Friday, October 27, 2017

In Memoriam: Star Trek author Eric Kotani (Dr. Yoji Kondo; 1933 -2017) has died

Dr. Yoji Kondo a.k.a. Eric Kotani (1933-2017)

Dr. Yoji Kondo has died of a stroke on October 9th 2017. Beside (co-) writing several original Science Fiction novels he is best known to Star Trek fans as the author of Star Trek Voyager novel Death of a Neutron Star.

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Eric Kotani has been added to this blog's In Memoriam page.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Short News: David A. Goodman to write Spock Autobiography

In an interview with Trekmovie.com about his recently released Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard David A. Goodmann has revealed that he will write a third Star Trek "auto"biography after his books for Kirk and Picard:

This time he will cover the life of Spock:

With the History of the Federation book this is your third in-universe Trek book, are there any more in your future?
Titan contracted me for two more after the Kirk book, so the first is the Picard book and the next one will be for Spock.
Is that official?
I don’t know that it is officially announced, but there is a contract and they are paying me so I think it is happening. And I am writing it. And with the Spock book, for anyone who has also read the Kirk and Picard books, I am going to reward them. There are scenes in both the Kirk book and the Picard book that are then seen from Spock’s point of view in the Spock book. The third book will sort of tie the three books together, but it will also be its own story. I am very excited to write about Spock’s childhood and his early years in Starfleet before he became Kirk’s first officer.
And now he has an extra sister.
Yeah, I got to figure that one out. [laughs] I am reading Desperate Hours, which has some stuff about it. And actually there is a very brief nod to Discovery in the Picard book. If you blink, you might miss it. I was given a little something. Someone who read the book said “You could do this,” and so I did. It’s a fun thing for fans of Discovery, and if you aren’t a fan it goes right by.
Ambassador Spock of course left the prime universe to travel to the new Kelvin universe. So, did he write the book before or after he left?
I haven’t decided what to do with that yet. But, I think somebody finding his unfinished manuscript would be pretty cool. Like he was working on it and then he disappeared.

Little note: Until at least something more substantial (official title, release date or something similar) has been announced I'll not include it on the schedule pages yet.

Friday, October 13, 2017

News: Blurb for Discovery: Drastic Measures by Dayton Ward revealed

The catalogue entry for Dayton Ward's Discovery novel Drastic Measures (currently scheduled for February 6th 2018) has been updated once again. This time the back cover blurb has been added:

It is 2246, ten years prior to the Battle at the Binary Stars, and an aggressive contagion is ravaging the food supplies of the remote Federation colony Tarsus IV and the eight thousand people who call it home. Distress signals have been sent, but any meaningful assistance is weeks away. Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Lorca and a small team assigned to a Starfleet monitoring outpost are caught up in the escalating crisis, and bear witness as the colony’s governor, Adrian Kodos, employs an unimaginable solution in order to prevent mass starvation.

While awaiting transfer to her next assignment, Commander Philippa Georgiou is tasked with leading to Tarsus IV a small, hastily assembled group of first responders. It’s hoped this advance party can help stabilize the situation until more aid arrives, but Georgiou and her team discover that they‘re too late—Governor Kodos has already implemented his heinous strategy for extending the colony’s besieged food stores and safeguarding the community’s long-term survival.

In the midst of their rescue mission, Georgiou and Lorca must now hunt for the architect of this horrific tragedy and the man whom history will one day brand “Kodos the Executioner”….

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

DSC: Drastic Measures by Dayton Ward (February 6th 2018)

STAR TREK - DISCOVERY

Drastic Measures

Dayton Ward
February 6th 2018


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Blurb 

It is 2246, ten years prior to the Battle at the Binary Stars, and an aggressive contagion is ravaging the food supplies of the remote Federation colony Tarsus IV and the eight thousand people who call it home. Distress signals have been sent, but any meaningful assistance is weeks away. Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Lorca and a small team assigned to a Starfleet monitoring outpost are caught up in the escalating crisis, and bear witness as the colony’s governor, Adrian Kodos, employs an unimaginable solution in order to prevent mass starvation.

While awaiting transfer to her next assignment, Commander Philippa Georgiou is tasked with leading to Tarsus IV a small, hastily assembled group of first responders. It’s hoped this advance party can help stabilize the situation until more aid arrives, but Georgiou and her team discover that they‘re too late—Governor Kodos has already implemented his heinous strategy for extending the colony’s besieged food stores and safeguarding the community’s long-term survival.

In the midst of their rescue mission, Georgiou and Lorca must now hunt for the architect of this horrific tragedy and the man whom history will one day brand “Kodos the Executioner”….

About the Author

Dayton Ward is the New York Times bestselling author of the science fiction novels The Last World War, Counterstrike: The Last World War—Book II, and The Genesis Protocol, and the Star Trek novels Legacies: Purgatory’s Key, Elusive Salvation, Armageddon’s Arrow, The Fall: Peaceable Kingdom, Seekers: Point of Divergence (with Kevin Dilmore), From History’s Shadow, That Which Divides, In the Name of Honor, Open Secrets, and Paths of Disharmony. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife and daughters. Visit him on the web at DaytonWard.com.

Short News: Simon and Schuster catalog listing for Discovery #2 by Dayton Ward seems to confirm early February 2018 release

As the Trek Collective points out in their recent book bits post the second Discovery novel, written by Dayton Ward, now is also listed in Simon & Schuster's online catalog for retailers for an early February 2018 release. In contrast to the Amazon.co.uk listing (February 8th) it mentions a February 6th release, which would fit the usual release day being a Tuesday for Star Trek titles by Pocket Books and Gallery Books.