Star Trek.com has posted the cover and blurb for Greg Cox's upcoming TOS novel, The Weight of Worlds.
The Ephrata Institute is an intellectual think tank at the outer fringes of the final frontier. Dedicated to the arts and sciences, the Institute seems an unlikely target for an invasion, but it proves easy pickings when the Crusade comes from beyond, determined to impose its harsh, unbending Truth on all the worlds of the Federation. Armed with weaponized gravity, the alien Crusaders will stop at nothing to rescue the universe from its myriad beliefs… even if it means warping the mind and soul of every sentient being they encounter.
“Responding to an urgent distress signal, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise soon find themselves in conflict with the Crusade, and facing individual challenges. When Kirk and Spock are transported to the Crusade's distant homeland to confront the source of the invasion, Sulu finds himself trapped behind enemy lines, while Lieutenant Uhura is faced with possibly the most difficult decisions of her career. As the Crusade sets its sights beyond Ephrata IV, it is up to the Enterprise and its besieged crew to keep freedom of thought from being crushed beneath the weight of worlds
I like the cover myself. It strikes me as almost being a little retro in a way. And the story sounds great to me.
Cool cover it looks like the classic Tos covers from the 1980's books..This sounds like a classic Tos story from Kirk's 5 year mission and I'm glad Greg has another novel coming out this year.I liked his Tos novel Rings of Time that came out last year.
I like seeing Sulu on the cover with Kirk&Spock on the cover.It's been a long time since the Tos characters were on the front cover instead of the novel with just the Enterprise being the cover art for the tos books.