V'Ger encounter reverberate among the Enterprise officers who years ago overthrew the Oracle, the machine-god that controlled Yonada. Confronting the consequences of those actions, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy also face choices that will decide the fate of a civilization, and which may change them forever.

Comments

Bennett's first novel is a sequel to the original series episode "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" and the film Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Seeds of Rage(Star Trek) Errand of Fury Book One: Seeds of Rage
Kevin Ryan
Pocket

Blurb

Following the harrowing events of the Errand of Vengeance trilogy, tensions between the Federation and the Klingon Empire are the highest they've been since the Battle of Donatu V twenty-five years earlier. Even as Federation Ambassador Robert Fox engages in tense negotiations with the Klingon ambassador to maintain the peace, Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise sees his vessel refit from a ship of exploration into a ship of war. The coming conflict will take its toll on many personal lives as well...

Leslie Parrish: The security supervisor is stunned to learn that she is pregnant by her recently killed lover, Jon Anderson -- and that Anderson was, in fact, a Klingon spy, surgically altered to pass as human.

Karel: Brother of the Klingon agent posing as Anderson, and responsible for his death, Captain Koloth's new first officer faces a crisis of faith as he sees the Klingon Empire falling into dishonorable ruin.

Michael Fuller: Father of Enterprise security supervisor Sam Fuller, who was killed in a battle with the Klingons, his son's death reminds him of Donatu V, of which he was one of the few survivors. Has Fuller reenlisted in Starfleet and joined the Enterprise security team out of loyalty -- or vengeance?

The first in an all-new series!

Comments

The first of a trilogy, this follows on from Ryan's 2002 Errand of Vengeance trilogy.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

Death in Winter(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Death in Winter
Michael Jan Friedman
Pocket

Blurb

Long before Captain Jean-Luc Picard took command of the legendary Starship Enterprise, he fell deeply and hopelessly in love with Doctor Beverly Crusher. Though, for one reason or another, Picard never acted on his feelings, he found a measure of contentment as Beverly's close friend, colleague, and daily breakfast partner.

But when Doctor Crusher leaves her position on the Enterprise to become the chief medical officer of Starfleet, the brightest light in Picard's life is taken from him. And he has hardly resigned himself to his loss when he learns that Beverly has been declared missing in action on a distant planet -- and presumed dead.

Kevratas is a bleak, frozen world on the far side of the Romulan Neutral Zone where the Federation has become the plague-ravaged natives' only real hope of survival and freedom. Starfleet has no recourse but to send in another team to try to save the Kevrata -- and Picard is the natural choice. Critical to the success of his mission are two colleagues who served under him when he commanded the Starship Stargazer -- Pug Joseph, a man with a past to live down, and Doctor Carter Greyhorse, who has served time for attempted murder -- as well as a Romulan who left his people years earlier and never expected to return. Together, they follow the trail of Beverly Crusher to Kevratas, determined to succeed where the doctor failed.

On the Romulan homeworld, meanwhile, the political vacuum created by the demise of Praetor Shinzon has been filled by his staunchest supporter, Senator Tal'aura. But there are those who oppose her, including Commander Donatra and the warbird fleets under her command, because of the way Tal'aura has mishandled rebellions on the Empire's subject worlds.

And one rebellion in particular: the movement for self-determination on frigid Kevratas.

So begins a desperate struggle -- not only for the freedom of the long-oppressed Kevrata but also for the soul of the Romulan Empire. Before it's over, destinies will be forged and shattered, the Empire will be shaken to its ancient foundations, and Jean-Luc Picard's life will be changed... forever.

Comments

Like Taking Wing, this is a post-Nemesis novel. However, whereas the Riker/Troi Titan novels are being spun off into their own series, Picard and the Enterprise-E retain the Next Generation label. Also, whereas the Titan novels are mass market paperbacks, this is a hardcover novel. The next book in the series, Resistance by J.M. Dillard, is scheduled for release in 2006.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Paperback novels

Trill and Bajor(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Volume Two: Trill and Bajor
Michael A. Martin, Andy Mangels, J. Noah Kym
Pocket

Contents

Trill: Unjoined by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
Bajor: Fragments and Omens by J. Noah Kym

Blurb

Within every federation and every empire, behind every hero and every villain, there are the worlds that define them. In the aftermath of Unity and in the daring tradition of Spock's World, The Final Reflection, and A Stitch in Time, the civilizations most closely tied to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine can now be experienced as never before... in tales both sweeping and intimate, reflective and prophetic, eerily familiar and utterly alien.

Trill: They are a people with secrets. For centuries they kept their true nature hidden, even taking disturbing steps to protect the small population of near-immortal symbionts with whom a privileged few Trill are joined, body, mind, and soul. They are a people who hold memory to be sacred, yet deny their own past. Now amid a whirlwind of scandal, accusations, and growing civil unrest, Ezri Dax must penetrate millennia of lies and deceptions, and rediscover what should never have been forgotten, before her civilization rips itself apart.

Bajor: The honeymoon is over. Following the euphoria of Bajor's marriage to the Federation, the real business of making that union work has begun. But even on a world where politics and religion are intertwined, conflicting visions of Bajor's role in the interstellar arena divide the planet's leadership. As newly minted Captain Kira Nerys sets the tone for the kind of Starfleet officer she will be, First Minister Asarem makes a bold move to define Bajor's voice in the Federation, while the returned Benjamin Sisko prepares for a future that only he, as yet, can see.

Comments

These two short novels continue Deep Space Nine's post-finale continuity.

The Dominion and Ferenginar(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Volume Three: The Dominion and Ferenginar
David R. George III, Keith R.A. DeCandido
Pocket

Contents

Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranted by Keith R.A. DeCandido
The Dominion: Olympus Descending by David R. George III

Blurb

Within every federation and every empire, behind every hero and every villain, there are the worlds that define them. In the aftermath of Unity and in the daring tradition of Spock's World, The Final Reflection, and A Stitch in Time, the civilizations most closely tied to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine can now be experienced as never before... in tales both sweeping and intimate, reflective and prophetic, eerily familiar and utterly alien.

Ferenginar: Quark's profit-driven homeworld is rocked with scandal as shocking allegations involving his brother's first wife, the mother of Nog, threaten to overthrow Rom as Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance. Making matters worse, Quark has been recruited by Rom's political adversaries to join their coup d'état, with guarantees of all Quark ever dreamed if they succeed in taking his brother down. While Ferenginar's future teeters on the edge, the pregnancy of Rom's current wife, Leeta, takes a difficult turn for both mother and child.

The Dominion: Since its defeat in the war for the Alpha Quadrant, the Great Link -- the living totality of the shape-shifting Founders -- has struggled with questions. At its moment of greatest doubt, its fate, and that of the Dominion itself, is tied to Odo's investigation of his kind's true motives for sending a hundred infant changelings out into the galaxy. As Odo searches for answers and takes a hard look at his past choices, Taran'atar reaches a turning point in his own quest for clarity... one from which there may be no going back.

Comments

The concluding book in the Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine trilogy continues the Deep Space Nine relaunch. Olympus Descending ends on a cliffhanger to be resolved in Warpath, David Mack's 2006 Deep Space Nine novel.

Hollow Men(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Hollow Men
Una McCormack
Pocket

Blurb

At the turning point of the Dominion War, Captain Benjamin Sisko of Starbase Deep Space 9, facing certain defeat by the relentless forces of the Jem'Hadar and the Cardassians, went through with a secret plan to secure the aid of the Federation's longtime adversaries, the Romulans. What began as a desperate attempt to save lives became a descent into an abyss of deception, moral compromises, and outright criminal acts, as Sisko sacrificed every ideal he held dear in order to preserve the civilization that espoused those selfsame principles.

Now the aftermath of that choice is revealed for the first time as Sisko is summoned to Earth to take part in the first Allied talks to come out of the Federation's new partnership with the Romulans. But Sisko's conscience weighs heavily on him, compelling him to seek some kind of penance for what he has done... while elements within Starfleet itself set in motion a scheme to use Elim Garak as a pawn against a human political dissident who may hold the key to the outcome of the war.

Comments

Unlike most recent Deep Space Nine novels, which have carried the story forward from the series finale, Hollow Men is set during the series run, as a sequel to the episode "In the Pale Moonlight." As a result, the cover has the original Deep Space Nine logo rather than the redesigned logo for the post-finale books. This is McCormack's second Star Trek novel.

Star Trek: Voyager

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

Distant Shores(Star Trek: Voyager) Distant Shores
Marco Palmieri, editor
Pocket

Contents

Da Capo al Fine by Heather Jarman
Command Code by Robert Greenberger
Winds of Change by Kim Sheard
Talent Night by Jeffrey Lang
Letting Go by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Closure by James Swallow
The Secret Heart of Zolaluz by Robert T. Jeschonek
Isabo's Shirt by Kirsten Beyer
Brief Candle by Christopher L. Bennett
Eighteen Minutes by Terri Osborne
Or the Tiger by Geoffrey Thorne
Bottomless by Ilsa J. Bick
Da Capo al Fine, Part II by Heather Jarman

Blurb

Washed up on a faraway galactic shore, Captain Kathryn Janeway of the U.S.S. Voyager faced a choice: accept exile or set a course for home, a seventy-thousand-light-year journey fraught with unknown perils. She chose the latter. Janeway's decision launched her crew on a seven-year trek pursuing an often lonely path that embodied the purest form of the Starfleet adage "to boldly go..."

Committed to that difficult road, Voyager's crew was rewarded with unimaginable experiences on strange and fantastic worlds, encountering exotic alien species and astonishing phenomena... and challenged along the way by conflicts from within as well as from without. Yet none of their adventures tempered their shared determination to find a way back to friends and family.

Revisit Voyager's mythic Delta Quadrant odyssey through tales that illuminate undiscovered vistas and chronicle previously unexplored moments in the lives of her crew, in the words of:

Christopher L. Bennett - Kirsten Beyer - Ilsa J. Bick - Keith R.A. DeCandido - Robert Greenberger - Heather Jarman - Robert T. Jeschonek - Jeffrey Lang - Terri Osborne - Kim Sheard - James Swallow - Geoffrey Thorne

Comments

Celebrating Voyager's tenth anniversary, this is an anthology of short stories.

Paperback novels

Cohesion(Star Trek: Voyager) String Theory Book 1: Cohesion
Jeffrey Lang
Pocket

Blurb

Lifting the hem of the universe

Spirits unbroken by the failed promise of the U.S.S. Dauntless, Captain Kathryn Janeway's indefatigable crew continues their odyssey of discovery through an enigmatic region of the Delta Quadrant, encountering a system inhabited by a species that, according to known physical laws, shouldn't exist.

These unusual beings, the Monorhans, hover near the edge of extinction; technology from the Starship Voyager promises life. Janeway, compelled by the aliens' plight, dispatches Seven of Nine and Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres to the Monorhan homeworld. But an unexpected shock wave crashes the shuttle carrying Torres and Seven, catapulting Voyager into a place beyond the fabric of space-time.

As B'Elanna and Seven wage an interpersonal war, Voyager struggles to prevail on an extradimensional battleground against an indefinable enemy. But fate has determined that one is inexorably linked to the other: the insurmountable chasm separating Voyager from her lost crew members must be bridged... or all will perish.

Comments

Lang's first Voyager novel begins the tenth anniversary trilogy, set during the series run (between the fourth and fifth seasons) rather than after the finale.

Fusion(Star Trek: Voyager) String Theory Book 2: Fusion
Kirsten Beyer
Pocket

Blurb

As the cosmos unravels

The disruption in the space-time continuum caused by the creation of the "Blue Eye" singularity continues: Thread by thread, the fabric slowly frays and peels away, breaking down barriers between dimensions. As the lines between realities blur, the consequences cascade.

A sleeping city awakes

Voyager pursues Tuvok to a long-dormant space station, a place of astonishing grandeur and wonder. Ancient almost beyond imagining, the city seduces the crew with the promise that their greatest aspirations might be realized. Such promise requires sacrifice, however, and the price of fulfilling them will be high for Voyager.

A mysterious power stirs

Unseen sentries, alarmed by Voyager's meddling in the Monoharan system, send emissaries to ascertain Janeway's intentions. Unbeknownst to the captain, she is being tested and must persuade her evaluators that their contention -- that Voyager poses a threat to the delicate web of cosmic ecology -- is baseless. And failure to vindicate her choices will bring certain retribution to her crew.

Comments

Beyer's first Star Trek novel is the second book of the String Theory trilogy.

Star Trek: S.C.E.

Paperback novels

Breakdowns(Star Trek: S.C.E.) Book Seven: Breakdowns
Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, Scott Ciencin, Heather Jarman, Keith R.A. DeCandido
Pocket

Contents

Home Fires by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
Age of Unreason by Scott Ciencin
Balance of Nature by Heather Jarman
Breakdowns by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Blurb

A turning point for the Starfleet Corps of Engineers!

After the catastrophic events of Wildfire, the S.C.E. crew of the U.S.S. da Vinci is in disarray. Half of the ship's complement were killed at Galvan VI, and the survivors must put their lives back together. Corsi, accompanied by Stevens, tries to make amends with her long-estranged father. Abramowitz attempts to lose herself in her work, only to be confronted with an old rival -- and her own emotional fears. P8 Blue goes home to find her world confronting a crisis that threatens the Nasat's very existence.

But it is Captain Gold and Commander Gomez who face the most difficult trials, as they find the road to recovery a difficult one. Each confronts demons from the past and the uncertainty of the future, leading to a bitter confrontation from which neither may ever truly recover....

Comments

The latest volume of S.C.E. reprints 25 through 28 of the series, all originally published as ebooks in 2003. With the cutback to Pocket's publishing schedule announced in 2005, the reprinting of ebooks is likely to fall much farther behind, as the ebooks continue to be released monthly online.

Star Trek: I.K.S. Gorkon

Paperback novels

Enemy Territory(Star Trek: I.K.S. Gorkon) Enemy Territory
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Pocket

Blurb

The Elabrej Hegemony

For centuries, the Elabrej firmly believed that they were alone in the universe, and that no sentient life existed outside their home star system. But their beliefs are shattered when a controversial exploration vessel of their own making encounters -- and fires upon -- an alien ship. The aliens return fire and destroy them -- then come to Elabrej to investigate....

The Klingon Empire

While exploring the uncharted Kavrot Sector, the crew of the I.K.S. Gorkon learn that their brother ship, the I.K.S. Kravokh, was fired on by an alien vessel and subsequently destroyed it. After setting course to investigate this new people, the Kravokh disappears -- but a massive alien fleet is gathering at their last known location. Captain Klag must determine what has happened to the Kravokh, and who this new foe of the empire is....

As two civilizations prepare for war, the secret agendas of both the Elabrej oligarchs and Klingon Imperial Intelligence may serve only to deepen the conflict -- and Captain Klag may also face a mutiny.

Comments

This is the third book to appear under the I.K.S Gorkon banner, following 2003's A Good Day to Die and Honor Bound.

Star Trek: Titan

Paperback novels

Taking Wing(Star Trek: Titan) Taking Wing
Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
Pocket

Blurb

The beginning of a new Star Trek odyssey

After almost a decade of strife against foes such as the Borg, the Cardassians, the Klingons, and the Dominion, the United Federation of Planets is at the dawn of a new era. Starfleet is renewing its mission of peaceful exploration, diplomacy, and the expansion of knowledge. Among the starships spearheading that endeavor is the U.S.S. Titan, commanded by Captain William T. Riker and manned by the most biologically varied and culturally diverse crew in Starfleet history.

But their mission does not begin according to plan.

In the wake of Star Trek Nemesis, Praetor Shinzon, slayer of the Romulan Senate, is dead. The power vacuum created by his demise has put the Romulan Star Empire, longtime adversary of the Federation, at the brink of civil war. Competing factions now vie for control of their fragmenting civilization, and if the empire should fall, that entire area of the galaxy may destabilize.

To restore order to the region, Titan's long-anticipated mission of exploration is delayed as Starfleet assigns Riker to set up power-sharing talks among the Romulan factions. But even as the first tentative steps are taken toward building a new Romulus, the remnants of the Tal Shiar, the dreaded Romulan intelligence service, are regrouping behind the scenes for a power play of their own. With no other help available, Riker and the Titan crew become the last hope to prevent the quadrant from falling into chaos.

Enter the Starship Titan design contest -- details inside

Comments

In 2004, Pocket published the nine-book A Time to... series, a Next Generation saga that led up to Nemesis and the books folowing the new, post-Nemesis status quo. Those books include Articles of the Federation, following on from the Federation political story arc in the books; the Next Generation relaunch, beginning with Death in Winter; and the Titan series, centering on Captain William Riker and his new command, the U.S.S. Titan. Voyager's Tuvok guest stars in this book and appears likely to be in future volumes.

The U.S.S. Titan is of a new class of starship, and Pocket decided to offer fans a chance to design the ship through a contest, the winner to be announced in the third book.

The Red King(Star Trek: Titan) The Red King
Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
Pocket

Blurb

Investigating the disappearance of a secret Romulan fleet, the U.S.S. Titan, commanded by Captain William Riker, is unexpectedly propelled more than 200,000 light-years into the Small Magellanic Cloud. One of the Milky Way's satellite galaxies, the Cloud is also home to the Neyel, the long-sundered offshoots of Terran humanity, with whom the Federation has had no contact in over eighty years.

Nearby, Riker's uncertain ally, Commander Donatra of the Romulan Warbird Valdore, rescues a young Neyel, the survivor of a mysterious cosmic upheaval that seems at times to be both unraveling and reweaving the very fabric of space... the fulfillment of an apocalyptic vision that has already claimed millions of lives. Titan's science team soon finds evidence that the ravaging of Neyel space is the work of a vast and powerful intelligence: the stirrings of a dormant consciousness that is maintaining the existence of the Small Magellanic Cloud -- and all life within it -- from one moment to the next. And if it should awaken, the consequences are unimaginable.

As Riker considers his options, his new crew struggles with the scientific and philosophical implications of what they've discovered... while the young Neyel in their midst forges a bond with the captain, conjuring old ghosts Riker has yet to lay to rest.

Comments

The second Titan novel continues the post-Nemesis Romulan arc (also featured in Death in Winter), while also following on from the Lost Era novel The Sundered, in which Mangels and Martin introduced the Neyel.

Star Trek: Vanguard

Paperback novels

Harbinger(Star Trek: Vanguard) Harbinger
David Mack
Pocket

Blurb

From the USA Today bestselling author of A Time to Heal, the start of a new epic in the era of the original series

Returning from its historic first voyage to the edge of the galaxy, the damaged U.S.S. Enterprise journeys through the Taurus Reach, a vast and little-known region of space in which a new starbase has been unexpectedly established. Puzzled by the Federation's interest in an area so far from its borders and so near the xenophobic Tholian Assembly, Captain James T. Kirk orders the Enterprise to put in for repairs at the new space station: Starbase 47, also known as Vanguard.

As Kirk ponders the mystery of the enormous base, he begins to suspect that there is much more to Vanguard than meets the eye. It's a suspicion shared by the Tholians, the Orions, and the Klingon Empire, each of whom believes that there are less than benign motives behind the Federation's sudden and unexplained desire to explore and colonize the Taurus Reach.

But when a calamity deep within the Reach threatens to compromise Starfleet's continued presence in the region, Kirk, Spock, and several key specialists from the Enterprise must assist Vanguard's crew in investigating the cause of the disaster and containing the damage. In the process, they learn the true purpose behind the creation of Vanguard, and what the outcome of its mission may mean for life throughout that part of the galaxy.

Inside: Bonus diagrams of Vanguard station!

Comments

Although it seems like an odd idea to introduce another books-only series at a time when the book schedule has been cut back, Vanguard is an interesting concept, and fills a gap that Challenger might once have been expected to fill: it's a books-only series set in the 23rd century. Set on the space station that gives the series its name, Vanguard features Starfleet personnel, civilians, Orions, and the tension that comes from being located between Klingon and Tholian space... and near mysterious artifacts from a mysterious, ancient civilization. Kirk and the original Enterprise crew appear in this first volume in a supporting role.

I've written a review, with spoilers, on my blog.

Star Trek Crossovers and Miscellaneous

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

Strange New Worlds 8Strange New Worlds 8
Dean Wesley Smith, Elisa J. Kassin, and Paula M. Block, editors
Pocket

Contents

Introduction by Dean Wesley Smith
Star Trek
Shanghaied by Alan James Garbers
Assignment: One by Kevin Lauderdale
Demon by Kevin Andrew Hosey
Don't Call Me Tiny by Paul C. Tseng
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Morning Bells Are Ringing by Kevin G. Summers
Passages of Deceit by Sarah A. Seaborne
Final Flight by John Takis
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Trek by Dan C. Duval
Gumbo by Amy Vincent
Promises Made by David DeLee
Always a Prize by Muri McCage
Star Trek: Voyager
Transfigurations by Susan S. McCrackin
This Drone by M.C. DeMarco
Once Upon a Tribble by Annie Reed
You May Kiss the Bride by Amy Sisson
Coffee with a Friend by J.B. Stevens
Star Trek: Enterprise
Egg Drop Soup by Robert Burke Richardson
Hero by Lorraine Anderson
Insanity by A. Rhea King
Speculations
A & Ω (Alpha & Omega) by Derek Tyler Attico
Concurrence by Geoffrey Thorne
Dawn by Paul J. Kaplan
Contest Rules
About the Contributors

Blurb

This newest volume of Strange New Worlds features original Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise stories written by Star Trek fans, for Star Trek fans!

Each of these stories features our favorite Trek characters in new and adventurous situations. In this anthology, we get to experience a new version of the Kobayashi Maru, feel what it's like to be inside the Borg collective, delight in tasting new foods, and encourage Starfleet's future.

This year's Strange New Worlds winners encompass newcomers and veterans alike, including Alan James Garbers, Kevin Lauderdale, Kevin Andrew Hosey, Paul C. Tseng, Kevin G. Summers, Sarah A. Seaborne, John Takis, Dan C. Duval, Amy Vincent, David DeLee, Muri McCage, Susan S. McCrackin, M.C. Demarco, Annie Reed, Amy Sisson, J.B. Stevens, Robert Burke Richardson, Lorraine Anderson, A. Rhea King, Derrek Tyler Attico, Geoffrey Thorne, and Paul J. Kaplan.

Comments

This is the eighth volume of Pocket's annual anthology of fan-written fiction.

Tales From the Captain's TableTales From the Captain's Table
Keith R.A. DeCandido, editor
Pocket

Contents

Introduction: How We Built the Bar by Dean Wesley Smith
William T. Riker
Improvisations on the Opal Sea: A Tale of Dubious Credibility by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
Jean-Luc Picard
Darkness by Michael Jan Friedman
Elizabeth Shelby
Pain Management by Peter David
Klag, son of M'Raq
loDnI'pu' vajpu' je by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Kira Nerys
The Officers' Club by Heather Jarman
Jonathan Archer
Have Beagle, Will Travel: The Legend of Porthos by Louisa M. Swann
Demora Sulu
Iron and Sacrifice by David R. George III
Chakotay
Seduced by Christie Golden
David Gold
An Easy Fast by John J. Ordover
About the Authors

Blurb

In this follow-up to the bestselling Captain's Table series of books, nine new Star Trek captains belly up to the bar to tell their tales of adventure and romance, of triumph and tragedy, of duty and honor, of debts paid and prices exacted, including:

Jonathan Archer of the Starship Enterprise, as told by Louisa Swann
Chakotay of the U.S.S. Voyager, as told by Christie Golden
David Gold of the U.S.S. da Vinci, as told by John J. Ordover
Kira Nerys of Deep Space 9, as told by Heather Jarman
Klag, son of M'Raq, of the I.K.S. Gorkon, as told by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Stargazer, as told by Michael Jan Friedman
William T. Riker of the U.S.S. Titan, as told by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels
Elizabeth Shelby of the U.S.S. Trident, as told by Peter David
Demora Sulu of the U.S.S. Enterprise-B, as told by David R. George III

From the weekly episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise to the monthly adventures of S.C.E., from the bestselling novel Serpents Among the Ruins to the bestselling series New Frontier, from the past tales of Stargazer to the new stories of Titan, from the glorious exploits of I.K.S. Gorkon to the post-finale chronicles of Deep Space Nine and Voyager, come nine new stories from the nine newest members of Star Trek's finest and bravest shipmasters.

Comments

Following on from the 1998 six-book series, this anthology adds stories for the captains from new series that didn't exist then. (Picard had a book as captain of the Enterprise, but the story here features him as Stargazer's captain, as seen in Michael Jan Friedman's series of novels about Picard's younger days.)

Paperback novels

Engines of DestinyEngines of Destiny
Gene DeWeese
Pocket

Blurb

The Machine Age

After the apparent death of James T. Kirk on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B, Montgomery Scott decides to leave Starfleet. A chance encounter with a mysterious woman named Guinan leads him to hitch a ride on the U.S.S. Jenolen -- which crashes into a Dyson Sphere, leaving only Scotty to survive suspended as a transporter pattern....

Seventy-five years later, he is revived aboard the Enterprise-D -- on which Guinan serves as bartender. But fate has not finished with either Scotty or Guinan. The engineer hatches an audacious plan to travel back in time and rescue Jim Kirk the moment before he would vanish into the nexus and bring him back to the twenty-fourth century without damaging the timeline.

Scotty's plan, however, does not go as expected. Though Kirk is rescued, the famed captain and the engineer, as well as Captain Picard, Guinan, and the crew of the Enterprise-D, are trapped in an altered past where there is no Federation, and no human race. Sarek of Vulcan leads a ragtag collection of species fighting a losing battle against the Borg, who have swarmed into the Alpha Quadrant and assimilated Earth.

Starfleet's finest miracle worker must find a way to restore the timeline before the galaxy is overrun....

Comments

I declared this book lost some time ago; now here it is. Now removed from the Lost Books page:

In a thread on the TrekBBS, novelist Margaret Wander Bonanno mentioned that Gene DeWeese "wrote a crossover novel featuring Scotty and Guinan called Engines of Destiny," but that she didn't know what had happened to the book. It hasn't been published or listed in any schedule of forthcoming Star Trek books that I can recall. However, there are a couple of references on the web. A site called BookFinder.com has an entry for it, including an ISBN. That ISBN doesn't bring up anything at amazon.com or simonsays.com. Slightly more useful is the American Crime Writers League website. A bibliography of members' works includes Engines of Destiny as a forthcoming Pocket Star Trek novel. In the chronological listing, it appears between a 1999 book and a 2002 book, so I've listed it here as a possible 2000 title.

Since writing the above, I've learned that DeWeese has donated a number of his papers to a collection at the University of Southern Mississippi, and among those papers are draft manuscripts and correspondence related to this book. DeWeese clearly wrote (and rewrote) a full novel that was never published. The final item listed on the site related to the book is dated August 2001.

July 2004 update: the book is going through another draft by DeWeese, and it's been announced as being scheduled for publication in early 2005. Cover art has already been produced. Once the book appears in stores, this item will be leaving this page.

I was planning to get a copy of one of the versions of the manuscript in the library collection, but hadn't gotten around to it yet due to the high copying costs. I may still do so just to see how the book has changed, but it's not a high priority.

Articles of the FederationArticles of the Federation
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Pocket

Blurb

In the wake of the USA Today bestselling A Time for War, A Time for Peace and Titan: Taking Wing comes a unique look into the halls of power in the Star Trek universe....

Following the surprise resignation of Federation President Min Zife after the disastrous Tezwa affair, Nan Bacco of Cestus III has won a hotly contested election to become the new chief executive of over one hundred fifty planetary civilizations and their colonies. But no sooner does she take office than the Romulan Star Empire falls into chaos. With tensions already high, a Reman refugee ship is sighted approaching a Federation outpost, its intentions unknown.

As the first year of the Bacco Administration unfolds, the Federation Council is slow to work with its new president, and not always supportive of her policies or her appointments to key council positions; a successful first contact suddenly becomes a diplomatic disaster; and the sins of President Zife prove difficult to lay to rest... as one celebrated Starfleet officer's career reaches a turning point.

Comments

Though it follows on from developments in the A Time to... series and other books, this is not a Next Generation novel. Instead, it's a West Wing-style look at the government of the Federation, as seen by newly elected president Nan Bacco and her staff.

Pocket Star Trek Ebooks

Star Trek: S.C.E.

Creative Couplings(Star Trek: S.C.E. 48) Creative Couplings Book 2
Glenn Hauman and Aaron Rosenberg
Pocket

Blurb

The practical jokes aboard the holodeck re-creation of the prototype vessel Hyperion have taken a turn for the deadly -- the fail-safes have been overridden, and Stevens, Tev, and a shipload of cadets, one of whom is probably responsible for their predicament, are trapped inside. Commander Gomez must help her crewmates solve the riddle, find the culprit, and free them all before more damage is done -- and people are killed!

Comments

The first ebook of 2005 is the conclusion of Hauman and Rosenberg's first collaboration.

Small World(Star Trek: S.C.E. 49) Small World
David Mack
Pocket

Blurb

The da Vinci's latest mission involves bringing precious cargo to the Mu Arae system -- an entire world that, through a miraculous feat of engineering, is being stored in a small, pyramid-shaped box. Unfortunately, a hostile species wants the pyramid -- and its amazing technology -- for itself, and won't hesitate to go through the da Vinci to get it.

To make matters worse, the caretaker of the world is in critical condition in sickbay. The S.C.E. must figure out the secret of the planet-in-a-box before it's destroyed.

Comments

Frequent S.C.E. contributor Mack returns to the line a few months before publishing the first novel in the new Vanguard series.

Malefictorum(Star Trek: S.C.E. 50) Malefictorum
Terri Osborne
Pocket

Blurb

Without warning, a member of the da Vinci crew is found dead in his quarters. Lt. Commander Corsi's investigation is thorough and complete -- and turns up nothing. With all the technology at Starfleet's disposal, with all the technical expertise of the ship's crack team of S.C.E. engineers, no forensic evidence can be found to explain the fatality. With the possibility of an unknown murderer on board, Corsi must use all her training to solve the mystery -- before another body falls...

Comments

After making her start as a Star Trek writer with two short stories in anthologies ("Three Sides to Every Story" in Prophecy and Change and "'Q'uandary" in No Limits), Osborne makes her first S.C.E. appearance with Malefictorum.

Lost Time(Star Trek: S.C.E. 51) Lost Time
Ilsa J. Bick
Pocket

Blurb

Almost a year after the S.C.E. crew on the da Vinci helped Lieutenant Nog of Deep Space 9 salvage the hulk of DS9's sister station Empok Nor, a booby trap left behind by the Androssi threatens the Bajoran system. But the potential damage may be greater than the combined crews of the da Vinci and DS9 can handle, as the threat stretches across two universes -- and their only hope for survival may rest with their long-dead crewmates 111 and Kieran Duffy!

Comments

Strange New Worlds discovery and Lost Era novelist Bick's first S.C.E. story follows on from Cold Fusion and ties in with the Deep Space Nine relaunch.

Identity Crisis(Star Trek: S.C.E. 52) Identity Crisis
John J. Ordover
Pocket

Blurb

The da Vinci is returning to Hidalgo Station, a run-down old spacedock that has seen better decades, in order to pick up Commander Sonya Gomez from a much-needed shore leave. But when they arrive they find that Gomez has taken the station hostage, and is making insane demands -- if they aren't met, she'll blow up the station.

No one is more surprised than Gomez herself, who is trapped inside Hidalgo's control center with no way out -- and no way to stop her shipmates from thinking she's gone mad. Alone, the S.C.E.'s leader must find a way out of her trap before her shipmates take drastic action!

Comments

Ordover is a former Pocket Star Trek books editor and the co-creator of the S.C.E. line.

Fables of the Prime Directive(Star Trek: S.C.E. 53) Fables of the Prime Directive
Cory Rushton
Pocket

Blurb

Until the Dominion War, the pre-warp civilization on Coroticus III was under observation by the Federation -- and then the Dominion moved in. Forced to abandon the planet -- and leave a person behind -- Starfleet does not return until after the war is over and the Dominion has pulled out.

Carol Abramowitz and a team from the da Vinci must now determine the extent to which the Dominion contaminated Corotican culture -- but that's the least of the S.C.E.'s problems, as they uncover a mass-murderer, who may be the Starfleet officer left behind....

Comments

Fables of the Prime Directive is Rushton's first Star Trek publication.

Security(Star Trek: S.C.E. 54) Security
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Pocket

Blurb

When a new security guard reports for duty, it sets da Vinci security chief Domenica Corsi off in ways that confuse both her staff and her sometime lover Fabian Stevens. When Stevens confronts her, it only makes matters worse -- until Corsi takes Stevens into her confidence...

Ten years ago, Corsi served on the U.S.S. Roosevelt. On a trip to the Federation world of Izar, Corsi was assigned to work with a local peace officer named Christine Vale to try to solve a multiple homicide. But the trail of evidence leads down a road Corsi refuses to take -- a decision that will have tragic consequences for the young officer.

Comments

Christine Vale, introduced in the first S.C.E. ebook and featured more recently in several Next Generation and Titan novels, appears in a flashback sequence in frequent contributor and series editor DeCandido's ninth S.C.E. ebook.

Wounds(Star Trek: S.C.E. 55) Wounds Book 1
Ilsa J. Bick
Pocket

Blurb

While traveling to a medical conference, the Runabout Missouri encounters a strange anomaly that sends the runabout crashing to the surface of an unknown planet, leaving its two passengers -- Dr. Elizabeth Lense of the U.S.S. da Vinci and Dr. Julian Bashir of Deep Space 9 -- separated.

Each physician thinks the other dead, and each winds up trapped with the factions of a decades-old conflict between those who want to replace dying limbs with cybernetics, and those who want to remain pure. Trapped with no hope of rescue, both Lense and Bashir must find their way on a primitive world -- or die....

Comments

Bick's second S.C.E. ebook is the first of a two-part story.

Wounds(Star Trek: S.C.E. 56) Wounds Book 2
Ilsa J. Bick
Pocket

Blurb

Trapped on a strange world, Dr. Elizabeth Lense finds herself aiding the Jabari freedom fighters as their new medic, working with equipment she finds primitive on people wounded in their fight against the Kornak. All the while she hopes that her crewmates on the da Vinci might rescue her -- and not blame her for the death of Julian Bashir....

Unknown to her, though, Bashir is alive, recovering in a Kornak military facility, where he becomes the focus of a power struggle between the medical and military personnel in the hospital. When the Jabari attack the hospital, Lense and Bashir find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict that can only end in tragedy....

Comments

The conclusion of the two-part story is Bick's third S.C.E. ebook of 2005.

Out of the Cocoon(Star Trek: S.C.E. 57) Out of the Cocoon
William Leisner
Pocket

Blurb

Centuries ago, the S.S. Mariposa transported two sets of colonists -- one a "back-to-nature" group called the Bringloidi, the other a collection of scientists -- to new worlds. Over a decade ago, the Starship Enterprise brought the colonies back together as a solution to two problems -- the Bringloidi had lost their home to solar flares, and the Mariposans faced a breeding crisis brought about by their use of cloning.

However, the union has not been as fruitful as Captain Picard had hoped, and now the S.C.E. team of the U.S.S. da Vinci has been called in to solve the Mariposans problem -- but will the solution be even worse than the problem?

Comments

Strange New Worlds discovery Leisner's first S.C.E. story is a sequel to the Next Generation episode "Up the Long Ladder."

Honor(Star Trek: S.C.E. 58) Honor
Kevin Killiany
Pocket

Blurb

While repairing an observation post, P8 Blue and Domenica Corsi find themselves caught in the middle of an interplanetary conflict involving a pre-warp civilization -- with one side unwilling to fight, even to defend themselves.

Unable to stand idly by and allow a slaughter to take place, Corsi and Blue must risk breaking the Prime Directive in a fight that they may not even win....

Comments

Honor is Killiany's second S.C.E. ebook.

Blackout(Star Trek: S.C.E. 59) Blackout
Phaedra Weldon
Pocket

Blurb

When a Federation world suffers a planet-wide blackout, it's the S.C.E. to the rescue. While Commander Gomez and her crack team of engineers work to help keep the planet from falling into chaos, the ship's linguist, Bart Faulwell, is given a special assignment: find the Asarion linguist named Jewlan -- who triggered the blackout with what appears to be a weapon in an archaeological dig.

The Asarion people have a unique biology that causes random shifts from male to female. Faulwell's friendship with Jewlan, and her crush on him, is a minor diversion, at first, especially given the struggles Faulwell is having with his own relationship. But when Jewlan becomes Jolen, Faulwell finds himself with more than one difficult decision -- especially when the power outage worsens and threatens to destroy not only Asario, but the da Vinci as well!

Comments

Strange New Worlds discovery Weldon contributes her first S.C.E. ebook.

Star Trek Role Playing Games Books

GURPS KlingonsGURPS Fourth Edition Klingons
Stephen V. Cole
Amarillo Design Bureau

Contents

Kopec's Duty
Culture & History
Planetary Survey
Military Forces
Starships
Gunboat Deck Plans
Visions of Duty
Index

Comments

Not seen. This is the "4e" (GURPS fourth edition) version. Contents information is drawn from the 2002 edition; cover image is from the Star Fleet Games website.

GURPS Prime DirectiveGURPS Fourth Edition Prime Directive
Gary Plana et al.
Amarillo Design Bureau
176 pages

Contents

Prologue
Introduction
Creating a Character
Advantages, Disadvantages, and Quirks
Skills
How to Play
End Game Awards
Technology
The Star Fleet Universe
Space Combat
Adventure: Rescue on Roon
Index
Character Record Sheet

Comments

Not seen. This is the "4e" (GURPS fourth edition) version. Contents information is drawn from the 2003 edition; cover image is from the Star Fleet Games website.

GURPS RomulansGURPS Fourth Edition Romulans
John Sickels
Amarillo Design Bureau

Contents

Honor of the House
Overview
Biology
History
Politics
The Great Houses
Society
Justice
Planetary Surveys
Military Forces
Rank Insignia
Military Templates
Armory
Warships
SkyHawk Destroyer Deck Plans
Visions of Empire
Visions of History
Publisher's Information

Comments

Not seen. This is the "4e" (GURPS fourth edition) version. Contents information is drawn from the d20 version; cover image is from the Star Fleet Games website. Unlike the GURPS Klingons and GURPS Prime Directive books above, this does not appear ever to have been published in a GURPS third edition format.

Klingons d20Klingons d20
Stephen V. Cole
Amarillo Design Bureau

Contents

Kopec's Duty
Culture & History
Planetary Survey
Military Forces
Starships
Gunboat Deck Plans
Visions of Duty
Index

Comments

Not seen. This is the d20 game rules version. Contents information is drawn from the 2003 GURPS edition; cover image is from the Star Fleet Games website.

Prime Directive d20Prime Directive d20
Gary Plana et al.
Amarillo Design Bureau
176 pages

Contents

Prologue
Introduction
Creating a Character
Advantages, Disadvantages, and Quirks
Skills
How to Play
End Game Awards
Technology
The Star Fleet Universe
Space Combat
Adventure: Rescue on Roon
Index
Character Record Sheet

Comments

Not seen. This is the d20 game rules version. Contents information is drawn from the 2002 GURPS edition; cover image is from the Star Fleet Games website.

Romulans D20Romulans D20
John Sickels
Amarillo Design Bureau
146 pages

Contents

Honor of the House
Overview
Biology
History
Politics
The Great Houses
Society
Justice
Planetary Surveys
Military Forces
Rank Insignia
Military Templates
Armory
Warships
SkyHawk Destroyer Deck Plans
Visions of Empire
Visions of History
Publisher's Information

Blurb

Conquest and war!

An imperious race invades the Federation! For Prime Directive Roleplaying Universe!

The most intriguing enemy faced by the Federation is the Romulan Empire, and the Romulans definitely regard the Federation as their greatest foe! There is much more to them.

History of the Romulans: How they left Vulcan, found new worlds, and joined them together into a mighty empire. How Austus Tal became the first Emperor. The Romulan-Gorn Wars.

Complete Racial Profile: Everything there is to know about the Romulans! Biology, culture, military, government, emperors, religions, economics, legal system, the Great Houses, the State Security Agency, and more!

Planet Survey: Complete data on the twin capitals, other star systems, 16 planets, the pirate stronghold of Revlis, the worlds of the Neutral Zone, and basic data on even more planets!

Starships: A survey of the three different series of Romulan ships.The ancient Eagles (including the Vulture, Warhawk, Snipe, and Falcon). The converted Kestrels (KRs, K7Rs, K5Rs, and others built from Klingon designs). The new Hawks (SparrowHawk, FireHawk, NovaHawk, and more.)

Technology Files: Plasma rifles, cloaking devices, lasers, slugthrowers, modular weapons!

Adventure! Deliver your cargo to Abraxas station and watch the Great Houses bid against each other. Slip across the border to a pirate base. How many Vulcans you've met are actually Romulans?

Comments

Aside from cover art and game rules-specific information, this appears to be pretty much the same as the GURPS edition. Jonathan M. Thompson is credited for D20 conversion.


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