I think that headline pretty much says it all, don’t you?
Thanks to the ever-vigilant “8of5” over at The Trek Collective, I’m able to share some new synopsis info that’s been entered into Simon and Schuster’s digital catalog for forthcoming books. Specifically, I’m talking about the first two novels in the all-new Star Trek: Seekers novel series, developed by David Mack, Kevin Dilmore and myself, and coming at you starting August 2014.
C’mon. You know you want to read this stuff, so just get on with it:
Book #1: Second Nature, by David Mack:
A new mission: The late twenty-third century—Starfleet’s golden age of
exploration. Desperate to stay one step ahead of its rivals, the Federation
sends two starships, the scout Sagittarius and the cruiser Endeavour, to plumb
the secrets of the vast region known as the Taurus Reach.
A doomed race: Drawn by mysterious energy readings to a lush green world, the crew of the Sagittarius find the Tomol: a species whose members all commit ritual suicide
just as they reach the cusp of adulthood.
An old foe: The crew of the Sagittarius wants to save the Tomol from their cycle of self-destruction, but first they’ll need to save themselves—from the most nefarious Klingon starship commander in history.
Book 2: Point of Divergence, by me and Kevin:
The Taurus Reach: Once the conquered realm of a powerful alien species, this
region remains largely shrouded in mystery even as it brims with potential for
exploration and colonization. The Federation has sent in two of its finest
starships on a quest to uncover the secrets it may yet hold…
The Tomol are a primitive civilization occupying a lone island on a remote world. Their
culture is an enigma, centered on every member’s commitment to a painful, fiery
self-sacrifice upon reaching maturity. But one of their clan has shunned this
obligation, triggering a transformation into a new, powerful life form.
Answering the distress call of the U.S.S. Sagittarius—which has crashed on the
planet following a fierce battle with the Klingons—Captain Atish Khatami and the
crew of the Starship Endeavour must now attempt a rescue mission…even as they
are locked in battle with the evolving, increasingly malevolent Tomol who, if
allowed to escape their home world, pose an imminent threat to the entire
Thanks as always to 8of5 and The Trek Collective for the heads-up!