'Genesis' To Return In 'Force'

By Michelle
June 14, 2003 - 4:21 PM

Pocket Books has released excerpts from this August's Star Trek book releases, including Genesis Force, the sequel to the previous three Genesis Wave novels by John Vornholt.

Psi Phi's Star Trek Books Database has added a scene from Genesis Force featuring Worf trying to oversee an evacuation in the midst of a panicked riot. The excerpt may be found here. A description of the novel, which focuses on the aftermath of the Genesis Wave, can be read here.

In the previous three books, reviewed in The Trek Nation's Book Padd, Vornholt brought back the deadly Genesis Wave from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan when an unknown species unleashed the matter-altering matrix across the quadrant in an apparent preamble to taking over hundreds of worlds. In Book One, Picard's crew tries to coordinate evacuations for the planets affected.

In Book Two, women from several different generations — Carol Marcus, Admiral Nechayev and Leah Brahms — struggle to understand the beings behind the new menace and how to stop them. Book Three concerns unexpected rips in the fabric of space and a mysterious device believed by a Bajoran Vedek to be the Orb of Life.

In addition to the Genesis Force excerpt, Psi Phi has added segments from Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels' The Lost Era: The Sundered, the first book in The Lost Era miniseries, featuring Captain Sulu in command of the Excelsior five years after the presumed death of Captain Kirk. The excerpt here features Sulu and Tuvok.

Psi Phi has also added an excerpt from Stargazer: Three, the third Michael Jan Friedman novel about the young Jean-Luc Picard's early Starfleet adventures. Here is a scene from the mass-market paperback. Reviews of previous Stargazer novels can be found in the archives of the Trek Nation's Book Padd.

Genesis Force and its prequels can be ordered from Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de. The Lost Era and Stargazer novels may also be ordered from Amazon.com.

More information and cover art for the books may be found at Psi Phi's Star Trek Books Database.

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