Second ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Novel To Delve Into Lorca And Georgiou’s Backstories

Pocket Books has announced details on the second Star Trek: Discovery novel, which follows on the heels of of last month’s Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours (see TrekMovie review). The second Discovery tie-in is titled Star Trek: Discovery: Drastic Measures and is from author Dayton Ward. Like Desperate Hours, it is set before the events of Discovery.

Star Trek: Discovery Drastic Measures synopsis:

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”….

Dayton Ward’s Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Measures will be released February 6, 2018. The 304-page trade paperback will retail for $16.00 and will also be available as an audiobook and eBook. TrekMovie will provide an update when a cover and more details become available.





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Paperbacks now cost $16?! It’s been a while since I bought a physical book… I have to admit I’m a little surprised.

It’s a trade paper back. Those have always been more expensive.

Curious to see if any details from the Kirk autobiography, the Shatnerverse novels, or any other novel depiction of the events on Tarsus IV will be referenced. Or if we’ll see an aged Hoshi Sato and Aki Kimura appear. I love the fun connections between the litverse stuff, even when it’s pulled from sources that aren’t all necessarily in the same canon, so to speak. In fact, I love that continuity changes and canon inconsistencies can actually be sources for story.

I’m sure Hoshi and Kimura will show up. The Rise of the Federation novels seem to have been building to that. Since Kimura is disabled, Kodos will decide that he is not worth saving.

I think it’s already different from the autobiography in that Kodos’ first name is different (“Arnold” in the autobio, “Adrian” here…both sound a little wimpy for such a man, but I can see where they wanted to keep the initials the same as “Anton Karidian”).

This sounds very interesting. Lorca with Georgiou ,both searching for Kodos. I wonder how much of Lorca’s hard nosed attitude came from seeing Kodos’ genocide firsthand. That is did he become more authoritarian as he saw what happened when laws break down completely

The first Discovery novel, Desperate Hours, was less than impressive, so I’ll definitely skip this one (especially at that price). The first few chapters of the first book are pretty solid, with some great Saru/Georgiou/Burnham moments and plenty of tie-ins to the show, but the rest is “meh” at best and downright awful in spots. (much like the show itself)

Then again, I think every Trek novel for the last decade or so has been meh at best, so YMMV.

Predictions for the next DSC novel’s title?
Desperate Times
Desperate Lives
Desperately Seeking Surak

In other words, you’re not a fan and you only come here to complain.

Um, no, but thanks for playing. Next time, try a rational comment with substance instead of that nonsensical “you don’t love it without reservation so you’re not a fan” kind of crap.

And you’re complaining about my complaint…yeah, you’re just totally pointless, aren’t you?

Non sequitur. I said nothing about loving it without reservation.

Not non sequitur at all. You seem to have ignored the phrase “kind of crap,” which indicated that I was not claiming that you used those exact words but, rather, that your comment is that “kind of crap.”

Nothing about my initial comment should have triggered your snide reply unless you are the kind of fan who thinks fans should uncritically suck down everything Trek that is fed to us. Otherwise, you would not have taken my comment in that way. There was no hyperbole, vitriol, hatefulness, or anything else to justify your snide little reply.

Perhaps you are merely incompetent at communication. That’s why I asked you to post a rational comment with substance. Still waiting…

Apparently Your only a Fan if you Like Discovery & everything Produced without thought or question.

So they’re changing Kodos’ first name from previous books? :::sigh:::

Aslong as it wasn’t established in TOS, that is no big deal.

It is, actually.

Actually it isn’t.
The books have never been canon.

Oh, I’ll get this one! Love these 2 captains!

Burnham walked into the room and then they went to black alert, how racist is this show, it’s disgusting.

Wow, second book already. I’ll look forward to this one, though am still bamboozled why there are no reboot movie novels. I’d love more adventures of nuKirk and crew, specially after Beyond. Why are they not doing those books?