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The Influence of Star Trek on Television, Film and Culture
Lincoln Geraghty, editor
Introduction: The Star Trek Effect by Lincoln Geraghty
Part I: The Franchise
Eight Days That Changed American Television: Kirk's Opening Narration by Lincoln Geraghty
The Accidental Apotheosis of Gene Roddenberry, or, "I Had to Get Some Money From Somewhere" by Dave Hipple
Franchise Fatigue? The Marginalization of the Television Series After The Next Generation by Ina Rae Hark
Part II: Themes
Crossing the Racial Frontier: Star Trek and Mixed Heritage Identities by Wei Ming Dariotis
Save the Whales and Beware Wilderness: Star Trek and American Environmental Views by Elizabeth D. Blum
Batter Up! The Mythology and Psychology of Sports and Games in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine by Barbara A. Silliman
Part III: Film and Television
The Monomyth in Star Trek Films by Donald E. Palumbo
"Blow Up the Damn Ship!": Production Redesign and Special Effects Reuse in the Star Trek Films by Michael S. Duffy
Star Trek: Popular Discourses -- The Role of Broadcasters and Critics by Paul Rixon
Part IV: The Fans
Star Trek: The Franchise! -- Poachers, Pirates, and Paramount by Sue Short
Fan Culture and the Recentering of Star Trek by Justin Everett
Locating the "Star Trek Experience" by Angelina I. Karpovich
A Very Trek Christmas: Goodbye by Karen Anijar
Notes on Contributors
When Star Trek debuted in 1966, it presented an inspiring vision of a voyage into the unknown reaches of space. Now one of the longest running and most multifaceted franchises in television history, Star Trek has addressed everything from social, political, philosophical, and ethical issues to progressive and humanist representations of race, gender, and class.
These essays contend that Star Trek is not just a set of television series, but a part of the identity of the millions who watch and read the films, television episodes, books and fan stories. Examining Star Trek from various critical angles, thirteen scholars provide vital insights into the myriad ways that the franchise has affected the culture it represents, the people who watch the series, and the industry that created it.
Unlike Geraghty's other book published in 2007 (below), this is a collection of papers by different contributors. It was previously announced under the title A Science Fiction Phenomenon: Investigating the Star Trek Effect.
One of the contributors, Ina Rae Hark, is writing a book on Star Trek for the British Film Institute.
Living With Star Trek: American Culture and Star Trek Fandom
Introduction: Living With Star Trek
Part I: 'Carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives': History, Myth, and Star Trek's Exemplary Narratives
A Look to the Past: Reality and Star Trek's Multiple Histories
Telling Tales of the Future: Star Trek's Exemplary Narratives
Creating and Comparing Myth: Star Trek and Star Wars
'For we must Consider that we shall be as a City upon a Hill, the eyes of all people are upon us': The American Jeremiad and Star Trek's Puritan Legacy
Part II: A Network of Support: Identification and Emotion in Star Trek Fan Letters
'A Reason to Live': Star Trek's Utopia and Social Change
Help When Times are Hard: Coping with Trauma through the Star Trek Community
The Pleasure of the Trek: Confessions of Self-Improvement and Individualism
Fans on Film: Explorations of Future History and Star Trek Fan Culture
Poles Apart: Future Time, Deep Space Nine and Enterprise's 'Faith of the Heart'
'Oh, my God, it's real!': Crossing the Frontiers of Star Trek Fandom in Galaxy Quest
Epilogue: Bringing the Memory to Life
Lincoln Geraghty has written an original and revelatory contribution to the world of Star Trek. He sets Star Trek in dialogue with ideas and stories of utopia, community and self-improvement that are central to American culture and history. He goes on to examine the ways in which these are taken up and used by fans, who engage with Star Trek's different series and films in complex and significant ways.
The book first examines Star Trek's use of history, narrative and myth to tell its futuristic stories: referring back to the past to prophesy a better future. It reveals in particular how Star Trek has used the Puritan American Jeremiad, one of the American nation's foundational texts, to create a narrative that relates how through communal effort and personal change, utopia can be attained.
The book goes on to discuss how fans, informed by these stories and myths, tap into Star Trek to fulfil needs and desires in their own daily lives -- to cope, for example, with personal trauma. They relate, too, to characters like Data and Seven of Nine in moments of personal transformation. Fans also truly engage in a reciprocal relationship with the programme, where they can criticise it as well as use it as a form of motivation, and they go outside their own lives to define the series as a blueprint for the solution of such social problems in America as racism and war. This is an enjoyable and revealing book on Star Trek's active relationship with its many thoughtful fans.
This is based on Geraghty's Ph.D. thesis. Geraghty has also written a considerable number of papers on Star Trek and is editing a collection of Trek papers for McFarland (see above).
The Making of Yesterday's Enterprise
Eric A. Stillwell
In The Beginning
The Final Frontier
Back at the Ranch
Breaking A Taboo
Writing the Story
The Story Evolves
Moore of the Same
A Huge Success
I’d Like To Thank The Producers
Right Idea, Wrong Timeline
Eternal As A Temporal Vortex
Appendix -- The Final Teleplay
About the Author
"Yesterday's Enterprise" consistently ranks as one of the all-time fan favorites -- the episode was honored by TV Guide as one of the "top five classic episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation" -- and also lauded in 2007 by Entertainment Weekly (in a 20th anniversary retrospective) as the #1 ranking episode of the series.
Written by story co-writer and longtime series script coordinator Eric A. Stillwell, the book deftly chronicles the behind-the-scenes creation of this acclaimed episode from its inception to the final product and beyond.
Inside you will find personal accounts of how the episode came to fruition; discussion of initial concepts which included the Romulans, Sarek, and the Guardian of Forever; early treatments of the story both with and without Guinan; the final shooting script; production and post-production antidotes; and various production documents never before made public.
This book takes you on an entertaining step-by-step journey through the process of developing and writing a story for television, from initial concept to final teleplay. Honest and insightful, it's the perfect guide book for anybody who has ever entertained the idea of writing for television -- or simply a good read for the curious fan who has ever wondered what it's really like to work behind-the-scenes on the most popular franchise in television history.
"...this hour of Trek is the gold standard. As Picard says, before committing his own ship to destruction, 'Let's make sure that history never forgets the name Enterprise.' Mission accomplished."
- Entertainment Weekly
Copyrighted 2007, this is the second edition, somewhat revised. Unlike the first, which was available as a spiral bound publication from Lincoln Enterprises, this is a properly bound trade paperback.
Like David Gerrold's book on the making of "The Trouble With Tribbles," The Making of Yesterday's Enterprise has a lot of information on the development of the story, as well as the complete final draft of the script. The story changed considerably from the original pitch by Trent Christopher Ganino, through the collaborative versions with Stillwell, through the versions rewritten by senior writing staff. This is interesting stuff for anyone who's interested in how TV writing works, or who wants insights into the creation of a classic episode.
One of the immediately noticeable changes in the new edition is the addition of a tribute to the late Michael Piller, the chapter "In Memoriam."
The Physics of Star Trek
Lawrence M. Krauss
Foreword by Stephen Hawking
Preface to the Revised Edition
Section One: A Cosmic Poker Game
Hawking Shows His Hand
Data Ends the Game
Section Two: Matter Matter Everywhere
Atoms or Bits
The Most Bang for Your Buck
Holodecks and Holograms
Section Three: The Invisible Universe, or Things That Go Bump in the Night
The Search for Spock
The Menagerie of Possibilities
Impossibilities: The Undiscoverable Country
About the Author
How does the Star Trek universe stack up against the real universe?
Find out what the series creators got right -- and wrong -- about science in this fascinating guide. In this newly revised and updated version of his international bestseller, renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone -- and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Archer, Krauss leads you on a voyage to the world of physics as we know it and as it might one day be.
"Today's science fiction is often tomorrow's science fact. The physics that underlies Star Trek is surely worth investigating. To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit."
-- from the foreword by Stephen Hawking
"This book is fun... Krauss is always enlightening."
-- New York Times Book Review
"A fascinating way to learn more about physics."
-- St. Petersburg Times
"One of the year's best gifts for a science-fiction fan."
-- Cleveland Plain Dealer
"The Physics of Star Trek is a fun, readable little book by an eminent physicist that boldly goes where few serious scientists have ever gone before."
-- Tampa Tribune
Not seen. This is a revised edition of the popular 1995 book, which inspired a number of similar books looking at different scientific aspects of a variety of science fiction and fantasy series.
Star Fleet Journal 1: For the Glory of the Empire
Stephen V. Cole, editor
Amarillo Design Bureau
Background: For the Good of the Empire
For the Good of the Empire
(8J1) Who Is the Mutineer? by Steve Cole
Background: Threads of War
The Threads of War by Loren Knight
(8J2) Threads of War by Mike West
Background: Flotilla Commander
Flotilla Commander by Stephen V. Cole
(SL231.0) Kerrell's Flotilla by Stephen V. Cole
Background: A Plague on Their Houses
A Plague on Their Houses by Scott Moellmer
(8J3) Plague on Their Houses by Mike West
Introduction to Fight Fire With Fire
Fight Fire With Fire by John Sickels
(8J4) Fight Fire With Fire by Mike West
About the Star Fleet Universe
Trek Canon vs. the Star Fleet Universe
An anthology of tales of the Klingons
For the Good of the Empire
Klingon military intelligence hires an Orion ship to carry their agents into enemy space, but can they trust him?
The Threads of War
A new class of Klingon war cruiser is given its combat trials, and flies into the middle of a political maelstrom.
Commander Terrik Korrell is the new commander of a group of Klingon gunboats patrolling the front lines.
A Plague on Their Houses
A new Klingon heavy battlecruiser flies into combat, and into a crisis as mutinous crewmen poison the officers.
Fight Fire With Fire
The Klingon heavy battlecruiser Fire launches an attack on the Tholians, avenging an ancient insult.
Includes scenarios for the Federation Commander Game System.
This is the first of a planned series of books collecting stories from Star Fleet Battles game publications. Star Fleet Battles is set in something of an alternate universe version of the original Star Trek. A planned second volume, Day of the Eagle, about Romulans, has been announced. There are four stories, each with an introduction and followed by some gaming-related material about the story.
This entry is based on a prototype edition of a few dozen copies published in 2007. When the final version is published, this will be revised and moved accordingly.
Star Trek: Convergence
Michael Jan Friedman and Howard Weinstein
The Picard Manoeuvre: Patrick Stewart Interviewed by Ian Spelling
An Engineer's Log: James Doohan Interviewed by Joe Nazzaro
Star Trek: Generations
Convergence Part One: Split Infinities
Convergence Part Two: Future Imperfect
Out of Time
Out of the past!
These are the continuing comics adventures of Kirk, Spock, Scotty -- and Picard, Riker and Data -- as the crews of both U.S.S. Enterprises come together in a series of amazing adventures!
They first meet in the official adaptation of Star Trek Generations... then in a thrilling epic involving both crews and many more famous Star Trek characters, including Gary Seven, Gowron, Captain Harriman, General Tellius, and the nefarious Devidians! Finally, a touching vignette sees Captain Montgomery Scott adapting to a new lease of life -- four hundred years into his own future!
Written by acclaimed Star Trek novelists Michael Jan Friedman and Howard Weinstein, with pencillers Ken Save, Gordon Purcell (New Teen Titans) and Steve Erwin (Checkmate), featuring rare interviews with Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) and James Doohan (Scotty), these never-before-collected tales will take you beyond the final frontier!
Published in April 2007, this has been solicited as an original series title and as a Next Generation title, leading to some confusion as to whether it would be one book or two. It's a single collection of a few crossover stories, including the comic adaptation of Generations and a two-part story first published in the two comics' 1995 annuals. It also contains Titan's usual articles reprinted from the UK Star Trek magazine, and a shorter comic story involving Morgan Bateson, the character from the Next Generation episode "Cause and Effect." The part in the blurb about Scotty being four hundred years in his own future is a mistake; it's about Scotty after "Relics," and the story is actually mainly about Morgan Bateson.
Star Trek: Klingons: Blood Will Tell
Scott Tipton and David Tipton
[Chapters One through Five]
Chapter One: Klingon Language Edition
Chapter One Script
There are two sides to every argument, and this special collection looks at some of the most famous encounters between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire -- from the Klingon perspective! Star Trek fans are used to the Klingons responding with "swift and blinding violence," and now Blood Will Tell will show us why. Also includes an art gallery by artists David Messina and Joe Corroney, as well as the Klingons: Blood Will Tell #1: Klingon Language variant edition, accompanied by the original issue #1 script in English.
Published in November, this paperback collects the five issues of the second comic miniseries from IDW. The Tiptons also wrote the Gorn issue of IDW's Alien Spotlight series.
The image above, from the IDW website, is one of the variant covers of the first issue of the comic and will be replaced by the actual book cover when it's available.
Star Trek Revealed: The Spiritual Dimension of the Original Series
Bruce & Bruce
Part One: Our Current Condition
Where We Have Gone Before
Drugs, Placebos and Disease
Surrender of Power
Passion: Sensation, Guilt, Revenge, Jealousy and Rage
Part Two: The Struggle to Evolve
Misuse of Power and Control
Concerns of Society
Part Three: A Vision of the Future
Parallel Universes and Time Travel
Duality and Parallel Universes
Androids and Artificial Intelligence
What is Reality?
Part Four: Astrology of Star Trek
Our Cosmic Clock -- It Was Time for Star Trek
We all recognize the almost Aesop-like parables in Star Trek that laid down a philosophy of moral rectitude. For that reason alone, it is highly valued. However, it went a step beyond this by giving us a positive vision of a future we thought was science fiction and unattainable in the 60s, such as existing as non-corporal beings and being able to manifest whatever we wanted with mind power alone. We had astounding new possibilities to consider.
Now, over 40 years later, we realize we can achieve these things, and it has been easier to accept current concepts evolving over these years because Star Trek paved the way.
Also during the 60s A Course in Miracles was being scribed, and it espoused the same principles essential to Star Trek: we create our own reality; love is stronger than force of will; and all our reality is an illusion based on our perception. As we have become more acquainted with the laws of quantum mechanics, it is now becoming clear that particle physics explains many phenomena as being part of nature, not "miraculous" at all.
"Fascinating! Climb aboard the Starship Enterprise to venture into the world of profound wisdom and astonishing vision encloded in the Star Trek series... Carole's book is in-depth and thought-provoking as she weaves the spell of the tales of Star Trek into the issues of today."
Charlotte Abell, Co-Chairman, For Purpose, Inc.
Carole Devine's book is a true joy, not only for bringing the adventures of Star Trek back to life, but also for showing us how the original series seeded the spiritual truths so much with us today: The power of the mind to affect reality... the reach of human consciousness... the idea of parallel lives... and more -- Carole shows us the spirit of Star Trek. It's a great book!
Stuart Dean, contributing writer to the A.R.E. publication, Personal Spirituality
Published in October, this is New Age/astrological drivel that misses the point of every pro-science, pro-rationality moment in Star Trek's history.
Star Trek: The Manga: Kakan ni Shinkou
Luis Reyes, editor
Cura te Ipsum by Wil Wheaton
The Trial by Mike Wellman
Communications Breakdown by Christine Boylan
Scaean Gate by Diane Duane
Forging Alliances by Paul Benjamin
Suicide Note by Geoff Trowbridge
The Red Shirts by David Reddick
The Trek Life by David Reddick
Manga meets the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise...
Manga-style art and Star Trek tales collide again in this next volume of Tokyopop's voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise, commanded by Captain James T. Kirk. Once again ten artists and writers from across the artistic spectrum deliver up to brand new tales of new worlds and new civilizations featuring the classic Star Trek line up. In Kakan ni Shinkou: Kirk is put on trial for crimes he has yet to discover... Uhura demonstrates the true power of communication... Bones gets to the core of Vulcan emotion... Scotty has to extract dilithium crystals from a mine in the middle of a war zone... and an alien delegation uses the Enterprise as a vessel of deception!
Published in September, the second Star Trek manga is another collection of original series stories. One story is by Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Another is by SF and fantasy novelist Diane Duane, who has also written several Star Trek novels, comics, computer games, and a Next Generation episode.
As happened with the first volume, there is a bonus prose short story from a Pocket anthology; in this case, it will be a Next Generation story from The Sky's the Limit. There are also two pages of comic strips by David Riddick, writer/artist of the official Star Trek website's The Trek Life comic strip.
The artists in the book are EJ Su, Don Hudson, Steven Cummings, Bettina Kurkoski, and Nam Kim.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between
Light of the Day
An Inconvenient Truth
Variant Cover Gallery
"The 'Reservoir Dogs'-esque opening line from Riker, when he tells Worf, 'Let's get to work,' had me snared for the rest of this issue. The dialogue is immaculately attuned to the characters, and the grandly one-upped deus ex machina by the villain at the end had me belting out laughs of appreciation..." -- Wizard Magazine
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with this all-new relaunch of the Star Trek franchise in comics. In the first collection of this special miniseries, travel to Tigan-7, Kandom 9, uncharted space and more -- each leading the dedicated crew of the Starship Enterprise into unexpected adventures. If you enjoyed watching Star Trek: The Next Generation on television, get ready for the comics adventure you've been waiting for.
Out in September, this reprints the six issues of IDW's first monthly Star Trek comic.
IDW's Star Trek publishing program so far consists of a series of miniseries, and apparently each will be followed by a trade paperback collection. Each issue of the comic is offered with several choices of cover art, the book cover in this case being one of the covers for the first issue.
Star Trek: The Original Series Season Two Volume One
"Amok Time" by Theodore Sturgeon
"Who Mourns for Adonais?" by Gilbert Ralston
"The Changeling" by John Meredyth Lucas
"Mirror, Mirror" by Jerome Bixby
"The Apple" by Max Ehrlich
"The Doomsday Machine" by Norman Spinrad
"Catspaw" by Robert Bloch
The script collection series continues with the second season. The covers no longer mention the 40th anniversary of Star Trek, and the second season books lack the skimpy extra features the first editions of the first season books had: a page with a black and white photo of Gene Roddenberry, and a quote from Roddenberry. The price remains high, especially considering the higher production value and additional information in the similarly priced Babylon 5 script books.
Star Trek: The Original Series Season Two Volume Two
"I, Mudd" by Stephen Kandel
"Metamorphosis" by Gene L. Coon
"Journey to Babel" by D.C. Fontana
"Friday's Child" by D.C. Fontana
"The Deadly Years" by David P. Harmon
"Obsession" by Art Wallace
Star Trek: The Original Series Season Two Volume Three
"Wolf in the Fold" by Robert Bloch
"The Trouble with Tribbles" by David Gerrold
"The Gamesters of Triskelion" by Margaret Armen
"A Piece of the Action" by David P. Harmon and Gene L. Coon
"The Immunity Syndrome" by Robert Sabaroff
"A Private Little War" by Jud Crucis and Gene Roddenberry
"Return to Tomorrow" by John Kingsbridge
As above. Jud Crucis was a pseudonym for Don Ingalls.
Star Trek: The Original Series Season Two Volume Four
"Patterns of Force" by John Meredyth Lucas
"By Any Other Name" by D.C. Fontana and Jerome Bixby
"The Omega Glory" by Gene Roddenberry
"Bread and Circuses" by John Kneubuhl, Gene Roddenberry, and Gene L. Coon
"The Ultimate Computer" by Laurence Wolfe and D.C. Fontana
"Assignment: Earth" by Gene Roddenberry and Art Wallace
Star Trek: The Original Series Season Three Volume One
"Spock's Brain" by Lee Cronin
"The Enterprise Incident" by D.C. Fontana
"The Paradise Syndrome" by Margaret Armen
"And the Children Shall Lead" by Edward J. Lakso
"Is There in Truth No Beauty?" by Jean Lisette Aroeste
"Day of the Dove" by Jerome Bixby
The series continues with the third series episode scripts. Lee Cronin was a pseudonym for Gene Coon.
Star Trek: The Original Series Season Three Volume Two
"The Last Gunfight" by Lee Cronin
"For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" by Rik Vollaerts
"The Tholian Web" by Judy Burns and Chet Richards
"Plato's Stepchildren" by Meyer Dolinsky
"Wink of an Eye" by Lee Cronin and Arthur Heinemann
"The Empath" by Joyce Muskat
As above. "The Last Gunfight" was retitled "Spectre of the Gun" before it aired.
Star Trek: The Original Series Season Three Volume Three
"Elaan of Troyius" by John Meredyth Lucas
"Whom Gods Destroy" by Lee Irwin and Jerry Sohl
"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" by Oliver Crawford and Lee Cronin
"The Mark of Gideon" by George F. Slavin and Stanley Adams
"The Way to Eden" by Michael Richards and Arthur Heinemann
"The Savage Curtain" by Gene Roddenberry and Arthur Heinemann
As above. Michael Richards was a pseudonym used by D.C. Fontana.
Star Trek: The Original Series Season Three Volume Four
"That Which Survives" by Michael Richards and John Meredyth Lucas
"The Lights of Zetar" by Jeremy Tarcher and Shari Lewis
"Requiem for Methuselah" by Jerome Bixby
"The Cloud Minders" by David Gerrold, Oliver Crawford, and Margaret Armen
"All Our Yesterdays" by Jean Lisette Aroeste
"Turnabout Intruder" by Gene Roddenberry and Arthur H. Singer
Star Trek: The Original Series
Hardcovers and trade paperbacks
(Star Trek) Academy: Collision Course
William Shatner, Judith Reeves-Stevens, and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
If you think you know how it all began, think again...
Young Jim Kirk wants nothing to do with Starfleet, and never wants to leave Earth. In the summer of 2249, he's a headstrong seventeen-year-old barely scraping by in San Francisco, haunted by horrific memories from his past.
In the same city, a nineteen-year-old alien named Spock is determined to rise above the emotional turmoil of his mixed-species heritage. He's determined to show his parents he has what it takes to be Vulcan -- even if it means exposing a mysterious conspiracy at the heart of the Vulcan Embassy, stretching to the farthest reaches of the Federation's borders. There, a chilling new threat has arisen to test the Federation's deepest held belief that war is a thing of the past and that a secure future can be forged through peaceful means alone. But it is in San Francisco, home to Starfleet Academy, where that threat will be met by two troubled teenage boys driven to solve the mystery that links them both.
In time, the universe will come to know these young rebels as Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock... two of the Federation's greatest heroes. Yet before they were heroes, they were simply conflicted teenagers, filled with raw ambition and talent, not yet seasoned by wisdom and experience, searching for their own unique directions in life -- a destiny they'll discover on one fateful night in San Francisco, when two lives collide, and two legends are born.
Star Trek: Academy: Collision Course sets the stage for an exciting new era of Star Trek adventure, and for the first time reveals Kirk and Spock as they were, and how they began their journey to become the Kirk and Spock we know today.
Shatner's first novel about James T. Kirk before Starfleet Academy, and his first meeting with Spock, was published in October 2007. It's due to be followed by a novel called Academy: Trial Run.
(Star Trek) Vulcan's Soul
Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz
Science Fiction Book Club
Vulcan's Soul Book I: Exodus
Vulcan's Soul Book II: Exiles
Vulcan's Soul Book III: Epiphany
Blurb (from SFBC website)
One year after the end of the Dominion war, the Romulan Star Empire comes under attack by an alarmingly powerful enemy calling itself the Watraii, a mysterious species with a long-standing vendetta against the Romulans. Yet, though they remain tenuously allied, the United Federation of Planets, the Romulan Star Empire and the Klingon Empire are unready to become embroiled in another sustained conflict. Ambassador Spock, Admiral Uhura, Admiral Chekov, Captain Saavik, and some unexpected allies are forced to defy their governments in order to meet the new threat head-on.
Unknown to the defenders, the secret behind the Watraii's attack is buried in Vulcan's violent past. In the time of Surak, Vulcans were at a crossroads, on the cusp of either embracing logic or succumbing to emotion and destroying themselves. With Surak's blessing, a group of Vulcans -- staunch opponents of Surak's reforms -- left their turbulent homeworld to find their destiny among the stars. But the stars would prove even more unforgiving than the sands of Vulcan's deserts....
Now Spock must begin a long and dangerous road to learn the truth about the Romulans' early history. Joined by Captain Montgomery Scott and Lieutenant Commander Data, he and his allies reach across a gulf of both time and space in an attempt to bridge the gap that separates the long-scattered offshoots of the Vulcan people. And though the reunification he hopes to achieve will come at a terrible cost, failure could mean centuries of sorrow and chaos for untold millions. Includes Exodus, Exiles and Epiphany.
This is a hardcover omnibus available only to members of the Science Fiction Book Club.
(Star Trek) Vulcan's Soul Book III: Epiphany
Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz
Following their bestsellers Vulcan's Forge and Vulcan's Heart, Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz conclude their new trilogy chronicling the latter-day adventures of one of Star Trek's most beloved characters, shedding new light on his world's shocking history.
The distant past: The great ships have left war-torn Vulcan behind and, after a most arduous journey, have arrived at their destination. Two worlds become the new home of the exiles: Romulus is a verdant paradise, one much different from their desert home, while Remus is a barren wasteland, albeit one that is laden with natural resources. When Karatek and his family find themselves trapped on Remus with no hope of joining their brothers and sisters on Romulus, it sparks a conflict that leads the exiles into vicious civil war.
One year after the Dominion War: The Watraii are determined to destroy the Romulan Star Empire. Ambassador Spock is equally determined to learn their secret. With the aid of his wife Captain Saavik and the U.S.S. Alliance, his old comrades Scotty, Uhura, and Chekov, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise, Spock executes a daring plan to bring about peace before the Alpha Quadrant is once again plunged into war....
The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that changes everything you thought you knew about the Vulcans and the Romulans!
This is the conclusion of the Vulcan's Soul trilogy. All three books have also been made available in a single omnibus edition though the Science Fiction Book Club (above).
(Star Trek) Crucible: Kirk: The Star to Every Wandering
David R. George III
In a single moment
...the lives of three men will be forever changed. In that split second, defined paradoxically by both salvation and loss, they will destroy the world and then restore it. Much had come before, and much would come after, but nothing would color their lives more than that one, isolated instant on the edge of forever.
In a single moment
...James T. Kirk, displaced in time, allows the love of his life to die in a traffic accident, thereby preserving Earth's history. Returning to the present, he continues a storied career as a starship captain, opening up the galaxy. But as he wanders among the stars, the incandescence that once filled his heart remains elusive.
In a single moment
...that haunts James T. Kirk throughout his life, he preserved the timeline at the cost of his happiness. Now, facing his own death, the very fabric of existence collapses across years and light-years, forcing him to race against -- and through -- time itself, until he comes full circle to that one bright star by which his life has always steered.
The Crucible trilogy concludes with a novel about James T. Kirk.
(Star Trek) Errand of Fury Book Two: Demands of Honor
The United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire stand on the brink of war. Captain James T. Kirk and the Starship Enterprise are sent back to System 7348 -- site of a previous skirmish with the Klingons -- for a confrontation with the I.K.S. D'k Tahg under the command of Captain Koloth.
Even as the two great ships face each other, trouble is brewing among their crews. On the Enterprise, Lieutenant Leslie Parrish is pregnant with a half-Klingon child and must face a critical decision about her future, while Section Chief Michael Fuller still carries the wounds of the twenty-five-year-old Battle of Donatu V, of which he was one of the few survivors -- not to mention his grief over the death of his son, recently killed in battle against the Klingons.
On the D'k Tahg, First Officer Karel finds himself trapped between the scheming, dishonorable Councillor Duras and his commanding officer, Koloth. While the stakes only seem to be the possession of a single star system, the ramifications may spread throughout the Klingon Empire, as they find themselves at a crossroads between conquest and honor!
This is the second book of the second Errand trilogy. The conclusion is tentatively scheduled for publication in March 2008.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Hardcovers and trade paperbacks
(Star Trek: The Next Generation) The Sky's the Limit
Marco Palmieri, editor
Meet with Triumph and Disaster by Michael Schuster and Steve Mollmann
Acts of Compassion by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
Redshift by Richard C. White
Among the Clouds by Scott Pearson
Thinking of You by Greg Cox
Turncoats by Susan Shwartz
Ordinary Days by James Swallow
'Twould Ring the Bells of Heaven by Amy Sisson
Friends with the Sparrows by Christopher L. Bennett
Suicide Note by Geoff Trowbridge
Four Lights by Keith R. A. DeCandido
'Til Death by Bob Ingersoll and Thomas F. Zahler
On the Spot by David A. McIntee
Trust Yourself When All Men Doubt You by Michael Schuster and Steve Mollmann
Forging Alliances by Paul Benjamin
Redefining a familiar universe for a more modern time, Star Trek: The Next Generation introduced Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the officers and crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, and the worlds of the twenty-fourth century to a new legion of Star Trek fans. In the two decades since, viewers and readers have embraced these heroes, thrilled to their personal achievements, their shared victories, their passionate loves... and mourned their painful losses.
Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this landmark series by joining these now-legendary characters for all-new adventures: fourteen stories that span the time from before their earliest voyages through their missions onboard the Enterprise-E -- untold tales of intrigue, action, insight, and exploration, as told by:
Christopher L. Bennett - Greg Cox - Keith R.A. DeCandido - Bob Ingersoll & Thomas F. Zahler - David A. McIntee - Scott Pearson - Michael Schuster & Steve Mollmann - Susan Shwartz - Amy Sisson - James Swallow - Geoff Trowbridge - Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore - Richard C. White
The Sky's the Limit, a trade paperback anthology celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, was published in October 2007. The last story, "Forging Alliances," is a sampler from 2007's Tokyopop original series manga, Kakan ni Shinkou, which in turn includes "Suicide Note."
(Star Trek: The Next Generation) The Buried Age
Christopher L. Bennett
Jean-Luc Picard. His name has gone down in legend as the captain of the U.S.S. Stargazer and two starships Enterprise. But the nine years of his life leading up to the inaugural mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise to Farpoint Station have remained a mystery -- until now, as Picard's lost era is finally unearthed.
Following the loss of the Stargazer and the brutal court-martial that resulted, Picard no longer sees a future for himself in Starfleet. Turning to his other love, archaeology, he embarks on a quest to rediscover a buried age of ancient galactic history... and awakens a living survivor of that era: a striking, mysterious woman frozen in time since before the rise of Earth's dinosaurs. But this powerful immortal has a secret of cataclysmic proportions, and her plans will take Picard -- aided along the way by a brilliant but naive android, an insightful Betazoid, and an enigmatic El-Aurian -- to the heights of passion, the depths of betrayal, and the farthest reaches of explored space.
Though it's part of the Star Trek: The Next Generation anniversary and has that series's title on the book cover, this novel also continues the Lost Era series of Star Trek novels set between the original Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation. The Buried Age is set between Picard's loss of the Stargazer and his assignment to captain the Enterprise.
It is not necessary to have read other Lost Era or Stargazer books before reading The Buried Age.
(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Resistance
The U.S.S. Enterprise is ready to rejoin the fleet. The body of the great starship -- which managed to survive the deadly Romulan-Reman attack only with Data's ultimate sacrifice -- has been restored.
With the departure of first officer William Riker and ship's counselor Deanna Troi, Picard has to replace two of his most trusted advisors. A Vulcan is granted the commission of ship's counselor. Logical and pragmatic, T'Lana is a highly decorated member of Starfleet who served with distinction during the Dominion War. For his Number One, Picard has only one candidate: Worf.
The captain is looking forward to putting the shadows of war behind him, shaping his new crew, and returning at last to being an explorer. However, the Klingon refuses the promotion. And Picard senses that his new counselor does not approve of Worf.
Starfleet hands the Enterprise a simple assignment perfect for a shakedown cruise. Picard is confident that this is all he needs to bring his crew together. Before the mission commences, the captain once again hears the song of the Borg Collective. Admiral Janeway is convinced that the Borg have been crushed and are no longer a threat. Picard knows that she is wrong, and if he doesn't act immediately, the entire Federation will be under the domination of its most oppressive enemy.
The second book in the post-Nemesis continuity, following on from Death in Winter and continuing the Next Generation twentieth anniversary celebration, Resistance was published in September 2007.
A preview of Resistance appeared at the end of the first post-Nemesis Next Generation novel, Death in Winter.
(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Q&A
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Nearly two decades ago, Jean-Luc Picard took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. The captain knew it was an honor without equal. His new command bore the name of Enterprise. The people who had commanded other like-named starships had gone down in Starfleet's annals. Some officers would be intimidated, but they would not have been given command of Enterprise.
On her first mission, the Enterprise was sent to Farpoint Station. A simple, straightforward investigation. Perfect for a crew that had never served together. Then there was Q. An omnipotent lifeform that seemed bent on placing obstacle after obstacle in the ship's -- and in particular in Picard's -- way. And it hadn't ended with that first mission. When he was least expected, Q would appear. Pushing, prodding, testing. At times needling captain and crew with seemingly silly, pointless, and maddening trifles. Then it would turn all too serious, and the survival of Picard's crew was in Q's hands.
Why was it today that Picard was remembering the day he took command of the Enterprise-D? Now he commanded a new ship, the Enterprise-E. His crew was different. There was nothing about Gorsach that in the least resembled Farpoint. But Picard couldn't shake the feeling that something all too familiar was going on. All too awful. All too Q.
Third in the post-Nemesis continuity, Q&A was published in October 2007. In a discussion on TrekBBS, DeCandido described Q&A as "the ultimate Q story, as Q's fascination with Picard and the Enterprise will, at last, be explained."
(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Before Dishonor
An enemy so intractable that it cannot be reasoned with. The entire race thinks with one mind and strives toward one purpose: to add our biological distinctiveness to their own and wipe out individuality, to make every living thing Borg.
In over two centuries, the Federation has never encountered a greater threat. Twice Starfleet assembled and threw countless starships to stand against them. The Borg were stopped, the price paid in blood. Humanity breathed a sigh of relief, assuming it was safe. And with the destruction of the transwarp conduits, the Federation believed that the killing blow had finally been struck against the Borg.
Driven to the point of extinction, the Borg continue to fight for their very existence, for their culture. They will not be denied. They must not be stopped. The old rules and assumptions regarding how the Collective should act have been dismissed. Now the Borg kill first, assimilate later.
When the Enterprise manages to thwart them once again, the Borg turn inward. The dark places that even the drones never realized existed are turned outward against the enemy they have never been able to defeat. What is revealed is the thing that no one believed the Borg could do.
David's novel, his first Borg novel since Vendetta in 1991, was published in November 2007. Voyager's Kathryn Janeway and Seven of Nine play significant roles in the novel, which leads into the planned 2008 crossover trilogy Destiny, by David Mack.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Hardcovers and trade paperbacks
(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Twist of Faith
S.D. Perry, David Weddle, Jeffrey Lang, and Keith R.A. DeCandido
Avatar Book One by S.D. Perry
Avatar Book Two by S.D Perry
Section 31: Abyss by David Weddle and Jeffrey Lang
Gateways Book Four: Demons of Air and Darkness by Keith R.A. DeCandido
"Horn and Ivory" by Keith R.A. DeCandido
This is an omnibus edition collecting the first several books in the post-finale continuity. It also includes the story "Horn and Ivory," first published as part of the final Gateways volume, What Lay Beyond.
Star Trek: Enterprise
(Star Trek: Enterprise) The Good That Men Do
Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin
Pax Galactica. Enemies become allies. Old secrets are at last revealed. Long-held beliefs and widely accepted truths are challenged. Man turns to leisurely pursuits.
In this golden age, two old friends are drawn together. They seek to understand, and wonder how what they have long believed, what they have been taught, was never so.
Over two hundred years ago, the life of one of Starfleet's earliest pioneers came to a tragic end, and Captain Jonathan Archer, the legendary commander of Earth's first warp-five starship, lost a close friend. Or so it seemed for many years. But with the passage of time, and the declassification of certain crucial files, the truth about that fateful day -- the day that Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker III didn't die -- could finally be revealed.
Why did Starfleet feel it was necessary to rewrite history? And why only now can the truth be told?
This novel begins the new ongoing continuity hinted at in the prologue and epilogue to the last Enterprise novel, Last Full Measure. In the 24th century, two researchers are discovering that the holodeck recreation of events as seen in "These Are the Voyages" is not entirely accurate.
Star Trek: Corps of Engineers
Hardcovers and trade paperbacks
(Star Trek: Corps of Engineers) Grand Designs
Kevin Dilmore, Dave Galanter, Allyn Gibson, Kevin Killiany, Paul Kupperberg, David Mack, and Dayton Ward
Ring Around the Sky by Allyn Gibson
Orphans by Kevin Killiany
Grand Designs by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
Failsafe by David Mack
Bitter Medicine by Dave Galanter
Sargasso Sector by Paul Kupperberg
These are the voyages of the U.S.S. da Vinci. Their mission: to solve the problems of the galaxy, one disaster at a time. Starfleet veteran Captain David Gold, along with his crack Starfleet Corps of Engineers team lead by former Starship Enterprise engineer Commander Sonya Gomez, travel throughout the Federation and beyond to fix the unfixable, repair the irreparable, and solve the unsolvable.
Whether it's an artificial planetary ring that was damaged during the Dominion War, an out-of-control generation ship, a weapons inspection gone horribly wrong, shutting down a crashed probe, solving a centuries-old medical mystery, or clearing a sargasso sea of derelict ships, the S.C.E. is on the case!
But the problems they face aren't just technical; Tev must confront the demons of his past, Lense must confront the demons of her present, Gold faces a crisis of leadership on his own ship, and Gomez must lead an away team into the middle of a brutal ground war. Plus the da Vinci crew must find a way to work with their Klingon counterparts in a deadly rescue mission.
The second trade paperback omnibus of S.C.E. ebooks, published July 2007, reprints ebooks 37 through 42.
(Star Trek: Corps of Engineers) Creative Couplings
John S. Drew, Glenn Greenberg, Glenn Hauman, Aaron Rosenberg, David Mack, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, J. Steven York, Christina F. York
Paradise Interrupted by John S. Drew
Where Time Stands Still by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
The Art of the Deal by Glenn Greenberg
Spin by J. Steven York and Christina F. York
Creative Couplings by Glenn Hauman and Aaron Rosenberg
Small World by David Mack
These are the voyages of the U.S.S. da Vinci. Their mission: to solve the problems of the galaxy, one disaster at a time. Starfleet veteran Captain David Gold, along with his crack Starfleet Corps of Engineers team led by former Starship Enterprise engineer Commander Sonya Gomez, travel throughout the Federation and beyond to fix the unfixable, repair the irreparable, and solve the unsolvable.
The S.C.E.'s missions don't always go as planned -- repairing the weather grid on the resort planet Risa turns into a deadly first contact, constructing an industrial complex on a nonaligned world leads to some startling revelations about the financier behind it, diverting a runaway ship could spell death for the crew the da Vinci didn't even know was there, and a planet in a box proves a more valuable prize than anyone could have imagined -- but their greatest challenge comes much closer to home...
Captain Gold's granddaughter Esther is marrying Khor, son of Lantar, a Klingon politician. Now Gold faces what may be the greatest challenge of his career: officiating the first-ever Klingon-Jewish wedding!
The third trade paperback collection collects ebooks 43 through 49 (the title story was originally published as ebooks 47 and 48).
Star Trek: Titan
(Star Trek: Titan) Sword of Damocles
Fate: It is an idea as old as life itself. Do our choices shape the future, or is it the other way around? And if the path we walk is predestined -- if the way we are to meet our end is knowable -- what might that knowledge compel us to do?
Titan 's travels take it to a world at the edge of reason. Orisha is a planet whose people have lived for centuries beneath an unfathomable celestial body in their sky. From the moment it first appeared, the object was thought to be something unnatural, an ill omen that has made them feel watched, exposed, vulnerable -- provoking a primal fear that has steered the course of their civilization. The Orishans call it "the Eye," and because it has consistently defied every scientific attempt to decode its true nature, many are convinced it represents an intelligence that is studying their world...and perhaps waiting to destroy it.
But the secret behind the Eye threatens Titan as well as Orisha...and it holds a special meaning for one member of Captain Riker's crew in particular, whose lifelong quest to balance faith and scientific truth is tested against the harsh, unblinking glare of inevitability.
The fourth Titan novel, the first novel from frequent Star Trek anthology contributor Thorne, was published in December 2007.
Star Trek: Vanguard
(Star Trek: Vanguard) Reap the Whirlwind
The mystery of the Taurus Reach is about to be revealed.
Ancient secrets lie on the fourth planet of the Jinoteur system, and three great rivals are fighting to control it. The Federation and the Klingon Empire want to wield its power; the Tholian Assembly wants to bury it.
But the threat stirring on that distant world is more dangerous than they realize. The Shedai, who ruled the Taurus Reach aeons ago, have risen from their ages of deathlike slumber -- to gather, marshal their strength, and take their revenge.
To keep Jinoteur from falling into enemy hands, the crews of Starbase Vanguard and the U.S.S. Sagittarius must risk everything: friends... loved ones... their own lives. But the sacrifices they make may prove too terrible for them to bear.
Mack, author of the first Vanguard novel, Harbinger, returns with the third in the series. The book includes a series minipedia.
Star Trek: Mirror Universe
Hardcovers and trade paperbacks
(Star Trek: Mirror Universe) Mirror Universe: Glass Empires
Mike Sussman, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, David Mack, and Greg Cox
(Star Trek: Enterprise) Age of the Empress by Mike Sussman, Dayton Ward, and Kevin Dilmore
(Star Trek) The Sorrows of Empire by David Mack
(Star Trek: The Next Generation) The Worst of Both Worlds by Greg Cox
There are moments glimpsed only in shadow, where darkness rules and evil incarnate thrives. You hope against hope that in your lifetime, evil is relegated to the shadows. But what if it wasn't?
What if you lived in a universe where your life was measured only by what you could do for the Empire? What would you do to survive? Would you sell your soul to free yourself? If you were offered the chance to rule, would you seize it? If you could free your universe from the darkness but only at the cost of your life, would you pay that price?
Star Trek: Enterprise She seized power in a heartbeat, daring to place herself against all the overlords of the Empire. Empress Hoshi Sato knows the future that could be; now all she has to do is make sure it never happens. For her to rule, she must hold sway not only over the starship from the future but also over her warlords, the resistance, and her Andorian husband. As quickly and brutally as Hoshi seized power, imperial rule is taken from her. Her only chance to rule again is to ally herself with a lifelong foe, and an alien.
Star Trek One man can change the future, but does he dare? Spock, intrigued by the vision of another universe's Federation, does what no Vulcan, no emperor, has ever done: seize power in one blinding stroke of mass murder. And at the same instant he gains imperial power, Spock sows the seeds for the Empire's downfall. Is this a form of Vulcan madness, or is it the coolly logical plan of a man who knows the price his universe must pay for its freedom?
Star Trek: The Next Generation Humanity is a pitiful collection of enslaved, indentured, and abused peoples. No one dares to question the order, except at peril of their lives. One man survives by blinding himself to the misery around him. However, Jean-Luc Picard resists, just once. And in that one instant he unlocks a horror beyond the tyranny of the Alliance. Can a man so beaten down by a lifetime of oppression stop the destruction?
This is the first of two Mirror Universe collections of new short novels. New author Mike Sussman was a co-producer on Enterprise and wrote episodes of Enterprise and Voyager.
(Star Trek: Mirror Universe) Mirror Universe: Obsidian Alliances
Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Sarah Shaw
(Star Trek: Voyager) The Mirror-Scaled Serpent by Keith R.A. DeCandido
(Star Trek: New Frontier) Cutting Ties by Peter David
(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Saturn's Children by Sarah Shaw
Some say the line between good and evil is narrower than we imagine -- a divide as subtle as a mirror, and perhaps just as deep. To peer into its black, reflective glass is to know the dark potential we each possess, and we cross that obsidian boundary at our peril... into a world where we no longer recognize who we are or what we believed ourselves capable of.
In the late twenty-fourth century, decades after the fall of the once-mighty Terran Empire, the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance dominates the worlds that, in another reality, made up the United Federation of Planets. Humanity and its former subject races are now bound together by their shared oppression, slaves to their cruel and brutal conquerors. But a downtrodden few have found the courage and the strength of will to act. Inspired by visitors from another continuum to fight for their freedom, they have rekindled hope... and rediscovered an ancient truth: that every revolution begins with a vision.
Star Trek: Voyager A rebel ship commanded by a former slave named Chakotay attempts to evade pursuit in the Badlands... only to encounter a strange ship that was catapulted seventy thousand light-years across the galaxy. On board the craft are two aliens, one of whom has the potential to completely alter the balance of power within the Alliance. But as both sides of the struggle race to get to the stranger first, treachery throws all schemes into a tailspin.
Star Trek: New Frontier Following the Terran Empire's collapse, its longtime rival, the Romulan Star Empire, has absorbed many of the fringe civilizations spread across that part of the galaxy. One of the Romulans' slaves is M'k'nzy of Calhoun, a savage and unpredictable Xenexian who dreams of death... and who learns the value of freedom from the unlikeliest of teachers, a Romulan named Soleta.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine One fallen dictator's struggle to regain her power and her position leads to the discovery of a bold rebel plan for a decisive military strike against the Alliance. But while Kira Nerys navigates the dangerous road of politics, sex, and military intrigue that she believes will lead her back to reclaiming the Intendancy, cracks form in the rebel leadership, leading to a showdown that will change the course of the Mirror Universe.
The second Mirror Universe collection of new short novels introduces a new writer, Sarah Shaw.
Star Trek: Excelsior
(Star Trek: Excelsior) Forged in Fire
Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
An untold tale of Star Trek history revealed at last.
A vicious pirate known as the Albino is cutting a deadly swath across space, creating turmoil in the Klingon Empire that threatens to spill into the Federation. But this criminal also has a secret that could shake the halls of Imperial power, and his genocidal plans against the race that bore him will have consequences even he cannot imagine, as several unlikely allies join swords to bring the Albino to justice: Hikaru Sulu of the U.S.S. Excelsior; Klingon captains Kor, Koloth, and Kang; and a hotheaded young Federation diplomat named Curzon Dax. Tempered in the flames of their shared adversity, a captaincy is forged, a Blood Oath is sworn... and a hunt begins that will stretch from one generation to the next.
Published in December, Forged in Fire features Captain Hikaru Sulu of the U.S.S. Excelsior and is a prequel to the Deep Space Nine episode "Blood Oath."
Star Trek Crossovers and Miscellaneous
Hardcovers and trade paperbacks
Strange New Worlds 10
Dean Wesley Smith with Paula M. Block, editors
Introduction: Ten Years of Great Adventure by Dean Wesley Smith
The Smell of Dead Roses by Gerri Leen
The Doomsday Gambit by Rick Dickson
Empty by David DeLee
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Wired by Aimee Ford Foster
A Dish Served Cold by Paul C. Tseng
The Very Model by Muri McCage
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
So a Horse Walks Into a Bar by Brian Seidman
Signal to Noise by Jim Johnson
Star Trek: Voyager
The Fate of Captain Ransom by Rob Vagle
A Taste of Spam by L.E. Doggett
Adjustments by Laura Ware
The Day the Borg Came by M.C. DeMarco
Star Trek: Enterprise
The Dream by Robyn Sullivan Gries
Universal Chord by Carolyn Winifred
You Are Not in Space by Edgar Governo
Time Line by Jerry M. Wolfe
Echoes by Randy Tatano
Brigadoon by Rigel Ailur
Reborn by Jeremy Yoder
Ambassador Sarek meets his future wife. Captain Ransom atones for his sins. T'Pol pursues a composer, after she is captivated by the human's music. Strands of DNA are woven together from four Starfleet captains, creating one man with one mission. An entity fights for its right to live, despite the fact that it is not alive.
From the ordinary to the extraordinary, all of these stories are embraced by the vision of Star Trek. When Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek, he also tapped a wellspring of human imagination. Viewers were transformed into fans, who embraced the show and turned the definition of "fan" on its ear. However, when what was on the screen was simply not enough, fans started writing their own stories, which they then shared among friends and family.
Ten years ago, Pocket Books offered Star Trek fans a unique opportunity to become a part of the Star Trek mythos. A contest was created in which the best stories submitted by nonprofessional writers would be published. And over the course of a decade, hundreds of pounds of submissions poured in. Many of the writers who submitted to Strange New Worlds went on to become professional writers.
This time there are nineteen writers: Rigel Ailur, David DeLee, M.C. DeMarco, Rick Dickson, Louis E. Doggett, Aimee Ford Foster, Edgar Governo, Robyn Sullivent Gries, Jim Johnson, Gerri Leen, Muri McCage, Brian Seidman, Randy Tatano, Paul C. Tseng, Rob Vagle, Laura Ware, Carolyn Winifred, Jerry M. Wolfe, and Jeremy Yoder.
We welcome them to the book that is by the fans, for the fans.
This is the final volume of the series. Dean Wesley Smith had already decided to step down as editor, but the books weren't selling well enough to continue the series beyond this point.
(Star Trek) Mere Anarchy Book 4: The Darkness Drops Again
Christopher L. Bennett
The rebuilding of Mestiko is starting to make progress: the atmosphere is partially restored and Federation scientists are introducing new methods of replenishing the planet's biosphere. But their efforts are being stymied by the growing power of the mar-Attya, who shun all offworlders.
The arrival of the Starship Enterprise under the command of James T. Kirk proves less than fortuitous, as the ship becomes a flashpoint for all of Mestiko's troubles. Now Raya elMora, the leader of the planetary council, finds herself facing exile -- which could spell doom for Mestiko....
As he did in his first novel, Ex Machina, Bennett revisits the time after Star Trek - The Motion Picture.
(Star Trek) Mere Anarchy Book 5: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Twenty-five years after the disaster, Mestiko's recovery is stagnating amid social unrest. A lunar colony designed for scientific research might give the people hope -- until a local terrorist group called the Torye attacks the colony and steals an experimental subspace weapon. The Enterprise is sent to find the Torye and retrieve the weapon.
But even as Captain Kirk and his crew -- Saavik, Scotty, Chekov, Uhura, and McCoy -- follow the trail, Captain Spock goes on a daring undercover mission to Klingon space that will have dire consequences for the future of Mestiko -- as well as the Federation...
Weinstein's first ebook is set between The Final Frontier and The Undiscovered Country.
(Star Trek) Mere Anarchy Book 6: Its Hour Come Round
Margaret Wander Bonanno
Captain James T. Kirk is dead, lost during the launch of the U.S.S. Enterprise-B. His former shipmates are not the only ones who mourn his passing: Raya el-Mora and the people of Mestiko are stunned to learn that the man who has played such a pivotal role in their lives over the past three decades is now gone.
But Kirk's passing comes as Mestiko is on the threshold of a new era, as they have come from near-destruction to comtemplating membership in the Federation. The surviving crew of the Starship Enterprise gather together as this strife-born world world one last time as its future hangs in the balance....
Bonanno's first ebook, concluding the anniversary series, is set after the original series part of Star Trek: Generations.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Slings and Arrows Book I: A Sea of Troubles
J. Steven York & Christina F. York
A new six-part epic covering the first year of service of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E, leading up to the events of the hit movie Star Trek: First Contact.
The U.S.S. Enterprise-E has launched, with Captain Jean-Luc Picard in command. In addition to many familiar faces, the new ship also has some new crew members -- among them, conn officer Sean Hawk and security chief Linda Addison.
But soon Picard is devastated to learn that there's a saboteur on board -- in the form of a changeling infiltrator from the Dominion! Picard and his crew must learn who the changeling replaced and stop it before it destroys the fleet's finest ship...
Out October 2007. Following the example of Mere Anarchy, Pocket celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Next Generation with a six-part ebook series, this one set during the year leading up to Star Trek: First Contact. The literary connection this time is the "To be or not to be" soliloquy from Hamlet; Mere Anarchy's titles were drawn from Yeats's poem "The Second Coming." The series begins with a story by S.C.E. veterans York and York (Christina York, as a solo writer, also contributed to Strange New Worlds).
(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Slings and Arrows Book II: The Oppressor's Wrong
Phaedra M. Weldon
The Enterprise is assigned to ferry demolition experts from Deep Space 9 to Starbase 375, but just as they arrive. Admiral Leyton declares martial law on Earth and the Federation is put in a state of emergency. On the starbase, Admiral Hahn has gone missing, and there are several unexplained events -- and one of the demolition experts, Lieutenant Daniels, isn't convinced that it's necessarily Dominion treachery. Picard and the Enterprise crew must learn the truth -- about the martial law declaration and what happened to Admiral Hahn -- before the Enterprise itself becomes the next casualty...
Out November 2007. The anniversary series continues with a story by Strange New Worlds and S.C.E. contributor Weldon set during the events of the Deep Space Nine episodes "Homefront" and "Paradise Lost.".
(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Slings and Arrows Book III: The Insolence of Office
A major turning point in the lives of two of the Enterprise crew! Newly promoted Admiral Hayes gives La Forge a shocking ultimatum: his VISOR is a security risk, and he must either have it replaced with ocular implants or be transferred to a less-sensitive post.
Meanwhile, Troi has some issues of her own. Though she knows that her mother, Lwaxana, recently remarried to the Tavnian named Jeyal, she was unaware of the subsequent pregnancy -- and now Lwaxana's about to give birth. To make matters worse, the Tevnian government has decided that, even though Lwaxana and Jeyal have since divorced, the child still belongs to them.
Due December 2007. The series continues with a story by Strange New Worlds, S.C.E., and Constellations contributor Leisner.
Star Trek: Corps of Engineers
(Star Trek: Corps of Engineers) Troubleshooting
Federation Station Deep Space 10 has been plagued by technical difficulties since its construction a year ago. On several occasions, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers team on the da Vinci has been sent to fix them, and now the problems have intensified.
Fearing sabotage or worse, Commander Gomez and her team try to fix the station once and for all -- but Dr. Sarjenka has another idea about what's happening, a theory that puts her at odds with her new superior officer, Dr. Lense.
The second entry in the renamed series is Greenberger's third story of Gold and the da Vinci crew.
(Star Trek: Corps of Engineers) The Light
Jeff D. Jacques
The da Vinci is sent to investigate a downed Borg Cube. While the fearsome vessel appears to be inert, there are minor indications of power readings. When Commander Gomez and her crack S.C.E. team investigate, they find an entire civilization that depends on the Cube to survive. They are led by the Sage, who derives her power directly from the Cube.
But what begins as a simple examination of the technology of the Federation's greatest enemy becomes a desperate fight for survival, as the Sage dies -- and Gomez takes her place!
Three-time Strange New Worlds short story writer Jacques makes his first longer contribution.
(Star Trek: Corps of Engineers) The Art of the Comeback
After the events of The Art of the Deal, former tycoon Rod Portlyn was left destitute, and he's now, a year later, reduced to running archaeological digs. But when he discovers a bizarre artifact, everything changes.
Portlyn sees the deadly device as his means of regaining his wealth and power -- and also getting revenge on the crew of the da Vinci. And his first target is Domenica Corsi's father....Soon, the S.C.E. finds itself in a web of intrigue and revenge, as people close to the crew are killed, with the crew itself the next likely target!
Greenberg, writer of Marvel's Star Trek: Untold Tales miniseries, returns with his second S.C.E./Corps of Engineers tale, following "The Art of the Deal."
In an interview at TrekWeb, Glennberg says, "In terms of the plot, well, I would say that at its core, it's about redemption, obsession, revenge, faith, and coping with tragedy. I put the crewmembers of the U.S.S. da Vinci through some pretty tough times in this story, and we get to see how these people deal with some very harsh, even brutal, things that get thrown at them. And on top of it all, there's the discovery of an ancient and vastly powerful alien artifact that, in the wrong hands, could cause chaos to erupt across the entire galaxy. So I cover a lot of ground!"
(Star Trek: Corps of Engineers) Signs From Heaven
Phaedra M. Weldon
For a century, the Cloud City of Stratos that hovers over Ardana has been abandoned, left only as a curiosity and a museum piece following the brutal civil war between the City Dwellers and the Troglytes. Now the city is starting to fall, and it's up to the S.C.E. team on the U.S.S. da Vinci to keep it from crashing to Ardana's surface.
However, there's more to this than the usual engineering conundrum. Relics from Ardana's past provide obstacles -- from a parasite that invades Fabian Stevens's brain to a booby trap that endangers Bart Faulwell's life, and finally to the S.C.E. being caught in the cross fire between two opposing factions, whose disagreements may cost two da Vinci crew members their lives!
A sequel to the original series episode "The Cloud Minders," this is one of two ebooks by Weldon this year, along with a contribution to the Slings and Arrows miniseries (above).
(Star Trek: Corps of Engineers) Ghost
Ilsa J. Bick
Dr. Elizabeth Lense has left the da Vinci, returning to Earth to have the child conceived in another universe. But she arrives home to find that her estranged mother -- renowned archaeologist Jennifer Almieri -- is dead, and the investigation into her death is being handled by Starfleet. Soon Lense finds herself entwined in a web of intrigue, where everything she thought she knew about her mother is called into question.
Also returning to Earth is Bart Faulwell, recovering from the near-fatal injuries sustained in Signs from Heaven, and looking forward to a reunion with his lover Anthony Mark. But the reunion is far less satisfying than he'd been expecting.
Two crew members face major crossroads in their lives...
Bick, writer of several short stories and a Lost Era novel, returns with her fourth S.C.E./Corps of Engineers ebook.
(Star Trek: Corps of Engineers) Remembrance of Things Past Book I
A special crossover event, bringing two great crews together in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation!
The da Vinci is sent to Icaria Prime, where a team of archaeologists -- aided by Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Lieutenant Commander Data, and Lieutenant Christine Vale of the Starship Enterprise -- have found what may be the Krialta, a legendary Gretharan object from the time before they were wiped out by the Letheans.
However, the dig is suffering from rampant equipment failures, looters have raided the camp, and the people are having vivid hallucinations of memories they'd rather forget. Even as Commander Gomez tries to discover the cause of the malfunctions, Dr. Sarjenka must treat the hallucinations -- but she doesn't understand why Picard and Data, whom she's never met, look so familiar to her...
The first of an epic two-parter!
Published in September. A two-parter, this is the longest Star Trek work yet by Osborne, writer of two previous S.C.E. ebooks and three short stories. It's also a part of the 20th anniversary celebration of The Next Generation, featuring the crews of the da Vinci and the Enterprise.
(Star Trek: Corps of Engineers) Remembrance of Things Past Book II
Concluding the special crossover event, bringing two great crews together in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation!
The away team is trapped on Icaria Prime. The cause of both the hallucinations they are experiencing and the equipment failures is the Krialta -- but one of its pieces is missing. Commander Corsi and Lieutenant Vale must work together -- for the first time since their fatal first meeting a decade ago -- to find the missing piece before everyone on the planet -- including Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise -- is driven insane!
Meanwhile, both Commander Gomez and Dr. Sarjenka must face demons from their past, as the Krialta brings long-dormant memories to the surface, ones that will change their lives forever!
Published in November. As above.