Spring 2016 will see the release of two anticipated Star Trek novels - Star Trek: Elusive Salvation by NY Times bestselling author Dylan Ward (late March 2016) and Star Trek: Enterprise - Rise of the Federation: Live By The Code by Christopher L. Bennett (late April 2016).
Both will be published by Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster).
Elusive Salvation is set during the time of the original series and connects to different time periods as the story unfolds. And, continuing the story of Star Trek: Enterprise, Live By The Code takes us to where the TV series might have gone has it not been cancelled too early with a look at how the Federation came into existence.
To quote the blurb for Elusive Salvation:
An all-new Star Trek adventure across time—the latest of the acclaimed Original Series novels!
The Arctic Circle, 1845: Escaping the tyranny under which their people have lived for generations, aliens from a distant planet crash land on Earth’s inhospitable frozen wastes. Surviving the harsh conditions will pose a challenge, but over time the aliens will migrate to more populated areas, with decades passing as they work to conceal their presence from their former oppressors, who continue to hunt them at any cost.
San Francisco, 2283: When a mysterious craft is detected entering the solar system, Admiral James Kirk is dispatched by Starfleet to confront the vessel. He meets with an emissary from the Iramahl, a previously unknown alien race who have come in search of their brothers and sisters thought to have gone missing in this area of space centuries earlier. Having recently thrown off the last chains of subjugation by another species, the Ptaen, they now believe their lost people hold the key to saving their entire race from eventual extinction.
New York, 1970: Roberta Lincoln, young protégé of the mysterious agent Gary Seven, is shocked when she receives the oddest request for help—from the future…
An the blurb for this one:
The “fifth season” saga of the Star Trek: Enterprise TV series continues with this action-packed original novel!
Admiral Jonathan Archer has barely settled in as Starfleet Chief of Staff when new crises demand his attention. The Starfleet task force commanded by Captain Malcolm Reed continues its fight against the deadly Ware technology, but one of the task force ships is captured, its Andorian crew imprisoned by an interstellar Partnership that depends on the Ware for its prosperity.
Worse, the Partnership has allied with a renegade Klingon faction, providing it with Ware drone fleets to mount an insurrection against the Klingon Empire. Archer sends Captain T’Pol and Endeavour to assist Reed in his efforts to free the captured officers. But he must also keep his eye on the Klingon border, for factions within the Empire blame Starfleet for provoking the Ware threat and seek to take revenge. Even the skill and dedication of the captains under Archer’s command may not be enough to prevent the outbreak of the Federation’s first war!
Both books are available for pre-order.
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