Fans awaiting the four novels by Christopher L. Bennett, Greg Cox, Alan Dean Foster and David Mack, which were due to be published this summer will be disappointed by the news that the book release has been indefinitely delayed by Pocket Books.
Only a few days after TrekToday posted a preview of four new Star Trek XI tie-in novels due out this summer, word has come out that Pocket Books has changed their mind regarding publication of the four tie-in books and has removed them from the Pocket Books 2010 publication schedule.
The reason for the pull back was given in a short statement by Pocket Books. “With last summer’s blockbuster Star Trek movie, J.J. Abrams created a new vibrant, layered version of the Star Trek universe,” said a Pocket Book spokesperson. “After careful consideration, we decided to hold off on telling new stories while J.J. and his team continue to develop his vision.”
It is not known at the present time if the books will be released at a future date or if they have been permanently shelved. Also unknown is how this will affect the publication schedule for the rest of 2010.