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A Brief Guide to Star Trek: The Essential History of the Classic TV Series and the Movies
Brian J. Robb
Robinson Publishing, Running Press
Introduction: The Storytellers
Evolution: Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry
First Flight: The First Two Star Trek Pilots
Where No One Has Gone Before: Star Trek's First Year
Too Short a Season: Consolidating Star Trek
Timeless: The Birth of a Franchise and Fandom
Persistence of Vision: The Original Cast Movies
Far Beyond the Stars: The Next Generation
Future's End: The Next Generation Movies
New Ground: Deep Space Nine
Business as Usual: Voyager
Yesterday's Enterprise: Enterprise
Hollow Pursuits: Unmade Star Trek
Future Imperfect: Star Trek (2009)
Legacy: Can Star Trek Live Long and Prosper?
The story of the SF series that changed the world
Since the first episode aired in 1966, Star Trek has had a phenomenal cultural impact. Now more popular than ever -- J.J. Abrams's reinvented Star Trek movie was one of the box office hits of 2009, grossing $385 million worldwide -- the franchise continues to have resonance around the globe.
Star Trek has changed not only the way we look at the universe, but also how we view our own world. It has contributed a lexicon of catchphrases to popular culture and much of the futuristic technology depicted on Star Trek is now recognizable in the gadgets many of us rely on today, from communicator-like mobile phones, to touch-screen computers.
In this fascinating history of the show, Brian J. Robb demonstrates how Star Trek inspired many of the world's most prominent scientists, writers, and artists, making it more than just a TV show.
Published April 2012. It appears that Robinson has UK (and Commonwealth) rights and Running Press has US rights.
Robb has been involved with Titan's Star Trek Magazine and has written a number of books on entertainment subjects, including a book on Doctor Who and one on the movies and TV series based on the works of Philip K. Dick. This is one of several recent unauthorized histories of the Star Trek franchise.
Conversations at Warp Speed
Blurb for previously announced edition (from publisher's website)
The television series Star Trek debuted in the United States on September 8, 1966, telling the tale of the crew of the USS Enterprise and their five-year mission "to boldly go where man has gone before." Gaining extraordinary world-wide popularity, the show spawned an animated series and conventions of fans around the planet - which in turn helped fuel major motion pictures and no fewer than three separate latter-day television series.
Talkin' Trek and Other Stories features conversations with several actors who were there at the inception of the original series, including George Takei (Sulu), Grace Lee Whitney (Rand), and James Doohan (Scotty), who share their memories of the science fiction phenomenon. They are joined by additional performers (Armin Shimerman, Robin Curtis, Nick Tate) who appeared in later series and film incarnations. Other interviewees include behind-the-scenes professionals Susan Sackett and Eric A. Stillwell, as well as the Star Trek creator himself, Gene Roddenberry.
"Anthony Wynn, as interviewer, does a good job of guiding the conversation; he appears to be a genuine fan and that shows through."
- The Asian Reporter, Portland, Oregon
Not only limited to their various involvements with Star Trek - a number of the interviews in this book delve deeper into the respective careers, activities, and other notable credits of the performers and professionals both prior to and following their work on the iconic show.
"This book highlights and gives a good insight into the establishment and beginnings of the working lives of performers."
- Barry Morse, Actor & Director
Anthony Wynn is author of the stage drama Bernard and Bosie: A Most Unlikely Friendship, performed in England and the USA. He is also coauthor (with Barry Morse and Robert E. Wood) of Merely Players - The Scripts, Stories of the Theatre, and Remember with Advantages, the theatrical memoir of actor Barry Morse.
Originally due in October 2007 under the title Talkin' Trek and Other Stories, the publication of this book has been delayed. It is currently scheduled for publication in September 2012.
Klingon Bird of Prey Haynes Manual
Ben Robinson and Rick Sternbach
An all-new Star Trek technical manual of the legendary Klingon Bird of Prey, presented in the world-renowned Haynes Manual format!
A follow-up to the wildly popular U.S.S. Enterprise Haynes Manual, this new book exposes the secrets of the Klingon Empire's Bird of Prey vessel. After a brief introduction to Klingon warships and the iconic Bird of Prey, this manual then takes the light B'rel-class scout as its main subject, providing specific coverage of propulsion, weapons, armor and defensive systems, bridge and tactical stations, and crew facilities. A size comparison chart, in-depth descriptions of key technologies -- including the all-important cloaking device -- are described in detail and supported by brand new full-color artwork, line art, photographs, ship specifications, and historic notes.
Due November 2012. Like the 2010 book on the Enterprise, this appears to be produced by Haynes for Simon & Schuster.
The Origins of the Star Trek Phenomenon: Gene Roddenberry, the Original Series, and Science Fiction Fandom in the 1960s
Laura J. Sweeney
Star Trek became one of the most popular television series, not only in the United States but the world, in the latter half of the twentieth century. The original series aired from 1966 to 1969, a momentous time of change in American history. During the middle to late sixties, American society was responding to recent civil rights legislation, underlying Cold War tensions (especially those associated with Vietnam), and evolving gender roles. Even though the accepted notion that the series embraced progressive thought drawn from Lyndon Johnson's ideals of the Great Society and one of racial, gender and economic equality, Star Trek's plots and scripts often contradicted this ideology intentionally and unintentionally. Star Trek's inconsistency, to some degree, stemmed from some of its writers immersion in conventional points of views as evidenced in the scripts they wrote. However, some of the most glaring inconsistencies came from Roddenberry's influence on the series. Over the development of the series, the meaning and liberal-humanist elements within Star Trek were initially contributed by others on the production team; then fans took those messages and created a worldwide phenomenon that celebrated those ideas. Ultimately, it was the fans who infused Star Trek and the series fan community with their collective hope and optimism for the human race.
Published August 2012. Sweeney is or was a graduate student, and this is an academic work released through Amazon's self-publishing imprint. At least some of Sweeney's writings on the subject are online at her website, http://public.csusm.edu/sween013/website502/index.html.
Star Trek FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the First Voyages of the Starship Enterprise
Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Foreword by David Gerrold
Introduction: Tomorrow Is Yesterday
All Our Yesterdays: The Prehistory of Star Trek
Great Bird of the Galaxy: The Pre-Trek Adventures of Gene Roddenberry
Space Seeds: Credited and Uncredited Influences on the Creation of Star Trek
The High Command: Executives Who Played Pivotal Roles in the Star Trek Story
Caged: Revealing Differences Between Star Trek and Its Unaired Pilot
Spock's Brain: Notable Pre-Trek Appearances by Leonard Nimoy
The Man Who Would Be Captain: Memorable Pre-Trek Roles for William Shatner
Spectre of the Gun: Memorable Pre-Trek Roles for DeForest Kelley
Report to the Bridge: The Pre-Trek Careers of Majel Barrett, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Grace Lee Whitney, and Walter Koenig
Enterprise Incidents: Behind the Scenes, 1965-69
Alternative Factors: Roads Not Taken to the Second Star Trek Pilot
Ahead, Warp Factor One: Laying the Foundation
Engineering Department: The Screenwriters of Star Trek
Equipment Locker: Sets, Props, Costumes, Makeup, and Special Effects
Permission to Come Aboard: Unforgettable Guest Stars
Brief Lives: Untold Tales of Star Trek's "Redshirts"
Cloaking Device: Little-Recognized Contributors
Private Little Wars: Rivalries and Feuds
The Deadly Year: What Went Wrong with Season Three
Operation - Annihilate!: Shows That Beat Star Trek in the Nielsen Ratings
Mind Meld: Connections Between Star Trek and Other Classic Sci-Fi TV Series
These Are the Voyages: On the Screen, 1966-69
Wolves in the Fold: Monsters and Madmen
Strange New Worlds: Alternate Earths, Time Travel, and Parallel Dimensions
New Life and New Civilizations: Vulcans, Klingons, Romulans, and More
Treknological Marvels: Miracle Gadgets of the Twenty-Third Century
Then Play On: Memorable Musical Moments
Blooper Reel: Goofs and Gaffes That Survived the Final Cut
Captain's Log: Evidence That William Shatner Was Really Quite Good
The Infinite Vulcan: Leonard Nimoy Discovers Spock
Errands of Mercy: The Unsung Heroism of DeForest Kelley
The Finest Crew in the Fleet: The Supporting Cast's Shining Moments
Data Bank: A Thumbnail Guide to the Original Seventy-Nine Episodes
Prime Directives: Social Commentary and Recurring Themes
A Most Promising Species: Human Exceptionalism
Whom Gods Destroy: Close Encounters with the (Practically) Divine
The Last Battlefield: The Corrosive Power of Hate
What Are Little Girls Made Of?: The Gender Politics of Star Trek
That Which Survives: Star Trek in the 1970s
Obsession: Syndication and the Power of Fandom
Amok Time: Post-Trek Projects by Gene Roddenberry, 1970-77
Shore Leave: Non-Trek Projects for the Enterprise Crew, 1969-78
Metamorphosis: The Animated Adventures
"The Damn Books": Early Star Trek Novels and Comics
A Piece of the Action: Vintage Star Trek Merchandising
Five-Year Mission: The Long Voyage Back, 1975-79
On the Edge of Forever: The Legacy of Star Trek
Personal Log: Spouses, Children, and Private Lives
"Beam Me Up, Scotty" : The Quotable (and Misquotable) Star Trek
Highly Illogical: Notable and Notorious Star Trek Parodies
Starfleet Commendations: Awards Won (and Lost), 1966-75
Keep On Trekkin': Famous and Influential Fans
Featuring a foreword by David Gerrold
Star Trek FAQ tells the complete story of Star Trek, beginning with the books, films, and TV shows that inspired producer Gene Roddenberry to create Star Trek and concluding in 1978 with the announcement that Star Trek would return as a feature film. It chronicles Roddenberry's struggle to bring Star Trek to television, the ingenuity and dedication demonstrated by the program's creators and cast throughout its production, the events that led to the series' premature demise, and the circumstances behind its unlikely resuurection. It includes dramatic behind-the-scenes stories -- Leonard Nimoy's struggle with alcoholism and actress Grace Lee Whitney's controversial firing -- often omitted from "authorized" histories of the program. Along with in-depth looks at the pre- and post-Trek careers of the show's iconic leads, Star Trek FAQ includes profiles of guest stars and "redshirt" extras alike, as well as the many writers, technicians, and artisans whose efforts enabled Star Trek to take flight. Combining a wealth of fascinating information about every facet of the show's production with original analysis of Star Trek's enduring appeal and cultural influence, Star Trek FAQ goes where no Star Trek book has gone before.
Published June 2012. A second book, on The Next Generation, is scheduled for April 2013. Despite the title, this isn't organized as a FAQ (frequently asked questions list), it's more like a series of wikipedia-style articles covering almost every aspect of the original Star Trek. Most or all of the information is from previously published sources, so longtime fans may not find too much here that's new.
Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years
David A. Goodman
Blurb (from Amazon)
Assembled as a Special Exhibit on Memory Alpha, Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years> celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Federation of Planets.
This unprecedented illustrated volume chronicles the pivotal era leading up to Humankind's First Contact with Vulcan in 2063, the Romulan War in 2156, the creation of the Federation in 2161, and the first 150 years of the intergalactic democracy up until the year 2311. Meticulously researched, this account covers a multitude of alien species, decisive battles, and the technology that made the Age of Exploration possible. It includes field sketches, illustrations, and reproductions of historic pieces of art from across the Galaxy, along with over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence.
Housed in a pedestal display complete with lights and an audio introduction by Admiral Hikaru Sulu, this deluxe edition also features five removable documents from the Federation Archives, including Zefram Cochrane's early sketch of the warp-drive engine, a handwritten letter from young Jim Kirk, and the first-known diagram of a Trill symbiont.
• Pedestal display featuring electronic lights and sound (13.5” x 13.5” x 4”)
• Audio introduction by Admiral Hikaru Sulu
• 176-page hardcover book with four-color illustration throughout
• Envelope containing 5 removable artifacts
• Over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence
Due Novenber 2012. This is an expensive multimedia collector's item from 47North, the science fiction publishing imprint created by Amazon.com. Goodman has written for Star Trek: Enterprise and Futurama.
Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes
Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes
The legendary crew... the legendary team... together for the first time!
IDW Publishing and DC Comics are proud to present the greatest tale of the 23rd century! Or is that the 31st century? Eisner-nominated writer Chris Roberson and Star Trek and Legionnaires veteran artist Jeffrey Moy collaborate to bring you the most bizarre partnership of any century! The crew of the Starship Enterprise and the Legion of Super-Heroes come face to face as they deal with a changed history and timeline of which neither knows the cause. Traveling to the past and the future to find answers, both teams must work together to set things right.
Published June 2012. Unusually for IDW, this was published as a hardcover for its first edition (the Countdown miniseries was printed in trade paperback before being reprinted in a special hardcover edition). This book collects the six-issue crossover miniseries featuring the original series Star Trek and the DC Comics series Legion of Super-Heroes, featuring guest characters and aliens from each universe meeting in an altered timeline.
This is not the first time Star Trek has crossed over with a superhero comics continuity. In the 1990s, when Marvel briefly held Star Trek comics publishing rights (for the second time), it published X-Men comic crossovers with both the original Star Trek and The Next Generation as one-shot comic specials. Pocket published a prose crossover, Planet X by Michael Jan Friedman, another X-Men/Next Generation crossover.
Roberson's previous Star Trek writing credit is a short novel in Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Echoes and Refractions, published in 2008.
Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History
Blurb (from Amazon)
This is the first book to combine an authoritative history of the Star Trek franchise -- including all six television series and eleven feature films -- with anecdotes about the show from those who helped shape it from the outside in: the fans. Star Trek expert Robert Greenberger covers everything from show creator Gene Roddenberry's initial plans for a series combining science-fiction and Western elements, the premiere of the original series in 1966, its cancellation, the franchise's return in an animated series, and its subsequent history on television and film, up to expectations for the 2013 J.J. Abrams film. Along the way, Greenberger analyzes Star Trek's unique cultural impact and tremendous cult following, including the famous (and first ever) save-the-show mail campaign. But this isn't a sugarcoated history; this book chronicles the missteps as well as the achievements of Roddenberry and others behind the franchise.
Approximately two dozen sidebars provide personal experiences of dedicated Trekkies who influenced or became a part of the franchise. Star Trek fandom is unparalleled in the effects it has had on the franchise itself. The book is illustrated with a large collection of photographs of memorabilia, many of which have never been seen before in print.
Due October 2012. Robert Greenberger has written pop culture books on several subjects, but will be known to Star Trek fans for his novels and short stories and for editing DC's Star Trek comics.
(I contributed one of the sidebars mentioned above, so I'm really looking forward to this one.)
Star Trek: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1
Thomas Warkentin and Sharman DiVono
Due October 2012. From the Lost Books page, from which this will soon be removed:
Shortly before the premiere of Star Trek - The Motion Picture, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate presented a daily Star Trek comic strip. The strip was never very widely syndicated but lasted until 1983. Rich Handley, who wrote an article for Star Trek Communicator about the strip, pulled together copies of all the strips from a number of collectors, and managed to get a number of the earlier UK comic stories from different publications. Unfortunately, for contractual reasons, Pocket has apparently reversed course on the book. According to John Ordover, in a Psi Phi post on April 27, 2001:
I would love to publish a compilation of all the Star Trek strips, and have looked into it. The problem is that the legal stuff is in a huge mess.
There were at least a couple of different syndicators, here and in europe. There were different artists and writers. They all signed different contracts - none of which Paramount has been able to locate (it was a long time ago). In order to publish a book of those strips, we'd have to see whether the syndicators had first right to collect the strips, whether the contracts the artists and writers signed required further payment on compilation, etc. etc. etc.
With the contracts in hand, we could work something out. With them having fallen into limbo, it's not possible to move forward on this.
And that's where things stood until Handley made all the strips available to fans on CD ROM, in 2005. Mark Martinez's Star Trek comics site has a page describing the storylines, writers, and artists for the strip's four-year run.
Star Trek: The Next Generation 365
Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann
Blurb (from Amazon)
With the launch of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gene Roddenberry somehow managed to recapture lightning in a bottle. This new incarnation of Star Trek was an instant hit, and its popularity inspired four films and three spin-off television series. To commemorate the show's 25th anniversary, Star Trek: The Next Generation 365 provides a fresh, accessible overview of the entire series, including an authorized guide to all 178 episodes. Featuring rarely seen and now-classic photography and illustrations, this visual celebration of the voyages of Captain Picard, his crew, and the Enterprise-D offers a loving look back at the Emmy and Hugo Award–winning series.
Due October 2012. Like Block and Erdmann's previous original series book in the 365 series from Abrams, this is a brick of a book with hundreds of full-page, full-colour images.
Star Trek Volume 1
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Galileo 7
"If you're a fan of the 2009 movie or a die-hard Trekker, do not miss this." - comicattack.net
The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue in this new series that picks up where the blockbuster 2009 film left off! Featuring the new cast of the film, these missions re-imagine the stories from the original timeline created by the film, along with new threats and characters never seen before! With creative collaboration from Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci, this new series begins the countdown to the much-anticipated movie sequel.
Published March 2012. This is the first volume reprinting IDW's ongoing Star Trek comic set in the continuity of the 2009 movie and retelling original series episodes. This volume reprints issues 1 through 4, with art by Stephen Molnar and Joe Phillips. Author Mike Johnson previously wrote a few comics miniseries in the 2009 movie timeline.
Star Trek Volume 2
"This is the original story in the comics that readers have been waiting for." - Trekmovie.com
The voyages of the new crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue in this re-imagining of the original series using the altered timeline from the 2009 movie. Contained in this volume is the re-telling of the classic episode "Operation: Annihilate!" and an all-new two-part story, "Vulcan's Vengeance,:" that takes place soon after the events of the first film! Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci oversees this original story set in the timeline leading up to the blockbuster film sequel!
Published July 2012. Continuing on from the above, this reprints issues 5-8 of IDW's ongoing Star Trek comic, two issues retelling another original series episode and two telling a new story built on plot elements from the 2009 film. The art is by Joe Corroney and Joe Phillips.
Star Trek Volume 3
Blurb (from Amazon)
The countdown to the second Star Trek movie continues here! In "The Return of the Archons!", Kirk, Spock, and the crew search for a lost Starfleet ship that may hold clues to the future of the entire Federation. And in "The Truth About Tribbles!", the crew of the Enterprise encounters the classic alien species in an all-new story inspired by the fan-favorite episode. Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci oversees this latest chapter in the ongoing adventures of the starship Enterprise.
Due November 2012. Continuing on from the above, this reprints issues 9-12 of IDW's ongoing Star Trek comic, with art by Stephen Molnar and Claudia Barboni. This features a retelling of the episode "Return of the Archons" and a new story inspired by another episode.
Star Trek: The Original Series
(Star Trek) The Rings of Time
2020 The U.S.S. Lewis & Clark, under the command of Colonel Shaun Christopher, sets off on humanity's first manned mission to Saturn. But the unexpected presence of a stowaway complicates the mission -— as does a startling encounter with an alien probe. But when Colonel Christopher attempts to capture the probe, he suddenly finds himself transported across time and space to a future era of space exploration.
Stardate 7103.4 The U.S.S. Enterprise responds to an urgent distress call from a mining colony orbiting Klondike VI, a ringed gas giant not unlike Saturn. For unknown reasons, the planet's rings are coming apart, threatening the safety of the colony and its inhabitants. Searching for a way to avert the disaster, Captain James T. Kirk and his crew investigate a mysterious alien probe that has just entered the system. But when the probe is beamed aboard, Kirk abruptly finds himself floating in space above Saturn, wearing an old-fashioned NASA spacesuit, with the Enterprise nowhere in sight...
Two missions. Two crews. And a time-twisting crisis that spans the centuries....
Published January 2012. Cox's latest novel guest stars the character Shaun Geoffrey Christopher, mentioned as the leader of the first Earth-Saturn probe in the episode "Tomorrow is Yesterday."
(Star Trek) That Which Divides
Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
Located in an area of non-aligned space near Federation and Romulan territory, the Kondaii system is home to a unique stellar phenomenon: a spatial rift that opens every three years in proximity to the system's sole inhabited planet. Only during this brief period is communication possible with the small, mineral-rich planetoid inside the rift. The local population has established a mining colony on this planetoid, and for the limited du ration that the rift is open, a massive interplanetary operation is set into motion: ferrying mineral ore to the home planet while simultaneously transferring personnel and replenishing essential supplies and equipment -- everything necessary to sustain the colony before it once again enters forced isolation.
While studying the rift, the science vessel U.S.S. Huang Zhong is severely damaged and crash-lands on the planetoid. After the Starship Enterprise arrives to conduct rescue operations, evidence quickly points to the rift's artificial nature. It is a feat far beyond the capacity of the local inhabitants, and presents an alluring mystery for Captain James T. Kirk and his crew. It also attracts the attention of the Romulans, who are most interested in studying and perhaps seizing this supposed advanced technology -- by any means necessary.
Published February 2012. Ten years after Ward's first Star Trek novel, the original series tale In the Name of Honor, Ward returns with frequent co-writer Dilmore to the U.S.S. Enterprise. As the title suggests, the book is something of a sequel to the original series episode "That Which Survives."
Star Trek: The Next Generation
(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory
The start of a new trilogy by the national bestselling author of Star Trek: Destiny!
A brazen heist: Captain Jean Luc-Picard and the Enterprise crew race to find out who has stolen one of the Galaxy's most important technological achievements -- and for what sinister purpose. A broken promise: One desperate man risks everything for what he abandoned decades ago—but is he ready to pay the price for redemption? A daring mission: Against overwhelming odds, and with time running out, Commander Worf has only one chance to avert a disaster -- but how high a price will he pay for victory?
Due October 2012. Pocket celebrates the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with a trilogy (set in the current timeline, not during the series run) by one of its most popular novelists.
(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Cold Equations: Silent Weapons
The second book in a new trilogy by the national bestselling author of Star Trek: Destiny!
Three years after the disastrous final Borg Invasion, a bitter cold war against the Typhon Pact has pushed Starfleet's resources to the breaking point. Now the rise of a dangerous new technology threatens to destroy the Federation from within. Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew answer a distress call, only to become targets in a deadly game of deception. To protect a vital diplomatic mission, they must find a way to identify the spies hiding in their midst, before it's too late. But Worf soon realizes the crew's every move has been predicted: Someone is using them as pawns. And the closer they get to exposing their enemy, the deeper they spiral into its trap....
Due November 2012.
(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory
The climax of a new trilogy by the national bestselling author of Star Trek: Destiny!
At the center of the Galaxy, a planet-sized Machine of terrifying power and unfathomable purpose hurls entire star systems into a supermassive black hole. Wesley Crusher, now a full-fledged Traveler, knows the Machine must be stopped... but he has no idea how. He enlists the help of Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew, who also fail to halt the unstoppable alien juggernaut's destructive labors. But they soon divine the Machine's true purpose, which threatens to exterminate all life in the Milky Way Galaxy. With time running out, Picard realizes he knows of only one person who might be able to stop the Machine in time to avert a galactic catastrophe -- but he has no idea how to find him.
Due December 2012.
Star Trek: Voyager
(Star Trek: Voyager) The Eternal Tide
As the Voyager fleet continues its exploration of the Delta Quadrant, investigating the current status of sectors formerly controlled by the Borg becomes a key priority. Two of the fleet's special mission vessels, the U.S.S. Galen and U.S.S. Demeter, are left at New Talax to aid Neelix's people, while the Voyager, Quirinal, Esquiline, Hawking, and Curie do a systematic search for any remnants of the Borg or Caeliar, even as the Achilles moves to a location central enough to offer aid to the exploring vessels as needed. As this critical mission begins, Fleet Commander Afsarah Eden, who has shared what little she knows of her mysterious past with Captain Chakotay, begins to experience several more "awakenings" as she encounters artifacts and places that make her feel connected to her long-lost home. She is reluctant to allow these visions to overshadow the mission, and this becomes increasingly difficult as time passes. But in the midst of this growing crisis, no one in the fleet could anticipate the unexpected return of one of Starfleet's most revered leaders -- a return that could hold the very fate of the galaxy in the balance.
Due August 2012. This is Beyer's fourth novel following on from Voyager's series finale.
Star Trek: Titan
(Star Trek: Titan) Fallen Gods
Michael A. Martin
Though the United Federation of Planets still reels from Andor's political decision that will forever affect the coalition, Captain William T. Riker and the crew of the U.S.S. Titan are carrying out Starfleet's renewed commitment to deep space exploration. While continuing to search the Beta Quadrant's unknown expanses for an ancient civilization's long-lost quick-terraforming technology --a potential boon to many Borg-ravaged worlds across the Federation and beyond -- Titan's science specialists encounter the planet Ta'ith, home to the remnant of a once-great society that may hold the very secrets they seek. But this quest also takes Titan perilously close to the deadly Vela Pulsar, the galaxy's most prolific source of lethal radiation, potentially jeopardizing both the ship and what remains of the Ta'ithan civilization. Meanwhile, Will Riker finds himself on a collision course with the Federation Council and the Andorian government, both of which intend to deprive Titan of its Andorian crew members. And one of those Andorians -- Lieutenant Pava Ek'Noor sh'Aqaba -- has just uncovered a terrible danger, which has been hiding in plain sight for more than two centuries...
Published July 2012, the latest in the Titan series ties in to Typhon Pact developments and features one of the regular characters from the Starfleet Academy comics, Pava Ek'Noor sh'Aqaba, already introduced as a Titan character a few books earlier.
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy
Hardcovers and trade paperbacks
(Star Trek: Starfleet Academy) The Assassination Game
Blurb (from publisher's catalogue)
When a terrorist attack rocks Starfleet Academy, it's clear someone has a very serious -- and very deadly -- secret agenda.
The rules are simple: draw a target. Track him down and "kill" him with a spork. Take your victim's target for your own. Oh, and make sure the player with your name doesn't get to you first. No safe zones. No time outs. The game ends when only one player remains. James T. Kirk is playing for fun. Leonard "Bones" McCoy is playing to get closer to a girl. But when a series of explosions rocks the usually placid Starfleet Academy campus, it becomes clear that somebody is playing the game for real. Is it one of the visiting Varkolak, on Earth to attend an intergalactic medical conference? Or could it be a member of a super-secret society at the Academy dedicated to taking care of threats to the Federation, no matter what rules they have to break to do it? Find out in The Assassination Game, the fourth installment in Spotlight's exciting series for teens.
Published June 2012, delayed from its original planned publication date of September 2011. This is the first Star Trek novel by young adult fiction novelist Gratz. Like other books in the series thus far, the print version is available in both hardcover and paperback editions.
Star Trek Crossovers and Miscellaneous
Hardcovers and trade paperbacks
Star Trek: Destiny
Gods of Night
Three thrilling Star Trek novels in one volume!
Half a decade after the Dominion War and more than a year after the rise and fall of Praetor Shinzon, the galaxy's greatest scourge, the Borg, returns to wreak havoc upon the Federation -- and this time, its goal is nothing less than total annihilation.
Elsewhere, deep in the Gamma Quadrant, an ancient mystery is solved. One of Earth's first generation of starships, lost for centuries, has been found dead and empty on a desolate planet. But its discovery so far from home has raised disturbing questions, and the answers harken back to a struggle for survival that once tested a captain and her crew to the limits of their humanity.
From that terrifying flashpoint begins an apocalyptic odyssey that will reach across time and space to reveal the past, define the future, and show three captains that some destinies are inescapable. For Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise, defending the future has never been so important, or so personal -- and the wrong choice will cost him everything for which he has struggled and suffered. For Captain William Riker of the U.S.S. Titan, that choice has already been made -- haunted by the memories of those he was forced to leave behind, he must jeopardize all that he has left in a desperate bid to save the Federation. And for Captain Ezri Dax of the U.S.S. Aventine, whose impetuous youth is balanced by the wisdom of many lifetimes, the choice is a simple one: there is no going back -- only forward to whatever future awaits them...
Published March 2012, this is an omnibus of the Destiny trilogy, first published in 2008. The book features characters from several series and establishes a number of changes in the Star Trek universe that have been built on in following novels, including the Typhon Pact books.
(Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations) Forgotten History
Christopher L. Bennett
The agents of the Department of Temporal Investigations are assigned to look into an anomaly that has appeared deep in Federation territory. It's difficult to get clear readings, but a mysterious inactive vessel lies at the heart of the anomaly, one outfitted with some sort of temporal drive disrupting space-time and subspace. To the agents' shock, the ship bears a striking resemblance to a Constitution-class starship, and its warp signature matches that of the original Federation starship Enterprise NCC-1701 -- the ship of James T. Kirk, that infamous bogeyman of temporal investigators, whose record of violations is held up by DTI agents as a cautionary tale for Starfleet recklessness toward history. But the vessel's hull markings identify it as Timeship Two, belonging to none other than the DTI itself. At first, Agents Lucsly and Dulmur assume the ship is from some other timeline... but its quantum signature confirms that it came from their own past, despite the fact that the DTI never possessed such a timeship. While the anomaly is closely monitored, Lucsly and Dulmur must search for answers in the history of Kirk's Enterprise and its many encounters with time travel -- a series of events with direct ties to the origins of the DTI itself....
Published April 2012, this is a prequel and follow-up to Bennett's Watching the Clock, which featured agents Dulmur and Lucsley from the Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribble-ations." The novel includes 23rd century chapters featuring James T. Kirk and the Enterprise crew and other characters and 24th century chapters featuring the Department of Temporal Investigations.
(Star Trek: Typhon Pact) Brinkmanship
The Venette Convention has always remained independent, but it is about to become the flashpoint for a tense military standoff between the two power blocs now dominating interstellar space -- the United Federation of Planets and the recently formed Typhon Pact. The Venetan government turns to the Typhon Pact's Tzenkethi Coalition for protection in the new order, and has agreed to allow three of their supply bases for Tzenkethi use. But these bases -- if militarized -- would put Tzenkethi weapons unacceptably close to Federation, Cardassian, and Ferengi space. While Captain Ezri Dax and the crew of the U.S.S. Aventine are sent to investigate exactly what is happening at one of the Venette bases, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise are assigned to a diplomatic mission sent to the Venette homeworld in order to broker a mutually acceptable resolution. But the Cardassian delegates don't seem particularly keen on using diplomacy to resolve the situation, which soon spirals out of control toward all-out war....
Due September 2012. McCormack's latest novel is another crossover featuring Captain Ezri Dax and the Aventine, this time with Picard's Enterprise.