Thursday, 29 March 2007

The Buried Age info

Amazon.com has posted a blurb for Christopher L. Bennett's forthcoming TNG/Lost Era novel "The Buried Age":

Jean-Luc Picard. His name has gone down in legend as the captain of the U.S.S. Stargazer and two starships Enterprise. But the nine years of his life leading up to the inaugural mission of the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM to Farpoint Station have remained a mystery -- until now, as Picard's lost era is finally unearthed.

Following the loss of the Stargazer and the brutal court-martial that resulted, Picard no longer sees a future for himself in Starfleet. Turning to his other love, archaeology, he embarks on a quest to rediscover a buried age of ancient galactic history...and awakens a living survivor of that era: a striking, mysterious woman frozen in time since before the rise of Earth's dinosaurs. But this powerful immortal has a secret of cataclysmic proportions, and her plans will take Picard -- aided along the way by a brilliant but naive android, an insightful Betazoid, and an enigmatic El-Aurian -- to the heights of passion, the depths of betrayal, and the farthest reaches of explored space.

Bennett has also been discussing the novel at the Trek BBS. The novel deals with what Jean-Luc Picard was up to between commanding the Stargazer and the Enterprise-D. The story focusing on Picard's archaeological exploits in that period and some very ancient history in the Trekverse will apparently open with the Battle of Maxia, where the Stargazer was lost, and the first sixth of the novel will deal with that and the subsequent court martial. The story goes right up to Picard taking command of the Enterprise and explains how he became the man we know in TNG after his earlier adventures on Stargazer.

The Buried Age is out in July. Join the discussion and see what else the author has had to say over at the Trek BBS.

And check out the excerpt at Voyages of Imagination.

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