April 24 2024

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First Star Trek Books For 2019 Announced

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Today at Star Trek Las Vegas, the first three Simon & Schuster Star Trek books for 2019 were announced at the Inside Trek: Star Trek Authors & Their Books panel. Fans of Sylvia Tilly will be happy with the first title; while fans of the original series and The Next Generation will have to wait until spring for their books.

The first book is Star Trek Discovery: The Way to the Stars by Una McCormack, to debut in January 2019. In The Way to the Stars, “Despite being an inexperienced Starfleet cadet, Sylvia Tilly became essential to the U.S.S. Discovery finding its way back home from the Mirror Universe. But how did she find that courage? From where did she get that steel? Who nurtured that spark of brilliance? The Way to the Stars recounts for fans everywhere the untold story of Tilly’s past.

“It’s not easy being sixteen, especially when everyone expects great things from Tilly. It’s even harder when her mother and father are Federation luminaries, not to mention pressing her to attend one of the best schools that the Federation has to offer. Tilly wants to achieve great things—even though she hasn’t quite worked out how to do that or what it is she wants to do. But this year, everything will change for Tilly, as she about to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime—an adventure that will take her ever closer to the stars…”

In March of 2019, look for Star Trek: The Original Series – The Antares Maelstrom by Greg Cox. In The Antares Maelstrom, “Baldur-3 is an obscure planet just beyond the outer fringes of Federation space, until a group of struggling colonists discovers vast quantities of the energy source pergium beneath the planet’s surface. An old-fashioned ‘gold rush’ is now underway — a chaotic situation, as neighboring planets and space stations are vastly ill-equipped to deal with the flood of vessels and aliens competing to get to the planet in time to stake their claims. Although Baldur-3 isn’t technically under Federation jurisdiction, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise are soon diverted to deal with the crisis…one which lies on the other side of the dangerous area of space known as the Antares Maelstrom.”

Finally, the third book is from Dayton Ward and is titled Star Trek: The Next Generation – Available Light. In Available Light, “As fallout from the exposure of the ‘Control’ artificial intelligence security program and the unchecked machinations and crimes of Section 31 span the entire Alpha Quadrant and ultimately reach the halls of Starfleet Command, the admiralty must decide what the consequences will be for their own…including Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who violated the principles of his oath and helped bring down a Federation president. Meanwhile, deep in the unexplored section of space known as the Odyssean Pass, Picard and the Enterprise crew must put aside personal feelings on the matter and distant political concerns as they investigate the mystery a centuries-old massive spacecraft adrift in the void and under attack from marauders looking to claim the ship for themselves—and armed with weapons that are evenly matched with Starfleet’s finest…”

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