Forthcoming Star Trek novels
I used to keep an eye on forthcoming Star Trek novels using the upcoming books list at pshiphi.org, however that seems to have fallen into disuse, not being updated for some two and a half years. As such, I've decided to put together my own page listing the upcoming books so that I can keep track.
This list only includes new novels, and not comic books, non-fiction books, re-issued books, translated books, unofficial books, calendars, games nor other non-novel items.
Feel free to leave feedback, comments, or discussion on my books forum
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Publication date: May 2013
TOS: The Shocks of Adversity by William Leisner
Located far beyond the boundaries of explored space, the Goeg Domain is a political union of dozens of planets and races. When the USS Enterprise arrives in its territory to investigate an interstellar phenomenon, Commander Laspas of the Domain Defense Corps is fascinated to discover the existence of an alliance of worlds much like his own, and when the Enterprise is attacked by the Domain's enemies, the Goeg leader volunteers the help of a nearby Domain facility to make the necessary repairs.
But when the Goeg's adversaries strike again, the Enterprise is drawn deeper and inexorably into the conflict, and Kirk begins to realize that they may have allied themselves with the wrong side...
Publication date: May 2013
ENT: Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures by Christopher L Bennett
A new nation has risen from the ashes of the Romulan War: the United Federation of Planets, an unprecedented union of diverse species cooperating for the good of all. Admiral Jonathan Archer envisions a vibrant Federation promoting galactic peace and a multispecies Starfleet dedicated to exploring strange new worlds. Yet others within the Federation see its purpose as chiefly military, a united defence against a dangerous galaxy, while some of its neighbours view that military might with suspicion and fear.
When a new threat emerges from a force so alien and hostile that negotiation seems impossible, a group of unaligned worlds asks Starfleet to come to its defence, and the Federation's leaders seize the opportunity to build their reputation as an interstellar power. But Archer fears the conflict is building toward an unnecessary war, potentially taking the young nation down a path it was never meant to follow. Archer and his allies strive to find a better solution, but old foes are working secretly to sabotage their efforts and ensure that the great experiment called the Federation comes to a quick and bloody end.
Publication date: June 2013
TOS: From History's Shadow by Dayton Ward
2268: Following their encounter with the mysterious Gary Seven in the twentieth century, the crew of the USS Enterprise is startled by two intruders who have transported through space and time from Earth circa 1968. Incredibly, one of the infiltrators is a Vulcan, who asserts that he's lived among Earth's population for over a decade. The other represents a little-known race, and reveals to Captain James T. Kirk that she has spent that last twenty years working to bring about humanity’s destruction. It is then that Gary Seven's young protégé, Roberta Lincoln, arrives seeking Kirk’s help.
1947: In the wake of the infamous Roswell Incident involving a crashed alien craft and beings from another world, Captain James Wainwright finds himself recruited as one of the first members of Majestic 12, a secret organization with two goals: Collect evidence of extraterrestrial activity on Earth, and develop strategies to combat alien invaders. It is this very mission that will consume Wainwright's life for the next two decades, driven by the knowledge that the danger is as real as the aliens living among us.
Publication date: July 2013
Possible fifth Starfleet Academy novel by
A fifth Starfleet Academy novel (set in the continuity of the 2009 film) was scheduled for release in August 2013, but may have been cancelled. Nothing was known apart from a very generic blurb.
Publication date: August 2013
DS9: The Fall: Revelations and Dust by David R George III
George has confirmed this novel for the 20th anniversary of Deep Space Nine, the first book of 'The Fall', a series of five books covering a sixty-day period. The novel was originally listed as 'Time and Revelation', and the author has said the current title isn't quite right.
"The Federation is rocked to its core as the Typhon Pact is suspected of being behind a barbarous act that shatters the fragile peace of the Alpha Quadrant."
Publication date: August 2013
The Fall: The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack
The U.S.S. Enterprise has been sent to Cardassia, where Captain Picard is involved in discussions over the removal of the small number of remaining Starfleet forces. Also present is the Cardassian Ambassador to the Federation, Elim Garak. With goodwill at the highest levels, this meeting should be a formality. However, within a few days of the arrival of the Enterprise, a Bajoran Federation officer is found murdered. The crime may be racially motivated: an ultra-nationalist organization called "Cardassia First" has been stirring up anti-Federation feeling across Cardassia over the past year, and a Bajoran is an obvious target.
Publication date: September 2013
DS9: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack
Despite heroic efforts, the Andorian species is headed for extinction. Its slow march toward oblivion has reached a tipping point, one from which there will be no hope of return. With countless lives at stake, the leaders of Andor, the Federation, and the Typhon Pact all scheme to twist the crisis to their political gain - at any price. Unwilling to be a mere bystander to tragedy, Doctor Julian Bashir risks everything to find a cure for the Andorians. But his courage will come at a terrible cost.
Publication date: October 2013
TITAN: The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow
James Swallow has confirmed he is writing a novel in the series 'The Fall' focussing on the USS Titan, probably the fourth book in the series.
Publication date: November 2013
TNG: The Fall: Peacable Kingdoms by Dayton Ward
Ward has confirmed he's writing the fifth and final part of 'The Fall', which will focus on Picard and the Enterprise-E. He's said that the current working title may remain or may be replaced.
On his blog, Ward wrote: 'Picard and his crew are dispatched to uncover the truth behind a "prominent figure within the Federation" who's emerged onto the interstellar stage. It's discovered that said individual may well be perpetrating a hoax as to their true identity, and has been doing so for years. This kind of sucks, since this person is now in a position to wield enormous power within the Federation.'
Publication date: December 2013
It's been revealed that Kirsten Beyer will once again be producing a Voyager novel, probably for early 2014. No official confirmation or title from Pocket yet.
Publication date: January 2014
ENT: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel by Christopher L Bennett
The second Rise of the Federation novel has been confirmed by the author, probably for publication in early 2014, and will move the plot into 2164 (maintaining Enterprise's 150 years in the future).
Publication date: December 2014
David R George III has confirmed on his social media accounts that he is starting work on a new Star Trek novel to be published in 2015.
Publication date: December 2015