Saturday 1 November 2014

Book bits: Takedown cover, Armageddon's Arrow blurb, and more!

Even more new books news today! The cover for John Jackson Miller's new TNG/Aventine novel, Takedown has been released. The cover features an action shot of the Aventine, which reports was created by the Aventine's designer, Mark Rademaker. This higher res version comes via Amazon's listing:

Takedown is the February book next year. Here's the blurb:
When renegade Federation starships begin wreaking destruction across the Alpha Quadrant, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are shocked to discover that the mastermind behind this sudden threat is none other than Picard’s protégé and friend: Admiral William T. Riker. The newly minted admiral is on board the U.S.S. Aventine as part of a special assignment, even as the mystery deepens behind his involvement in the growing crisis. But the Aventine is helmed by Captain Ezri Dax—someone who is no stranger to breaking Starfleet regulations—and 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 retaliate against the Federation. . .

The TNG adventure continues in June in Dayton Ward's, Armageddon's Arrow. The new listing in the Simon and Schuster digital catalogue includes a new blurb for this book:
It is a new age of exploration, and the U.S.S. Enterprise is dispatched to “the Odyssean Pass,” a region charted only by unmanned probes and believed to contain numerous inhabited worlds. Approaching a star system with two such planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew find a massive alien vessel, drifting in interstellar space for decades. Sensors detect life aboard the derelict—aliens held in suspended animation. Thought to be an immense sleeper ship, the vessel actually is a weapon capable of destroying entire worlds...the final gambit in a war that has raged for generations across the nearby system. Captain Picard is now caught in the middle of this conflict and attempts to mediate, as both sides want this doomsday weapon...which was sent from the future with the sole purpose of ending the interplanetary war before it even began!

Several other books have also recently appeared online, giving us publication dates. There are new and updated listings for several books:

Continue after the jump for a look at the 2015 schedule so far:

Other confirmed, but as yet unscheduled books, some of these will be 2016 books:

Possible books:

For further details of these, and links to all my previous coverage, hit the prose button on my 2015 and 2016 schedule pages.

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