On to the second of the five consecutive 5YM TOS
novels (it's some kind of Five Novel Mission, maybe?) that rule the first half of 2013, Devil's Bargain
by Tony Daniel
. This one's going to be very interesting I think - always exciting, it's Mr. Daniel's debut work for our favorite franchise (he comes highly recommended by forum regular and of course highly established TOS
scribe Greg Cox
, who edited two of his non-Trek
novels for Tor), and while the blurb is hesitant to spoil it, we've previously been able to dig up (tee-hee) that it features the return of the fan-favorite Horta.
It's out on February 26th, which makes this review thread uncomfortably late. Very
sorry about that, life has been a tad busy of late.
Here's the official blurb by way of a peace offering:
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are sent to evacuate the Omega sector frontier colony Vesbius—a pioneer settlement that is on the brink of an extinction-level event threatening not only all of the colonists, but biological products that are vital to Starfleet. However, rescue efforts are being thwarted by the colonists themselves, who refuse to abandon Vesbius, claiming that their lives depend upon staying, while giving no reason why. It is after these irrational decisions that First Officer Spock makes a radical suggestion: Perhaps an unexpected ally could aid the colony and help complete the mission. . . .
Sadly no excerpt on the Simon & Schuster page
for the book.