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.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Short News: Voyager: Architects of Infinity delayed again

According to the current listing in Simon & Schuster's online catalog Kirsten Beyer's Voyager novel Architects of Infinity has been hit by another delay. After it was moved from the End of December 2017 to the End of February 2018 a couple of weeks ago, the book is now listed for March 27 2018.


Speculation: Dayton Ward's Discovery novel slated for February 8th 2018?

TrekBBS.com user tenmei has spotted a listing for "Star Trek Discovery 2 TV Tie in" by Dayton Ward on amazon.co.uk slated for an February 8th release.

The measurements listed on the entry indicate that it will be a Trade Paperback novel like David Mack's Desperate Hours.

Since I couldn't find the book listed anywhere else yet (including other amazon sites) this piece of information should be taken with a grain of salt for the time being.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Short News: Cover and blurb for DS9 e-novella I, the Constable by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann revealed

Amazon has added a cover and blurb for November's eBook exclusive Deep Space Nine novella I, the Constable, written by former head of Licensing for Star Trek (among other things) Paula M. Block and her partner Terry J. Erdmann:







With his Starfleet assignment temporarily on hold, Odo needs a distraction. He welcomes Chief O’Brien’s offer to loan him some of the action-packed books that both men relish: tales about hard-boiled private eyes, threatening thugs, and duplicitous dames. Then Quark suddenly goes missing during a hastily planned trip to Ferenginar. His concerned friends on Deep Space Nine feel that Odo, as the station’s former chief of security, is uniquely suited to track Quark down. But once on Ferenginar, Odo learns that Quark is trapped in the seamy underbelly of a criminal enterprise that could have been ripped from the pages of one of O’Brien’s novels. To find the bartender, Odo discovers that he must rely not only on his law enforcement background, but his knowledge of all things noir….