This month, a long wait comes to an end for fans of the USS Titan
: Fallen Gods
by two-time series author Michael A. Martin
finally materializes a whopping 33 months after the last Titan
-branded novel, James Swallow's Synthesis
, and 20 months after the last novel to feature the Titan
's crew in any significant capacity, Martin's own Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire
(which currently holds the rather unglamorous distinction of last place in my ranking
). In addition to the latter, Fallen Gods
also looks to follow on from events depicted in the Typhon Pact
novel Paths of Disharmony
by Dayton Ward
Here's what the official Simon & Schuster blurb has to say:
Though the United Federation of Planets still reels from Andor’s political decision that will forever affect the coalition, 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 the ship and what remains of the Ta’ithan civilization. Meanwhile, Will 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 crew members. And one of those Andorians—Lieutenant Pava Ek’Noor sh’Aqaba—has just uncovered a terrible danger, which has been hiding in plain sight for more than two centuries. . .
If the pattern holds, you can expect to find an excerpt link on their page
for the book at some point during the upcoming week.