After more than two years of planning, plotting, scheming, conniving, bribing, and even occasional bouts of writing on the part of David Mack, Kevin Dilmore, and myself, our literary demon spawn is now loosed upon the world. Today is the official launch date for Star Trek: Seekers, in the form of the new series’ first book, Second Nature by the redoubtable Mr. Mack:
Yes, I know the book had already started showing up in some stores as early as last week, but don’t harsh my mellow, man. This is a glorious day!
By now, you’re probably bored of this thing’s origin story, but here’s a link to it again, anyway, as posted around this time last year:
At the risk of invoking Trekkie ire, it’s been a long road, getting from there to here.
(Yeah, I’m just gonna stop that right there.)
Second Nature is the first half of a two-part story cooked up my Dave, Kevin, and myself, with the second half following on next month with Point of Divergence. As I write this, Dave has already written an outline for what will be the third book, and Kevin and I will soon begin plotting what will be the fourth book. What happens after that, if anything, is up to readers.
So, you know…buy a bunch of these first two books. Start with this one, which is now available (or can be ordered) from your favorite local/indie book seller, or you can order it online:
Barnes & Noble.com
– Paperback and Nook e-Book
And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention yet again that we have artist Rob Caswell to thank for setting all of this craziness into motion with his kick-ass art. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to go and check out his art gallery of cover mockups. You’ll be able to see how several of those pieces provided us with our inspiration to develop Seekers as a spin-off of the Star Trek Vanguard novel series.
(Check out his other stuff, too.)
All righty, then. Let the Seeking begin!