Monday 11 January 2021

Picard: The Dark Veil, USS Titan novel excerpts

This month has brought us the second Picard novel, a bit of a Titan novel in disguise, James Swallow's The Dark Veil. As usual Simon and Schuster have released excerpts from both the print and audio editions. Continue below to check them out. But first, here's a reminder of the blurb:

A thrilling untold adventure based on the acclaimed Star Trek: Picard TV series!

The Alpha Quadrant is mired in crisis.

Within the United Federation of Planets, a terrorist strike on the shipyards of Mars has led to the shutdown of all relief efforts for millions of Romulans facing certain doom from an impending super­nova. But when the USS Titan is drawn into a catastrophic incident on the Romulan-Federation border, Captain William Riker, his family, and his crew find themselves caught between the shocking secrets of an enigmatic alien species and the deadly agenda of a ruthless Tal Shiar operative. Forced into a wary alliance with a Romulan starship commander, Riker and the Titan crew must uncover the truth to stop a dev­astating attack—but one wrong move could plunge the entire sector into open conflict!

The Kindle preview gives us a little from the start of the book:

The audiobook edition gives us a slightly wider view of the cover illustration:

Simon and Schuster have released two clips, featuring narrator Robert Petkoff:

If you're tempted and want to pick up the book, you can find it on Bookshop(ad), Amazon(ad), and Ebay(ad) among other others.

Finally in one other little Trek-lit update: If you're looking for some behind the scenes insights, Greg Cox has recently appeared on podcasts Literary Treks and Positively Trek, to discuss his newest TOS novel, released late last year, A Contest of Principles(ad).

To keep track of all the latest releases, hit the books button on my 2020 and 2021 schedule page. You can also find series reading lists and author bibliographies on my dedicated Star Trek lists site.

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