Saturday, 28 November 2009

Books update

A few bits and bobs from the world of Pocket Books. First up, they have a new editor for the Trek line at last, Jaime Costas apparently (so says Mark Rademaker).

On the Simon and Schuster website you can find an excerpt from the latest Vanguard novel, Precipice.

Thanks to Amazon we have some new summaries for the new-TOS books coming out next year (plus a title and new authorship for the forth in the series):

Refugees, by Alan Dean Foster
Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise must decide if a group of refugees are a menace or misunderstood.

Seek a Newer World, by Christopher L. Bennett
Enterprise under attack escapes and discovers an entire civilization also hiding as is the ship. Kirk decides to find out what are they hiding from.

More Beautiful Than Death, by David Mack
Kirk leads a mission to Akiron, a dilithium rich world. Aboard is Spock's father, Ambassador Sarek, who is hoping to broker a Federation trade agreement.

The Hazard of Concealing, by Greg Cox
When the elder Spock surfaces from the future, will he be able to escape a sinister plan wrought by the enemies of the Federation, or will their quest to exploit Spock's knowledge succeed, with disastrous consequences?

And from an interview with James Swallow on Unreality SF we have the first indications of what his story, The Slow Knife, from Seven Deadly Sins is about: “The Slow Knife is set pre-DS9, during the period of Cardassian-Federation border skirmishes as detailed in the TNG episode The Wounded," "It’s about an ambitious young Cardassian officer who is passed over for a promotion and becomes slowly consumed by her own resentment and jealousy.” “a certain other Cardassian of note may or may not also appear in the story…

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