Friday 22 November 2013

Protectors cover

Simon and Schuster have updated their listing for Kirsten Beyer's next Voyager novel, Protectors, revealing the cover for the book, which is due in February:

If you missed it before, here's the blurb for this one:
Following the destruction of four fleet vessels at the hands of the Omega Continuum, the U.S.S. Voyager and U.S.S. Demeter set course for a region of the Delta Quadrant far beyond anything previously explored. Captain Chakotay is determined to prove to Starfleet Command that the fleet’s ongoing mission is vital to Federation interests…and the key to doing so may lie in a distress call Voyager received nine years earlier, but could not investigate. Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Kathryn Janeway is recalled to the Alpha Quadrant for an evaluation period to determine her next assignment. Given the trauma she has recently endured, Admiral Akaar, Starfleet’s Commander-in-Chief, questions Janeway’s fitness to command the fleet. Janeway’s primary concern remains the fleet’s safety. For their mission to continue, she must find a way to secure the resources they require. But the uncertainty of her superior officers has left her powerless to act in their best interests...
Protectors will be the first of a three book arc which will apparently tie up some of the plot points from the relaunch series so far. Beyer announced a few days ago the next book will be Acts of Contrition. Commenting on the TrekBBS since then she also reassured readers that she also intends to continue beyond that point:
I have no reason to believe that after these two books, Voyager, or my run, will end. This will merely conclude all of the major story arcs that have been in development since Full Circle and take us up to or very near the end of the fleet's first year in the Delta Quadrant.

Beyond that, it's too early to speculate on anything else.

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