The Simon & Schuster Digital Catalog features four Star Trek books of interest to fans to be published in 2011.
The four new books, the first of which will debut at the end of May, are: Star Trek: Children of the Storm, Star Trek: Vanguard: Declassified, Star Trek: Cast No Shadow, and Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes.
In Star Trek: Children of the Storm, “Three Federation starships, the Quirinal, Planck and Demeter, have mysteriously vanished, and a contingency plan is developed for the Voyager crew to search for the missing ships. An unknown alien race who call themselves the Children of the Storm is at fault, announcing to the Federation that they do not negotiate with destroyers of worlds, and it is not the Borg being referenced, but the Federation itself!”
Star Trek: Children of the Storm is written by Kirsten Beyer.
Star Trek: Vanguard: Declassified will debut at the end of June. This book is the fifth book in the Vanguard Series. In Star Trek: Vanguard: Declassified, “Reyes works to uncovering the truth about the Taurus Reach. As forces align against the threat of the Shedai, a wild card returns to change the rules.”
Star Trek: Vanguard: Declassified will feature stories by David Mack, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore and Marco Palmieri.
In July, Star Trek: Cast No Shadow, written by James Swallow, will debut. The story, set in 2300, is a sequel to and is set seven years after the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. “A space station orbits the planet Da’Kel, a Klingon colony close to the border. With the help of aid supplies plies from the United Federation of Planets, reconstruction is in progress—but the peace process begun by the Khitomer Accords is still fragile. And unknown to either the Federation or Klingon representatives, the plans of a third group are drawing to fruition. Unnoticed by security, a civilian transport ship docks at the station. The ship transmits a message, the words of an ancient Klingon proverb— ‘Traitors cast no shadow’ —before destroying itself in a massive blast of subspace energy that obliterates the space station, crippling the other vessels in orbit
Finally, at the end of August, Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes, written by Steve Mollmann and Michael Schuster, will arrive in bookstores. In this original series story, set in 2268, the Enterprise is returning from a medical mission and is under the command of Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu. “All is routine until the Enterprise comes within a light-year of the planet Mu Arigulon; the ship is suddenly thrown from warp and suffers a momentary power cut. There’s only one injury, a minor one, and the Enterprise is again underway. Before the ship can reach full speed, it hits another distortion, this one much worse. There are a few more physical injuries, but what’s more worrying is an officer that’s entered into a coma … for no apparent reason.”
The artwork for the books, which is not final, can be seen at the referring site.