It was fall 25 years ago that The Next Generation
first appeared on television sets across North America, and timed to commemorate this occasion is a brand new trilogy of novels by author David Mack
dubbed the Cold Equations
(thereby paying homage to yet another classic
of the genre). The first installment is called The Persistence of Memory
and has already inspired heated debate well in advance of its debut on October 30th, with the cover art's inclusion of a certain vain robotics pioneer causing us to reexamine and question the fate of his most successful creation at some length. Meanwhile Mr. Mack did no more than tease
with regards to this (or did he?—damn, the man is good), but he did humorously suggest a working title of "A Soong of Ice and Fire
" for his latest work.
The official blurb commeth:
A BRAZEN HEIST Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew race to find out who has stolen Data’s android brother B-4—and for what sinister purpose.
A BROKEN PROMISE One desperate father risks all for the son he abandoned forty years ago—but is he ready to pay the price for redemption?
A DARING MISSION Against overwhelming odds, and with time running out, Commander Worf has only one chance to avert a disaster. But how high a price will he pay for victory?
And in a development I chose to interpret as a good omen, Simon & Schuster even got their excerpt up in time for our review thread: http://books.simonandschuster.com/St...650723/excerpt