Third ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Novel To Focus on Saru – Titled ‘Fear Itself’

The third novel tie-in to the CBS All Access  series Star Trek: Discovery was just announced. Titled Star Trek: Discovery: Fear Itself, the book will be written by veteran Trek author James Swallow.

Official synopsis for Fear Itself:

Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators…and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear. Challenged on all sides, he is determined to surpass his origins and succeed as a Starfleet officer aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou. But when Saru breaks protocol in order to prove himself to his crewmates, what begins as a vital rescue mission to save a vessel in distress soon escalates out of control. Forced into a command role he may not be ready for, Saru is caught between his duty and the conflicting agendas of two antagonistic alien races. To survive, he will need to seek a path of peace against all odds, and risk compromising the very ideals he has sworn to uphold….

Star Trek: Discovery: Fear Itself  will be priced at $16.00 and will be released on June 5th, 2018. 

More Discovery tie-ins

Fear Itself follows David Mack’s Desperate Hours which was released in September (see TrekMovie review) and the upcoming Drastic Measures by Dayton Ward, which will be released on February 6th, 2018.

And the trade paperback collection of IDW’s first Discovery comics tie-in titled “The Light of Kahless” will be available in May.

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Any background on Saru is welcome

Fear Itself sounds interesting, but SIXTEEN DOLLARS? I’d go for an $8 mass market paperback, but not only do I not want to pay for hardcover or trade paperback, I also don’t want to have to store something that big in my house. (We have a LOT of books, including 141 Star Trek novels.)