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'The Lost Era' Book Series Announced

By Lisa
May 15, 2002 - 10:52 PM

Pocket books Star Trek editor Marco Palmieri today announced an exciting new series of novels set in the Star Trek universe.

'Star Trek: The Lost Era' is set to focus on the seventy year period between Captain Kirk's disappearance and the beginning of the Next Generation, Palmieri announced at Psi Phi. The series will consist of six books from different writers and focus on the historical events and familiar characters during the time period.

A number of faces familiar to fans of Trek books and science fiction writing in general have already agreed to contribute tot he series. Keith R. A. DeCandido author of numerous Star Trek, Star Wars and genre novels has been lined up to take part. Margaret Wander Bonanno, writer of the 'Strangers from the Sky' and 'Dwellers in the Crucible' Trek books returns to Star Trek novel writing after a decade. Others already singed include writer of 'The 34th Rule' David R George and 'Strange New Worlds' contributor Ilsa J Bick.

"Readers can look forward novels focusing on the Starship Excelsior, the Enterprise-B, the Enterprise-C," wrote Palmieri. "And the latter-day adventures of several Original Series characters as well as early adventures in the lives of TNG, DS9, VGR-era characters."

'The Lost Era' will follow the pattern of the previous Trek series 'Section 31,' consisting of stand alone-novels which also fit into the larger Star Trek history. They will bring fans a great insight into a largely unknown period in the Star Trek time line.

The first book in the series is scheduled to hit shelves in August 2003, with further books published monthly. More information including further authors who will contribute can be found in the original announcement at Psi Phi.

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