Packed Pocket Books Schedule For 2002By Caillan
July 21, 2001 - 1:05 PM
The tentative Pocket Books Trek schedule for 2002 was released yesterday, consisting of both continuing series, standalone novels and a few novelty books.
Set to be released in January 2002 is John Vornholt's 'The Genesis Wave, Book Three,' a sequel to 'The Genesis Wave' duology. The original two books dealt with a reappearance of the Genesis Wave from 'Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan,' during the time of The Next Generation. Vornholt told Psi Phi that book three is "an aftermath story, with lots of Romulans, Vulcans, Bajorans [...] and still Genesis."
April will see the appearance of the hardcover edition of 'The Eugenics Wars: The Rise And Fall Of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume Two,' written by Greg Cox. Together with Volume One, the book tells the story of the genetic superman Khan Singh from 1974 to 1996. "At the moment, Volume Two is a sixty-five page outline, which I'm in the process of fleshing out," Cox said. "I want to get the plot completely worked out, before I start writing. (In the long run, it makes the actual writing go faster.)"
Two new Stargazer novels by author Michael Jan Friedman have a tentative May release date. Entitled 'The Gauntlet' and 'Progenitor,' the books will focus on the crew of Picard's first command, the U.S.S. Stargazer. They will follow on from Friedman's first Stargazer work, 'The Valiant'. The next edition of the fan short story competition, 'Strange New Worlds V,' also has a tentative May release date.
The middle of the year will feature The Original Series novel relaunch. The first trilogy, written by L.A. Graf is entitled 'The Janus Gate,' and the second, penned by Jerry Oltion and Kathy Oltion, will be known as 'Harm's Way.' The novels have conditional release dates of June, July and August, but no other details are currently known.
In the novelty section, 'The Hologram's Handbook,' written by Robert Picardo (The Holodoc) and Jeff Yagher (Iden in Voyager's 'Flesh And Blood'), is scheduled for an April release. The handbook will take the form of a manual for holograms learning how to interact with human beings.
For technical fans, a hardcover book full of starship images, entitled 'The Unseen Frontier: Declassified Images from the History of the Federation,' is tentatively set to be released in October. Additionally, 'Star Charts,' a book of charts and routes of the various Trek starships, will be released in November. It has been put together by Voyager Scenic artist Geoffrey Mandel.
At the moment, this is still only a tentative schedule and is subject to change at any time. The full lineup, which also includes a new William Shatner (James T. Kirk) hardcover release and an 'Amazing Stories' anthology, can be found here at Psi Phi.