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Exclusive Preview Of Fall 2009 Star Trek Novels July 1, 2009

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This Fall Pocket Books has Star Trek novels spanning all the eras of Trek future history, from the 22nd century Romulan War, to the 23rd century Mirror Universe up through to the latest for the USS Voyager and USS Titan in the 24th century. Today TrekMovie has an exclusive first look at the covers and jacket copy for the Star Trek books coming out September – December 2009.


Below is the back of the book jacket copy from each book, along with the books covers (note some may not be final copy). All book covers below can be seen in high resolution by clicking on the images. All books are mass market paperbacks, unless otherwise noted.


September 2009

by Kirsten Beyer

Freed with a thought, the greatest menace to humanity, the Borg are gone, absorbed into the Caeliar gestalt. But are they? Can this deadly menace, that has hovered over humanity for decades truly be gone? Might some shadow of the Caeliar remain? The Federation decides that they have to know and Starfleet is ordered to find out.

The Starship Voyager leads a fleet into a region of space that has lived in fear of instant annihilation for generations, home of the Borg, the Delta quadrant. Afsarah Eden—the new captain of Voyager is charged getting answers, to reach out to possible allies, and resolve old enmities in the Delta quadrant

The perfection that was given to the Borg was withheld from Seven of Nine. Left behind she is living a twilight existence—neither Borg nor human—and slowly going mad. The whispers of the Collective, comforting mummers she has always known, is replaced with a voice deep within her that keeps insisting she is Annika Hansen. Chakotay, the former captain of Voyager, offers to help Seven rendezvous with the ships that Starfleet Command has sent into the Delta quadrant, the probable destination of the mysterious Caeliar.

These are not the friendly stars of the Federation, the unknown and the unexpected are the everyday.

[pre-order "Unworthy" at Amazon]


September 2009

by Michael A. Martin
[trade paperback]
At the start of the twenty-second century unconditional war swept across the Earth. A war that engulfed the great and the small, the rich and the poor, giving no quarter. Each side strove for unconditional victory, and as battle built upon battle the living began to envy the dead.

Chastised by the cataclysm that they had unleashed, the governments of Earth banded together. Humanity vowed to put an end to war, and to strive for the betterment of every living creature. A united Earth created Starfleet, an interstellar agency, whose mission was to explore the cosmos, to come in peace for all mankind. A naïve wish, yet man persists in the belief that peace is the way. Banding together with other powers to form a Coalition of Planets, humanity hopes that the strength each can offer the other, will allow for peaceful exploration.

The rise of the Coalition strikes dread within the Romulan Star Empire. They feel the growing reach will cut them off from is rightfully theirs. But, the Romulans know that the alliance is fragile, that the correct strategy could turn allies into foes. Perfecting a way of remotely controlling Coalition ships and using them as weapons against each other, the Romulans hope to driving a wedge of suspicion and mistrust between these new allies.

One ship, one Starfleet captain uncovers this insidious plot, Jonathan Archer of the Enterprise. Determined not to lose what they have gained, out manned and out gunned, the captains of Starfleet stand tall vowing to defend every inch of Coalition space. The tide begins to turn. The Romulans now plan to strike at what they see as the heart of their problem. With nothing left to lose the Romulan Star Empire engages in all out war against humanity, determined once and for all to stop the human menace from spreading across the galaxy.

[pre-order "Romulan War" from Amazon]


October 2009

by James Swallow

The Starship Titan continues on her outward voyage of discovery. Ranging farther and farther from Federation space, Captain William Riker and the crew look forward to living Starfleet’s mission: seeking out new life, discovering new civilizations.

Striking a “sandbank”—a spatial distortion—the Titan is knocked out of warp, her crew shaken up but uninjured. Titan has stumbled across a battlefield, and floating in it, shattered and in pieces, are the remains of a ship. Searching for survivors, they discover the ship never had a crew. The away team removes the computer core, looking for answers. Once the device is restored, it becomes clear this is not just a computer, but a thinking, reasoning artificial intelligence.

It identifies itself as SecondGen White-Blue, it comes from a civilization composed entirely of sentient computers. Eons ago these artificial intelligences were charged to be the first line of defense against The Null—a destructive force so allconsuming that generation upon generation have waged unending war trying to find a way to beat back this terror. Captain Riker offers to assist them, but years of war have left the AIs distrustful and suspicious, especially of organics.

The tide of the battle is turning, The Null is winning. Set free, it will destroy everything in this system and then, unchecked, spread its mindless destruction into the heart of the Federation.

[pre-order "Synthesis" from Amazon]


November 2009 

by David Mack

Operation Vanguard is in chaos.

On a post-apocalyptic world in the Taurus Reach, undercover Starfleet Intelligence agent Cervantes Quinn finds an ancient Shedai conduit. Unfortunately, the Klingons have found it first and sent an army to claim it.

Light-years away on Vulcan, reporter Tim Pennington answers a cryptic call for help and ends up stalking interstellar criminals with an unlikely partner: T’Prynn, the woman who sabotaged his career and is now a fugitive from justice.

Meanwhile, Diego Reyes, former commander of Starbase 47, lives as a prisoner aboard a Klingon starship. But his former enemies aren’t seeking revenge. In fact, the only man who knows why Reyes is still alive is the one who arranged his kidnapping and faked his death—the enigmatic Councilor Gorkon.

All their fates, as well as the futures of three great powers, are linked by one thing: the mysterious Mirdonyae Artifact. And unless Doctor. Carol Marcus and Ming Xiong can unlock its secrets in time, it might destroy them all.

[pre-order "Precipice" at Amazon]


December 2009 

by David Mack

One man can shape the future…but at what cost?

“In every revolution, there is one man with a vision.”

Captain James T. Kirk of the United Federation of Planets spoke those prophetic words to Commander Spock of the Terran Empire, hoping to inspire change. He could not have imagined the impact his counsel would have.

Armed with a secret weapon of terrifying power and a vision of the alternate universe’s noble Federation, Spock seizes control of the Terran Empire and commits it to the greatest gamble in its history: democratic reform.

Rivals within the empire try to stop him; enemies outside unite to destroy it.

Only a few people suspect the shocking truth: Spock is knowingly arranging his empire’s downfall. But why? Have the burdens of imperial rule driven him mad? Or is this the coldly logical scheme of a man who realizes that freedom must always be paid for in blood?

Spock alone knows that the fall of the empire will be the catalyst for a political chain reaction—one that will alter the fate of his universe forever.

[pre-order "Sorrows of Empire" from Amazon]


TrekMovie has much more book coverage planned for July. Next weekend is the annual Shore Leave convention in Maryland. As they do every year, Pocket Books will hold a panel announcing their upcoming book schedule and  TrekMovie will present the same preview online to coincide with the Pocket Books panel.

Pocket also has two Deep Space Nine books planned for July and August [see previous story for preview]. TrekMovie will have the first review in a couple weeks, preceded by a ‘DS9 releaunch primer’ to get you ready.    





1. Jeyl - July 1, 2009

The holodeck lady returns to haunt Riker! My mind is warped!

2. Paulaner - July 1, 2009

Trek novels covers are always dull and uninspired, imo. Faces ripped from the show, staring at the reader. Starships in space. I’d like more art and imagination.

3. I'm dead Jim - July 1, 2009

Troi is going to tear Riker a new one when she finds out about this Titan cover with Minuet.

4. steve1 or 2 - July 1, 2009

Minuet! (Carolyn McCormick) – one of my all time favorite TNG characters. That was a cool episode. And, a cool holodeck “love story”.

5. Alf, in pog form - July 1, 2009

If goateed Spock was holding on to a pitchfork, that front cover would be a perfect sci-fi homage to Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” painting.

6. Steven H. - July 1, 2009

I think the cover art for Star Trek: Vanguard is the best one from the three. It feels like the new movie, but also evoking a classic Trek feel.

7. ChristopherPike - July 1, 2009

Can’t wait for the next installment of Star Trek Enterprise. Sigh, if only it was a movie or TV mini-series.

8. KingDaniel - July 1, 2009

Riker hasn’t looked like that in more than 10 years.
He needs to ditch the dye job and be a fatter version of the Old Grey Riker he played in the TNG finale.

9. Dac - July 1, 2009

8: Tell me about it….I mean look at his waistline! I dont think Frakes was ever that thin AND muscular….someone had some fan fun with photoshop….

10. P Technobabble - July 1, 2009

re: VOY…. oh, joy… another Borg story….

11. garen - July 1, 2009

too bad….the holodeck lady with Riker looks very much like Patrick Swayze in this picture.

12. Mike B. - July 1, 2009

Wish there would have been another TOS novel other then Vanguard. Or a post XI novel.

13. Randy H. - July 1, 2009

Why is it that the Trek novels – which are stories composed of written words – routinely have great looking covers while the Trek comics – which are stories composed primarily of drawings – routinely have such lousy looking covers? Seems ironic . . . .

14. DarkHorizon - July 1, 2009

#12 – there are several TOS novels due out next year; there should be more details next week with the Shore Leave preview mentioned above.

15. Valenti - July 1, 2009

Ah, good to see that the extended version of “The Sorrows of Empire” is still coming out as planned.

16. Jay El Jay - July 1, 2009

How about we give the old Trek Crew their jobs back and have a TV Series based in the Star Trek “Prime” Timeline following the Adventures of the USS Titan and the aftermath of the Nero incident and the destruction of Romulus??

And just have this new Trek in the form of a movie Franchise???

Paramount could do some serious milking of the market there, and it would generate alot of interest:

Having the Prime Timeline continued would please fans who weren’t that taken by the new film and crave the continuity of 40 years of previous Trek that now seems abit pointless… It would also possibly generate interest from new fans who loved the movie and started watching box-sets of old shows (I was in HMV the other day and a group of lads were crowded round the Star Trek section of the DVD boxsets area saying that they loved the movie and might get into the older series)

Continuing the New Time Line in the Movies would be the real cash-cow as Paramount would still be milking the success of the film and if written correctly and intelligently could lead to a long series of popular films.

Just an idea… but I honestly think this would be a good move for Paramount as it covers all its bases and would IMO generate the highest possible income. OK ENT was abit of a flop, but that was almost 5 years and I think that based on the HUGE popularity of the new movie, a TV show would generate alot of interest.

Just to point out aswell, that when I meant the old crew getting back together, I didnt mean Berman, I mean people like Ira Behr, Michael Westmore, David Livingstone, Herman Zimmerman etc…

Just an idea….


Jay (UK)

17. Mike - July 1, 2009

They’re going back to the Minuet well? Really? Ugh.

18. Paul B. - July 1, 2009

– 13 – Sorry, but I can’t agree that “Trek novels…routinely have great looking covers….” Have you actually LOOKED at the covers? These are awful! Most of these look like college-student practice with Photoshop, not professional fiction artwork.

Then again, I haven’t really liked a Trek cover since the old Blish novelizations in the 1970s. (sigh) Now THOSE were some great Trek covers! Classic space opera…

Nowadays, they all look like Photoshop templates gone awry…

19. Ben - July 1, 2009

can’t wait for ENT “the Romulan War” novel

20. Sunfell - July 1, 2009

I wonder when they’ll start with novelizations in the new Trek ‘verse?

21. Norm - July 1, 2009

I am a huge Voyager fan, but it seems to me like the Voyager novels are following the ship around, not the crew. Star Trek has always been a character story, and, in my opinion, it isn’t Star Trek: Voyager if the crew isn’t there, but the ship is…that’s just my opinion tho…

22. Mike - July 1, 2009

My God, these books are awful. Even the ones that are ‘supposed’ to be good. I’m finishing the ‘Destiny’ series. It’s like something written by someone in High School. A total waste of time.

23. Frederick - July 1, 2009

I always considered Minuet to be an incarnation of the Enterprise herself, considering she was a creation of the holodeck by the Binars. I never thought of her as just a construct, but an extension of the ship’s “heart.”

Am I the only one that got that impression?

24. Gul B. - July 1, 2009

CAUTION! David Mack’s “Sorrows of Empire” was first published in “ST Mirror Universe: Glass Empires” in 2007.
The new edition might be “extended”, but somehow I doubt it.

25. DHorizon - July 1, 2009

#24 – David Mack has said that the new version adds about 40,000-50,000 words to the original. That’s double the original.


26. Gul B. - July 1, 2009

Ok then, then I can honestly recommend it!

27. DavidJ - July 1, 2009


Was the original version any good?

I’ve never been interested in any of other thousands of Mirror Universe stories out there, but I’d definitely love to follow Mirror Spock’s story a little further…

28. Vedek Anon - July 1, 2009

TPTB may want to make sure of the direction that Mssrs Orci and Kurtzmann want to take before allowing the writers to have their say about the ‘new’ timeline. As this site has reported, they haven’t sat down and fleshed out the sequel possibilities yet, and probably don’t want a bunch of writers “beating them to the punch” over stories that might be ST12.

From a story-telling perspective, it would be VERY interesting to see what Spock-prime does now that he has resigned himself to the new timeline. How much does he decide to tell those around him of future events unrelated to the changes he brought about to make this new timeline better. The doomsday machine will still be coming. Yes, Khan is still a popsicle out there. Yonada is still careening out of control and McCoy will still need the cure in their database if Spock-prime doesn’t just make up a batch and tell him to take it.

I think that his acceptance of not hitting the reset button will give him the ability to act like Kirk did during the original series. Since he knows the outcomes of how situations were accomplished, the Prime Directive now does not have the power over him or others it may have in the ‘future/past’.

There are also the Organians, Trelane, V-Ger, Nomad and several other issues that might fill up the plate of a very old Vulcan who needs to now mate more than once every seven years to re-populate the species.

Just a few thoughts for the beginning of July….

Trust in the Prophets.
The Vedek.

29. Scott Reed - July 1, 2009

I just hate these photoshop photo covers. They are cheesy. I miss the old painted cover art, the ones that looked like they could be movie posters or framed and hung on a wall.

30. Jarod - July 1, 2009

How many words does a Star Trek novel have average? 50,000? 100,000?

31. Bart - July 1, 2009

It’s really bugging me what is happening to the Voyager series. I really loved that show, in retrospect it is my favorite of the Star Trek sequel series. I also love the original four re-launch books. Now I haven’t read FULL CIRCLE yet (next on my list) but I’m disturbed that they killed off Janeway in a TNG book and now it seems Chakotay will be driven from his command.

In this next book there is a new captain of the ship and the crew is all scattered. I’m really kinda bummed here.

Oh and before any of the Voyager-haters start to chime in….please don’t bother. I’ve watched every hour of Star Trek produced, I’m well aware of the best and the worst of Trek, and I see no reason whatsoever to dislike this show. LOVE IT!!!

I’m becoming a bit nostalgic for the 1980’s-90’s stand-alone pocket books. All of these inter-twining series and tie-ins are leaving me very unfulfilled.

32. BrF - July 1, 2009

The Vanguard/Precipice cover is the best looking of the covers. There is some bad Photoshop going on in some of the others, but that one’s pretty sharp, actually.

And it has lens flares!

Something old, something new —

33. Not Daniel - July 1, 2009

Bart, you should really read FULL CIRCLE. I hadn’t read any of the previous VOYAGER post-series novels, and wasn’t sure what to make of the new direction, but this book was fantastic. If you haven’t read the TNG book in which Janeway dies, the book is structured to allow for that, and I think you’ll find it very moving. Put it this way: I wasn’t a VOYAGER fan, and I not only loved FULL CIRCLE, I can’t *wait* for UNWORTHY.

34. TrekTwenty - July 1, 2009

Well this is exciting! I guess I’m the first person to point out that the “unconditional war” (in the ENT synopsis) that swept across the Earth was actually the fictional WW3 which happened in the twenty FIRST century.

Nitpicking aside, I’m really looking forward to that and the new Titan book. And the new DS9!!!

35. Bart - July 1, 2009

Not Daniel, FULL CIRCLE is next on my list (finishing up MERE ANARCHY) now. I look forward to trying it, but it’s just the direction of the book series that worries me a bit. We’ll see though…

Thanks for the recommendation

36. Zaphod - July 1, 2009

The only one of these covers that’s any good is the Vanguard one. What’s with the really terrible photoshop job on the Enterprise and Mirror universe ones?

37. Adam Bomb 1701 - July 1, 2009

Maybe it’s not Minuet. It could be “Law & Order”‘s Dr. Liz Olivet on that cover with Riker.

38. Valenti - July 1, 2009

27: “Was the original version any good?”

In my opinion, it was great. The other two stories were interesting as well.

39. james vincent - July 1, 2009

Does anyone know, which Kirk actor will be on the covers of future books featuring Kirk?
i hope i explained myself.

40. CarlG - July 1, 2009

@10: It doesn’t sound like another Borg story, it sounds like an “abscence of the Borg” story.

I want that Romulan War book. NOW. :D

And the Vanguard cover looks killer. If I’m not mistaken, Doug Drexler strikes again!

41. 'Trick - July 1, 2009

That voyager book sounds like a hot mess. I’m not a faithful trek novel reader, however, so I don’t know what’s going on for the most part. Perhaps this would make sense if I were. It just sounds…blah.

New Titan sounds interesting (read a couple a while back). New DS9 books that I have magically found time to read have been pretty good (though there is a boring one here and there).


42. CarlG - July 1, 2009

@39: I would imagine Shatner if it has to do with TOS, Pine if it has to do with the movie.

As an aside, I never understood that notion some people have that TOS doesn’t matter after the new movie. Have you guys ever watched Trek?? It just means there’s one more parallel universe to play in.

43. Danpaine - July 1, 2009

They put Pine’s picture on a classic ‘prime’ TOS novel cover, that’s just plain wrong.

44. Yojimbo - July 1, 2009

Vanguard novels always have the most awesome covers.

45. Trekwebmaster - July 1, 2009

@ #16

I agree Jay, the Prime Timeline should be explored, in any context, as should be the New Alternate Timeline. Both have much potential. It would be rediculous to ignore the 40 previous years of Star Trek History to jump off a cliff with an alternate.

I think they SHOULD utilize BOTH timelines, there is much potential for both. They don’t have to intersect, since both are totally seperate from each other. SO MUCH material available if you just think about it.

It would be a very bad move for “the powers that be,” to just ignore the Prime Timeline in favor of the New Alternate version. USE BOTH!

46. Some Dude on the Internet - July 1, 2009

I haven’t read a Star Trek tie-in in decades, but what is the deal with Riker’s open-neck high collar uniform? Is the 25th(?) century experiencing TMP-era fashion nostalgia? Why not photochop some gold chains in there and be done with it.

These covers (with the exception of Drexler’s Vanguard) are horrible. I suppose they can’t afford to commission many original art works these days. Though to be honest, most of the old painted covers simply reproduced publicity shots, so I guess they’re just cutting out the middleman.

47. Jessica - July 1, 2009


48. Chris Dawson - July 1, 2009

These look great, but I can’t help but compare the cover for the Titan book to a Harlequin romance novel , , , , but I’ll still read it.

49. Enterprisingguy - July 1, 2009

Bart, I agree with Not Daniel! You should read Full Circle. It was great and will leave you anxious for Unworthy.

50. Gul B. - July 1, 2009

I collected ST novels for many years; but recently I rarely buy them. I’m a bit disappointed with what is done currently with the post-TNG era. Now that the writers practically unlimited possiblities here, they seem hellbent to “shrinking” their universe. Over the last years, they got rid of: Martok’s family; The Dominion; Trill symbiosis; The Romulans as a major power (good thing Romulus exploded anyway) and Kathryn Janeway (plus The Borg – here I have to admit they were done to death, already – and Captain Sisko’s death – cheesy, but fine with me).
So I’ ve limited my purchases mostly to the “New Frontier” (constantly good) and “Titan” books (even if the latter series is a bit hit-and-miss). Keith de Candido’s “political” novels (“Articles of the Federation” etc.) are good, though.

As for novels set in the New Universe, I’d rather have they would wait until the movie trilogy is done, to avoid contradictions.
But a Kelvin series would be great!

51. Spocko - July 1, 2009

I’ve been waiting for a book all about Mirror Spock without Enterprise, TNG, and DS9 stories.

52. Sheryl - July 1, 2009

What I wouldn’t give for novels that stand alone, set mid-series! I’m not interested in the doom’n’gloom politics-laden feel of the recent novels at all.

Never thought I’d say that I missed “anomaly of the week” stories, but I’d much prefer those to what we’re getting now.

53. Bart - July 1, 2009

I’m with you Sheryl. I pick and choose them carefully now, where as I used to read most of them, at least TOS ones.

I hope that whenever they launch the Abramsverse book series, we’ll be able to get some stand-alone books. It’s the perfect environment for them.

Have u read “Mere Anarchy”? Originally the e-book. I’m almost done that now and have liked it very much.

54. Capt Krunch - July 1, 2009

I’ve always thought TITAN would make a great show…throw in a few characters from Voyager other than Tuvok, and DS9…as well as NextGen…
I like Riker a lot..and it would seem like a logical path as far as TV goes…don’t know about movie franchise though…..
Let’s stick with one storyline right now…maybe in the future…or perhaps the hapless SYFY could produce NextGen movies though they have to fight giant snakes or ants or some other ridiculous premise!
StarTrek Next Gen: Manticore!!! buckle your seatbelts!!!!

55. Dom - July 1, 2009

From reading the cover blurbs, only the Titan book seems not to lean on past stories or past guest characters!

56. Enterprise - July 1, 2009

Zzzzz. Who reads these things?

57. Praetor Shinzon II - July 1, 2009

I am most definitely interested in the Enterprise: Romulan War novel; if for no other reason to see how they manage it without Cmdr. Tucker and if everyone else is still on board at the same lowly ranks! No one ever got a promotion in 4 years of the TV series, UNBELIEVABLE. Also, I believe it was “THE EARTH-ROMULAN WAR” not a federation in sight, yet.
Also, will check out Mirror Universe – always wondered how Spock & Marlena worked out. AHHHH! Marlena Moreau, so beautiful.

58. Rastaman - July 1, 2009

Mirror Universe book looks interesting. I haven’t actually read a Star Trek book in a long while. The last one I finished was Shatner’s Spectre (also a mirror universe story). Never did find out how the story ends…

59. Carol - July 1, 2009

Ooh, the possible return of Minuet? I always wondered if she would make a return appearance somehow (other than in Future Imperfect).

60. Enterprise - July 1, 2009

Where’s my making of the new Trek movie? Where’s my new Trek movie script book? Where’s my schematics of the new Trek movie ships? THOSE are the books I want.

61. Lennier - July 1, 2009

T’Pau! Minuet!

62. james vincent - July 1, 2009

58. Rastaman – July 1, 2009

Mirror Universe book looks interesting. I haven’t actually read a Star Trek book in a long while. The last one I finished was Shatner’s Spectre (also a mirror universe story). Never did find out how the story ends…

Read the rest of Shatners books. i liked them even though you should consider them apart from the rest of the novels based in trek universe.

63. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - July 1, 2009

I hope they don’t rush out any books from the new movie. I personally don’t think that we know enough about the Alternate Universe to justify a new range of books. That and the fact that I imagine poor Margaret Clarke has enough Trek books to edit, and another series would be just cruel.

But i imagine Orci and Kurtzman will want to have a say in what goes on in their part of Gene’s sandbox.

64. Valenti - July 1, 2009

Also, T’Pol looks good in a Starfleet uniform. :P

65. Christine - July 1, 2009

I NEED THAT ROMULAN WAR BOOK. :D I like that it has Cmdr. Shran and T’Pau on it. AWE. SOME. NESS.

And T’Pol looks cool in that Starfleet uniform… My only reservation is that her hair looks like it did in the first one; two seasons of ENT. D: She looked INFINITELY better in seasons three and four, so bah… xD

Aside from my rant about the cover, it looks really good. And yay, DS9 books! Fantastic! =) Can’t wait to read about ’em!

(I need to watch for more stuff by Peter David, AKA probably my favourite ‘Trek author E-VER. But at least we’re getting another book by Michael A. Martin, so whoo~)

66. Trekkie - July 1, 2009

#31 Bart I’ve read Full Circle and it is an amazing novel.

I agree that the Voyager series isn’t what it used to be, Janeway’s death seems to have started a series of events that is creating a whole new Voyager. Bring the old characters back and ressurect Janeway!

I read that Pocket Books had planned a book where Janeway dies, but they didn’t explain why, which leaves a big question mark surrounding her death, no Janeway kinda ruins Voyager.

I’m hoping that an author will write a Voyager novel that brings back the greatness of the show.

67. Smitty™ - July 1, 2009

I remember the older covers some were great some looked like crap. I like the newer ones a lot better!

But what do I know I’m not a oh so clever snarker.

“blah blah looks like a high schooler using Photoshop blah blah”



68. Brett Campbell - July 1, 2009

So many great and classic books out there and so little time.

And certainly no time for these.

69. Irishtrekkie - July 2, 2009

cant wait for ent romulan war book , hope its good, will have a look at Sorrows of the empire too since i read the short story of it. Man i need to get into the Vanguard books there covers are cool in my opinion.

And yes the other book dont have the best covers , but has anybody been into the sci fi section of their local book store later ?, most of the covers are even alot worse then those.

70. Aaron - July 2, 2009

Re: Janeway, VOY et al, it was a pity that she went…

IMO the Titan books are, after the last ones, the best books that remain true to the “Exploration” aspect of Star Trek (anybody remember that?) A book in which weapons are only used to take apart an asteroid, how refreshing. Does it all have to be about battles…? Conflict resolution sounds more like par for the TNG course.

Also, I can’t get past this fascination Star Trek authors have with “lovemaking” recently. Either take the topic with both hands (which is out of Trek character) or ignore it, but some of the character building stuff, and the sex, is laughable. Many 2D characters these days.

71. Anthony Thompson - July 2, 2009

WHERE IS A MAKING – OF BOOK??? And, yes, those caps were intentional!

72. Terry - July 2, 2009

I agree. Where is a “Making of” book for the recent Star Trek movie.

73. Holger - July 2, 2009

I’m glad that ENT isn’t forgotten in the novel sector. This show is missed dearly.

74. MC1 Doug - July 3, 2009

#71: Will the use of all caps make any difference? Will it make a book appear on the bookshelves any quicker?

For all the complaints in here about this and that, if you don’t like something do something about it… maybe, like write a book… or create some artwork for a cover that you think is fitting… get an agent and submit it.

Complaining is easy, doing something about it… not always.

75. JarodRussell - July 3, 2009

I have a question.

The TNG movies are often critiziced for feeling like two-hour-long TV episodes, and not like real motion pictures for the big screen.

What about all those novels, from TOS to VOY? Do they feel like TV episodes, or movies? And what exactly creates that impression for you?


76. Nick Cook - July 3, 2009

Looking forward to Unworthy!

77. Sci - July 3, 2009

#70: I rather think that “Losing the Peace” and its TNG follow-ups make/will make for some fascinating exploration of the Federation itself. How does it REALLY function? What keeps all these societies together? How do they feel about each other? etc. It may be a different kind of exploration than Random Planet of the Week, but it wasn’t a war story, either.

Yes, Star Trek: Titan is all about exploration. Guess what? So are the new Voyager books. They’re now about Voyager and a fleet of eight other ships returning to the Delta Quadrant. What could be more exploration-oriented than that?

The DS9 and Vanguard books aren’t about exploration per se, but, there again, not all of Star Trek is, either, and I don’t think that’s an illegitimate aspect of the Trekverse to explore.

And much as people might complain about Destiny, it was, A) the first big crisis crossover in something like six or seven years, and B) its ending was a very positive, uplifting, and anti-violence. It was not inconsistent with Star Trek‘s values.

Also, I can’t get past this fascination Star Trek authors have with “lovemaking” recently. Either take the topic with both hands (which is out of Trek character) or ignore it, but some of the character building stuff, and the sex, is laughable. Many 2D characters these days.

What, exactly, do you mean here? Could you give me some examples of what you mean?

78. TJ Trek - July 3, 2009

I agree, that Borg have been overdone by now. I haven’t read most of the books with this plot thread, but I think that it’s done. Move on please. Or are star trek books going to become like the movies, no original ideas….. Anyways, I went with the Borg idea for awhile, but am now tired of it.

79. TJ Trek - July 3, 2009

I don’t know if the which kirk actor question has been answered, but my opinion is that anything dealing with the old way of things (before the new movie changed it up) then Shatner should be on the cover no question. However, if the book is set in the new timeline then Pine should be on the cover. That way, there can be a deliniation, if Paramount wants to do a completly new series of books in the new timeline. There won’t be any confusion that way.

80. BTrek - July 3, 2009

Thanks a lot Trek Movie!! I am halfway through the Star Trek Destiny trilogy and now I know how it ends! Not even a spoiler alert! Yeah, I know the trilogy has been out for a while but sue me for waiting until I had time to enjoy them!

81. Aaron - July 4, 2009

#77 – Go back over the recent Trek books and they seem to have this childish, two-dimensional character building going on. In Titan there’s a fascination with several characters who are at it like bunnies, apparently – there’s everything short of orgies being described, in bare detail.

My point is, either go for it or ignore it, but the fascination at the moment is the same as teenagers in their first sex-ed classes, and it just doesn’t feel real.

Every time I read about it in a Trek book it makes me cringe, because it’s done so poorly, and I’m thinking more about why the author is being so silly than the story.

And I’m no prude – I enjoy books by authors like Bernhard Schlink, who describe sex in their stories but in such a way that drives the story forward.

The word “lovemaking” has become cliche in Trek books.

82. just_me - July 4, 2009

Admiral Janeway may come back from the dead.

After all, Spock (Search for Spock) and CPT Kirk (in his various Star Trek novels.

Besides, Admiral Janeway is STILL a great character who deserves to live long and prosper.

83. Trekkie - July 4, 2009

Couldn’t agree more with you about Janeway

And if they’ve brought back Spock and Kirk, doesn’t Janeway deserve the same?

84. VulcanNonibird - July 7, 2009

Sounds nice….hopefully Romulan War starts off after the vanishing of the Columbia….and: aren’t The Null sounding like relatives to The Inhibitors form Revelation Space….(-;

Also can’t wait for the next DS9 novels….plus, of course: The Typhon Pact – and Captain Dax.

85. Robert Easom - July 13, 2009

Some sound good but I don’t really keep up with novel as much as i used to. However the mirriod universe one sounds like one that was realeased in the bumperbook called mirror universes last year

86. Scott Thornton - August 21, 2009

I do hope Janeway isn’t really dead, but on a quest, kind of like Vash was for 2 years with Q. She did after all leave with Lady Q at the end of Before Dishonor. I am loving this Voyager series, and I hope they are able to bring Tom, B’lanna, Chakotay and Seven back into the fold in this next book, Unworthy.

87. Marina P - September 23, 2009

I am a big fan of ST Voyager and are trying to read all books based on the series and so far string theory book 1 was the funniest book i have ever read.
I have read Full Circle and reread it two more times and both times i had tears, such a fantastic book. I cant wait for Unworthy.

I do agree what It is good to have Janeway back into story , besides she was taken to Q continium and Q are all powerful , maybe it was just their prank, course no one saisd she is dead dead!

88. Darien Leonhart - November 19, 2009

Personally, I think the Destiny trilogy would make a great movie. I mean it’s about the Caeliar and how the Borg came into existence (thanks a lot Sedin. It’s all your fault. – to those who don’t know. Sedin is a character in the Destiny trilogy. Sedin is the voice behind the Borg that we hear when ever on a Borg ship or in the Borg’s hailing message to any ship regarding assimilation and resistance is futile. In essence, Sedin is the High Queen, where as she’s higher than the regular Borg Queen that we saw in Voyager episodes and First Contact.)

89. Wayne Early - December 22, 2010

Dear David
I am a major Star Trek Fan and I was reading one of star trek novels-as a matter of fact all three of them;”The STAR TREK,DESTINY novels” “LOST SOULS” ,and in my oppinion I think U should TRY and make them into a movie for the big screen. BUT thats only my oppinoin.

90. Wayne Early - December 22, 2010

HEY,its me again-I my have mispelled opinoin wroung-BUT try to make the DESTINY TRILOGY a movie,please.

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