Monday, 3 November 2014

Book bits: New Seekers and DS9 blurbs, and more

More books news! Several more listings have appeared online now for 2016 novels. The Simon and Schuster digital catalogue has two more new blurbs. The July book, David R. George III's next DS9 novel, Sacraments of Fire, which it seems picks up right after The Fall, is described like this:
Days after the assassination of Federation President Nan Bacco on Deep Space 9, the unexpected appearance of a stranger on the station raises serious concerns. He seems dazed and confused, providing—in a peculiar patois of the Bajoran language—unsatisfactory answers. He offers his identity as Altek, of which there is no apparent record, and he claims not to know where he is or how he got there. A quick scan confirms the visitor is armed with a projectile weapon—a firearm more antiquated than, but similar to, the one that took President Bacco’s life. But the Bajoran liaison to the station believes that Altek has been sent from the Prophets, out of a nearby wormhole. The last time such an event occurred, it was to reassure Benjamin Sisko of his place as the Emissary. For what purpose has Altek now been sent out of the Celestial Temple?

There's also a new blurb for David Mack's third entry in the Seekers series, Seekers 3: Long Shot, which is out next August:
The crew of the Starfleet scout ship Sagittarius follows peculiar sensor readings to an alien world, where the natives’ efforts to harness a dangerous and unstable technology have thrown the laws of probability out of balance. As disasters and miracles multiply at an ever-increasing rate, it’s up to Captain Clark Terrell and his crew to shut down the experiment gone wrong before it’s too late—but the odds against them might already be too great to overcome.

Finally, there are also now listings from Kirsten Beyer's next Voyager novel, Atonement. There's no blurb for this yet, but we can expect it to finish off the current trilogy featuring the Confederacy of the Worlds of the First Quadrant. The listings do reveal the release date though; the agonising wait for this next part of the Voyager story is set to continue until September next year.

In my last books report I included a summary of known releases for 2015 and beyond, and for further details of all those book, and links to all my previous coverage, hit the prose button on my 2015 and 2016 schedule pages.

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