Star Trek: Strange New Worlds debuts on May 5th and its first tie-in novel was announced during Star Trek: Mission Chicago.
The High Country
The first Strange New Worlds novel tie-in is titled The High Country, by author John Jackson Miller. It arrives on November 8, 2022 from Gallery Books.
Here is the official synopsis:
When an experimental shuttlecraft fails, Captain Christopher Pike suspects a mechanical malfunction—only to discover the very principles on which Starfleet bases its technology have simply stopped functioning. He and his crewmates are forced to abandon ship in a dangerous maneuver that scatters their party across the strangest new world they’ve ever encountered.
First Officer Una finds herself fighting to survive an untamed wilderness where dangers lurk at every turn. Young cadet Nyota Uhura struggles in a volcanic wasteland where things are not as they seem. Science Officer Spock is missing altogether. And Pike gets the chance to fulfill a childhood dream: to live the life of a cowboy in a world where the tools of the 23rd century are of no use.
Yet even in the saddle, Pike is still very much a starship captain, with all the responsibilities that entails. Setting out to find his crewmates, he encounters a surprising face from his past—and discovers that one people’s utopia might be someone else’s purgatory. He must lead an exodus—or risk a calamity of galactic proportions that even Starship Enterprise is powerless to stop…
And the cover was revealed as well…
John Jackson Miller is the author of many Trek tie-ins, including last year’s Star Trek: Picard: Rogue Elements, which garnered TrekMovie’s Best of 2021. Jackson announced the book at the Star Trek: Mission Chicago event and in a blog post, calling it “a doozy of an adventure.” Jackson is familiar with Captain Pike, Spock, and Number One/Una as the author of the 2019 tie-in Star Trek: Discovery: The Enterprise War which tells their story before appearing in the second season of Discovery.
The High Country arrives on November 8th in hardcover, ebook and audiobook. You can pre-order it now at Amazon.
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