Here are the details of the 2012 line up of Star Trek novels from Simon & Schuster. In the Last few months we have hit a bit of dry spell when it came to releases and the synopsis of the upcoming novels seem to arouse anticipation. Please note the details of ‘The assassination game’, so far we have been kept in the dark about the latest entry into the Starfleet Academy series.
Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night
Publication date: May 29, 2012
An all-new novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation! In the wake of the final Borg invasion, which destroyed entire worlds, cost the lives
of sixty-three billion people, and struck a crippling blow to Starfleet, six nations adversarial to the United Federation of Planets—the Romulan Star Empire, the Breen Confederacy, the Tholian Assembly, the Gorn Hegemony, the Tzenkethi Coalition, and the Holy Order of the Kinshaya—joined ranks to form the Typhon Pact. For almost three years, the Federation and the Klingon Empire, allied under the Khitomer Accords, have contended with the nascent coalition on a predominantly cold-war footing. But as Starfleet rebuilds itself, factions within the Typhon Pact grow restive, concerned about their own inability to develop a quantum slipstream drive to match that of the Federation. Will leaders such as UFP President Bacco and RSE Praetor Kamemor bring about a lasting peace across the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, or will the cold war between the two alliances deepen, and perhaps even lead to an all-out shooting war?
Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn
Publication date: June 26, 2012
An all-new novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation. After the disastrous events in the Bajoran system, Captain Benjamin Sisko must confront the consequences of the recent choices he has made in his life. At the same time, the United Federation of Planets and its Khitomer Accords allies have come to the brink of war with the Typhon Pact. While factions within the Pact unsuccessfully used the recent gestures of goodwill—the opening of borders and a joint Federation-Romulan exploratory mission—to develop quantum-slipstream drive, they have not given up their goals. Employing a broad range of assets, from Romulus to Cardassia, from Ab-Tzenketh to Bajor, they embark on a dangerous new plan to acquire the technology they need to take control of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. While UFP President Bacco and Romulan Praetor Kamemor work feverishly to re-establish peace, Captains Sisko, Jean-Luc Picard, and Ro Laren stand on the front lines of the conflict…even as a new danger threatens the Bajoran wormhole as it once more becomes a flashpoint of galactic history.
Starfleet Academy: The Assassination Game.
Publication date: June 26, 2012
When a terrorist attack rocks Starfleet Academy, it’s clear someone
has a very serious—and very deadly—secret agenda. The rules are simple: Draw a target. Track him down and “kill” him with a spork. Take your victim’s target for your own. Oh, and make sure the player with your name doesn’t get to you first. No safe zones. No time-outs. The game ends when only one player remains.
James T. Kirk is playing for fun. Leonard “Bones” McCoy is playing to get
closer to a girl. But when a series of terrorist attacks rock the usually placid Starfleet Academy campus, it becomes clear that somebody is playing the
game for real. Is it one of the visiting Varkolak, on Earth to attend an intergalactic medical conference? Or could it be a member of a super-secret
society at the Academy dedicated to taking care of threats to the Federation,
no matter what rules they have to break to do it? Find out in The Assassination Game, the fourth instalment in Spotlight’s exciting series
Star Trek: Titan: Fallen Gods
Publication date: July 31, 2012
The Starship Titan continues on her outward voyage of discovery in this latest exciting novel.
Though the Federation still reels from Andor’s political decision that will forever
affect the Federation, Captain William T. Riker and the crew of the U.S.S.
Titan are carrying out Starfleet’s renewed commitment to deep space exploration. While continuing to search the Beta Quadrant’s unknown expanses for an ancient civilization’s long-lost quick-terraforming technology—a potential boon to many Borg-ravaged worlds across the Federation and beyond—Titan’s science specialists encounter the planet Ta’ith, home to the remnant of a once-great society that may hold the very secrets they seek. But this quest also takes Titan perilously close to the deadly Vela Pulsar, the galaxy’s most prolific source of lethal radiation, potentially jeopardizing both Titan and what remains of the Ta’ithan civilization. Meanwhile, Riker finds himself on a collision course with the Federation Council and the Andorian government, both of which intend to deprive Titan of its Andorian crewmembers. And one of those Andorians—Lieutenant Pava Ek’Noor sh’Aqabaa—uncovers a terrible danger that has been hiding in plain sight for more than two centuries….
Star Trek: Voyager: The Eternal Tide
Publication date: August 28, 2012
An all-new novel that continues the epic saga of the Starship Voyager! As the Voyager fleet continues its exploration of the Delta Quadrant, investigating the current status of sectors formerly controlled by the Borg becomes the fleet’s priority. Two of the fleet’s special mission vessels, Galen and Demeter are left at New Talax to aid Neelix’s people while Voyager, Quirinal, Esquiline, Hawking, and Curie move out to do a systematic search for any remnants of the Borg or caeliar. Achilles moves to a location central enough to offer aid to the exploring vessels as needed.
As this mission begins, Fleet Commander Afsarah Eden, who has shared what
little she knows of her mysterious past with Captain Chakotay, begins to experience several more “awakenings” as she encounters artefacts, people, and
places that make her feel connected to her long lost home. She is reluctant to
allow these to overshadow her mission, but this becomes increasingly difficult
as time passes….
Star Trek: Vanguard: Storming Heaven
Publication date: March 27, 2012
The final novel in the acclaimed Vanguard saga, based on Star Trek: The Original Series! Secret operations, sealed orders, high-risk military special operations—such dangerous missions have been at the core of the Star Trek Vanguard series since its inception. Four great nations—the Federation, the Klingon Empire, the Tholian Assembly, and the Romulan Star Empire—have all taken tremendous risks in their race to learn and control the technologies of the ancient interstellar hegemons known as the Shedai. Now get ready for the mystery of the Taurus Reach to be revealed….
Star Trek: DTI: Forgotten History
Publication date: April 24, 2012
In a universe where history as we know it could be wiped out at
any moment, only the most disciplined, obsessive, and unimaginative government employees have what it takes to face the existential uncertainty of it all: Federation investigators Lucsly and Dulmur. Temporal investigation is a thankless job. While Starfleet explorers get to live the adventure of traveling to other times and realities, it’s up to the dedicated agents of the Federation Department of Temporal Investigations to deal with the consequences of the timestream the rest of us have to live in day by day. But in a universe where history could be eradicated by time warriors from the future, misused relics of ancient races, or accident-prone starships, only the most disciplined agents can still stay sane enough to do their jobs.
That’s where Agents Lucsly and Dulmur come in. These stalwart, unflappable
investigators are the Federation’s unsung anchors in a chaotic universe.
Together with their colleagues in the DTI, and with the help and sometimes
hindrance of Starfleet’s finest, they do what they can to keep the timestream,
or at least the paperwork, as neat and orderly as they are, using their
investigative skill and unbending determination to keep the present and the
future from falling into the kind of chaos they really, really despise.
Star Trek: Destiny
Publication date: March 13, 2012. This is a reprint of the earlier Destiny books.
The omnibus edition of the epic crossover trilogy uniting characters from every corner of the Star Trek universe and revealing the shocking origin and final fate of the Federation’s most dangerous enemy—the Borg. In Gods of Night, blitzkrieg attacks by the Borg leave entire worlds aflame. No one knows how they are slipping past Starfleet’s defences, so Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise have to find out—and put a stop to it.
In Mere Mortals, the Borg have found a secret passage through subspace and are using it to attack the Federation. But the passage is one of many that the Enterprise crew finds inside a nebula, and Captain Picard and Captain Ezri Dax must find the right one—and lead a counter strike to stop the impending Borg invasion.
In Lost Souls, an armada of several thousand Borg cubes has wiped out a fleet of ships sent by the Federation and its allies. But the Collective’s goal this time isn’t assimilation—it’s extermination.
Destruction or salvation—only one can be her final Destiny.
Star Trek: That Which Divides
Publication date: February 28, 2012
Located in an area of non-aligned space near Federation and Romulan territory, the Kondaii system is home to a unique stellar phenomenon: a spatial rift that opens every three years in proximity to the system’s sole inhabited planet. Only during this brief period is communication possible with the small, mineral-rich planetoid inside the rift. The local population has established a mining colony on this planetoid, and for the limited du ration that the rift is open, a massive interplanetary operation is set into motion: ferrying mineral ore to the home planet while simultaneously transferring personnel and replenishing essential supplies and equipment—everything necessary to sustain the colony before it once again enters forced isolation.
While studying the rift, the science vessel U.S.S. Huang Zhong is severely damaged and crash-lands on the planetoid. After the Starship Enterprise arrives to conduct rescue operations, evidence quickly points to the rift’s artificial nature. It is a feat far beyond the capacity of the local inhabitants, and presents an alluring mystery for Captain James T. Kirk and his crew. It also attracts the attention of the Romulans, who are most interested in studying and perhaps seizing this supposed advanced technology—by any means necessary.