June 19 2024


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Two Trek Book Covers Unveiled

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Fans waiting for two Star Trek books to be released later this year and early next year can see the covers for both books now.

The books include Kirsten Beyer‘s Atonement, and David R. George III‘s Ascendance.

In Atonement, due out this September, “Admiral Kathryn Janeway faces a tribunal determined to execute her for supposed crimes committed during Voyager’s maiden trek through the Delta Quadrant. Captain Chakotay knows that the Kinara, several species now allied against the Full Circle fleet, are not all they appear to be. The Confederacy of the Worlds of the First Quadrant — a pact he cannot trust — is his only hope for unraveling the Kinara’s true agenda and rescuing Admiral Janeway. Meanwhile, Seven and Tom Paris are forced to betray the trust of their superiors in a desperate bid to reveal the lengths to which a fellow officer has gone in the name of protecting the Federation from the legendary Caeliar.”

The cover for Atonement was created by Alan Dingman.

Next up is Ascendance. Featuring artwork by Doug Drexler, the follow-up to Sacraments of Fire is due out next January. In Ascendance, “On the original Deep Space Nine, Captain Kira Nerys watches as the nearby wormhole opens and discharges a single, bladelike vessel. Attempts to contact its crew fail, and the ship is soon followed by another vessel of similar design. When an armada subsequently begins to emerge from the wormhole, it seems clear that DS9 is under attack. Kira orders her first officer, Commander Elias Vaughn, to board the U.S.S. Defiant and defend the station, and alerts Starfleet to send additional forces as her crew prepares DS9’s shields and weaponry for the onslaught to come.

“Meanwhile, on the lead ship, Iliana Ghemor considers launching an attack on DS9 and finally ending the life of Kira, the fountainhead of all the ills in her miserable life. Her vengeance demands more than mere death, though—it requires pain. Ghemor refocuses, choosing to follow her plan to mete out her revenge on the captain by first decimating the population of Bajor.”

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  1. Interesting that the description of Ascendance mentions “Captain Kira on the original DS9” while the book cover is that of the new DS9 with Captain Ro commanding. Is this a flashback or time-travel story?

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