The book fairy paid me a little visit today. This time, it was just a brief pit stop….long enough only to offer a tasty morsel of good things to come.
What am I babbling about, you ask? Behold, yo:
Yep! The package contained two brand-spankin’ new, fresh off the press and awash in that new car smell copies of Drastic Measures, my upcoming Star Trek: Discovery novel that’s due to hit stores on or about Tuesday, February 6th.
Don’t they look pretty? Wait….what’s it about? I’m so happy you asked:
It is 2246, ten years prior to the “Battle at the Binary Stars,” and an aggressive contagion is ravaging the food supplies of the remote Federation colony Tarsus IV and the eight thousand people who call it home. Distress signals have been sent, but any meaningful assistance is weeks away. Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Lorca and a small team assigned to a Starfleet monitoring outpost are caught up in the escalating crisis, and bear witness as the colony’s governor, Adrian Kodos, employs an unimaginable solution in order to prevent mass starvation.
While awaiting transfer to her next assignment, Commander Philippa Georgiou is tasked with leading to Tarsus IV a small, hastily assembled group of first responders. It’s hoped this advance party can help stabilize the situation until more aid arrives, but Georgiou and her team discover that they‘re too late—Governor Kodos has already implemented his heinous strategy for extending the colony’s besieged food stores and safeguarding the community’s long-term survival.
In the midst of their rescue mission, Georgiou and Lorca must now hunt for the architect of this horrific tragedy and the man whom history will one day brand “Kodos the Executioner.”
Drastic Measures is the second Discovery novel, following after David Mack‘s Desperate Hours, which was released back on September 26th. Those of you dialed into such things likely know that James Swallow has been announced as the author of a third book in this fledgling series. Fear Itself is due out in June, and will focus on Saru during his time aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou under the command of Captain Philippa Georgiou.
Meanwhile, you’ve got mine and Dave’s books to tide you over until then.
Of course, the addition of a new tome to the shelf means I can play a new round of Trek Book Timeline Trolling…..
That should set some fan eyebrows to twitching.
Tee hee hee…….