Those include the first news of new TOS movie era novel by Greg Cox, coming late 2014, and the reveal John Jackson Miller will be continuing in Trek, after his ebook debut next month, with a full novel in 2015, featuring the USS Aventine.
UPDATE: John Jackson Miller has blogged about his new novel, noting that in addition to the crew of the Aventine it will feature TNG characters, and will also fit into the overall exploration theme Margaret Clark is going for in the next wave of novels.
Clark also shed some light on some of the books we already know about. Confirming Una McCormack's Home Again will feature Beverly Crusher as DS9's temporary chief medical officer, she also mentioned another familiar doctor will play a key role.
She also noted she is scheduling Kirsten Beyer's trilogy of Voyager stories close together. February's Protectors starts it off, only having to wait until October for the continuation in Acts of Contrition. While Clark didn't state it, if we were to get a similar gap between books then we can expect part three in the middle of 2015.
Jeffrey Lang's Light Fantastic, she mentioned most holographic characters in Trekdom will feature, and also noted it will be the only Data story we get for some time:
Jeff's book is fantastic; it's a sequel to Cold Equations, it's the only book that Data will be in through the next nineteen months - I'm looking at the 2015 schedule, and he's not in any of those books either. Data to me is like saffron, he should be used very sparingly. I told Jeff, you have the only Data story this year, he's like "you're kidding me?". I said "Nope, no one else has, you have to write a heeeell of a book". That's not what Data is any-more, Data's not a Starfleet person. This is a sequel to Immortal Coil, it's also a sequel to Cold Equations. It's a TNG book, it's Geordi, it's Data, it's evil holograms, it's got good holograms, it's unexpected people suddenly. It's a great read, it really is.Clark also mentioned David R. George III checked over DS9 portions of the story to keep them in line with the new station design.
Here's the now complete 2014 schedule for Star Trek novels:
- February - Voyager: Protectors, by Kirsten Beyer.
- March - TOS: No Time Like the Past, by Greg Cox.
- April - Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel, by Christopher L. Bennett.
- May - TOS: Serpents in the Garden, by Jeff Mariotte.
- June - The Lost Era: One Constant Star, by David R. George III.
- July - TNG: Light Fantastic, by Jeffrey Lang.
- August - Seekers 1: Second Nature, by David Mack.
- September - Seekers 2: Point of Divergence, by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore.
- October - Voyager: Acts of Contrition, by Kirsten Beyer.
- November - Section 31: Disavowed, by David Mack.
- December - TOS movie era book, by Greg Cox.
- January - DS9: Home Again, by Una McCormack.
As well as the novels, Clark spoke about the ebook line, including announcing two new ones, a Department of Temporal Investigations novella coming from Christopher L. Bennett, and a TNG book featuring Q at Picard and Crusher's wedding, called Q Are Cordially Uninvited.
UPDATE: Christopher L. Bennett has revealed the title of his ebook as The Collectors, as well as announcing he will be writing two more novels. See separate report for full details.
Clark also mentioned a DS9 novella, called Lust, Latinum, Lost and Found. She didn't give the author, but presumably this is the DS9 ebook Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann are writing. Clark gave a brief summary:
This is a Quark story, where he's trying desperately, because there are so many more distractions on this new station, he's not the only game in town, and he's trying to buy the latest version of Vulcan love slave.Here's the schedule for ebook novellas:
- February - Titan: Absent Enemies, by John Jackson Miller.
- April - TOS: Seasons of Light and Darkness, by Michael A. Martin.
- July - TOS: The More Things Change, by Scott Pearson.
- October - TOS: Shadow of the Machine, by Scott Harrison.
- Unknown - DS9: Lust, Latinum, Lost and Found, by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann.
- Unknown - Department of Temporal Investigations: The Collectors, by Christopher L. Bennett.
- Unknown - TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited, by unknown.
Also discussed was the possibility of new Star Trek audiobooks. Apparently it is something the publishers are talking about right now, and have asked for suggestions as to which books could get the audio-treatment. Clark is keen on getting Andrew Robinson to read his Garak novel, A Stitch in Time.
For the full interview with Margaret Clark, make sure to go and listen to Literary Treks. And for full coverage of all the Star Trek books, including links to all my previous article with covers, blurbs and more, hit the prose button on my 2014 schedule page. Or to get really prepared, I've recently added a 2015 schedule page too, to keep track of these first few publications we know are coming.