Yesterday, the cover art for Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours was revealed at Star Trek Las Vegas and today fans learned more about the plot.
In Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours, written by David Mack, “aboard the Starship Shenzhou, Lieutenant Michael Burnham, a human woman raised and educated among Vulcans, is promoted to acting first officer. But if she wants to keep the job, she must prove to Captain Philippa Georgiou that she deserves to have it.
“She gets her chance when the Shenzhou must protect a Federation colony that is under attack by an ancient alien vessel that has surfaced from the deepest fathoms of the planet’s dark, uncharted sea.
“As the menace from this mysterious vessel grows stronger, Starfleet declares the colony expendable in the name of halting the threat. To save thousands of innocent lives, Burnham must infiltrate the alien ship. But to do so she needs to face the truth of her troubled past, and seek the aid of a man she has tried to avoid her entire life — until now.”
Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours is set in 2255 and is a prequel to the new series, set just after the events of the original series episode The Cage.
Another Star Trek: Discovery book will make its debut in 2018. This book will be written by Dayton Ward, and the events of the book will take place ten years before Star Trek: Discovery.
Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours is due out on September 26. Pre-order your copy of the book here.