The crews of Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Ezri Dax, and William Riker unite to prevent a cosmic-level apocalypse—only to find that some fates really are inevitable.THEIR MOST DAUNTING MISSION WILL BE THEIR FINEST HOUR.The epic Star Trek: Coda trilogy comes to a shattering conclusion as the Temporal Apocalypse forces Starfleet’s greatest heroes to make the greatest sacrifices of their lives.
THE FUTURE IS AT WAR WITH THE PASTVISIONS OF DESTRUCTIONAs a ruthless enemy spreads across the galaxy, leaving devastation in its wake, Captain Benjamin Sisko and Vedek Kira Nerys share a terrifying premonition of an unstoppable apocalypse.A CRITICAL CHOICECaptain Jean-Luc Picard is forced to take matters into his own hands when Starfleet Command refuses to challenge the invaders, recruiting trusted allies into a desperate, impossible fight.THE FATE OF THE UNIVERSEIn the burning skies of the Bajor system, a deadly confrontation threatens a billion world - but the price of survival is an act of destruction beyond all reason...
...our attempt to align the novels, the adventures and stories we've been telling in the novels for these many years, with the new paradigm that the television shows have introduced. And in doing so make it a journey worth taking, and hopefully all the folks that have been buying and supporting all these books for many years will not feel left on the side of the road, will not feel slighted, they wont feel like, you know, Star Wars fans when Disney declared everything "Legends"...
We've created something epic, is the phrase I keep coming back to. I think that people will love and they will hate what we have done. Because we are doing is telling a story that is dynamic but also tragic. It's an adventure story but it's a disaster story. And it takes you to places that we hope you will enjoy going to, but also to places that, at the end of things, when the curtain comes down at the end of Dave's book, hopefully there will not be a dry eye in the house...
...it was really the strangest thing; because as we were approaching it and releasing what we had to do, we started looking at all the open story threads, and all the dangling narrative arcs that hadn't been completed in all of the many series, and started realising well you could tie this to this, you could link this to this, this is a great opportunity to put these two elements together, and bring those to closure. And we were looking at it, and we said, "it's almost as if we knew what we were doing?" But obviously we didn't, because until we know we were ending it, we didn't know that we were ending it. But once you know that what you're driving toward, I think the goal was to make it look like this is what we intended all along.
TrekFM's Literary Treks podcast recently had new Star Trek author Cassandra Rose Clarke on to chat about her new TNG novel, Shadows Have Offended(ad). As usual they dive deep into details of the book and the writing, a great extra feature for some behind the scenes thoughts, which I normally leave until after reading the book in question before giving a listen.
Finally, something a bit different: Titan Magazines have announced a new book in there regular releases of content originally from the Star Trek Magazine in themed books. Unusually for that format though, this is a fiction collection, of short stories based on Star Trek Online. Star Trek: The Short Story Collection, Volume 1 is due out in April 2022, and will include nineteen illustrated stories written by Christine Thompson, Jess Heinig, Katherine Bankson, Jaddua Ross, and Sean McCann. Here's the cover and blurb:
Collecting the exclusive short story fiction from Star Trek Magazine tying into the Star Trek online game.
This incredible collecton features 19 illustrated stories exclusively written for the Star Trek Magazine. It features action-packed tales starring iconic characters such as Data, Seven of Nine, and Scotty, plus alien enemies including the Klingons and the Jem’Hadar.
Interestingly this is branded as "Star Trek Explorer presents", rather than Star Trek Magazine; I wonder if the first indication of a rebranding?