Cover art and description for FROM HISTORY’S SHADOW!

First, I must apologize if this post comes out looking a bit weird. I’m doing it from my smartphone, which is proving to be quite the challenge.

Anyway, while I’ve been hanging out here in Denver, the cover art and back cover synopsis for my upcoming Star Trek novel From History’s Shadow was unveiled, and I think it’s rather nifty. Check it out:

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From the back cover:

2268: Following their encounter with the mysterious Gary Seven in the twentieth century, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is startled by two intruders who have transported through space and time from Earth circa 1968. Incredibly, one of the infiltrators is a Vulcan, who asserts that he’s lived among Earth’s population for over a decade. The other represents a little-known race, and reveals to Captain James T. Kirk that she has spent the last twenty years working to bring about humanity’s destruction. It is then that Gary Seven’s young protégé, Roberta Lincoln, arrives seeking Kirk’s help….

1947: In the wake of the infamous “Roswell Incident” involving a crashed alien craft and beings from another world, Captain James Wainwright finds himself recruited as one of the first members of Majestic 12, a secret organization with two goals: Collect evidence of extraterrestrial activity on Earth, and develop strategies to combat alien invaders. And it is this very mission that will consume Wainwright’s life for the next two decades, driven by the knowledge that the danger is as real as the aliens living among us….

Well, then. How’s that grab you?

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About Dayton Ward

New York Times bestselling word pusher. Husband. Dad. Trekkie. Rush fan (the band). Tampa Bay Bucs fan. Observer/derider of human behavior. Immortal for a limited time.
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26 Responses to Cover art and description for FROM HISTORY’S SHADOW!

  1. OMG! It is all the things I love. It is Star Trek meets Dark Skies with some X-files / Men in Black / Woman from U.N.C.L.E. thrown in, from the sounds of things.


  2. Looking forward to it!


  3. Love that cover. And even though I love a lot of the covers they’ve done, I love that it doesn’t look anything like a Star Trek cover. Cool.


    • Dayton Ward says:

      It was pretty much exactly what I was going for so far as a retro/50s pulp paperback, or one of those UFO conspiracy books from back then. If only I could’ve convinced them to keep my original title, Aliens Among Us. 🙂


  4. archersangel says:

    looks interesting.

    (could have sworn i replied to this before)


  5. liquidcross says:

    Just out of curiosity…are you going to play off of any plot threads used by Greg Cox in his Gary Seven stories?


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  7. sue ward says:

    Pre-ordered 2 copies today!


  8. gogator1 says:

    You had me, at Roberta Lincoln… Love Teri Garr; always will. Sounds like a really good piece. I like the cover art; it’s refreshing… Sure got my attention. Since we’ve got Captain Wainwright (James MacDonald), I’m hoping to see more of General Denning (Charles Napier) and Nurse Garland, (Megan Gallagher) also… Maybe a surprise visit, by Gary Seven (Robert Lansing) and Isis (Isis-Cat/Victoria Vetri)… On a side note: Did you know the cat died in 1996 and that Victoria Vetri was arrested, at age 66, for the attempted murder of her husband, in Oct. 2010? $1.5 million bail was set, in LA…Interesting…


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