Simon and Schuster has announced the next tie-in novel to the CBS All Access Star Trek: Picard series will be a prequel focusing on Captain Riker and his family on the USS Titan.
The Dark Veil
Coming in January 2021, Star Trek: Picard – The Dark Veil was written by veteran Star Trek novelist James Swallow. The book is set a year after Jean-Luc Picard’s resignation from Starfleet, while William Riker and Deanna Troi are still serving on the USS Titan.
The Alpha Quadrant is mired in crisis.
Within the United Federation of Planets, a terrorist strike on the shipyards of Mars has led to the shutdown of all relief efforts for millions of Romulans facing certain doom from an impending supernova.
But when the USS Titan is drawn into a catastrophic incident on the Romulan-Federation border, Captain William Riker, his family, and his crew find themselves caught between the shocking secrets of an enigmatic alien species and the deadly agenda of a ruthless Tal Shiar operative.
Forced into a wary alliance with a Romulan starship commander, Riker and the Titan crew must uncover the truth to stop a devastating attack—but one wrong move could plunge the entire sector into open conflict!
Here is the cover with art by Jim Salvati.
James Swallow has written many Star Trek novels, including a few in the Star Trek: Titan series. In a blog post today he noted that this Picard tie-in will have some differences, but also some connections:
It was a thrill for me to revisit the Titan once again – I’ve previously written about the ship and its crew in my novels Synthesis, The Poisoned Chalice and Sight Unseen – and a unique challenge to write in the ‘new’ continuity set up by Star Trek: Picard. Long-time fans of the Titan series will notice some differences, but also some familiar faces too…!
Star Trek: Picard – The Dark Veil arrives on January 5, 2021, in hardcover, eBook, and audio editions. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.
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