This week, when an old friend asks for help dealing with a space pirate, Picard suspects his crew might be overqualified for the job. But when the political situation in the system turns out to be pretty sticky, it becomes less clear who’s an enemy and who’s an ally. What’s the point of normie Vulcans? What’s the robot chick’s deal? And is this the Black Fire sequel we never knew we wanted? All this and more in Blaze of Glory, the book that tests the limits of what’s in a name.
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This week, when a ragtag band of pirates puts one over on the Cardassians, Dukat doesn’t care what he has to do to stop them. But when Diva Plavalaguna turns out to have some surprising haggling bona fides, there could be danger to DS9 from inside and outside. How many kinds of spiders does Bajor have? What’s the worst episode of season one? And why is everyone picking on Julian? All this and more in Proud Helios, the book that resembles its subject a little too closely.
This week, when George Kirk struggles to straighten out his wayward progeny, the boy’s mother suggests a Take Your Son to Space Work Day. But when their shuttle gets waylaid by pirates en route to a ceremony, young James sees a new side of his father and learns that duty can sometimes literally cost an arm and a leg. Will James Kirk give in to the boomer side? What’s the point of campfire stories that aren’t scary? And what’s the deal with Sanskrit on Mars? All this and more in the positively foudroyant Best Destiny.
This week, a high-speed chase leads the Enterprise to a planet rumored to guarantee asylum with no credit check and no money down. But when Kirk takes the pursuit planetside, he quickly learns that ships that check in don’t check out. Now he, Spock, and Bones have to find a way out before they all get turned into Ken dolls. Meanwhile, back in the peanut gallery, Scotty trades interior design for intel and turns to the Bible for inspiration. Does this book have the worst foreword yet? Where are all the women? And can Scotty successfully endure an epic case of blue balls for the good of the Federation? All this and more in Sanctuary, the book that provides six steps to a better, more mindlessly obedient you.
This week, Kirk and a motley assortment of lower-deckers get swallowed by an Alaskan bull worm and Spock comes down with an overactive thyroid. Before Scotty can mount a proper search-and-rescue, however, the Enterprise gets reassigned to a pirate takeover at the Beta Cabrini mining colony. Spock refuses to use sick time in order to keep crew morale high, but when the pirate leader turns out to be an old adversary, he thinks the answers may lie somewhere in his LinkedIn profile. Does Scotty know how close he came to getting court-martialed? What does it mean when Chris Pike starts seeing glitches in the matrix? How much of this book actually has any bearing on anything? All this and more in Legacy, the book that reminds you why Kirk wears the captain’s stripes.