Sunday, 20 July 2014

Books Bits: Takedown blurb and Cross Cult updates

NOT the cover of Takedown
Due out next February is John Jackson Miller's first Star Trek novel, the TNG/Aventine story, Takedown. Amazon have now added a blurb for the book to their listings. Spoilers ahoy:
An all-new novel of Star Trek: The Next Generation—one of the most popular Star Trek series of all-time, featuring the adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise!

When renegade starships wreak destruction across the quadrant, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are shocked to discover the mastermind behind this sudden threat: none other than Picard’s protégé and friend, Admiral William T. Riker. The newly minted admiral is on special assignment aboard the U.S.S. Aventine, helmed by Captain Ezri Dax—someone who is no stranger to breaking Starfleet regulations. Her starship is by far the faster vessel…and Riker cannot yield, even to his former mentor. It’s a battle of tactical geniuses and a race against time as Picard struggles to find answers before the quadrant’s great powers violently plunge into total war…

Other books news today comes from German publisher Cross Cult, continue after the jump for all the latest from them:

First up, they have posted (on their Star Trek books Facebook page) another character portraits from their New Frontier series. Kallinda here will some day join other characters from the series on the spine of a New Frontier book (there's one character on each book).

In other Cross Cult news, they recently announced that from October they will be increasing the rate they are doing translations of the Corps of Engineers series, with a new ebook novella out every month!

Several previously announced novellas will be published earlier thanks to this, and two more have been added to the schedule: Aaron Rosenberg's The Riddled Post will be out next March, followed by Keith R.A. DeCandido's Here There Be Monsters. The latter already has a German title, Achtung, Monster!.

There are also a few other alterations to the Cross Cult schedules:
Thanks as ever to Jens Deffner for points to some of the German news. Also, note, the image at the top of the page is in fact another item from Cross Cult, their cover for Brinkmanship, which will be known as Risiko when it's released in German in September.

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