Thanks to a heads-up from The Trek Collective, I’m able to share the back cover text for Headlong Flight, the first of two Star Trek novels I’ll have on the 2017 schedule. This one is set after the events of last year’s Armageddon’s Arrow and the Prey trilogy coming later this year from fellow scribe John Jackson Miller.
What sorts of shenanigans will Captain Picard and company be getting into this time? Well, it’s like this:
Surveying a nebula as part of their continuing exploration of the previously uncharted “Odyssean Pass,” Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise encounter a rogue planet. Life signs are detected on the barren world’s surface, and then a garbled message is received: a partial warning to stay away at all costs. Determined to render assistance, Picard dispatches Commander Worf and an away team to investigate, but their shuttlecraft is forced to make an emergency landing on the surface—moments before all contact is lost and the planet completely disappears….
Worf and his team learn that this mysterious world is locked into an unending succession of random jumps between dimensions, the result of an ambitious experiment gone awry. The Enterprise crewmembers and the alien scientists who created the technology behind this astonishing feat find themselves trapped, powerless to break the cycle. Meanwhile, as the planet continues to fade in and out of various planes of existence, other parties have now taken notice….
Headlong Flight is currently scheduled to published on January 31st, 2017, and pre-order links are already popping up. Right now it’s just mass-market paperback edition, but expect e-Book formats to also start appearing in due course.
As for the book itself? At last report, the manuscript was just recently delivered to its copyeditor, and I likely won’t see it back from that stage of the production cycle until sometime late next month. That’s okay…I have other things to keep me busy. 🙂