Trek Books Premiering At Shore Leave Con

By Christian
June 19, 2003 - 11:46 PM

The organisers of the annual Shore Leave convention recently announced they will be hosting a special book premiere event at this year's 25th edition of the fan gathering.

At the convention, which will take place from Friday the 11th of July until Sunday the 13th of July, Pocket Books will offer fans the opportunity to buy four novels that are scheduled to be released in August. The four books in question are the third Stargazel novel, Michael Jan Friedman's aptly-titled Three, the first Lost Era novel, Andy Mangels' and Michael Martin's The Sundered, Keith R.A. DeCandido's "short long fiction" anthology Imaginings, and finally the non-Trek novel Tong Lashing, part of Peter David's Sir Apropos of Nothing series. According to the Shore Leave site, these books will not be available at other places until the convention is over.

Convention visitors who aren't yet fully convinced they want to buy these novels will be able to get a sales pitch from the best persons imaginable: the authors of the four novels. The writers of all the above-mentioned books will be attending the convention, along with fifteen other well-known Trek authorsm, including Greg Cox, Heather Jarman and Susan Wright. The convention program is expected to feature several panels on the Trek novels, as well as a special preview presentation by the Pocket Books editors on their future plans for the Trek line.

Shore Leave 25 will take place in Marriot's Hunt Valley Inn in Baltimore, Maryland. Besides the Trek novelists, the convention will be attended by Trek celebrities such as Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), Vaughn Armstrong (Admiral Forrest), Robert O'Reilly (Gowron) and J.G. Hertzler (Martok). Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) will also be present to film scenes for her upcoming documentary Trekkies 2.

More information about Shore Leave 25 can be found at the convention's official site. A full listing of the Trek authors attending the con can be found here.

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