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DeCandido Announces Anniversary eBook Series

By Michelle
January 21, 2006 - 11:14 PM

Editor Keith R.A. DeCandido announced that Pocket Books would be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Trek with a six-eBook miniseries covering the entire history of the original series.

"The non-aligned planet Mestiko suffers a grave disaster, and the Enterprise is brought in to help," explained DeCandido of the plot of the miniseries at the TrekBBS. "The disaster will continue to have consequences throughout the next two-plus decades, both for the natives of Mestiko and for the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise."

The first book in the series, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, will be released in August 2006 and will be set just prior to the original series' pilot episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before." Book two, released in September by Mike W. Barr, will take place during the televised five-year mission, while Dave Galanter's third book, to be released in October, will cover the "lost years" between the TV show and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Book four will be written by Christopher L. Bennett, who will revisit the post-Motion Picture era he explored in his Ex Machina. That eBook will be released in February 2007; the next, in March, will be Howard Weinstein's contribution, set between The Final Frontier and The Undiscovered Country. The final installment, written by Margaret Wander Bonanno and released in April, is set after Generations.

"The object will be to cover the breadth of the original series' history, both on the small and big screens, from the days of Gary Mitchell...all the way to the aftermath of Jim Kirk being swallowed by the Nexus," wrote DeCandido, promising that the individual eBook titles and cover art would be released over the next few months.

The original post is at the TrekBBS.

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