Early blurbs for the first three Star Trek novels of 2016 have been released.
The stories include Star Trek: Voyager: A Pocket Full of Lies by Kirsten Beyer, The Latter Fire (original series) by James Swallow, and Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Live By the Code by Christopher L. Bennett.
In A Pocket Full of Lies, “The Full Circle Fleet has resumed its explorations of the Delta Quadrant and former Borg space. Captain Regina Farkas of the U.S.S. Vesta makes a promising first contact with the Nihydron—humanoid aliens that are collectors of history. They rarely interact with the species they study but have amassed a large database of numerous races, inhabited planets, and the current geopolitical landscape of a large swath of the quadrant. When an exchange of data is proposed via a formal meeting, the Nihydron representatives are visibly shaken to be greeted by Admiral Kathryn Janeway. For almost a hundred years, two local species, the Rilnar and the Zahl, have fought for control of the nearby planet Sormana, with both sides claiming it as their ancestral homeworld. The shocking part is that for the last several years, the Rilnar have been steadily gaining ground, thanks to the tactics of their current commanding officer: a human woman, who appears to be none other than Kathryn Janeway herself.”
March’s The Latter Fire finds that “the five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise has brought the vessel and her crew to the forefront of an important first contact situation. Under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, the ship is heading to the planet Syhaar Prime in the Beta Quadrant—the home world of an alien civilization preparing to take its first steps on to the galactic stage. One year earlier, the Enterprise came across a badly damaged Syhaari explorer vessel drifting in deep space. In collaboration with the explorer’s captain, Kirk and his crew were able to restore the ship to full function and send it on its way. And now, as the Syhaari display rapid technological advances made over the past year, hard questions must be asked. Did the Enterprise crew leak advanced technology or information to the Syhaari during their first encounter, in total violation of the Prime Directive?”
Bennett’s next entry in the Rise of the Federation series follows Uncertain Logic which was released in March. Note that there are minor spoilers below if you have not yet read that book. In Live by the Code, “Captain T’Pol and the crew of the U.S.S. Endeavour are returning home after unsuccessfully searching for the renegade Vulcan V’LAS, whom T’Pol is strongly motivated to bring to justice after recent events. They are surprised to be confronted by a Klingon military vessel, since the Klingons have been torn by internal strife for the past several years and have largely left the Federation alone. They’re even more surprised when the Klingon captain makes a grudgingly polite request for the assistance of Dr. Phlox. Klingon chancellor M’rek has died, and given the intense factional strife within the High Council, the parties have agreed that they need an objective arbiter to determine whether or not he died of natural causes. Meanwhile, back at Starfleet headquarters, Jonathan Archer is settling into his new role as chief of staff of Starfleet’s UESPA division. The Council’s inability to work with M’Rek helped keep the Empire ineffectual and the Federation safe…but what if the next chancellor is more unifying and decides to rally his people against the Federation?”
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Source: The Trek Collective