This week, the Enterprise picks up a face from the past who seems to have found his groove i the future. But when a scheme by the Ferengi shows a conspicuous lack of profit motive, more than a few people start to wonder who its true masterminds are. Where did Geordi learn to suppress his VISOR pain? Which sitcoms will survive into the 24th century? Will Wes get the win he needs? All this and more in Debtors’ Planet, the book that brings back the energy whips!
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This week, when the Enterprise aids a non-Federation planet with its rebellion problem, Kirk finally gets to work with a diplomat he likes. But when he’s pushed into leading the way, he’s more than a little uncomfortable with the ace the cops have up their psychic sleeve. Which senior officer would you not want to catch en flagrante? Could you eat rat meat if it tasted like steak? And what’s the latest on future sports popularity? All this and more in The Patrian Transgression, the book whose title sounds like a Big Bang Theory episode.
This week, when some familiar faces claim mining rights on a volcanic world, Uhura is the only person they’ll come correct for. But when the planet’s biggest volcano prepares to blow its stack, the situation induces a suspiciously specific bout of deja vu. Will the Prime Directive subplot matter? Would pointing out the joke in the shuttle’s name improve or damage morale? Is Chekov a worthy contender for most suffering Star Trek character? All this and more in Firestorm, the final book in the “Star Trek Novels I Owned As a Kid” collection!
This week, after the Enterprise beats the final boss, they get roped into one more postgame side quest. But the only thing Dr. McCoy has less fond memories of than their destination is the pair of diplomats along for the ride. Now he must confront the bitter feelings he shipped out to space to run away from. How much sticking to your day job is the right amount? Who’s the worst senior officer to get caught gossiping around? And what’s happening on Risa? All this and more in Shadows on the Sun, the book that knows how the seashells really work.
This week, the Enterprise gets a request from the planet Okeanos to come pick up their humans. But where Kirk wants to hear all sides first, his civilian guest prefers a less measured approach. Matters are further complicated by Klingons supplying weapons to help take down the human settlers. Who holds the true claim to the planet? Is World War III happening now or later? Has the civilian commissioner ever interacted with other humans before? All this and more in From the Depths, the book that will press all your “yuck” buttons at once.
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