New information on several Star Trek books to be released next year has been revealed.
In addition, the cover for John Jackson Miller‘s Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown can now be seen.
Takedown will be released in February, after January’s Deep Space Nine: The Missing (Una McCormack). In Takedown, “When renegade Federation starships begin wreaking destruction across the Alpha Quadrant, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are shocked to discover that the mastermind behind this sudden threat is none other than Picard’s protégé and friend: Admiral William T. Riker. The newly-minted admiral is on board the U.S.S. Aventine as part of a special assignment, even as the mystery deepens behind his involvement in the growing crisis. But the Aventine is helmed by Captain Ezri Dax — someone who is no stranger to breaking Starfleet regulations — and her starship is by far the faster vessel…and Riker cannot yield even to his former mentor. It’s a battle of tactical geniuses and a race against time as Picard struggles to find answers before the quadrant’s great powers violently retaliate against the Federation.”
Takedown‘s cover was created by the designer of the Aventine, Mark Rademaker.
In March, fans can expect two original series books: Savage Trade (Tony Daniel), and Shadow of the Machine (an eBook by Scott Harrison).
April will bring a book from Christopher L. Bennett, Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Uncertain Logic; while May will bring the original series book Crisis of Consciousness (Dave Galanter).
Two books will debut in June, A New Frontier book by Peter David, and The Next Generation: Armageddon’s Arrow by Dayton Ward. In Armageddon’s Arrow, “It is a new age of exploration, and the U.S.S. Enterprise is dispatched to the Odyssean Pass, a region charted only by unmanned probes and believed to contain numerous inhabited worlds. Approaching a star system with two such planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew find a massive alien vessel, drifting in interstellar space for decades. Sensors detect life aboard the derelict — aliens held in suspended animation. Thought to be an immense sleeper ship, the vessel actually is a weapon capable of destroying entire worlds…the final gambit in a war that has raged for generations across the nearby system. Captain Picard is now caught in the middle of this conflict and attempts to mediate, as both sides want this doomsday weapon…which was sent from the future with the sole purpose of ending the interplanetary war before it even began!”
Taking readers up through August will be Deep Space Nine: Sacraments of Fire (David R. George III), and Seekers 3: Long Shot (David Mack).
More books will follow later in the year, but exact release dates have not yet been set.
Source: The Trek Collective