Now that StarTrek.com has officially spilled the beans, I’m free to babble about this. They’ve just posted the cover art for Armageddon’s Arrow, my forthcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation novel that’s due in stores on or about the last week in May. Wanna see? BOOM:
And in case you missed it when I posted it the last time, here’s the copy from the back cover:
It is a new age of exploration, and the U.S.S. Enterprise is dispatched to “the Odyssean Pass,” a region charted only by unmanned probes and believed to contain numerous inhabited worlds. Approaching a star system with two such planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew find a massive alien vessel, drifting in interstellar space for decades. Sensors detect life aboard the derelict—aliens held in suspended animation.
Thought to be an immense sleeper ship, the vessel actually is a weapon capable of destroying entire worlds . . . the final gambit in a war that has raged for generations across the nearby system. Now caught in the middle of this conflict, Captain Picard attempts to mediate, as both sides want this doomsday weapon . . . which was sent from the future with the sole purpose of ending the interplanetary war before it even began!
As I’ve mentioned before, I’d been wanting to do Star Trek tale with the TNG crew that plays more to the “exploration” side of things rather than the heavy political stuff that dominated storylines the past several years. I also wanted to do something with more of an original series flavor, where the crew comes across something big and ballsy and unknown and all that other good stuff. Even the title is evocative of stories from the original show, which was deliberate, of course 🙂
So, I guess we’ll see how it goes!
Check out StarTrek.com’s quick preview: FIRST LOOK – Armageddon’s Arrow